Three weeks from now, Blackthorn Golf Club will play host to the inaugural Four Winds Invitational on the LPGA Symetra Tour.
And there will be a familiar face in the field.
Penn high school junior-to-be Kari Bellville has received a sponsor's exemption to compete in the pro event. The tournament begins Friday, Aug. 10.
"We are excited about her chances to compete at this level," Blackthorn general manager Tim Firestone said, making the announcement on WSBT Radio. "We're lucky to have a player of her caliber right here in our area that we can offer this to."
The Four Winds Invitational offers the largest purse on the Symetra Tour, which is the developmental tour for the LPGA. As an amateur, Bellville won't have the chance to win the money, but she expects the experience to be incredible.