2016 ANA Inspiration

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2016 ANA Inspiration
Tournament information
Dates March 31 – April 3, 2016
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)[1]
Field 111 players, 73 after cut
Cut 146 (+2)
Prize fund $2.6 million
Winner's share $390,000
Champion
New Zealand Lydia Ko
276 (−12)
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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
MHCC is located in California
MHCC
MHCC
Location in California

The 2016 ANA Inspiration was the 45th ANA Inspiration, held March 31 – April 3 at the Dinah Shore Tournament Course of Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California. It was its 34th year as a major championship. Golf Channel televised the event for the 6th consecutive year.

Lydia Ko won by one stroke over Chun In-gee and Charley Hull.[2]

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.[3]

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 (2,8), Karrie Webb (2,5,8)

2. Winners of all previous ANA Inspirations

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

Choi Na-yeon (5,8,9), Chun In-gee (5,7,9,10), Shanshan Feng (5,6,7,8,9,10), Mo Martin (5,8), Ryu So-yeon (5,6,7,8,9), Michelle Wie (5,8)

Jiyai Shin (5,9) did not play.

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

Kim Hyo-joo (5,6,8,9), Lydia Ko (5,7,8,9)

5. Winners of official LPGA Tour tournaments from the 2013 Kraft Nabisco Championship through the week immediately preceding the 2016 ANA Inspiration

Brooke Henderson (7,9), M. J. Hur (8), Jang Ha-na (8,9), Jennifer Johnson, Cristie Kerr (8,9), Christina Kim (6,8), Kim Sei-young (6,7,8,9,12), Jessica Korda (8,9), Ilhee Lee (7,8), Lee Mi-hyang (6,7,8), Minjee Lee (8,9), Mirim Lee (6,8,9), Haru Nomura (8), Anna Nordqvist (6,8,9), Lee-Anne Pace (8), Park Hee-young (8), Suzann Pettersen (6,7,8,9), Beatriz Recari (8), Lizette Salas (8), Kris Tamulis (8), Amy Yang (7,8,9)

Teresa Lu (9,10) did not play.

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

Carlota Ciganda (8), Austin Ernst (8), Karine Icher (8), Ariya Jutanugarn (8), Moriya Jutanugarn (8), Pernilla Lindberg (7,8), Catriona Matthew (8), Stephanie Meadow, Gerina Piller (8,9), Jenny Shin (8), Angela Stanford (8)

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

Ko Jin-young (9), Shiho Oyama, Jane Park (8)

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

Marina Alex, Baek Kyu-jung, Christel Boeljon, Chella Choi, Paula Creamer, Sandra Gal, Julieta Granada, Jaye Marie Green, Wei-Ling Hsu, Charley Hull, Ji Eun-hee, Danielle Kang, Kim Kaufman, In-Kyung Kim, Candie Kung, Min Seo Kwak, Brittany Lang, Alison Lee (9), Min Lee, Xi Yu Lin, Caroline Masson, Maria McBride, Sydnee Michaels, Ai Miyazato, Mika Miyazato, Azahara Muñoz, Ryann O'Toole, Pornanong Phatlum (9), Alena Sharp, Kelly Shon, Jennifer Song, Ayako Uehara, Mariajo Uribe, Sakura Yokomine

9. Top-30 on the Women's World Golf Rankings as of a March 8, 2016

Lee Bo-mee (10), Park Sung-hyun (10)

Ahn Sun-ju 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

Melissa Reid

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

Cydney Clanton, Jacqui Concolino, Jodi Ewart Shadoff, Simin Feng, Tiffany Joh, Megan Khang, P.K. Kongkraphan, Gaby López, Annie Park, Paula Reto, Thidapa Suwannapura, Kelly Tan, Julie Yang

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

Hannah O'Sullivan

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

Caroline Hedwall, Gwladys Nocera

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

Sierra Brooks, Karen Chung, Bronte Law, Andrea Lee, Leona Maguire, Albane Valenzuela

Nationalities in the field[edit]

North America (40) South America (2) Europe (21) Oceana (3) Asia (43) Africa (2)
 Canada (2)  Colombia (1)  England (4)  Australia (2)  China (3)  South Africa (2)
 Mexico (1)  Paraguay (1)  Northern Ireland (1)  New Zealand (1)  Japan (6)
 United States (37)  Scotland (1)  South Korea (24)
 Ireland (1)  Malaysia (1)
 France (2)  Taiwan (4)
 Germany (2)  Thailand (5)
 Netherlands (1)
 Norway (1)
 Spain (3)
 Sweden (4)
  Switzerland (1)

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Lexi Thompson  United States 2014 69 68 69 73 279 −9 5
Inbee Park  South Korea 2013 70 73 69 68 280 −8 T6
Sun-Young Yoo  South Korea 2012 72 70 70 71 283 −5 T18
Stacy Lewis  United States 2011 72 68 71 72 283 −5 T18
Brittany Lincicome  United States 2009, 2015 72 69 71 74 286 −2 T36
Juli Inkster  United States 1984, 1989 71 73 71 71 286 −2 T36
Karrie Webb  Australia 2000, 2006 72 73 73 73 291 +3 T56

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 Total To par
Morgan Pressel  United States 2007 76 71 147 +3
Yani Tseng  Taiwan 2010 75 74 149 +5

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, March 31, 2016

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Ai Miyazato  Japan 67 −5
Azahara Muñoz  Spain
T3 Catriona Matthew  Scotland 68 −4
Shiho Oyama  Japan
Lee-Anne Pace  South Africa
T6 Chun In-gee  South Korea 69 −3
Jang Ha-na  South Korea
Ariya Jutanugarn  Thailand
Lee Mi-hyang  South Korea
Ryann O'Toole  United States
Gerina Piller  United States
Lexi Thompson  United States
Amy Yang  South Korea

Second round[edit]

Friday, April 1, 2016

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Ai Miyazato  Japan 67-70=137 −7
Lexi Thompson  United States 69-68=137
T3 Chun In-gee  South Korea 69-69=138 −6
Lydia Ko  New Zealand 70-68=138
Lee-Anne Pace  South Africa 68-70=138
Park Sung-hyun  South Korea 71-67=138
Suzann Pettersen  Norway 71-67=138
Lizette Salas  United States 71-67=138
T9 Jang Ha-na  South Korea 69-70=139 −5
Lee Bo-mee  South Korea 73-66=139
Minjee Lee  Australia 71-68=139
Michelle Wie  United States 70-69=139

Third round[edit]

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Lexi Thompson  United States 69-68-69=206 −10
T2 Chun In-gee  South Korea 69-69-69=207 −9
Ariya Jutanugarn  Thailand 69-71-67=207
Lydia Ko  New Zealand 70-68-69=207
T5 Charley Hull  England 70-69-69=208 −8
Ai Miyazato  Japan 67-70-71=208
T7 Caroline Masson  Germany 70-71-68=209 −7
Lee-Anne Pace  South Africa 68-70-71=209
Park Sung-hyun  South Korea 71-67-71=209
Suzann Pettersen  Norway 71-67-71=209
Michelle Wie  United States 70-69-70=209

Final round[edit]

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Lydia Ko  New Zealand 70-68-69-69=276 −12 390,000
T2 Chun In-gee  South Korea 69-69-69-70=277 −11 208,182
Charley Hull  England 70-69-69-69=277
4 Ariya Jutanugarn  Thailand 69-71-67-71=278 −10 135,417
5 Lexi Thompson  United States 69-68-69-73=279 −9 108,996
T6 Caroline Masson  Germany 70-71-68-71=280 −8 72,004
Inbee Park  South Korea 70-73-69-68=280
Park Sung-hyun  South Korea 71-67-71-71=280
Gerina Piller  United States 69-71-70-70=280
T10 Brooke Henderson  Canada 73-69-72-67=281 −7 48,155
Lee Bo-mee  South Korea 73-66-72-70=281
Suzann Pettersen  Norway 71-67-71-72=281
Ryu So-yeon  South Korea 72-69-71-69=281

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  
New Zealand Ko −9 −9 −9 −9 −10 −10 −10 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −12
South Korea Chun −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −10 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −10 −10 −11
England Hull −8 −7 −7 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −7 −8 −9 −9 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −11
Thailand Jutanugarn −9 −9 −10 −9 −9 −9 −10 −10 −11 −12 −13 −13 −13 −13 −13 −12 −11 −10
United States Thompson −9 −9 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −9
South Korea Park −4 −5 −5 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −7 −7 −7 −7 −8 −8 −8 −7 −7 −8
Canada Henderson −3 −3 −3 −3 −4 −4 −4 −3 −3 −3 −4 −5 −5 −6 −6 −6 −6 −7
Japan Miyazato −8 −8 −8 −7 −6 −6 −6 −6 −7 −7 −8 −7 −6 −6 −6 −5 −5 −5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Course". ANA Inspiration. 2016. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Lydia Ko exploits Ariya Jutanugarn's collapse to win ANA Inspiration". ESPN. Associated Press. April 4, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Player Eligibility". ANA Inspiration. Retrieved March 29, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2015 Evian Championship
Major championships Succeeded by
2016 KPMG Women's PGA Championship

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