DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Some of the best golf you can see in the country is right here in the Wiregrass this week.

The LPGA Q series is in town and these women have a challenging week ahead competing to earn 2022 LPGA Tour status.

Seventy-four of the best female golfers in the world will compete in the finale of the LPGA Qualifying Series Tournament at Highland Oaks in Dothan.

“All the best players, all of whom were part of the national team, top five collegiate golfers, people who have been on the LPGA, LET, KLPGA, and all the other tours in the world and we’re just competing for 45 spots,” golfer Min-G Kim said. “That is the skill level.”

The Q Series started with 320 players in August and at the end of this week just 45 and ties will graduate to the LPGA Tour for the 2022 season.

This week is part of a two week tournament. Rounds one through four took place in Mobile last week.

“It could be a blessing or a curse, depending on how you look at it,” Kim said. “I choose to look at it as a blessing, because then you just know what you’ve got to work on. You’ve got eight rounds. If you have a bad round just brush it off you’ve got seven more rounds to go.”

Twenty-two countries are represented in the field playing at Highland Oaks this week.

This event marks the first time the LPGA has come to the Circle City.

Tournament Director Kathy Lawrence says choosing Dothan’s stop on the Robert Trent Jones Trail for the finale was an easy decision.

“When I came up I was hooked,” Lawrence said. “I liked the community. I like the hospitality we all receive. I like the practice facility.”

As exciting as it is for the golfers, Dothan’s Visitor’s Bureau is grateful events like this can put the Wiregrass on the map.

“This is a resume builder, if you will, for us to say we’ve hosted the best in the world,” President and CEO of Visit Dothan Aaron McCreight said. “Very few cities have that opportunity and we have it here.”

Highland Oaks has hosted several qualifying tournaments for men’s professional developmental tours including the Korn Ferry and Mackenzie Tours.

But Visit Dothan hopes this week will encourage the ladies’ tour to make Dothan a regular stop.

“We want to showcase to them what we’re capable of here, not only as a course and on the trail, but as a destination and as a city,” McCreight said.