UNLV Women’s Golfer Hall is Ready to LPGA Tour Spotlight

McKenzi Hall feels like she is living in a dream world, having been awarded a sponsor’s exemption into the 2024 T-Mobile LPGA Match Play presented by MGM Rewards April 3-7 at Shadow Creek. Hall, a junior on the UNLV Women’s Golf team, is now going to face some of the best women golfers in the world. –By Brian Hurlburt, founder, www.lasvegasgolfinsider.com

“If you would have told me two months ago that I would be playing in an LPGA Tour event, I would not have believed you,” Hall said.

Some of the names who have committed to the Match Play in Vegas include Nelly Korda, Lydia Ko, Lexi Thompson, Danielle Kang and Rose Zhang, among others. It is the strongest field in the event’s history.

 

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Hall is a Las Vegas product out of Centennial High School and Delta Academy, Hall has enjoyed her best season as a Rebel during the 2023-24 campaign. Through the squad’s first eight events, she has posted two top-10 finishes, including her first career win at New Mexico’s Dick McGuire Invitational, a career-low tournament score of 10-under (Jim West Challenge) and tied a program record for lowest individual round at 8-under 64 (Dick McGuire Invitational).

“I am grateful to MGM Resorts and the LPGA Tour for granting me this exemption,” said Hall. “This is a great chance for me to compete against some of the world’s best golfers and I can’t wait to get out to Shadow Creek. I know I’ll be really nervous but also excited to play in front of my family and friends and, most of all, just have fun.”

Hall is a business marketing major and continues to excel on and off the course as a two-time WGCA All-American Scholar, two-time Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Award recipient and a 2022-23 Academic All-Mountain West honoree.

LPGA Tour TICKETS: Fans will have the opportunity to purchase a limited number of tickets and watch their favorite LPGA Tour players compete at the exclusive course owned by MGM Resorts. Tickets are now on sale via www.axs.com.  For additional event and ticket package information, visit T-Mobile Match Play at Shadow Creek.

FORMAT: The T-Mobile Match Play presented by MGM Rewards event will, for the first time on the LPGA Tour, feature a new format combining stroke and match play. Ninety-six players will compete in stroke-play competition from Wednesday-Friday, with a cut to 65 players (and ties) after 36 holes. After the third round, the top eight players will advance to the weekend’s match play competition that concludes Sunday with the championship match.