17605 Lakewood National Pkwy, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211
The LECOM Suncoast Classic will be contested at Lakewood National Golf Club the week of February 11-17, 2019, with 144 players in the field. The five-year agreement (2019-2023) was announced Wednesday by representatives from the Web.com Tour, LECOM and Global Golf Management, as well as Bradenton, Florida resident and 2018 Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament medalist Danny Walker, who finished a standout career at the University of Virginia last year.
The event gets underway with a pro-am day Feb. 13. Golfers will be paired with one Web.com Tour player for the first nine holes and will be paired with a different player for the back nine. The four-day tournament featuring 144 golfers will begin on Feb. 14 and will conclude with final round play on Feb. 18. Tickets will cost $10 each day or a week-long pass will be available for $30.
Notable rookies on the 2019 Web.com Tour include 2018 Jack Nicklaus and Haskins Award winner Norman Xiong, 2018 Masters Tournament low amateur Doug Ghim and 2018 SEC Championship winner Andy Zhang from the University of Florida, who became the youngest player ever to compete in the U.S. Open when he did so at age 14 in 2012.