Journey at Pechanga Hosts the 13th Kore Pro-Am on April 7 & 8
Pechanga Resort Casino hosts the 13th Annual Kore Pro-am Golf Tournament at Journey at Pechanga on April 7 and 8, 2019. This marks the 7th year for Pechanga to host the tournament as the proud official sponsor. Journey at Pechanga is Pechanga Resort Casino’s premiere championship golf course, already well known among many Asian golfers. This year, more than 30 talented LPGA golfers were invited to participate in this highly anticipated tournament with the Pro-Am’s tee sponsors.
Kore Pro-Am continues to serve as a community event by inviting Temecula’s Great Oak High School Girls Golf team for the third year, providing the students an opportunity to meet and greet with pro players and experience the tournament. The top-rated girl’s high school team has already recently won their divisions, through volunteering for and interacting with professional female golfers works to elevate their game again. This year the Great Oak High School Girls Golf team will provide over 30 volunteers to help with the event and Kore Pro-AM will again donate $3,000 to GOHS team for their support.
Kore 2019 Pro-Am features many outstanding LPGA professional golfers including Angel Yin, Annie Park, Mi Hyang Lee, Megan Khang, Yu Liu and Muni He.
Angel Yin, Rolex Ranking #38, started playing golf at age 6 and claimed her maiden professional title at the Ladies European Tour’s season-ending Omega Dubai Ladies Classic in 2017. Annie Park, Rolex Ranking #54, started playing golf at age 8. In 2018, she had Tour victory at the ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer. Mi Hyang Lee, Rolex Ranking #55, is from South Korea and started playing golf at age 3. Lee had three top-10 finishes in 2018, with a season, best finish of T7 at the Indy Women in Tech Championship driven by Group 1001. Megan Khang, Rolex Ranking #59, started playing golf at age 5 and recorded a career-best T3 at the Blue Bay LPGA. Yu Liu, Rolex Ranking #72, started playing golf at age 9. She was the third player from China to ever win on the Symetra Tour and led the tour in birdies with 239. Muni He, Rolex Ranking #382, is a rising star. She was one of the four amateurs who played in the 2015 U.S. Women’s Open and made her professional debut at the Dubai Ladies Masters in 2017.
Muni He recorded two top-10 results including a win at the Prasco Charity Championship in 2018.
The following popular LPGA superstars will also be joining the game: Chella Choi, Akako Uehara, Emma Talley, Sarah Jane Smith, Hee Young Park, Tiffany Joh, Kim Kaufman, Robynn Ree, Brianna Do, Cheyenne Woods (Tiger Woods’ niece), Kelly Shon, Lauren Kim, Alison Lee, Erynne Lee, Vicky Hurst, Sydnee Michaels, Lilia Vu, Harang Lee, Kelly Tan, Rebecca Lee-Bentham, Lisa Cornwell, Juillian Hollis, Hanule Sky Seo, Gabriella Then, Andrea Wong. This elite group of more than 30 pro golfers will challenge each other on the stimulating and demanding course, along with their fans and golf partners.
The night before the tournament, sponsors will find out which LPGA Pro golfers they will be playing with, at the Pairing Party in the resort’s Summit Ballroom. The pairing party features gourmet buffet-style foods, premium open bar and live entertainment, creating a relaxing atmosphere for all players to get to know their LPGA partners and strategize for the next day’s tournament.
The tournament begins at 11AM on Monday following the breakfast and press conference. Players will be competing in an 18-hole scramble tournament and the team with the lowest score will win the coveted Kore Pro-Am Cup. Through the tournament, tee sponsors will not only be able to get up close and personal with these golf elites, but also swing their clubs alongside these talented athletes. Participants will also be provided with a great networking opportunity with celebrities, corporate leaders and pro golfers at the Awards Ceremony and Dinner that will immediately follow the tournament.
About Journey at Pechanga
Journey at Pechanga championship golf course, one of the many high-end amenities at Pechanga Resort Casino, is consistently rated among the top public courses in California. When golfers partner their rounds with a luxury stay at the adjacent resort, the value of the experience rises.
Hotel guests receive complimentary access to the course’s award-winning practice facility, even if they do not have a tee time. The course’s clubhouse is home to spacious men’s and women’s locker rooms, an extensive pro shop and the Journey’s End restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and evening appetizers and cocktails.
Nestled in the foothills of the scenic Southern California wine country in Temecula Valley on the Pechanga Indian Reservation, adjacent to Pechanga Resort Casino, Journey at Pechanga winds along a boulder-strewn mountain. Journey at Pechanga’s par-72, 18-hole golf course winds across 7,219 yards. A challenging and rewarding course, it presents a range of topography – canyons, ravines, open fairways and even a tee shot with a 175-foot drop.
Just across a small walkway sits the state’s largest resort/casino with all the luxuries a traveler would expect from a high-end casino property. Rated an AAA Four Diamond property since 2002, the resort recently underwent a major makeover with $300M investment and now offers a total of 1,090 hotel rooms and suites recognized as a recommended property by Forbes Travel Guide; an all-new 25,000 sq-ft full-service spa and beauty salon that was just rated a Four-Star establishment by Forbes Travel Guide; a 4.5-acre pool complex; world-class entertainment; meeting and event space that encompasses 200,000 sq-ft; and 13 restaurants. Pechanga also offers its guests a casino floor larger than any in Las Vegas, one that features more than 4,600 state-of-the-art slots and video poker, 154 table games, a High Limit Salon, a spacious and stylish Poker Room with an Off-Track Betting facility and a Bingo Parlor of unparalleled comfort.
For more information or to make reservations at Pechanga Resort Casino, please visit Pechanga.com or call (877) 711-2946. Pechanga Resort Casino is located in Temecula, Calif. just two minutes off Interstate 15, less than one hour from San Diego and Ontario International airports, and less than one and one-half hours from Los Angeles and Orange County. With an average of 276 sunny days per year, Temecula and Journey at Pechanga offer an ideal golfer’s retreat year-round.
About Pechanga Resort Casino
Pechanga Resort Casino offers one of the largest and most expansive resort/casino experiences anywhere in the United States. Named the Number One casino in America by readers of USA TODAY and rated a Four Diamond property by AAA since 2002, Pechanga Resort Casino provides an unparalleled getaway. Offering more than 4,600 of the hottest slots, table games, world-class entertainment, 1,090 Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel rooms and suites, dining, Forbes Four Star spa and championship golf at Journey at Pechanga, Pechanga Resort Casino features a destination that meets and exceeds the needs of its guests and the community. Pechanga Resort Casino is owned and operated by the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. For more information, call toll free (877) 711-2946 or visit Pechanga.com. Follow Pechanga Resort Casino on Facebook and on Twitter @PechangaCasino. Pechanga Resort Casino is open 24-hours. Guests must be 21 and older to enter the casino.