2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship

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2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship
Tournament information
Dates March 29 – April 1, 2012
Location Rancho Mirage, California
Course(s) Mission Hills Country Club
Dinah Shore Tourn. Course
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Format Stroke play - 72 holes
Statistics
Par 72
Length 6,738 yards (6,161 m)[1]
Field 117 players, 82 after cut
Cut 148 (+4)
Prize fund $2,000,000
Winner's share $300,000
Champion
South Korea Sun-Young Yoo
279 (–9), playoff
Mission Hills Country Club is located in the US
Mission Hills Country Club
Mission Hills Country Club
Location in the United States

The 2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship was played at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California, from March 29 through April 1. It was the 41st edition of the Kraft Nabisco Championship and its 30th year as a women's major golf championship.

On the final day, I.K. Kim had a one-foot (30 cm) putt on the 18th green to seal her first major title. The putt lipped out, forcing a playoff with Sun-Young Yoo, who also shot 69 in the final round. Yoo won the sudden-death playoff with a birdie on the first extra hole.[2] The defending champion from 2011 was Stacy Lewis, who finished two strokes back in a tie for fourth place.

Field[edit]

117 players, including 110 professionals and seven amateurs, made up the field of the 2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship. The tournament was cut to the top 70 players and ties after the second round. The cut was at +4 with 82 players advancing to play on the weekend.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Yani Tseng  Taiwan 2010 68 68 71 73 280 –8 3
Stacy Lewis  United States 2011 74 71 70 66 281 –7 T4
Karrie Webb  Australia 2000, 2006 71 72 71 70 284 –4 T15
Pat Hurst  United States 1998 75 73 71 71 290 +2 T43
Morgan Pressel  United States 2007 73 74 73 71 291 +3 T46

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 Total To par
Brittany Lincicome  United States 2009 76 76 152 +8
Grace Park  South Korea 2004 76 78 154 +10

Tournament summary[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, March 29, 2012
Amy Yang shot a six-under 66 to claim the lead after the first round on Friday. Lindsey Wright shot 77 for second place and world number one and 2010 Kraft Nabisco Championship winner Yani Tseng shot four-under 68 for third place. Defending champion Stacy Lewis was tied for 60th place with a two-over-par score of 74.[3]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Amy Yang  South Korea 66 –6
2 Lindsey Wright  Australia 67 –5
3 Yani Tseng  Taiwan 68 –4
T4 Nicole Castrale  United States 69 –3
Paula Creamer  United States
Jodi Ewart  England
Katherine Hull  Australia
Haeji Kang  South Korea
Hee Kyung Seo  South Korea
Sun-Young Yoo  South Korea

Source:[4]

Second round[edit]

Friday, March 30, 2012
Yani Tseng moved into first place after the second day of the tournament, repeating her first round score of 68. Haeji Kang was one stroke back. The biggest movers into the top five were Karin Sjödin and Na Yeon Choi. Both moved from T32 after round one to T5 after the second round.[5] 82 players made the cut which was at 148 (+4).

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Yani Tseng  Taiwan 68-68=136 –8
2 Haeji Kang  South Korea 69-68=137 –7
T3 Lindsey Wright  Australia 67-71=138 –6
Sun-Young Yoo  South Korea 69-69=138
T5 Na Yeon Choi  South Korea 72-67=139 –5
Karin Sjödin  Sweden 72-67=139
Se Ri Pak  South Korea 70-69=139
T8 Vicky Hurst  United States 70-70=140 –4
Eun-Hee Ji  South Korea 71-69=140
I.K. Kim  South Korea 70-70=140
Momoko Ueda  Japan 71-69=140
Amy Yang  South Korea 66-74=140

Source:[6]

Amateurs: Jutanugarn (E), Ernst (+3), Hull (+4), Lee (+11).

Third round[edit]

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Karin Sjödin  Sweden 72-67-68=207 –9
Yani Tseng  Taiwan 68-68-71=207
3 Haeji Kang  South Korea 69-68-72=209 –7
T4 Na Yeon Choi  South Korea 72-67-71=210 –6
Eun-Hee Ji  South Korea 71-69-70=210
I.K. Kim  South Korea 70-70-70=210
Hee Kyung Seo  South Korea 69-72-69=210
Sun-Young Yoo  South Korea 69-69-72=210
T9 Katherine Hull  Australia 69-73-69=211 –5
Vicky Hurst  United States 70-70-71=211
Se Ri Pak  South Korea 70-69-72=211

Source:[7]

Fourth round[edit]

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Place Player Nation Score To par Money ($)
T1 Sun-Young Yoo  South Korea 69-69-72-69=279 –9 Playoff
I.K. Kim  South Korea 70-70-70-69=279
3 Yani Tseng  Taiwan 68-68-71-73=280 –8 132,418
T4 Stacy Lewis  United States 74-71-70-66=281 –7 77,202
Hee Kyung Seo  South Korea 69-72-69-71=281
Karin Sjödin  Sweden 72-67-68-74=281
Amy Yang  South Korea 66-74-72-69=281
T8 Na Yeon Choi  South Korea 72-67-71-72=282 –6 44,806
Natalie Gulbis  United States 76-71-70-65=282
Se Ri Pak  South Korea 70-69-72-71=282

Amateurs: Jutanugarn (-2), Hull (+1), Ernst (+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 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 5
South Korea Yoo –7 –7 –6 –6 –7 –7 –7 –7 –6 –6 –7 –8 –8 –8 –9 –9 –9 –9
South Korea Kim –6 –6 –6 –6 –6 –6 –6 –7 –7 –7 –7 –7 –7 –8 –8 –9 –10 –9
Taiwan Tseng –8 –8 –8 –8 –7 –7 –7 –6 –6 –6 –6 –7 –7 –7 –7 –7 –8 –8
Sweden Sjödin   –9 –11 –11 –11 –11 –10 –10 –10 –9 –8 –8 –8 –9 –9 –9 –8 –7 –7

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[8]

Playoff[edit]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Sun-Young Yoo  South Korea 4 –1 300,000
2 I.K. Kim  South Korea 5 E 182,538

Yoo won with a birdie on the first hole (par 5, 18th hole) of a sudden-death playoff.
Source:[1][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship: final results". LPGA. Retrieved April 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sun Young Yoo wins Kraft Nabisco". ESPN. Associated Press. April 1, 2012. Retrieved April 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ "2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship Full Leaderboard". Golf Channel. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  4. ^ "First round leaderboard, 2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship". LPGA. Retrieved June 3, 2012. 
  5. ^ "2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship Full Leaderboard". Golf Channel. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Second round leaderboard, 2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship". LPGA. Retrieved June 3, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Third round leaderboard, 2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship". LPGA. Retrieved June 3, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Final round leaderboard, 2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship". LPGA. Retrieved June 3, 2012. 

External links[edit]

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