HSBC Brazil Cup

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HSBC LPGA Brasil Cup
Tournament information
Location Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Established 2009
Course(s) Itanhanga Golf Club
Par 73
Length 6,285 yards (5,747 m)
Tour(s) LPGA Tour (exhibition)
Format Stroke play - 36 holes
Prize fund $720,000
Final year 2012
Tournament record score
Aggregate 133 Pornanong Phatlum (2012)
To par –13 Pornanong Phatlum (2012)
Final champion
Thailand Pornanong Phatlum

The HSBC Brazil Cup was an international golf exhibition tournament, sanctioned by the LPGA Tour and first played in 2009. The tournament took place over two days and 36 holes at the Itanhanga Golf Club in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[1] The money earned did not count on the official LPGA money list, making the event an unofficial part of the LPGA Tour.

The field for the inaugural event in January 2009 included only 15 players: 14 LPGA Tour members and a Brazilian amateur.[2] In 2010, the field was expanded to 27 players, which included two amateurs, and was moved to late May.[3][4] The 2011 tournament included thirty players, all professionals.[5]

The tournament title sponsor was HSBC, the world's largest banking group, with headquarters in London.

Tournament names through the years:

  • 2009–12: HSBC LPGA Brasil Cup[5]

Winners[edit]

Year Dates Champion Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner-up Tournament
location
Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
2012 May 5–6 Thailand Pornanong Phatlum 66-67=133 –13 4 strokes Taiwan Amy Hung Itanhanga Golf Club, par 73 720,000 108,000
2011 May 28–29 Colombia Mariajo Uribe 69-66=135 –9 1 stroke Australia Lindsey Wright Itanhanga Golf Club, par 72 720,000 108,000
2010 May 29–30 United States Meaghan Francella 69-71=140 –6 Playoff 1 Colombia Mariajo Uribe Itanhanga Golf Club, par 73 700,000 105,000
2009 Jan 24–25 Scotland Catriona Matthew 69-69=138 –6 5 strokes United States Kristy McPherson Itanhanga Golf Club, par 72 500,000 100,000

1 Won on the sixth playoff hole.

Tournament record[edit]

Year Player Score Round
2011 Colombia Mariajo Uribe 66 (–6) 2nd

References[edit]

  1. ^ HSBC LPGA Brasil Cup 2009 is first-ever LPGA competition in Brazil - Announcement by LPGA - December 28, 2008
  2. ^ "Final results, 2009 HSBC LPGA Brasil Cup". LPGA. January 25, 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Final results, 2010 HSBC LPGA Brasil Cup". LPGA. May 30, 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2012. 
  4. ^ Wade, Stephen (April 30, 2010). "LPGA to stage exhibition event in Brazil in May". USA Today. 
  5. ^ a b "Final results, 2011 HSBC LPGA Brasil Cup". LPGA. May 29, 2011. Retrieved April 27, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 22°59′40″S 43°18′27″W / 22.9945°S 43.3075°W / -22.9945; -43.3075