2008 LPGA Championship

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2008 LPGA Championship
Tournament information
DatesJune 5–8, 2008
LocationHavre de Grace, Maryland
Course(s)Bulle Rock Golf Course
Tour(s)LPGA Tour
FormatStroke play - 72 holes
Statistics
Par72
Length6,641 yards (6,073 m)
Field150 players, 81 after cut
Cut144 (Even)
Prize fund$2.0 million
Winner's share$300,000
Champion
Taiwan Yani Tseng
276 (−12), playoff
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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]

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, June 5 2008

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Emily Bastel  United States 66 −6
Lorie Kane  Canada
3 Lindsey Wright  Australia 67 −5
T4 Marisa Baena  Colombia 68 −4
Nicole Castrale  United States
Rachel Hetherington  United States
Maria Hjorth  Sweden
Jin-joo Hong  South Korea
T9 Hye Jung Choi  South Korea 69 −3
Wendy Doolan  Australia
Hee-won Han  South Korea
Soo-yun Kang  South Korea
Young Kim  South Korea
Kelli Kuehne  United States
Lorena Ochoa  Mexico
Ji-young Oh  South Korea
Inbee Park  South Korea

Second round[edit]

Friday, June 6 2008

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Lorena Ochoa  Mexico 69-65=134 −10
2 Lindsey Wright  Australia 67-68=135 −9
3 Lorie Kane  Canada 66-70=136 −8
T4 Rachel Hetherington  United States 68-69=137 −7
Brittany Lang  United States 70-67=137
Ji-young Oh  South Korea 69-68=137
T7 Marisa Baena  Colombia 68-70=138 −6
Michelle Ellis  Australia 71-67=138
Jin-joo Hong  South Korea 68-70=138
Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 70-68=138

Third round[edit]

Saturday, June 7 2008

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Jee-young Lee  South Korea 70-69-65=204 −12
2 Maria Hjorth  Sweden 68-72-65=205 −11
T3 Lorena Ochoa  Mexico 69-65-72=206 −10
Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 70-68-68=206
T5 Laura Diaz  United States 71-68-69=208 −8
Brittany Lang  United States 70-67-71=208
Lindsey Wright  Australia 67-68-73=208
Yani Tseng  Taiwan 73-70-65=208
T9 Marisa Baena  Colombia 68-70-71=209 −7
Irene Cho  United States 72-68-69=209
Ji-young Oh  South Korea 69-68-72=209

Final round[edit]

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Place Player Nation Score To par Money ($)
T1 Yani Tseng  Taiwan 73-70-65-68=276 −12 Playoff
Maria Hjorth  Sweden 68-72-65-71=276
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]

Scorecard[edit]

Final round

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 5 3 4 4 5 4 3 4
Taiwan Tseng −9 −9 −10 −10 −11 −11 −11 −12 −12 −12 −12 −12 −11 −12 −12 −12 −12 −12
Sweden Hjorth −11 −11 −11 −12 −11 −11 −12 −12 −12 −13 −13 −13 −11 −11 −12 −13 −12 −12
Mexico Ochoa −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −10 −9 −9 −9 −10 −10 −11
Sweden Sörenstam −11 −11 −11 −11 −12 −12 −12 −12 −12 −12 −12 −12 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11
United States Diaz −8 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −10 −10 −10 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −10 −10
South Korea J-y Lee −11 −11 −11 −10 −9 −10 −10 −10 −10 −11 −11 −11 −9 −9 −6 −6 −6 −6

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Birdie Bogey Double bogey Triple bogey+

Source:[5]

Playoff[edit]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Yani Tseng  Taiwan 4-4-3-3 −1 300,000
2 Maria Hjorth  Sweden 4-4-3-4 E 180,180

Scorecard[edit]

Hole   18    16   17   18 
Par 4 4 3 4
Taiwan Tseng E E E −1
Sweden Hjorth E E E E

Cumulative playoff scores, relative to par

Source:[6]

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.
  5. ^ "McDonald's LPGA Championship Presented by Coca-Cola". Golf Channel. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  6. ^ "Major coup for Tseng, 19". Boston.com. Retrieved September 8, 2018.

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