Las Vegas, Nevada (September 27, 2013)–Natalie Gulbis is a Las Vegas Golf Region resident, and will be making another appearance in the annual Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge event at Rio Secco Golf Club. Gulbis, along with Cristie Kerr and Stacy Lewis, rep the LPGA Tour. They will take on teams from the PGA Tour and Champions Tour on November 12, 2013. The event is open to the public and visiting and local fans are welcome to attend. –By Brian Hurlburt, Like of Facebook.
Now celebrating its 22nd anniversary, the Wendy’s 3Tour Challenge, benefiting adoption, is the only professional golf tournament that pits three players from the PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour Champions Tour against each other in a head-to-head competition for tour bragging rights and a share of the $1 million purse.
Gulbis will be making her eighth straight appearance at the Wendy’s 3Tour Challenge. The 12-year LPGA Tour veteran enjoyed a career season in 2007 in which she recorded five top-10 finishes, including her first-career LPGA victory at the Evian Masters. In 2008, Gulbis posted one top-10 finish and received the William and Mousie Powell Award, which is given annually to the LPGA member that best exemplifies the spirit, ideals and values of the LPGA Tour. In 2009 she placed in the top-20 seven times, including a pair of top-10 finishes. She has been a member of three victorious United States Solheim Cup Teams in 2005, 2007, and 2009. Gulbis helped lead the LPGA Team to its fourth and fifth-career Wendy’s 3Tour Challenge victories in 2007 with Cristie Kerr and Morgan Pressel and in 2009 with Kerr and Suzann Pettersen. The 30-year-old has recorded one top-10 finish so far in 2013 and has earned more than $4.8 million for her career since joining the LPGA Tour in 2002.
About Rio Secco Golf Club: Gracefully draped across 240 acres in the foothills of the Black Mountain Range and located 15 miles from the Las Vegas Strip, Rio Secco Golf Club is renowned for its world-class golf experience and acclaimed Butch Harmon School of Golf. The 7,318-yard, par 72 course was named in USA Today newspaper among the “Top Ten Golf Destinations in the World.” Offering instruction for newcomers and professionals alike, The Butch Harmon School of Golf is famed for working with such talents as Tiger Woods, Greg Norman, Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson, Stewart Cink, Dustin Johnson and Natalie Gulbis. Located in Henderson, Nevada, Rio Secco is a Caesars Entertainment golf destination. Other Caesars Entertainment golf courses are: Grand Bear, in Biloxi, Mississippi; The Links at Cottonwoods, in Tunica, Mississippi; the historic Atlantic City Country Club, in Atlantic City, New Jersey; Chariot Run, in Laconia, Indiana; and Cascata, in Boulder City, Nevada.