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Pair Of Utah Locals Headline Copper Rock Championship Field

Apr 14, 2022, 4:13 PM

Kendra Dalton watches her second shot on the fourth hole during the LPGA Q-Series presented by Blue...

Kendra Dalton watches her second shot on the fourth hole during the LPGA Q-Series presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield North Carolina at Pinehurst No. 9 on October 31, 2019 in Pinehurst, North Carolina. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

(Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – The Copper Rock Championship will have two Utah players in the field ahead of next week’s Copper Rock Championship.

Former BYU golfer Kendra Dalton, who currently sits 64th on the 2022 Epson Tour Money List, returns to Copper Rock with the hope of improving on last year’s T45 finish. While Salt Lake Country Club assistant and three-time Utah PGA Player of the Year Haley Sturgeon also returns after receiving and accepting an exemption. Last year Sturgeon missed the cut by one shot.

“I can’t thank Copper Rock and the Epson Tour enough for allowing me to compete in my home state,” said Sturgeon, who is set to make her second Epson Tour start in the Copper Rock Championship. “This is a dream come true. It’s such an honor to be granted a sponsor invite and to represent Utah is meaningful beyond words. I really look forward to teeing it up in Hurricane among some of the best in the women’s game.”

Dalton turned professional in 2019 and has played four events so far in 2019. Her year began with consecutive cuts before finishing in a T19 at the IOA Championship in Beaumont, California. Most recently, Dalton finished in a T54 at the Casino Del Sol Golf Classic.

Last year, American Bailey Tardy won the inaugural Copper Rock Championship after shooting 10-under-par throughout three rounds in challenging conditions. In four events this year, Tardy has missed the cut on three occasions. She made her first cut at the Casino Del Sol Golf Classic and finished in a T58.

Every year the top 10 players on the Epson Tour graduate and receive their LPGA Tour card, 8 of the current top 10 players are expected to take to the course in Hurricane, Utah next week.

The Copper Rock Championship is an event that consists of three rounds with the cut to occur after the second round. The purse sits at $200,000 with the winner taking home $30,000.

The Copper Rock Championship will begin on Thursday, April 21st and will conclude on Saturday, April 23rd.

KSL Sports is the presenting sponsor for this year’s Copper Rock Championship and fans can expect first-class coverage from Utah’s premier sports platform.

 

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Pair Of Utah Locals Headline Copper Rock Championship Field