Sybase Classic

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Sybase Classic
Tournament information
Location Clifton, New Jersey, U.S.
Established 1990
Course(s) Upper Montclair Country Club
(2007-2009)
Par 72
Length 6,413 yards (5,864 m)
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Format Stroke play - 72 holes
Prize fund $2,000,000 in 2009
Month played May
Final year 2009
Tournament record score
Aggregate 270 Lorena Ochoa (2008)
To par –18 Lorena Ochoa (2008)
Final champion
South Korea Ji Young Oh (2009)

The Sybase Classic was a women's professional golf tournament on the LPGA Tour for twenty years, from 1990 to 2009. The event was originally known as the JAL Big Apple Classic, sponsored by Japan Airlines and presented by GOLF Magazine from 1990 through 2000. The software corporation Sybase began sponsoring the tournament in 2001, when it was renamed the Sybase Big Apple Classic. "Big Apple" was ultimately dropped from the name in 2007 when the tournament relocated from New York to New Jersey. The Sybase Classic was presented by Lincoln-Mercury from 2003 to 2006, and by the ShopRite supermarket corporation from 2007 to 2009. [1] From 1992 through 2006, ShopRite sponsored the ShopRite LPGA Classic in Atlantic City.

For its first seventeen years, the event was held at the Wykagyl Country Club in the Wykagyl section of New Rochelle, New York. In 2007 the venue was changed to the Upper Montclair Country Club in Clifton, New Jersey. The tournament was last played in 2009, as Sybase switched its sponsorship to the Sybase Match Play Championship in 2010, also played in New Jersey. ShopRite revived its sponsorship of the ShopRite LPGA Classic in Atlantic City in 2010.

Over the years, proceeds from the event went to benefit charities such as St. Joseph's Healthcare System, Inc. and the Boys & Girls Club of Clifton.

Tournament names through the years:

  • 1990-1998: JAL Big Apple Classic presented by GOLF Magazine
  • 1999-2000: Japan Airlines Big Apple Classic presented by GOLF Magazine
  • 2001-2002: Sybase Big Apple Classic presented by GOLF Magazine
  • 2003: Sybase Big Apple Classic presented by Lincoln Mercury
  • 2004-2006: Sybase Classic presented by Lincoln Mercury
  • 2007-2009: Sybase Classic presented by ShopRite

Winners[edit]

Year Dates Champion Country Score Tournament
Location
Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
2009 May 14-19 Ji Young Oh  South Korea 264 (-14) Upper Montclair Country Club 2,000,000 300,000
2008* May 15-18 Lorena Ochoa (3)  Mexico 206 (-10) Upper Montclair Country Club 2,000,000 300,000
2007 May 17-20 Lorena Ochoa (2)  Mexico 270 (-18) Upper Montclair Country Club 1,400,000 210,000
2006* May 18-21 Lorena Ochoa  Mexico 208 (-5) Wykagyl Country Club 1,300,000 195,000
2005 May 19-22 Paula Creamer  United States 278 (-6) Wykagyl Country Club 1,250,000 187,500
2004 May 20-23 Sherri Steinhauer  United States 272 (-12) Wykagyl Country Club 950,000 142,500
2003 Jul 17-20 Hee-Won Han  South Korea 273 (-11) Wykagyl Country Club 950,000 142,500
2002 Jul 25-28 Gloria Park  South Korea 270 (-14) Wykagyl Country Club 950,000 142,500
2001 Jul 19-22 Rosie Jones  United States 272 (-12) Wykagyl Country Club 950,000 142,500
2000* Jul 13-16 Annika Sörenstam (2)  Sweden 206 (-7) Wykagyl Country Club 900,000 135,000
1999 Jul 15-18 Sherri Steinhauer  United States 265 (-19) Wykagyl Country Club 850,000 127,500
1998 Jul 16-19 Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 279 (-9) Wykagyl Country Club 775,000 116,250
1997 Jul 17-20 Michele Redman  United States 272 (-12) Wykagyl Country Club 750,000 112,500
1996 Oct 3-5 Caroline Pierce  England 211 (-2) Wykagyl Country Club 725,000 108,750
1995 Jul 20-23 Tracy Kerdyk  United States 273 (-11) Wykagyl Country Club 700,000 105,000
1994 Jul 14-17 Beth Daniel  United States 276 (-8) Wykagyl Country Club 650,000 97,500
1993 Jul 15-18 Hiromi Kobayashi  Japan 278 (-6) Wykagyl Country Club 600,000 90,000
1992 Jul 16-19 Juli Inkster  United States 273 (-11) Wykagyl Country Club 500,000 75,000
1991 Jul 18-21 Betsy King (2)  United States 279 (-5) Wykagyl Country Club 500,000 75,000
1990 Aug 16-19 Betsy King  United States 273 (-15) Wykagyl Country Club 400,000 60,000

* The 2000, 2006 and 2008 tournaments were shortened to 54 holes because of rain.

Tournament record[edit]

Year Player Score Round Course
1990 Betsy King 63 (-9) 3rd Wykagyl Country Club
2002 Gloria Park 63 (-9) 3rd Wykagyl Country Club
2009 Helen Alfredsson 62 (-10) 1st Upper Montclair Country Club

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ShopeRite to be Presenting Sponsor of the Sybase Classic". LPGA.com. 2007-03-01. Retrieved 2008-05-13. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°50′53″N 74°10′30″W / 40.848°N 74.175°W / 40.848; -74.175