Women’s golf tour goes south, from Concord to Goffstown
It’s staying in the state and moving back a few weeks, too.
The tournament debuted at Canterbury Woods in 2004 and was there one year.
Northeast Delta Dental will remain as a major sponsor, but will not be the title sponsor, Coen said.
He said it takes about $200,000 to run the event, in which 144 players compete for a purse that totals $100,000.
“The whole thing is driven by sponsors and we pretty much tapped out the Concord market for sponsors,” he said. “Companies in Manchester and Merrimack and into Massachusetts were interested in participating, but felt strongly it should be at a location closer to them, which drove it to Stonebridge.”
Nationally, events have been added to the Symetra schedule, which resulted in moving the tournament to August, Coen said.
“The draw the tournament got in Concord and the support it had considering the demographics here was pretty awesome,” he said. “Now we’ll see what it can do pulling from a larger pool of people in Manchester and southern New Hampshire. It’s all positive stuff.”
Thailand’s P.K. Kongkraphan defeated Michelle Shin on the third playoff hole to win the 2013 event. The win helped Kongkraphan earn Player of the Year honors for the season. She finished in the Top 10 on the money list and earned her way onto the LPGA.