2008 LPGA Championship

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2008 LPGA Championship
Tournament information
Dates June 5–8, 2008
Location Havre de Grace, Maryland
Course(s) Bulle Rock Golf Course
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Format Stroke play - 72 holes
Statistics
Par 72
Length 6,641 yards (6,073 m)
Field 150 players, 81 after cut
Cut 144 (Even)
Prize fund $2.0 million
Winner's share $300,000
Champion
Taiwan Yani Tseng
276 (−12), playoff
Havre de Grace  is located in the US
Havre de Grace 
Havre de Grace 
Location in the United States
Bulle Rock  Golf Course is located in Maryland
Bulle Rock  Golf Course
Bulle Rock  
Golf Course
Location in Maryland

The 2008 LPGA Championship was the 54th LPGA Championship, played June 5–8 at Bulle Rock Golf Course in Havre de Grace, Maryland. This was the second of four major championships on the LPGA Tour in 2008.

The champion was tour rookie Yani Tseng, age 19, with a playoff victory over Maria Hjorth. The two finished regulation play at 276 (−12), one stroke ahead of Annika Sörenstam and Lorena Ochoa. Tseng birdied the fourth extra hole for her first career win on the LPGA Tour and became the first rookie to win a major in a decade.[1]

This championship was played at Bulle Rock for five consecutive seasons, 2005 through 2009.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 2003, 2004, 2005 70 68 68 71 277 −11 T3
Karrie Webb  Australia 2001 71 71 69 73 284 −4 T29
Suzann Pettersen  Norway 2007 71 68 74 72 221 −3 T34
Se Ri Pak  South Korea 1998, 2002, 2006 72 74 74 74 287 −1 T46

Source:[2]

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Laura Davies  England 1994, 1996 75 75 149 +5
Meg Mallon  United States 1991 76 74 150 +6

Source:[2]

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Place Player Nation Score To par Money ($)
1 Yani Tseng  Taiwan 73-70-65-68=276 −12 300,000
2 Maria Hjorth  Sweden 68-72-65-71=276 180,180
T3 Lorena Ochoa  Mexico 69-65-72-71=277 −11 115,911
Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 70-68-68-71=277
5 Laura Diaz  United States 71-68-69-70=278 −10 81,385
T6 Shi Hyun Ahn  South Korea 73-69-69-69=280 −8 53,763
Irene Cho  United States 72-68-69-71=280
Kelli Kuehne  United States 69-70-71-70=280
Morgan Pressel  United States 73-69-70-68=280
T10 Nicole Castrale  United States 68-72-71-70=281 −7 31,938
Paula Creamer  United States 71-70-71-69=281
Jimin Jeong  South Korea 73-68-69-71=281
Cristie Kerr  United States 71-70-71-69=281
Mi Hyun Kim  South Korea 72-70-71-68=281
Candie Kung  United States 70-72-70-69=281
Seon Hwa Lee  South Korea 73-71-70-67=281
Giulia Sergas  Italy 71-71-69-70=281

Source:[2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tseng becomes first rookie in 10 years to win major title". Tuscaloosa News. (Alabama). Associated Press. June 9, 2008. p. 4C. 
  2. ^ a b c "KPMG Women's PGA Championship (LPGA Championship)". LPGA. 2008. Retrieved July 21, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Scoreboard: LPGA Championship". The Press Democrat. (Santa Rosa, California). June 9, 2008. p. C4. 
  4. ^ "Wegmans LPGA Championship: 2008 results". LPGA. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2008 Kraft Nabisco Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
2008 U.S. Women's Open

Coordinates: 39°32′31″N 76°07′59″W / 39.542°N 76.133°W / 39.542; -76.133