The Fortress to host 2021 Dow GLBI Amateur Qualifier presented by Frankenmuth Insurance
MIDLAND, Mich. (April 9, 2021) – The Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational announced today that The Fortress Golf Course in Frankenmuth, MI will host the 2021 Dow GLBI Amateur Qualifier presented by Frankenmuth Insurance. Registration is now open for the event that is scheduled for June 2 – 3, 2021. The two-player team format invites women’s collegiate varsity golfers to compete for a chance to earn sponsor exemptions to the 2021 Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational. This will also be the first time that the Dow GLBI will hold an amateur qualifier that is sanctioned by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).
“We could not be more thrilled to team up with the Dow GLBI, the GCAA and Frankenmuth Insurance for this one-of-kind opportunity in the Great Lakes Bay Region,” said The Fortress Director of Golf Nick Shelton. “The Dow GLBI has made such a positive impact in our community and The Fortress is honored to be a part of its history.”
Eligible participants include varsity women’s collegiate golfers from the 2020-2021 school year or those who are scheduled to be on a varsity roster in the 2021-2022 school year. To qualify, the maximum individual and team handicaps cannot exceed a 4.0. Those interested in competing in the Dow GLBI Qualifier presented by Frankenmuth Insurance must register online at www.zehnders.com/ticketing/dowglbiqualifier by May 20. The $150 per player/$300 per team entry fee includes competitive rounds, a welcome reception meal, continental breakfast and lunch on both days of competition, pre and post tournament round range balls and one Nike tournament gift bag per player.
“The Dow GLBI is proud to partner with The Fortress, the GCAA and Frankenmuth Insurance who are aligned with our goals to support the communities that we live and work in,” said Dow GLBI executive director Chris Chandler. “We are excited to offer this unique opportunity that allows female collegiate golfers to play alongside the biggest names on the LPGA Tour in July.”
The 36-hole tournament will kick off on Wednesday, June 2 where two-player teams will compete in both better ball and alternate shot formats. After completion of play on Thursday, June 3, the team with the lowest score will receive an exemption into the 2021 Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational. To learn more about the qualifying event, visit www.DowGLBI.com.