Gainbridge LPGA - Lake Nona, Florida: 25-28 Feb 2021
Gainbridge LPGA is the second of five events in Florida during the 2021 season. First was the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions in January, won by Jessica Korda. Next will be the Drive On Championship at Ocala from 4th March.
The field this week will consist of 120 players competing for a $2 million purse. Host course for 2021 is Lake Nona G&CC
Gainbridge LPGA defending champion is Madelene Sagstrom.
In 2020 at the inaugural Gainbridge LPGA, held at Boca Rio Golf Club in Boca Raton, Madelene Sagstrom became a Rolex First-Time Winner with a one-stroke victory over Nasa Hataoka. From LPGA News, 26 Jan 2020:
Madelene Sagstrom won the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title, birdieing the par-3 17th to tie for the lead and winning with a par when Nasa Hataoka missed a 3-footer on the last. Sagstrom finished with a 2-under 70 for a 17-under 271 total at rain-softened Boca Rio Golf Club.
Sagstrom bogeyed two of the first five holes, then rebounded with birdies on Nos. 8, 10 and 11.
"It doesn't matter how you start," Sagstrom said. "If you just continue fighting, things can go your way. And I just told myself, `Keep fighting, keep fighting.'"
The 27-year-old Swede and former LSU star opened with a 72, shot a career-best 62 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead and doubled her advantage Saturday with a 67.
A dynamic young Australian player making her professional debut at Gainbridge LPGA in 2021, this year at Lake Nona, is Gabi Ruffels.