The Professional Golfers’ Association is increasing its support of the women’s game with the launch of a new tournament on the Ladies European Tour Access Series (LETAS).

This exciting development in women’s golf will see the WPGA International Challenge supported by Stoke by Nayland Hotel Golf & Spa added to the LETAS schedule and played at the venue on September 26-28.

The 54-hole tournament, which is the only event on the LETAS schedule to be played in the United Kingdom, will feature an international field of 120 players competing for a share of the €25,000 prize fund.

Di Barnard, Tour Director LET Access Series said: “There is a very strong golfing community in the UK and a large representation of players from this region on both the LET and LETAS.”

There will be an opportunity for 20 WPGA members to compete in the event. In addition, 20 elite female amateurs will also compete.

Alison Nicholas MBE will be participating in both the Pro Am on 25th September and the 3 day event from 26th – 28th September.

Susanna Rendall, managing director of the family-owned Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, said: “We wish her luck in September and urge everyone to support the event – entry is free of charge.”

Situated on the Suffolk/Essex border, Stoke by Nayland has the experience of staging worldwide televised events, and is looking forward to gracing the international golf stage once more as the only UK destination on the 2013 LETAS schedule.

Rendall further commented: “We very much look forward to welcoming these talented golfers and to playing our part in helping to promote Women’s international golf.”