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Golf News // Epson signs five-year agreement to be title sponsor of LPGA qualifying tour (www.espn.com)

Golf News // Epson signs five-year agreement to be title sponsor of LPGA qualifying tour

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Charlotte GibsonESPN

The official qualifying tour of the LPGA will now be named the Epson Tour, after a five-year agreement between the LPGA Tour and Epson America Inc. was announced on Wednesday.

Formerly known as the Symetra Tour, the circuit enters its 42nd year and will raise entry prize money to $200,000 (nearly doubling it from previous years), in addition to establishing a Epson Tour Ambassador Program and lowering tournament-entry fees.

“From the get-go, Epson said, ‘If we’re going to be involved, we want to build this partnership out from the players. What we want you to do is bring us three big ideas that would make a difference in the lives of players,’” Mike Nichols, chief business officer of the LPGA Qualifying…

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