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, NY. Some of her career highlights include winning the 2013 PA State Women’s Amateur Championship and the 2012 Pennsylvania State Women’s Amateur Championship.
Samantha Morrell (LPGA)
Samantha Morrell is currently teaching at The Milbrook Club in Greenwich, CT and the Wilderness Country Club in Naples, FL. She graduated from Old Dominion University where she played collegiate golf. She has won the 2010 New England Women’s Amateur Champion. In 2011, she won both the Rhode Island Women’s Golf Association Amateur Champion and the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate Champion. Sam won the 2013 Bucknell Women’s Golf Invitational Champion and in she won the 2018 MET PGA Women’s Stroke Play Championship.
Jennifer Borocz (PGA)
Jennifer Borocz attended Sam Houston State University where she excelled in the classroom and on the golf course. She was the first graduate from the PGA Golf Management program in 2009. Throughout her collegiate career, Borocz was an individual medalist and runner-up in numerous events. In addition to her teaching background, Borocz has numerous PGA tournament wins to her credit including the 2011 PGA Women’s Stroke Play Championship, 2010 North Florida Section PGA Assistant’s Championship, the 2010 & 2011 North Florida Section PGA Women’s Championship and a Minnesota Section PGA Luther Pro Series event. (Information came from the JU Women’s Golf Website)
Stephanie Connelly Eiswerth (LPGA)
Stephanie Connelly Eiswerth was born and raised in Pasadena, MD and started playing golf at the age of 5. She is currently the University of North Florida Assistant Women’s Golf Coach. She played professionally on the Symetra Tour from 2009-2016 after playing collegiate golf, which she started at The Ohio State University and then finished her college golf career at the University of Central Florida (UCF). She had multiple top finishes on the LPGA FUTURES Tour and the Symetra Tour. More recently she has won the 2018 and 2019 LPGA Teaching & Club Professionals National Championship.
Jordan Lintz (LPGA)
Jordan Lintz was born and raised in Rapid City, South Dakota. She received a full athletic scholarship to the University of Wyoming to play golf where she has been inducted into their Hall of Fame. She was the first UW women’s golfer ever to win an individual conference championship. Additionally, Jordan played on the LPGA Futures Tour for a total of 5 seasons with one year playing on the LPGA Tour. Now she teaches at Oronoque Country Club in Stratford, CT.
Seul-Ki Park (PGA)
Seul-Ki Park is an assistant golf professional at Winchester Country Club in Winchester, MA. She had a full golf scholarship to the University of Illinois. She has competed on the LPGA Symetra Tour for six years including an exemption into the LPGA Canadian Open which as a result she finished third on the Canadian Women’s Tour money list. Additionally, she competed in the 2019 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.
Alison Curdt (LPGA/PGA)
Alison Curdt is a PGA Master and LPGA Master Professional at Wood Ranch Golf Club in Simi Valley, CA. She has over 31 years of golf competition background and played on a full scholarship as a 2-time Academic All American at Florida State University. Alison has played in 2 LPGA Wegman’s Tour Championships in 2012 and 2014, and the 2015, 2017, 2018, & 2019 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. She is the first women from Southern California to ever qualify for the PGA Professional Championship and competed at Bayonet Black Horse in 2018. Alison has been a four-time SCPGA Omega Women’s Player of the Year. She recently helped Team USA win the inaugural Women’s PGA Cup in October 2019.