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Chevron Silverado Showdown Medalist To Gain LPGA Chevron Championship Invite

Aug 29, 2022

BOULDER – Collegiate women's golfers competing at the 2023 Chevron Silverado Showdown will have a little more incentive to win the tournament than in the past.
The medalist from the Chevron Silverado Showdown will receive an invitation to participate as an amateur at the Chevron Championship, the first LPGA major of the season, scheduled for April 20-23, 2023, at The Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas, the organization announced on Monday.
Chevron, which became the title sponsor for both the Silverado Showdown and the Chevron Championship within the last year, worked with the LPGA to revise the eligibility criteria for this major; providing an opportunity for amateurs from diverse backgrounds to gain valuable experience competing with the world's best players.
The Silverado Showdown is one of six amateur tournaments where the medalist will receive an invite, joining the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship, Women's British Amateur Championship, Women's Amateur Asia-Pacific Championship, Women's Latin America Amateur Championship and the Augusta National Women's Amateur.
"I am so excited that the winner of the Silverado Showdown will earn a spot in the Chevron Championship," Colorado women's golf head coach Anne Kelly said. "Chevron has taken a big lead in supporting women's golf at all levels and to give a female collegiate player the opportunity to play in an LPGA major is fantastic.  I am very thankful to Chevron and their support of our event."
Colorado and Oregon have co-hosted the Chevron Silverado Showdown since 2014. The ninth edition of the Showdown will be played April 3-5, 2023, at the Silverado Resort and Spa North Course in Napa, Calif. Seventeen teams are scheduled for Showdown including 10 from the Pac-12 Conference.
"The Silverado Showdown holds a special place in my heart because of the connection with former Buff, Emily Talley and her parents, Kim and Rob Talley," Kelly said. "Emily grew up in Napa and Dr. and Mrs. Talley were the catalysts that made the event happen.  We have had a great partnership with University of Oregon, Silverado Resort and the Talley's, with the addition of Chevron and the LPGA exemption, the future of this event is very bright."
Arizona State's Alessandra Fanali won the 2022 Chevron Silverado Showdown with a 7-under par 209 in the 54-hole event. Colorado junior-to-be Hailey Schalk was the Buffaloes' top golfer, finishing ninth at even-par 216; her first career Top 10 finish.
2023 Chevron Silverado Showdown Field
Arizona State
Ohio State
Oregon State
San Francisco
San Jose State
Texas A&M
Texas State
Washington State