Florida's Natural Charity Championship

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The Florida's Natural Charity Championship Hosted by Nancy Lopez was a golf tournament for professional female golfers that was part of the LPGA Tour from 1992 through 2006. For most of those years it was known as the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship. It was played annually at the Eagle's Landing Country Club in Stockbridge, Georgia.

The title sponsor from 1995 to 2005 was Chick-fil-A, a fast-food restaurant chain headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that specializes in chicken sandwiches. In 2006, Florida's Natural, a cooperative of Florida citrus growers took over title sponsorship.

It was announced in August 2006 that the tournament had been cancelled because of the lack of a sponsor for 2007.[1]

LPGA Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez was associated with the tournament as its official host. She presented the Nancy Lopez Award to the world's best female amateur golfer at a banquet held each year during the tournament week. It is unclear where the Nancy Lopez Award ceremony will now be held.

Tournament names through the years:

  • 1992: SEGA Women's Championship
  • 1993-1994: Atlanta Women's Championship
  • 1995-2005: Chick-fil-A Charity Championship
  • 2006: Florida's Natural Charity Championship Hosted by Nancy Lopez

The last tournament was held from April 17 through April 23, 2006.

Winners[edit]

Year Champion Country Score Purse Winner's
Share
2006 Sung Ah Yim  South Korea 272 (-16) $1,400,000 $210,000
2005 Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 265 (-23) $1,600,000 $240,000
2004 Jennifer Rosales  Philippines 274 (-14) $1,600,000 $240,000
2003 Se Ri Pak  South Korea 200 (-16) $1,350,000 $202,350
2002 Juli Inkster  United States 132 (-12) $1,250,000 $187,500
2001 Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 203 (-13) $1,200,000 $180,000
2000 Sophie Gustafson  Sweden 206 (-10) $900,000 $135,000
1999 Rachel Hetherington  Australia 204 (-12) $800,000 $120,000
1998 Liselotte Neumann  Sweden 202 (-14) $700,000 $105,000
1997 Nancy Lopez  United States 137 (-7) $550,000 $82,500
1996 Barb Mucha  United States 208 (-8) $550,000 $82,500
1995 Laura Davies  England 201 (-15) $500,000 $75,000
1994 Val Skinner  United States 206 (-10) $650,000 $97,500
1993 Trish Johnson  England 282 (-6) $600,000 $90,000
1992 Dottie Mochrie  United States 277 (-11) $600,000 $90,000

1997 and 2002 tournaments were shortened to 36 holes due to rain.

Tournament record[edit]

Year Player Score Round
1999 Barb Mucha 62 (-10) 2nd round

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