SemGroup Championship

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The SemGroup Championship was a golf tournament for professional female golfers that was part of the LPGA Tour. It was played annually from 2001 to 2008 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The tournament was originally known as the Williams Championship, with the Williams Companies as the title sponsor. John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts was the title sponsor from 2003 to 2006. In 2007, SemGroup, a Tulsa-based firm providing diversified services for end users and consumers of energy products, took over as the title sponsor. SemGroup filed for bankruptcy protection in July 2008; in November 2008, the LPGA and tournament managers announced that they had been unable to find a replacement sponsor, and that the 2009 tournament would be cancelled.[1]

Tournament names through the years:

  • 2001-2002: Williams Championship
  • 2003: John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic
  • 2004: John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic presented by Ford
  • 2005-2006: John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic
  • 2007-2008: SemGroup Championship Presented by John Q. Hammons

Winners[edit]

Year Dates Champion Country Score Tournament
Location
Purse Winner's
Share
2008* May 1-4 Paula Creamer  United States 282 (-2) Cedar Ridge Country Club $1,800,000 $270,000
2007* May 4-6 Mi Hyun Kim  South Korea 210 (-3) Cedar Ridge Country Club $1,400,000 $195,000
2006 Sep 8-10 Cristie Kerr  United States 199 (-14) Cedar Ridge Country Club $1,000,000 $150,000
2005 Sep 16-18 Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 208 (-5) Cedar Ridge Country Club $1,000,000 $150,000
2004 Sep 10-12 Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 204 (-9) Cedar Ridge Country Club $1,000,000 $150,000
2003 Sep 5-7 Karrie Webb  Australia 200 (-10) Tulsa Country Club $1,000,000 $150,000
2002 Sep 6-8 Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 199 (-11) Tulsa Country Club $1,000,000 $150,000
2001 Sep 7-9 Gloria Park  South Korea 201 (-9) Tulsa Country Club $1,000,000 $150,000

* Championship won in sudden-death playoff.

Tournament record[edit]

Year Player Score Round Course
2001 Donna Andrews 62 (-8) 2nd round Tulsa Country Club, par 70
2006 Cristie Kerr 61 (-10) 2nd round Cedar Ridge Country Club, par 71

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jimmie Tramel, "Lack of sponsor ends LPGA tourney's run," Tulsa World, November 19, 2008.

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