2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship
|Dates||March 29 – April 1, 2012|
|Location||Rancho Mirage, California|
|Course(s)||Mission Hills Country Club
Dinah Shore Tourn. Course
|Format||Stroke play - 72 holes|
|Length||6,738 yards (6,161 m)|
|Field||117 players, 82 after cut|
|279 (–9), playoff|
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. The defending champion from 2011 was Stacy Lewis, who finished two strokes back in a tie for fourth place.
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
Made the cut
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||R3||R4||Total||To par||Finish|
|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
|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|
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.
|1||Amy Yang||South Korea||66||–6|
|T4||Nicole Castrale||United States||69||–3|
|Paula Creamer||United States|
|Haeji Kang||South Korea|
|Hee Kyung Seo||South Korea|
|Sun-Young Yoo||South Korea|
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. 82 players made the cut which was at 148 (+4).
|2||Haeji Kang||South Korea||69-68=137||–7|
|Sun-Young Yoo||South Korea||69-69=138|
|T5||Na Yeon Choi||South Korea||72-67=139||–5|
|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|
|Amy Yang||South Korea||66-74=140|
Amateurs: Jutanugarn (E), Ernst (+3), Hull (+4), Lee (+11).
Saturday, March 31, 2012
|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|
|Vicky Hurst||United States||70-70-71=211|
|Se Ri Pak||South Korea||70-69-72=211|
Sunday, April 1, 2012
|Place||Player||Nation||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|T1||Sun-Young Yoo||South Korea||69-69-72-69=279||–9||Playoff|
|I.K. Kim||South Korea||70-70-70-69=279|
|T4||Stacy Lewis||United States||74-71-70-66=281||–7||77,202|
|Hee Kyung Seo||South Korea||69-72-69-71=281|
|Amy Yang||South Korea||66-74-72-69=281|
|T8||Na Yeon Choi||South Korea||72-67-71-72=282||–6||44,806|
|Natalie Gulbis||United States||76-71-70-65=282|
|Se Ri Pak||South Korea||70-69-72-71=282|
Amateurs: Jutanugarn (-2), Hull (+1), Ernst (+4).
Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|1||Sun-Young Yoo||South Korea||4||–1||300,000|
|2||I.K. Kim||South Korea||5||E||182,538|
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- "2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship Full Leaderboard". Golf Channel. Retrieved March 29, 2012.
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- "2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship Full Leaderboard". Golf Channel. Retrieved March 30, 2012.
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- "Third round leaderboard, 2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship". LPGA. Retrieved June 3, 2012.
- "Final round leaderboard, 2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship". LPGA. Retrieved June 3, 2012.