LPGA Corning Classic

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LPGA Corning Classic
Tournament information
Location Corning, New York
Established 1979
Course(s) Corning Country Club
Par 72
Length 6,223 yards
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund $1,500,000 (2009)
Final year 2009
Tournament record score
Aggregate 264 Juli Inkster (2003)
To par -24 Juli Inkster (2003)
Final champion
Taiwan Yani Tseng

The LPGA Corning Classic was an annual golf tournament for professional female golfers on the LPGA Tour. It took place every year from 1979 through 2009 at the Corning Country Club in Corning, New York.

It was one of the longest running tournaments on the LPGA Tour and the longest with a single sponsor. The title sponsor since the beginning was Corning Incorporated, an American manufacturer of glass, ceramics and related materials, primarily for industrial and scientific applications.

Production and operation of the tournament was a large community effort by the citizens of Corning. As with most tournaments on the LPGA Tour, proceeds went to charity.[1] Beneficiaries of the Corning Classic were local hospitals and camps for disabled children. Net charitable proceeds since 1979 exceeded $5 million.

On April 20, 2009, the Classic's title sponsor, Corning Incorporated, announced it would not be able to sponsor the tournament after the 2009 tournament. The tournament's executives confirmed that efforts to secure additional sponsors had been unsuccessful and that the tournament would not continue after 2009.

Tournament names through the years:

  • 1979-1983: Corning Classic
  • 1984-2009: LPGA Corning Classic

Winners[edit]

Year Dates Champion Country Score Purse Winner's
Share
2009 May 21–24 Yani Tseng  Taiwan 267 (-21) $1,500,000 $225,000
2008* May 22–25 Leta Lindley  United States 277 (-11) $1,500,000 $225,000
2007 May 24–27 Young Kim  South Korea 268 (-20) $1,300,000 $195,000
2006* May 25–28 Hee-Won Han  South Korea 273 (-15) $1,200,000 $180,000
2005 May 26–29 Jimin Kang  South Korea 273 (-15) $1,100,000 $165,000
2004 May 27–30 Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 270 (-18) $1,000,000 $150,000
2003 May 22–25 Juli Inkster  United States 264 (-24) $1,000,000 $150,000
2002 May 23–26 Laura Diaz  United States 274 (-14) $1,000,000 $150,000
2001 May 24–27 Carin Koch  Sweden 270 (-18) $900,000 $135,000
2000* May 25–28 Betsy King  United States 276 (-12 $800,000 $120,000
1999 May 27–30 Kelli Kuehne  United States 278 (-10) $750,000 $112,500
1998 May 21–24 Tammie Green  United States 268 (-20) $700,000 $105,000
1997* May 22–25 Rosie Jones  United States 277 (-11) $650,000 $97,500
1996 May 23–26 Rosie Jones  United States 276 (-12) $600,000 $90,000
1995 May 25–28 Alison Nicholas  England 275 (-13) $550,000 $82,500
1994 May 26–29 Beth Daniel  United States 278 (-10) $500,000 $75,000
1993* May 27–30 Kelly Robbins  United States 277 (-11) $500,000 $75,000
1992 May 21–24 Colleen Walker  United States 276 (-12) $450,000 $67,500
1991 May 23–26 Betsy King  United States 273 (-15) $400,000 $60,000
1990 May 24–27 Pat Bradley  United States 274 (-10) $350,000 $52,500
1989 May 25–28 Ayako Okamoto  Japan 272 (-12) $325,000 $48,750
1988 May 26–29 Sherri Turner  United States 273 (-15) $325,000 $48,750
1987 May 28–31 Cindy Rarick  United States 275 (-13) $275,000 $41,250
1986 May 22–25 Laurie Rinker  United States 278 (-10) $250,000 $37,500
1985 May 23–36 Patti Rizzo  United States 272 (-16) $250,000 $37,500
1984 May 24–27 JoAnne Carner  United States 281 (-7) $150,000 $22,500
1983 May 26–29 Patty Sheehan  United States 272 (-16) $150,000 $22,500
1982* May 27–30 Sandra Spuzich  United States 280 (-8) $200,000 $30,000
1981 May 21–24 Kathy Hite  United States 282 (-6) $125,000 $18,750
1980 May 22–25 Donna Caponi  United States 281 (-7) $125,000 $18,750
1979 May 24–27 Penny Pulz  Australia 281 (-7) $100,000 $15,000

* Championship won in sudden-death playoff.

Tournament record[edit]

Year Player Score Round
2003 Juli Inkster 62 (-10) 4th round
2009 Yani Tseng 62 (-10) 3rd round
2009 Mika Miyazato 62 (-10) 3rd round

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