Franklin American Mortgage Championship

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The Franklin American Mortgage Championship was a golf tournament for professional female golfers that was part of the LPGA Tour. It was played annually between 2004 and 2006 at the Vanderbilt Legends Club, Iron Horse Course in Franklin, Tennessee.

The title sponsor was the Franklin American Mortgage Company, a residential mortgage company based in Franklin. Country music singers Vince Gill and Amy Grant served as hosts of the event.

Proceeds from the event benefited the Monroe Carrel, Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University.

The 2007 tournament had been scheduled for April 19 through April 22. LPGA Commissioner Carolyn Bivens announced the tournament when presenting the 2007 schedule to the public on November 16, 2006. However, less than two weeks later, on November 28, 2006, Franklin American CEO Dan Crockett announced that the company had declined to renew its contract, putting the tournament in jeopardy. Shortly thereafter, the LPGA removed the event from its 2007 schedule without official comment.


Year Champion Country Score Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
2006 Cristie Kerr  United States 269 (−19) 1,100,000 165,000
2005 Stacy Prammanasudh  United States 274 (−14) 1,000,000 150,000
2004 Lorena Ochoa  Mexico 272 (−16) 900,000 135,000

Tournament record[edit]

Year Player Score Round
2006 Sophie Gustafson 63 (−9) 2nd

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