The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and its Four Winds® Casinos are pleased to announce that Jillian Hollis and Anna Wilcoxson have received sponsor exemptions to play in the 2016 Four Winds Invitational. Sponsor exemptions are used to give amateurs and up-and-coming players the opportunity to play in tournaments and compete against professionals. The Four Winds Invitational will take place from Friday, June 17 through Sunday, June 19 at Blackthorn Golf Club in South Bend. The Four Winds Invitational is part of the Symetra® Tour — Road to the LPGA®.
Jillian Hollis is the 18th ranked golfer in GolfWeek's collegiate rankings and is number 68 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings. She just completed her freshman year at the University of Georgia and had four top ten finishes in the 2015-2016 season including first place at the Mountain View Collegiate tournament in Tucson Ariz. Jillian was also selected to the SEC All Freshman team and the All SEC second team. Previously, Jillian represented the United States at the 2015 Toyota Challenge Cup in Japan and was selected by the American Junior Golf Association to represent the United States in the Duke of York Cup in Scotland. Additionally, Jillian's grandfather, Paul Minnich, played golf for the University of Notre Dame and graduated in 1954.
Anna Wilcoxson is a graduate of St. Joseph High School in South Bend and just completed her junior year at Western Michigan University. At St. Joseph High School, Anna was the four-time MVP of the varsity golf team and was a three-time qualifier for the IHSAA Girls Golf State Tournament. In 2012, she was the Indiana Masters Champion and the Indiana Age Group Champion. In 2015, Anna finished in first place in the Indiana Women's Golf Association Championship. At Western Michigan University, she was on the Women's Golf Coaches Association All Star Scholar Team from 2014-2016.
About the Four Winds Invitational
The Four Winds Invitational was established in 2012 as part of the Symetra Tour — Road to the LPGA (www.symetratour.com), and is sponsored by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and its Four Winds Casinos. It is held at Blackthorn Golf Club, located at 6100 Nimtz Parkway, South Bend, Ind. The tournament features a field of professional women golfers from around the world. More information is available at: www.fourwindsinvitational.com.
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