While the 2020 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, like most major golf events, will be a little different this year, we can still expect to see the eight LPGA and PGA Teaching Professionals who finished in the top eight of the 2019 LPGA Professionals National Championship competing in the field with the LPGA Tour players.
These women help grow the game and share their passion for the sport on and off the course with their students. The exemptions to the championship are given as a way to boost women active in business and golf to give them major opportunities in the game they love.
Meet the inspiring LPGA and PGA Professionals who you can expect to see compete during the 2020 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship:
Joanna Coe (PGA)
Joanna Coe is an assistant director of instruction at the Baltimore Country Club in Baltimore, MD. She went to Rollins College and won the 2008 NCAA Division II title her freshman year. Joanna played on the Symetra Tour for several years. Additionally, she won the 2019 PGA Women’s Stroke Play Championship and the 2019 Women’s PGA Cup. She has qualified for three LPGA majors in the 2011 U.S. Open and the 2018 and 2019 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.
Ellen Ceresko (LPGA)
Ellen Ceresko started playing golf at the age of 5 and was raised in Jefferson Township, PA. She is a proud graduate of Penn State University where she competed on the Varsity Women’s Golf Team and won a Nittany Lion Invitational. Upon graduating, Ellen competed Professionally on the Symetra Tour and Mini Tour for 2 years. She now teaches at Sleepy Hollow Country Club located in Scarborough