The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and its Four Winds® Casinos are pleased to announce that Lauren J. Beaudreau and Pauline Roussin-Bouchard have received sponsor exemptions to play in the 2021 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, August 13 through Sunday, August 15 at South Bend Country Club. The Four Winds Invitational is part of the Symetra® Tour — Road to the LPGA®.
Lauren Beaudreau was born in 2001 and is from Lemont, Illinois. She graduated from Benet Academy and is currently a junior at Notre Dame. Lauren won the Illinois 2019 High School State Championship. As a freshman at Notre Dame, she was named to the 2020 WGCA All-American Scholar team. She also scored a record setting -10 at the Westbrook Spring Invitational marking the best 54-hole score in program history (by stroke total and in relation to par). More information on Lauren can be found on her website at http://www.laurengolf.com/.
Pauline Roussin-Bouchard was born in 2000 and is from Montélimar, France. She has been playing golf since she was three years old and is currently a junior at the University of South Carolina. Pauline won her first big tournament at the age of 15, the Coupe de France, and her first international competition at 16 in Spain. She became the World Number 1 Amateur in 2020, and plans to turn professional. More information on Pauline can be found on her website at https://paulineroussinbouchard.com/english-profile.
About the Four Winds Invitational
The Four Winds® Invitational was established in 2012 as part of the Symetra® Tour — Road to the LPGAÒ, and is sponsored by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and its Four Winds® Casinos. The tournament features a field of professional women golfers from around the world. More information is available at: www.fourwindsinvitational.com.
About The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan and Indiana
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi’s sovereignty was reaffirmed under legislation signed into law by President Clinton in September of 1994. The Pokagon Band is dedicated to providing community development initiatives such as housing, education, family services, medical care and cultural preservation for its more than 5,900 citizens. The Pokagon Band’s ten-county service area includes four counties in Southwestern Michigan and six in Northern Indiana. Its main administrative offices are located in Dowagiac, Mich., with a satellite office in South Bend, Ind. In 2007, it opened Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo, Mich., followed by Four Winds Hartford in 2011, Four Winds Dowagiac in 2013 and Four Winds South Bend in January 2018. The Pokagon Band operates a variety of businesses via Mno-Bmadsen, its non-gaming investment enterprise. More information is available at www.pokagonband-nsn.gov, www.fourwindscasino.com and www.mno-bmadsen.com.
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David Gutierrez for the Pokagon Band & Four Winds Casinos, (312)780-7204, firstname.lastname@example.org
Joanne Tedesco for the Pokagon Band & Four Winds Casinos, (573)355-7855, email@example.com