2015 ANA Inspiration

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2015 ANA Inspiration
Tournament information
Dates April 2–5, 2015
Location Rancho Mirage, California
Course(s) Mission Hills Country Club
Dinah Shore Tournament Course
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Format Stroke play - 72 holes
Statistics
Par 72
Length 6,769 yards (6,190 m)
Field 115 players, 73 after cut
Cut 147 (+3)
Prize fund $2.5 million
Winner's share $375,000
Champion
United States Brittany Lincicome
279 (−9), playoff
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Mission Hills Country Club is located in the US
Mission Hills Country Club
Mission Hills Country Club
Location in the United States
Mission   Hills CC is located in California
Mission   Hills CC
Mission  
Hills CC
Location in California

The 2015 ANA Inspiration was the 44th ANA Inspiration, held April 2–5 on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California. The tournament was in its first year with All Nippon Airways (ANA) as the title sponsor and its 33rd year as a major championship. 2009 champion Brittany Lincicome eagled the 72nd hole to force a playoff, then defeated Stacy Lewis on the third extra hole to win her second major title.[1] Golf Channel televised the event.

Field[edit]

Players who qualified for the event are listed below. Players are listed under the first category in which they qualified; additional qualifying categories are shown in parentheses.[2]

1. Active LPGA Tour Hall of Fame members (must have participated in ten official LPGA Tour tournaments within the 12 months prior to the commitment deadline)

Juli Inkster (2), Se Ri Pak (6), Karrie Webb (2,5,6,7,8,9)

2. Winners of all previous ANA Inspirations

Amy Alcott, Pat Hurst, Stacy Lewis (3,5,6,7,8,9), Brittany Lincicome (7,8,9), Inbee Park (3,5,7,8,9), Morgan Pressel (6,8), Lexi Thompson (5,6,8,9), Yani Tseng (3,8), Sun-Young Yoo (8)

3. Winners of the U.S. Women's Open, Women's PGA Championship, and Ricoh Women's British Open in the previous five years

Na Yeon Choi (5,6,7,8,9), Paula Creamer (5,8,9), Shanshan Feng (5,6,7,8,9), Cristie Kerr (5,6,8,9), Mo Martin (5,7,8), So Yeon Ryu (5,7,8,9), Michelle Wie (5,6,7,8,9)

Jiyai Shin (5,6) did not play

4. Winners of The Evian Championship in the previous two years

Kim Hyo-joo (5,7,9,10), Suzann Pettersen (5,7,8,9)

5. Winners of official LPGA Tour tournaments from the 2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship through the week immediately preceding the 2015 ANA Inspiration

Baek Kyu-jung (9), Austin Ernst (8), M. J. Hur (7,8), Jennifer Johnson (8), Christina Kim (6,8), Kim Sei-young (9), Lydia Ko (7,8,9,12), Jessica Korda (7,8,9), Brittany Lang (8), Ilhee Lee (8), Mi Hyang Lee (8), Mirim Lee (8,9), Teresa Lu (9,10), Ai Miyazato, Mika Miyazato, Anna Nordqvist (6,7,8,9), Lee-Anne Pace (8,9), Park Hee-young (8), Beatriz Recari (8), Lizette Salas (8,9), Amy Yang (6,7,8,9)

Azahara Muñoz (6,7,8,9) did not play

6. All players who finished in the top-20 in the previous year's ANA Inspiration

Chella Choi (8,9), Charley Hull (10), Tiffany Joh (8), Lee Jee-young, Caroline Masson (8), Catriona Matthew (8), Gerina Piller (8), Angela Stanford (7,8,9)

7. All players who finished in the top-5 of the previous year's U.S. Women's Open, Wegmans LPGA Championship, Ricoh Women's British Open and The Evian Championship

Julieta Granada (8), Jang Ha-na (9), Ji Eun-hee (8), Meena Lee (8), Stephanie Meadow

8. Top-80 on the previous year's season-ending LPGA Tour official money list

Marina Alex, Amy Anderson, Dori Carter, Carlota Ciganda, Laura Davies, Laura Diaz, Jodi Ewart Shadoff, Sandra Gal, Mina Harigae, Caroline Hedwall, Karine Icher, Moriya Jutanugarn, Danielle Kang, Haeji Kang, Kim Kaufman, I.K. Kim, Katherine Kirk, P.K. Kongkraphan, Candie Kung, Amelia Lewis, Pernilla Lindberg, Sydnee Michaels, Belén Mozo, Haru Nomura, Oh Ji-young, Jane Park, Pornanong Phatlum (9), Paula Reto, Dewi Claire Schreefel, Giulia Sergas, Jenny Shin, Sarah Jane Smith, Thidapa Suwannapura, Kris Tamulis, Ayako Uehara, Mariajo Uribe

Line Vedel did not play

9. Top-30 on the Women's World Golf Rankings as of a March 10, 2015

Chun In-gee

Ahn Sun-ju (10) did not play

10. Top-2 players from the previous year's season-ending Ladies European Tour Order of Merit, LPGA of Japan Tour money list and LPGA of Korea Tour money list

Heo Yoon-kyung, Gwladys Nocera

11. Top-20 players plus ties on the current year LPGA Tour official money list at the end of the last official tournament prior to the current ANA Inspiration, not otherwise qualified above, provided such players are within the top-80 positions on the current year LPGA Tour official money list at the beginning of the tournament competition

Katie Burnett, Paz Echeverria, Yueer Cindy Feng, Jaye Marie Green, María Hernández, Wei-Ling Hsu, Ariya Jutanugarn, Alison Lee, Minjee Lee, Xi Yu Lin, Alena Sharp, Kelly Shon, Jennifer Song, Alison Walshe, Sakura Yokomine

12. Previous year's Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year

13. Previous year's U.S. Women's Amateur champion, provided she is still an amateur at the beginning of tournament competition

Kristen Gillman did not play

14. Any LPGA Member who did not compete in the previous year's ANA Inspiration major due to injury, illness or maternity, who subsequently received a medical/maternity extension of membership from the LPGA in the previous calendar year, provided they were otherwise qualified to compete in the previous year's ANA Inspiration

15. Up to six sponsor invitations for top-ranked amateur players

Céline Boutier (a), Nelly Korda (a), Andrea Lee (a), Mika Liu (a), Haley Moore (a), Bethany Wu (a)

Nationalities in the field[edit]

North America (43) South America (3) Europe (20) Oceania (5) Asia (42) Africa (2)
 Canada (1)  Chile (1)  England (3)  Australia (4)  China (3)  South Africa (2)
 United States (42)  Colombia (1)  Northern Ireland (1)  New Zealand (1)  Japan (5)
 Paraguay (1)  Scotland (1)  South Korea (25)
 France (3)  Taiwan (4)
 Germany (2)  Thailand (5)
 Italy (1)
 Netherlands (1)
 Norway (1)
 Spain (4)
 Sweden (3)

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Brittany Lincicome  United States 2009 72 68 70 69 279 −9 1
Stacy Lewis  United States 2011 72 69 68 70 279 −9 2
Morgan Pressel  United States 2007 67 72 71 70 280 −8 3
Lexi Thompson  United States 2014 72 69 71 70 282 −6 7
Inbee Park  South Korea 2013 74 69 70 71 284 −4 T11
Karrie Webb  Australia 2000, 2006 74 72 67 74 287 −1 T29
Pat Hurst  United States 1998 71 71 70 78 290 +2 T46
Juli Inkster  United States 1984, 1989 69 75 77 72 293 +5 T64

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Sun-Young Yoo  South Korea 2012 76 72 148 +4
Yani Tseng  Taiwan 2010 74 78 152 +8
Amy Alcott  United States 1983, 1988, 1991 82 82 164 +20

Course layout[edit]

Dinah Shore Tournament Course

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 377 517 420 380 182 391 395 169 538 3,369 388 536 389 424 148 387 418 179 531 3,400 6,769
Par 4 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 36 4 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 36 72

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Morgan Pressel, the event's 2007 champion, shot a 5-under-par 67 to take a one-stroke lead over Ai Miyazato. Lydia Ko shot a one-under par 71 to tie Annika Sörenstam with 29 consecutive rounds under par in LPGA Tour events. Defending champion Lexi Thompson shot an ever par 72.[3]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Morgan Pressel  United States 67 −5
2 Ai Miyazato  Japan 68 −4
T3 Juli Inkster  United States 69 −3
Gwladys Nocera  France
So Yeon Ryu  South Korea
Alison Walshe  United States
T7 Na Yeon Choi  South Korea 70 −2
Austin Ernst  United States
Charley Hull  England
T10 Chun In-gee  South Korea 71 −1
Shanshan Feng  China
Pat Hurst  United States
Ariya Jutanugarn  Thailand
Moriya Jutanugarn  Thailand
Haeji Kang  South Korea
Kim Hyo-joo  South Korea
Lydia Ko  New Zealand
Alison Lee  United States
Meena Lee  South Korea
Mirim Lee  South Korea
Pernilla Lindberg  Sweden
Catriona Matthew  Scotland
Anna Nordqvist  Sweden
Jenny Shin  South Korea
Amy Yang  South Korea

Second round[edit]

Friday, April 3, 2015

LPGA Tour rookie Kim Sei-young took the lead, shooting the day's low score of 65. Lydia Ko shot a round of one-over-par 73 to end her record-tying streak of 29 consecutive rounds.[4] 73 players made the cut, which fell at three-over-par.

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Kim Sei-young  South Korea 72-65=137 −7
2 Morgan Pressel  United States 67-72=139 −5
T3 Brittany Lincicome  United States 72-68=140 −4
Catriona Matthew  Scotland 71-69=140
Jenny Shin  South Korea 71-69=140
T6 Shanshan Feng  China 71-70=141 −3
Moriya Jutanugarn  Thailand 71-70=141
Mirim Lee  South Korea 71-70=141
Stacy Lewis  United States 72-69=141
So Yeon Ryu  South Korea 69-72=141
Angela Stanford  United States 72-69=141
Lexi Thompson  United States 72-69=141

Third round[edit]

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Kim Sei-young  South Korea 72-65-69=206 −10
2 Stacy Lewis  United States 72-69-68=209 −7
T3 Ariya Jutanugarn  Thailand 71-73-66=210 −6
Brittany Lincicome  United States 72-68-70=210
Morgan Pressel  United States 67-72-71=210
T6 Shanshan Feng  China 71-70-70=211 −5
Moriya Jutanugarn  Thailand 71-70-70=211
Jenny Shin  South Korea 71-69-71=211
T9 Pat Hurst  United States 71-71-70=212 −4
Mi Hyang Lee  South Korea 74-68-70=212
Anna Nordqvist  Sweden 71-72-69=212
So Yeon Ryu  South Korea 69-72-71=212
Lexi Thompson  United States 72-69-71=212

Final round[edit]

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
T1 Stacy Lewis  United States 72-69-68-70=279 −9 Playoff
Brittany Lincicome  United States 72-68-70-69=279
3 Morgan Pressel  United States 67-72-71-70=280 −8 167,900
T4 Carlota Ciganda  Spain 74-71-68-68=281 −7 106,653
Sei Young Kim  South Korea 72-65-69-75=281
Anna Nordqvist  Sweden 71-72-69-69=281
7 Lexi Thompson  United States 72-69-71-70=282 −6 71,595
T8 Shanshan Feng  China 71-70-70-72=283 −5 56,812
Mi Hyang Lee  South Korea 74-68-70-71=283
Suzann Pettersen  Norway 76-68-72-67=283

Source:[5]
Amateurs: Haley Moore (+6)

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  
United States Lewis −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −9 −8 −8 −9 −10 −11 −10 −10 −9 −9 −9 −9
United States Lincicome −6 −6 −6 −7 −7 −6 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −9
United States Pressel −6 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −6 −6 −6 −5 −5 −6 −6 −6 −7 −7 −7 −8
South Korea Kim −10 −11 −11 −9 −9 −10 −10 −10 −10 −11 −10 −9 −10 −8 −7 −8 −7 −7

Playoff[edit]

The playoff was held on the par-5 18th hole only and Lincicome won on the third extra hole with a par.[1]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Brittany Lincicome  United States 5-5-5=15 E 375,000
2 Stacy Lewis  United States 5-5-6=16 +1 231,449

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Helfand, Zach (April 5, 2015). "Fourth time's the charm: Brittany Lincicome wins year's first LPGA major". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 3, 2016.
  2. ^ "Player Eligibility". ANA Inspiration. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  3. ^ "Ko ties Sorenstam's record of 29 straight rounds under par". USA Today. April 2, 2015.
  4. ^ Nicholson, John. "Lydia Ko's under-par streak ends at 29 with 1-over 73". Associated Press. Retrieved April 3, 2015.
  5. ^ "2015 ANA Inspiration leaderboard". LPGA. April 5, 2015. Retrieved April 5, 2015.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2014 Evian Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
2015 KPMG Women's PGA Championship

Coordinates: 33°47′53″N 116°25′59″W / 33.798°N 116.433°W / 33.798; -116.433