Wegmans LPGA

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This article is about the women's golf tournament played from 1976 to 2009 on the LPGA Tour. For the "Wegmans LPGA Championship," a major championship, see LPGA Championship.
"Rochester International" redirects here. For the airport, see Rochester International Airport.
Wegmans LPGA
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Tournament information
Location Pittsford, New York, U.S.
Established 1977
Course(s) Locust Hill Country Club
Par 72
Length 6,365 yards (5,820 m)
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Format Stroke play - 72 holes
Prize fund $2,000,000
Month played June
Final year 2009
Tournament record score
Aggregate 269 Patty Sheehan (1992)
To par –19 Patty Sheehan (1992)
Final champion
South Korea Jiyai Shin

Wegmans LPGA was women's professional golf tournament on the LPGA Tour. It was played from 1977 to 2009 at the Locust Hill Country Club in Pittsford, New York.

History[edit]

The tournament was originally known as the Bankers Trust Classic, a 54-hole event. From 1979 to 1981, Sarah Coventry took over sponsorship of the tournament, changed its title and extended it to 72 holes. While the tournament was The Sarah Coventry, the tournament didn't recognize the Bankers Trust as part of the tournament's history.[1] Today it does[2] and The Sarah Coventry prior to 1979 was held in Florida and California is regarded as the separate tournament. Nancy Lopez won the tournament for a third time at age 24 in 1981, with Locust Hill set as a par-73 at 6,155 yards (5,628 m).[3] Wegmans Food Markets took over as the title sponsor in 1998.

Working with the Monroe County Rotary Clubs, tournament proceeds are donated to support local summer camps for disabled children. Through 2005, more than $6.6 million had been raised for these charities through the Wegmans LPGA Tournament.

In 2010, the tournament was replaced by the LPGA Championship, a major championship. Wegmans served as presenting sponsor instead of Coca-Cola in 2010, as ownership of the championship reverted from McDonald's back to the LPGA. Wegmans took over as title sponsor in 2011, with the regular (non-major) tour stop continuing on hiatus, at least through 2014.

Tournament names[edit]

  • 1977–1978: Bankers Trust Classic
  • 1979–1981: The Sarah Coventry
  • 1982–1997: Rochester International
  • 1998–2001: Wegmans Rochester International
  • 2002–2005: Wegmans Rochester LPGA
  • 2006–2009: Wegmans LPGA

Winners[edit]

Year Dates Champion Country Score To par Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
2009 Jun 25–28 Jiyai Shin  South Korea 271 –17 2,000,000 300,000
2008 Jun 19–22 Eun-Hee Ji  South Korea 272 –16 2,000,000 300,000
2007* Jun 21–24 Lorena Ochoa (2)  Mexico 280 –8 1,800,000 270,000
2006 Jun 22–25 Jeong Jang  South Korea 275 –13 1,800,000 270,000
2005 Jun 16–19 Lorena Ochoa  Mexico 273 –15 1,400,000 225,000
2004 Jun 24–27 Kim Saiki  United States 274 –14 1,400,000 225,000
2003 Jun 19–22 Rachel Teske  Australia 277 –11 1,200,000 180,000
2002 Jun 20–23 Karrie Webb (2)  Australia 276 –12 1,200,000 180,000
2001 Jun 7–10 Laura Davies  England 279 –9 1,000,000 150,000
2000 Jun 8–11 Meg Mallon  United States 280 –8 1,000,000 150,000
1999 Jun 10–13 Karrie Webb  Australia 280 –8 1,000,000 150,000
1998 May 28–31 Rosie Jones (2)  United States 279 –9 700,000 105,000
1997 Jun 19–22 Penny Hammel  United States 279 –9 600,000 90,000
1996 Jun 20–23 Dottie Pepper  United States 206 –10 600,000 90,000
1995 Jun 15–18 Patty Sheehan (4)  United States 278 –10 550,000 82,500
1994 Jun 16–19 Lisa Kiggens  United States 273 –15 500,000 75,000
1993 Jun 17–20 Tammie Green  United States 276 –12 500,000 75,000
1992 Jun 25–28 Patty Sheehan  United States 269 –19 400,000 60,000
1991 May 30–Jun 2 Rosie Jones  United States 276 –12 400,000 60,000
1990 Jun 21–24 Patty Sheehan  United States 271 –17 400,000 60,000
1989* Jun 1–4 Patty Sheehan  United States 278 –10 300,000 45,000
1988* Jun 9–12 Mei-Chi Cheng  Taiwan 287 –1 300,000 45,000
1987 Jun 25–28 Deb Richard  United States 280 –8 300,000 45,000
1986 Jun 19–22 Judy Dickinson  United States 281 –7 255,000 38,250
1985 Jun 13–16 Pat Bradley (2)  United States 280 –8 255,000 38,250
1984* Jul 19–22 Kathy Whitworth  United States 281 –7 200,000 30,000
1983* Jun 23–26 Ayako Okamoto  Japan 282 –6 200,000 30,000
1982 Jun 24–27 Sandra Haynie  United States 276 –12 200,000 30,000
1981 Jun 25–28 Nancy Lopez (3)  United States 285 –7 125,000 18,750
1980 Jun 26–29 Nancy Lopez (2)  United States 283 –9 125,000 18,750
1979 Jun 14–17 Jane Blalock  United States 280 –12 100,000 15,000
1978 Jun 16–18 Nancy Lopez  United States 214 –5 75,000 11,250
1977 Jul 8–10 Pat Bradley  United States 213 –6 75,000 11,000

*Championship won in sudden-death playoff.

Tournament record[edit]

Year Player Score Round
1992 Patty Sheehan 63 (–9) 3rd
1993 Tammie Green 63 (–9) 3rd

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lopez passes up Locust Hills event; Young is favorite". Rome News-Tribune (Rome, GA). Associated Press. June 14, 1979. p. 5B. 
  2. ^ Tournament history
  3. ^ "Lopez-Melton victor in Sarah Coventry golf". Bangor Daily News. Associated Press. June 29, 1981. p. 18. 

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