ShopRite LPGA Classic

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ShopRite LPGA Classic
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Tournament information
Location Galloway, New Jersey, U.S.
Established 1986
Course(s) Stockton Seaview Golf Club,
Bay Course
Par 71
Length 6,150 yards (5,624 m)
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Format Stroke play - 54 holes
Prize fund $1,500,000
Month played June
Tournament record score
Aggregate 196 Annika Sörenstam
(1998), (2005)
To par −17 Annika Sörenstam
(1998), (2005)
Current champion
United States Stacy Lewis

The ShopRite LPGA Classic, known in full for sponsorship reasons as The ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer,[1] is a women's professional golf tournament on the LPGA Tour, held near Atlantic City, New Jersey. It took place annually from 1986 through 2006 and returned to the tour schedule in 2010 at a new venue,[2] the Bay Course at the Dolce Seaview Resort, with a prize fund of $1.5 million. Purchased in September 2010, the resort is now known as Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club.

History[edit]

From 1986 through 2006, the tournament was played at two different course near Atlantic City, with the first two and last nine years played on the Bay Course of the Seaview Marriott Resort. It was a 54-hole tournament played over three days, except for 1990 when it was a four-day, 72-hole event. For a decade (1988-97), the event was played at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point, known as Sands Country Club until 1991.[3]

The tournament was originally known as the Atlantic City LPGA Classic. Its name was changed in 1992 to the ShopRite LPGA Classic when Wakefern Food Corporation took over as the sponsor.[4] Starting in the 2007 season, the LPGA decided to use the traditional ShopRite Classic dates in early June for a new tournament, the Ginn Tribute Hosted by Annika. After being unable to agree with the LPGA on new dates, the owners decided to end the tournmament.[5] ShopRite retained a presence on the LPGA Tour in 2007 as the presenting sponsor of the Sybase Classic. Under new leadership in 2009, the LPGA Tour announced that the ShopRite LPGA Classic would return to the schedule in 2010, as a three-day tournament to be played at the same course. The resort on which the course sits was renamed the Dolce Seaview Resort in 2009 after Dolce Hotels took over management from Marriott.[6] Following the purchase by the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey for $20 million in September 2010, it was renamed the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club.[7]

In 2013, Acer, a Taiwanese computer hardware and electronics company, was added as a presenting sponsor.[1]

Multiple winners of the event are Betsy King (1987, 1995, 2001), Annika Sörenstam (1998, 2002, 2005), and Juli Inkster (1986, 1988). There have been two playoffs, in 1988[8] and 1992.[9]

Tournament names[edit]

  • 1986–1987: Atlantic City LPGA Classic
  • 1988–1991: Atlantic City Classic
  • 1992–2012: ShopRite LPGA Classic (not held 2007–09)
  • 2013-present: ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer

Golf course[edit]

The Bay Course was designed in 1914 by Donald Ross and hosted the 1942 PGA Championship, the first major championship won by Sam Snead.[10]

Winners[edit]

Year Dates Champion Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Tournament location Purse ($) Winner's
share
ShopRite LPGA Classic
2014 May 30 – Jun 1 Stacy Lewis  United States 67-63-67=197 −16 6 strokes Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club 1,500,000 225,000
2013 May 31 – Jun 2 Karrie Webb  Australia 72-69-68=209 −4 2 strokes Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club 1,500,000 225,000
2012 Jun 1–3 Stacy Lewis  United States 65-65-71=201 −12 4 strokes Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club 1,500,000 225,000
2011 Jun 3–5 Brittany Lincicome  United States 72-64-66=202 −11 1 stroke Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club 1,500,000 225,000
2010 Jun 18–20 Ai Miyazato  Japan 66-67-64=197 −16 2 strokes Dolce Seaview Resort 1,500,000 225,000
2007-2009 - not scheduled
2006 Jun 2–4 Seon Hwa Lee  South Korea 65-69-63=197 −16 3 strokes Seaview Marriott Resort 1,500,000 225,000
2005 Jun 3–5 Annika Sörenstam (3)  Sweden 67-65-64=196 −17 4 strokes Seaview Marriott Resort 1,300,000 195,000
2004 Jun 18–20 Cristie Kerr  United States 66-68-68=202 −11 1 stroke Seaview Marriott Resort 1,300,000 195,000
2003 Jun 27–29 Angela Stanford  United States 65-67-65=197 −16 3 strokes Seaview Marriott Resort 1,300,000 195,000
2002 Jun 28–30 Annika Sörenstam (2)  Sweden 68-67-66=201 −12 3 strokes Seaview Marriott Resort 1,200,000 180,000
2001 Jun 29 – Jul 1 Betsy King (3)  United States 65-69-67=201 −12 2 strokes Seaview Marriott Resort 1,200,000 180,000
2000 Jun 30 – Jul 2 Janice Moodie  Scotland 66-68-69=203 −10 2 strokes Seaview Marriott Resort 1,100,000 165,000
1999 Jun 18-20 Se Ri Pak  South Korea 63-69-66=198 −15 2 strokes Seaview Marriott Resort 1,000,000 150,000
1998 Jun 26-28 Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 66-65-65=196 −17 4 strokes Seaview Marriott Resort 1,000,000 150,000
1997 Jun 27-29 Michelle McGann  United States 72-65-64=201 −12 3 strokes Greate Bay Resort & Country Club 900,000 135,000
1996 Jun 28-30 Dottie Pepper  United States 67-66-69=202 −11 4 strokes Greate Bay Resort & Country Club 750,000 112,500
1995 Jun 23-25 Betsy King (2)  United States 66-71-67=204 −9 2 strokes Greate Bay Resort & Country Club 650,000 97,500
1994 Jun 24-26 Donna Andrews  United States 67-66-74=207 −6 2 strokes Greate Bay Resort & Country Club 500,000 75,000
1993 Jun 25-27 Shelley Hamlin  United States 67-67-70=204 −9 2 strokes Greate Bay Resort & Country Club 450,000 67,500
1992 Jun 12-14 Anne Marie Palli  France 69-69-69=207 −7 Playoff [9] Greate Bay Resort & Country Club 400,000 60,000
Atlantic City Classic
1991 Jun 7-9 Jane Geddes  United States 71-68-69=208 −5 1 stroke Greate Bay Resort & Country Club 300,000 45,000
1990 Jun 14-17 Christa Johnson  United States 69-67-69-70=275 −5 2 strokes Sands Country Club 300,000 45,000
1989 Jul 28-30 Nancy Lopez  United States 67-70-69=206 −4 1 stroke Sands Country Club 225,000 33,750
1988 Aug 19-21 Juli Inkster (2)  United States 72-69-65=206 −7 Playoff [8] Sands Country Club 225,000 33,750
Atlantic City LPGA Classic
1987 Aug 21-23 Betsy King  United States 70-71-66=207 −6 3 strokes Marriott Seaview Country Club & Resort 225,000 33,750
1986 Aug 22-24 Juli Inkster  United States 67-71-71=209 −4 3 strokes Marriott Seaview Country Club & Resort 225,000 33,750

Source:[11]

Tournament record[edit]

Year Player Score Round Course
2005 Laura Davies 62 (−9) 2nd Seaview Marriott Resort, Bay Course
2005 Jimin Kang 62 (−9) 3rd Seaview Marriott Resort, Bay Course
2014 Jennifer Johnson 62 (−9) 1st Stockton Seaview Golf Club, Bay Course

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Acer Announced as ShopRite LPGA Presenting Sponsor". LPGA. January 8, 2013. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ ShopRite LPGA Classic back in 2010
  3. ^ "Greate Bay Golf & Country Club". At the Point (blog). Retrieved June 1, 2012. 
  4. ^ "ShopRight LPGA Classic History". Retrieved November 18, 2006. 
  5. ^ Canavan, Tom. "ShopRite Classic folds after schedule dispute with LPGA". Associated Press. Archived from the original on November 11, 2006. Retrieved November 18, 2006. 
  6. ^ "Dolce to manage historic resort Seaview". HotelWorld Network. April 29, 2009. Retrieved June 15, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Stockton College closes $20 million Seaview purchase". pressofatlanticcity.com. September 1, 2010. Retrieved April 26, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b White, Gordon S., Jr. (August 22, 1988). "Golf: Inkster triumphs after trailing by 10". The New York Times. Retrieved June 1, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Palli ends nine-year drought at ShopRite". Boca Raton News. Associated Press. June 15, 1992. p. 6C. 
  10. ^ "Golf courses". stocktonseaview.com. Retrieved April 26, 2012. 
  11. ^ "ShopRite LPGA Classic: past winners". LPGA. Retrieved June 1, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°26′53″N 74°28′23″W / 39.448°N 74.473°W / 39.448; -74.473