Ginn Tribute Hosted by Annika

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Ginn Tribute
Tournament information
LocationMount Pleasant,
South Carolina
Course(s)RiverTowne Country Club
Length6,459 yards (5,906 m)
Tour(s)LPGA Tour
FormatStroke play - 72 holes
Prize fund$2,600,000
Month playedMay - June
Tournament record score
Aggregate274 Seon Hwa Lee
& Karrie Webb (2010)
To par-14 Seon Hwa Lee
& Karrie Webb (2010)
Current champion
South Korea Seon Hwa Lee (2008)

The Ginn Tribute hosted by Annika was a women's professional golf tournament on the LPGA Tour. Hosted by Hall of Fame golfer Annika Sörenstam, the event was played in 2007 and 2008 at RiverTowne Country Club in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

With a purse of $2.6 million, it was one of the highest on the LPGA Tour at the time. The tournament was owned and sponsored by Bobby Ginn, President and CEO of The Ginn Company, a developer of golf and McDonald resort communities in the United States. Ginn also sponsored the Ginn Open on the LPGA Tour. The tournament was televised by Golf Channel and NBC in 2007 and 2008.

Annual tribute[edit]

Both years' events featured a tribute to a notable member or members of the women's golf community. The honorees were celebrated in ceremonies during the tournament week.


Year Dates Champion Country Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Runner-up Tournament
Purse ($) Winner's
2008 May 29-Jun 1 Seon Hwa Lee  South Korea 68-70-69-67=274 -14 Playoff Australia Karrie Webb RiverTowne
Country Club
2,600,000 390,000
2007 May 31-Jun 3 Nicole Castrale  United States 69-71-68-71=279 -9 Playoff Mexico Lorena Ochoa 2,600,000 390,000

* both titles won on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.

Tournament records[edit]

Year Player Score Round Course
2008 Karrie Webb 65 (-7) 1st round RiverTowne Country Club
2008 In-Kyung Kim 65 (-7) 1st round RiverTowne Country Club
2008 Sophie Gustafson 65 (-7) 2nd round RiverTowne Country Club
2008 Suzann Pettersen 65 (-7) 2nd round RiverTowne Country Club

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