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Madison Pressel and Casey Grice Win Spots in North Texas LPGA Shootout

Thursday, March 14 2013

Chelsea Mocio and Katerina Ruzickova earn entry into Monday Qualifier.

Madison Pressel of the University of Texas and Casey Grice of the University of North Carolina are co-champions of the North Texas College Shootout with scores of even-par 71 at Las Colinas Country Club.  The players each earn a sponsor's exemption to play with the best professionals on the LPGA tour at the North Texas LPGA Shootout at Las Colinas Country Club, a member of the ClubCorp family of clubs, April 22-28. 

"This is a great opportunity for me to play with the pros," said Grice, a junior at UNC.  "I'm a native of College Station [Texas], so I was excited to see the LPGA return to North Texas.  I figured this event would be on a course set up longer than we usually play, so I practiced with my longer irons and that really paid off."

Pressel is the younger sister of LPGA star Morgan Pressel.  "Being able to play my first round in an LPGA tournament with my sister will be awesome," said Madison Pressel.  "I had to sit out for five months with a torn labrum, so playing this well in a competitive round really gives me some confidence heading into the finish of the college season and looking ahead to Q-School."

Mocio and Ruzickova are teammates at Texas A&M and have earned the opportunity to play in the LPGA Monday Qualifier on April 22 against a field of professionals competing for two spots in the LPGA tournament proper.  Mocio carded a 73 and Ruzickova finished with a 74.

The North Texas LPGA Shootout will be held April 25 to 28, 2013 at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, Texas. The 144-player official money tournament is the Tour’s first in the North Texas region in more than 20 years.

About The Nexus Club

The Nexus Club is a 501(c)3 headquartered in Las Colinas, TX. The mission of The Nexus Club is to emphasize to young ladies the importance of values such as character, integrity, sportsmanship, self-discipline and community involvement through the sport of golf. Strong values empower lifetime success. For more, visit www.thenexusclub.org.

About Las Colinas Country Club

Las Colinas Country Club, established in 1963, offers a challenging 18-hole, Joe Finger-designed golf course, a state-of-the-art tennis complex that features eight outdoor lighted tennis courts and four climate controlled indoor courts; a fitness center; and swimming pool. Clubhouse amenities also include casual and formal dining, and six private dining rooms. For membership information, visit www.lascolinascc.com.

About ClubCorp

Dallas-based ClubCorp is The World Leader in Private Clubs®. Since its founding in 1957, ClubCorp has operated with the central purpose of Building Relationships and Enriching the Lives® of its members. ClubCorp owns or operates a network of more than 150 golf and country clubs, business clubs, sports clubs, and alumni clubs in 23 states, the District of Columbia and two foreign countries that serve over 350,000 members, with approximately 14,000 peak-season employees. ClubCorp properties include: Firestone Country Club (Akron, Ohio); Mission Hills Country Club (Rancho Mirage, California); Capital Club Beijing; and Metropolitan Club Chicago. You can find ClubCorp on Facebook at facebook.com/clubcorp and on Twitter at @ClubCorp.

For more information on the North Texas LPGA Shootout and The Nexus Club, visit their website at www.ntshootout.com