Meet the 8 PGA & LPGA Club Professionals Competing in the KPMG Women's PGA Championship
Dr. Alison Curdt holds the distinction of dual LPGA-PGA affiliation. She will be among eight PGA & LPGA Club Professionals competing in the KPMG Women's PGA Championship this week.
Stephanie Connelly Eiswerth of Fleming Island, Florida, the two-time defending LPGA Professionals National Champion, will lead a contingent of eight PGA & LPGA Club Professionals to the 2020 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, October 8-11, at Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.
Eiswerth, an Assistant Women’s Golf Coach at the University of North Florida, will be playing in her second straight KPMG Women’s PGA Championship after winning consecutive LPGA Teaching & Club Professional National Championships, both played on Pinehurst No. 8 in Pinehurst (N.C.), in 2018 and ‘19.
Along with Eiswerth, the seven other Club Professionals in the field for the 2020 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship are: Jennifer Borocz, PGA; Ellen Ceresko, LPGA; Joanna Coe, PGA; Dr. Alison Curdt, PGA/LPGA; Jordan Lintz, LPGA; Samantha Morrell, LPGA; and Seul-Ki Park Hawley, PGA.
Half of the eight Club Professionals are exclusively LPGA members, while three others enjoy PGA of America membership. Dr. Alison Curdt holds the distinction of dual LPGA-PGA affiliation.
A Chapter Coordinator in the North Florida PGA Section, Borocz will be playing in her first major championship after finishing T-5 last August at the LPGA Professionals National Championship. She is a former head women’s golf coach at Jacksonville University and, in 2018, was inducted into the Sam Houston State University Athletics Hall of Honor.
Coe, Assistant Director of Instruction at Baltimore Country Club, is the inaugural Women’s PGA Professional Player of the Year and was an integral member of the victorious 2019 Women’s PGA Cup Team. She finished T-5 last year in Pinehurst and will be playing in her third straight KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.
Curdt of Reseda, California is America's only woman PGA Master Professional trained in Clinical Psychology. She also is one of two women to hold PGA Master Professional and LPGA Master Professional Instruction status. Curdt is one of nine women to achieve the highest PGA credential earned by an instructor and has 31 years of golf competition experience. The Vice President of the LPGA Professional Division, Alison is playing in this Major Championship for the seventh time in the last nine years.
An Assistant Golf Professional at Winchester Country Club in Winchester, Massachusetts, Hawley also returns for a third consecutive KPMG Women’s PGA Championship appearance. She finished T-2 each of the last two years in the LPGA Teaching & Club Professional National Championship.
Ceresko, Lintz and Morrell will each be playing in a Major Championship for the first time.
Ceresko competed professionally on the Symetra Tour and Mini Tour for two years after playing collegiately at Penn State. She currently teaches at Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Scarborough, New York. Ceresko won the Pennsylvania State Women’s Amateur Championship in both 2012 and ‘13.
Lintz, a member of the University of Wyoming Athletic Hall of Fame, claimed the Mountain West Conference Women’s Golf Championship in 2000. Lintz later played on the LPGA Futures Tour for five seasons, which resulted in one year on the LPGA Tour. She is currently a teacher at Oronoque Country Club in Stratford, Connecticut.
Morrell won the 2010 New England Women’s Amateur Champion and, a year later, claimed the 2011 Rhode Island Women’s Golf Association Amateur Championship. In 2018, she won the Met PGA Section Women’s Stroke Play Championship. Morrell’s entry in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship makes her the first product of Old Dominion University’s golf program to play in an LPGA event. She teaches at The Milbrook Club in Greenwich, Connecticut, and the Wilderness Country Club in Naples, Florida.