LONGWOOD, Fla. – Oct 19, 2020 – The inaugural Mission Inn Resort & Club Championship is quickly approaching, and the team at Insurance Office of America (IOA) — the full-service insurance agency presenting the newly added Symetra Tour event — is eager for the action to start.
“This inaugural Symetra Tour event is just so new and exciting for us at IOA, players on the tour, and the team at Mission Inn Resort & Club,” said IOA Co-founder John Ritenour.
Over 20 NCAA Championships and a number of PGA qualifying schools have taken place at Mission Inn Resort & Club. Yet, neither of the resort’s two courses have ever hosted an LPGA event until the 2020 competitive season. Players will compete for a $125,000 purse on the resort’s El Campeón course from Oct. 15-17 in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
“We look forward to providing a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for the golfers, their families and golf fans traveling to Lake County,” said Jason Siegel, President & CEO of the Greater Orlando Sports Commission.
IOA is a known Symetra Tour event sponsor that has been affiliated with the “Road to the LPGA” through tournaments such as the IOA Invitational, IOA Championship, and IOA Classic. As a result of COVID-19, however, the 2020 IOA Invitational was postponed until the following competitive season.
“The Mission Inn Championship came to us at just the right time,” continued John Ritenour. “We’re always in search of ways to create more opportunities for aspiring LPGA players, but this year has made everyone at IOA even more eager to get involved.”
About John Ritenour
John Ritenour founded Insurance Office of America (IOA), a full-service insurance agency, in 1988 alongside his wife, Valli. Under John’s leadership, IOA grew from $188,000 in revenue the first year to $120 million annually upon his retirement as IOA Chairman in 2018.
About Insurance Office of America
Insurance Office of America (IOA), dba IOA Insurance Services in California, is a full-service insurance agency founded in 1988 by John Ritenour and Valli Ritenour. Today, IOA is led by Chairman and CEO Heath Ritenour, and it is one of the fastest-growing independent agencies in the United States. IOA is ranked 13th on Insurance Journal’s 2019 Top 100 Independent Property/Casualty Agencies report and 25th on Business Insurance’s 2020 100 Largest Brokers of U.S. Business list. IOA was named a National Underwriter Agency of the Year in 2018. Headquartered in Longwood, Florida, part of the greater Orlando community, IOA has more than 1,200 associates located in over 60 offices in the U.S. and London. (#0E67768)
For more information, visit www.ioausa.com
About the Symetra Tour
The Symetra Tour is the official qualifying tour of the LPGA Tour and enters its 40th competitive season in 2020. With the support of its entitlement partner Symetra, the Tour’s mission is to prepare the world’s best young women professional golfers for a successful career on the LPGA Tour. Since Symetra’s inaugural sponsorship year in 2012, the Symetra Tour has grown from 16 tournaments and $1.7 million in prize money to a record $4.0 million in prize money awarded in 2019. With more than 600 alumnae moving on to the LPGA, former Symetra Tour players have won a total of 445 LPGA titles.
Follow the Symetra Tour on the web at www.SymetraTour.com, as well as Facebook.com/Road2LPGA, Twitter.com/Road2LPGA and Instagram @road2lpga
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