ShopRite LPGA Classic
|Location||Galloway, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Course(s)||Stockton Seaview Golf Club,
|Length||6,150 yards (5,624 m)|
|Format||Stroke play - 54 holes|
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||196 Annika Sörenstam
|To par||–17 Annika Sörenstam
The ShopRite LPGA Classic, known in full for sponsorship reasons as The ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer, is a women's professional golf tournament on the LPGA Tour, held near Atlantic City, New Jersey. It took place annually from 1986 through 2006 and returned to the tour schedule in 2010 at a new venue, the Bay Course at the Dolce Seaview Resort, with a prize fund of $1.5 million. Purchased in September 2010, the resort is now known as Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club.
From 1986 through 2006, the tournament was played at two different course near Atlantic City, with the first two and last nine years played on the Bay Course of the Seaview Marriott Resort. It was a 54-hole tournament played over three days, except for 1990 when it was a four-day, 72-hole event. For a decade (1988-97), the event was played at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point, known as Sands Country Club until 1991.
The tournament was originally known as the Atlantic City LPGA Classic. Its name was changed in 1992 to the ShopRite LPGA Classic when Wakefern Food Corporation took over as the sponsor. Starting in the 2007 season, the LPGA decided to use the traditional ShopRite Classic dates in early June for a new tournament, the Ginn Tribute Hosted by Annika. After being unable to agree with the LPGA on new dates, the owners decided to end the tournmament. ShopRite retained a presence on the LPGA Tour in 2007 as the presenting sponsor of the Sybase Classic. Under new leadership in 2009, the LPGA Tour announced that the ShopRite LPGA Classic would return to the schedule in 2010, as a three-day tournament to be played at the same course. The resort on which the course sits was renamed the Dolce Seaview Resort in 2009 after Dolce Hotels took over management from Marriott. Following the purchase by the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey for $20 million in September 2010, it was renamed the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club.
- 1986–1987: Atlantic City LPGA Classic
- 1988–1991: Atlantic City Classic
- 1992–2012: ShopRite LPGA Classic (not held 2007–09)
- 2013: ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer
|Tournament location||Purse ($)||Winner's
|ShopRite LPGA Classic|
|2013||May 31–Jun 2||Karrie Webb||Australia||72-69-68=209||–4||2 strokes||Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club||1,500,000||225,000|
|2012||Jun 1–3||Stacy Lewis||United States||65-65-71=201||–12||4 strokes||Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club||1,500,000||225,000|
|2011||Jun 3–5||Brittany Lincicome||United States||72-64-66=202||−11||1 stroke||Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club||1,500,000||225,000|
|2010||Jun 18–20||Ai Miyazato||Japan||66-67-64=197||−16||2 strokes||Dolce Seaview Resort||1,500,000||225,000|
|2007-2009 - not scheduled|
|2006||Jun 2–4||Seon Hwa Lee||South Korea||65-69-63=197||−16||3 strokes||Seaview Marriott Resort||1,500,000||225,000|
|2005||Jun 3–5||Annika Sörenstam (3)||Sweden||67-65-64=196||−17||4 strokes||Seaview Marriott Resort||1,300,000||195,000|
|2004||Jun 18–20||Cristie Kerr||United States||66-68-68=202||−11||1 stroke||Seaview Marriott Resort||1,300,000||195,000|
|2003||Jun 27–29||Angela Stanford||United States||65-67-65=197||−16||3 strokes||Seaview Marriott Resort||1,300,000||195,000|
|2002||Jun 28–30||Annika Sörenstam (2)||Sweden||68-67-66=201||−12||3 strokes||Seaview Marriott Resort||1,200,000||180,000|
|2001||Jun 29 – Jul 1||Betsy King (3)||United States||65-69-67=201||−12||2 strokes||Seaview Marriott Resort||1,200,000||180,000|
|2000||Jun 30 – Jul 2||Janice Moodie||Scotland||66-68-69=203||−10||2 strokes||Seaview Marriott Resort||1,100,000||165,000|
|1999||Jun 18-20||Se Ri Pak||South Korea||63-69-66=198||−15||2 strokes||Seaview Marriott Resort||1,000,000||150,000|
|1998||Jun 26-28||Annika Sörenstam||Sweden||66-65-65=196||−17||4 strokes||Seaview Marriott Resort||1,000,000||150,000|
|1997||Jun 27-29||Michelle McGann||United States||72-65-64=201||−12||3 strokes||Greate Bay Resort & Country Club||900,000||135,000|
|1996||Jun 28-30||Dottie Pepper||United States||67-66-69=202||−11||4 strokes||Greate Bay Resort & Country Club||750,000||112,500|
|1995||Jun 23-25||Betsy King (2)||United States||66-71-67=204||−9||2 strokes||Greate Bay Resort & Country Club||650,000||97,500|
|1994||Jun 24-26||Donna Andrews||United States||67-66-74=207||−6||2 strokes||Greate Bay Resort & Country Club||500,000||75,000|
|1993||Jun 25-27||Shelley Hamlin||United States||67-67-70=204||−9||2 strokes||Greate Bay Resort & Country Club||450,000||67,500|
|1992||Jun 12-14||Anne Marie Palli||France||69-69-69=207||−7||Playoff ||Greate Bay Resort & Country Club||400,000||60,000|
|Atlantic City Classic|
|1991||Jun 7-9||Jane Geddes||United States||71-68-69=208||−5||1 stroke||Greate Bay Resort & Country Club||300,000||45,000|
|1990||Jun 14-17||Christa Johnson||United States||69-67-69-70=275||−5||2 strokes||Sands Country Club||300,000||45,000|
|1989||Jul 28-30||Nancy Lopez||United States||67-70-69=206||−4||1 stroke||Sands Country Club||225,000||33,750|
|1988||Aug 19-21||Juli Inkster (2)||United States||72-69-65=206||−7||Playoff ||Sands Country Club||225,000||33,750|
|Atlantic City LPGA Classic|
|1987||Aug 21-23||Betsy King||United States||70-71-66=207||−6||3 strokes||Marriott Seaview Country Club & Resort||225,000||33,750|
|1986||Aug 22-24||Juli Inkster||United States||67-71-71=209||−4||3 strokes||Marriott Seaview Country Club & Resort||225,000||33,750|
|2005||Laura Davies||62 (−9)||2nd||Seaview Marriott Resort, Bay Course, par 71|
|2005||Jimin Kang||62 (−9)||3rd||Seaview Marriott Resort, Bay Course, par 71|
- "Acer Announced as ShopRite LPGA Presenting Sponsor". LPGA. January 8, 2013. Retrieved January 9, 2013.
- ShopRite LPGA Classic back in 2010
- "Greate Bay Golf & Country Club". At the Point (blog). Retrieved June 1, 2012.
- "ShopRight LPGA Classic History". Retrieved November 18, 2006.
- Canavan, Tom. "ShopRite Classic folds after schedule dispute with LPGA". Associated Press. Archived from the original on November 11, 2006. Retrieved November 18, 2006.
- "Dolce to manage historic resort Seaview". HotelWorld Network. April 29, 2009. Retrieved June 15, 2010.
- "Stockton College closes $20 million Seaview purchase". pressofatlanticcity.com. September 1, 2010. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
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- "Golf courses". stocktonseaview.com. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
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- Official website
- Coverage on LPGA Tour's official site
- Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club
- Greate Bay Country Club