Mass Golf Invitational Qualifier Announced for LPGA's FM Global Championship

Mass Golf Invitational Qualifier Announced for LPGA’s FM Global Championship

NORTON, Massachusetts (May 9, 2024) – With the LPGA Tour returning to Massachusetts this fall, Mass Golf has announced a pathway for the state’s top female amateur golfers to gain entry into the Monday Qualifier for the FM Global Championship.

Working in conjunction with the LPGA Tour, twelve players will receive an invitation to compete in the Mass Golf Invitational Qualifier. The Invitational will be contested at Worcester Country Club five days prior to the Monday Qualifier, which will be contested at TPC Boston, also the host site of the FM Global Championship.

The winner of The Invitational will receive entry into the FM Global Monday Qualifier, an opportunity not often available to amateur golfers. *Announced Friday, May 17, a second spot into the Monday Qualifier will also be awarded based on the result of The Invitational.

Online: FM Global Championship | Mass Golf Home | LPGA Home

Six different categories will be used to identify invitees. Four of the categories have been determined by past champions/players of the year, and the other two categories will identify players in peak form this summer.

  • Category 1: Past 3 winners of the Massachusetts Women’s Stroke Play Championship for the Baker Trophy. (Emma Abramson ’23, Rebecca Skoler ’22 & ’21)
  • Category 2: Past 3 winners of the Ouimet Memorial Tournament – Women’s Division. (Shannon Johnson ’23, Catie Schernecker ’22, Molly Smith ’21)
  • Category 3: Past 3 winners of the Massachusetts Women’s Amateur Championship. (Rebecca Skoler ’23, Morgan Smith ’22, Catie Schernecker ’21)
  • Category 4: Past 3 winners of the Anne Marie Tobin Women’s Player of the Year. (Shannon Johnson ’23, Megan Buck ’22, Shannon Johnson ’21)
  • Category 5: Winners of the 2024 Women’s Stroke Play Championship, 2024 Ouimet Memorial Tournament, and 2024 Massachusetts Women’s Amateur.
  • Category 6: Any remaining spots will be filled based on the 2024 Anne Marie Tobin Women’s Player of the Year standings as of August 16, 2024.


Special Invitation Extended

On Friday, May 17, Mass Golf announced the addition of a second spot into the Monday Qualifier. Both the winner and runner-up of The Invitational will receive entry into the FM Global Monday Qualifier. With the addition of this second spot, Mass Golf has extended a special invitation into the Mass Golf Invitational Qualifier to professional Seul-Ki Hawley, based on her victory at the 2023 PGA Section Championship.


Mass Golf Invitational Qualifier

Worcester Country Club | Wednesday, August 21, 2024
Field of 12 Competitors
Tee Times Begin at 8 a.m.


FM Global Championship Monday Qualifier

TPC Boston | Monday, August 26, 2024


FM Global Championship

TPC Boston | August 29 – September 1, 2024


The Invitational’s full field of players, along with more information, will be released at a later date.

The LPGA’s announcement of the FM Global Championship was made at Fenway Park last fall. (Photo: LPGA)

About Mass Golf

Mass Golf is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to advancing golf in Massachusetts by building an engaged community around the sport.

With a community made up of over 120,000 golf enthusiasts and over 360 member clubs, Mass Golf is one of the largest state golf associations in the country. Members enjoy the benefits of handicapping, engaging golf content, course rating, and scoring services along with the opportunity to compete in an array of events for golfers of all ages and abilities.

At the forefront of junior development, Mass Golf is proud to offer programming to youth in the state through First Tee Massachusetts and subsidized rounds of golf by way of Youth on Course.

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