The path to the PGA Tour starts here. The week kicks off with practice rounds and the LRS Pro-AM on Wednesday with official tournament play beginning on Thursday. The only PGA Tour-sanctioned golf tournament in downstate IL, the Lincoln Land Championship has a great weekend of professional golf in store. Parking is free at Glenwood High School with free shuttles running all days – grounds tickets are only $10 and benefit local charities.
The Lincoln Land Championship presented by LRS will consist of 156-player field, competing for a purse of $550,000 at Panther Creek Country Club in Springfield. The 7,244-yard golf course was designed by World Golf Hall of Fame Member Hale Irwin in 1992. The course has hosted several notable tournaments including the LPGA’s State Farm Classic from 2007-2011, the NCAA Division II Super Regional's and the Great Lakes Valley Conference Golf Championship.