Fuccillo Kia Championship

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Fuccillo Kia Championship
Tournament information
Location Albany, New York
Established 2000
Course(s) Capital Hills at Albany
Par 71
Length 6,080 yards (5,560 m)
Tour(s) Symetra Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund US$125,000
Month played June
Tournament record score
Aggregate 199 Seon-Hwa Lee (2005)
199 Sadena Parks (2014)
To par −14 Seon-Hwa Lee (2005)
−14 Sadena Parks (2014)
Current champion
Denmark Nanna Koerstz Madsen

The Fuccillo Kia Championship organised by Billy Fuccillo is an annual golf tournament for professional women golfers on the Symetra Tour, the LPGA's developmental tour. The event has been played since 2000 in the Albany, New York area.

In 2010 and 2011, the title sponsor was Price Chopper, a chain of supermarkets headquartered in Schenectady, New York. Beginning in 2012 there is no title sponsor. The presenting sponsors in 2012 were SEFCU and Sunmark, credit unions in the Albany area, and Burns-Fazzi, Brock, a credit union benefits consulting company. SEFCU became title sponsor in 2014. The tournament purse in 2015 is $100,000.

The tournament is a 54-hole event, as are most Symetra Tour tournaments, and includes pre-tournament pro-am opportunities, in which local amateur golfers can play with the professional golfers from the Tour as a benefit for local charities.

Tournament names through the years:

  • 2000–02: Capital Region FUTURES Classic
  • 2003: GE FUTURES Professional Golf Classic
  • 2004–05: The Albany FUTURES Golf Classic
  • 2006–09: ILOVENY Championship
  • 2010–11: Price Chopper Tour Championship
  • 2012: The Credit Union Challenge presented by SEFCU, Sunmark, and BFB Benefits
  • 2013: Credit Union Challenge
  • 2014: SEFCU Championship at Capital Hills
  • 2015–16: Fuccillo Kia Championship at Capital Hills

Winners[edit]

Year Dates Champion Country Score Tournament
location
Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
2017 Jun 2–4 Nanna Koerstz Madsen  Denmark 205 (−8) Capital Hills at Albany 125,000 18,750
2016 Jun 3–5 Jackie Stoelting  United States 204 (−9) Capital Hills at Albany 125,000 18,750
2015 Jul 23–26 Breanna Elliott  Australia 200 (−13) Capital Hills at Albany 100,000 15,000
2014 Jul 25–27 Sadena Parks  United States 199 (−14) Capital Hills at Albany 100,000 15,000
2013 Jul 12–14 Wei-Ling Hsu  Taiwan 202 (−11) Capital Hills at Albany 100,000 15,000
2012 Aug 3–5 Jaclyn Sweeney  United States 203 (−10) Capital Hills at Albany 100,000 15,000
2011 Sep 9–11 Sydnee Michaels  United States 202 (−8) Capital Hills at Albany 120,000 16,800
2010* Sep 3–5 Cindy LaCrosse  United States 208 (−5) Capital Hills at Albany 120,000 16,800
2009 Sep 4–6 Song Yi Choi  South Korea 205 (−8) Capital Hills at Albany 110,000 15,400
2008 Sep 5–7 Sarah-Jane Kenyon  Australia 204 (−9) Capital Hills at Albany 100,000 14,000
2007 Sep 7–9 Onnarin Sattayabanphot  Thailand 210 (−3) Capital Hills at Albany 100,000 14,000
2006 Sep 8–10 Ji Min Jeong  South Korea 206 (−7) Capital Hills at Albany 85,000 11,900
2005 Jul 15–17 Seon-Hwa Lee  South Korea 199 (−14) Capital Hills at Albany 70,000 9,800
2004 Aug 13–15 Nicole Perrot  Chile 203 (−10) Capital Hills at Albany 70,000 9,800
2003* Jul 17–20 Lindsey Wright  Australia 205 (−8) Orchard Creek Golf Club 60,000 8,400
2002* Jul 5–7 Miriam Nagl  Brazil 210 (−3) Orchard Creek Golf Club 60,000 8,400
2001 Jul 6–8 Angela Buzminski  Canada 208 (−8) Western Turnpike Golf Course 60,000 8,400
2000* Jul 7–9 Dodie Mazzuca  United States 218 (+2) Western Turnpike Golf Course 50,000 7,000

*Tournament won in a sudden-death playoff.

Tournament records[edit]

Year Player Score Round Course
2014 Hye-Min Kim 62 (−9) 2nd Capital Hills at Albany
2014 Sadena Parks 62 (−9) 3rd Capital Hills at Albany

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