CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge

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CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge
Tournament information
Location Danville, California, U.S.
Established 1996
Course(s) Blackhawk Country Club
Par 72
Length 6,185 yards (5,656 m)
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Format Stroke play - 72 holes
Prize fund $1,100,000
Month played October
Final year 2010
Tournament record score
Aggregate 268 Sophie Gustafson (2009)
To par -20 Sophie Gustafson (2009)
Final champion
Spain Beatriz Recari

The CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenges was a 72-hole golf tournament for professional female golfers that was part of the LPGA Tour from 1996 through 2010. It was played at various sites in Northern California and was managed by the Bruno Event Team. In 2006 the tournament moved to its last location at the Blackhawk Country Club in Danville.

In 1996 the tournament was known as the Twelve Bridges LPGA Classic. Between 1997 and 2008 the title sponsor was Longs Drugs, a drugstore chain headquartered in Walnut Creek and the tournament was known as the Longs Drugs Challenge. In October 2008, CVS/pharmacy completed its purchase of the Longs chain and took over the sponsorship of the tournament, renamed the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge for 2009. CVS sponsored the tournament for two years before dropping its support; the final year was 2010.

Tournament names through the years:

  • 1996: Twelve Bridges LPGA Classic
  • 1997–2008: Longs Drugs Challenge
  • 2009–2010: CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge

Winners[edit]

Year Dates Champion Country Score To par Venue Purse
($)
Winner's
share
2010 Oct 14–17 Beatriz Recari  Spain 274 −14 Blackhawk Country Club 1,100,000 165,000
2009 Sep 24–27 Sophie Gustafson  Sweden 268 −20 Blackhawk Country Club 1,100,000 165,000
2008 Oct 9–12 In-Kyung Kim  South Korea 278 −10 Blackhawk Country Club 1,200,000 180,000
2007 Oct 4–7 Suzann Pettersen  Norway 277 −11 Blackhawk Country Club 1,100,000 160,000
2006 Sep 21–24 Karrie Webb  Australia 273 −15 Blackhawk Country Club 1,100,000 160,000
2005 Oct 6–9 Nicole Perrot  Chile 270 −14 The Ridge Golf Club 1,000,000 150,000
2004 Sep 23–26 Christina Kim  United States 266 −18 The Ridge Golf Club 1,000,000 150,000
2003 Oct 2–5 Helen Alfredsson  Sweden 275 −13 Lincoln Hills Club 1,000,000 150,000
2002 Apr 18–21 Cristie Kerr  United States 280 −8 Twelve Bridges Club 900,000 135,000
2001 Apr 19–22 Se Ri Pak  South Korea 2081 −8 Twelve Bridges Club 800,000 120,000
2000 Apr 13–16 Juli Inkster (2)  United States 275 −13 Twelve Bridges Club 700,000 105,000
1999 Apr 1–4 Juli Inkster  United States 280 −8 Twelve Bridges Club 600,000 90,000
1998 Apr 1–5 Donna Andrews  United States 278 −10 Twelve Bridges Club 600,000 90,000
1997 Apr 3–6 Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 285 −3 Twelve Bridges Club 500,000 75,000
1996 Apr 4–7 Kelly Robbins  United States 273 −11 Twelve Bridges Club 500,000 75,000

1 Shortened to 54 holes due to rain.

Tournament record[edit]

Year Player Score Round Course
2003 Se Ri Pak 64 (−8) 2nd round Lincoln Hills Club, par 72
2004 Anna Acker-Macoscko 60 (−11) 4th round The Ridge Golf Club, par 71
2010 Brittany Lincicome 61 (−11) 1st round Blackhawk Country Club, par 72

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