Indy Women in Tech Championship

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Indy Women in Tech Championship
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Tournament information
Location Speedway, Indiana, U.S.
Established 2017
Course(s) Brickyard Crossing
Par 72
Length 6,456 yards (5,903 m)
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Format Stroke play – 72 holes (2018)
Prize fund $2.0 million
Month played August (2018)
Tournament record score
Aggregate 265 Park Sung-hyun (2018)
265 Lizette Salas (2018)
To par −23 as above
Current champion
South Korea Park Sung-hyun
Speedway is located in the US
Speedway
Speedway
Location in the United States
Speedway is located in Indiana
Speedway
Speedway
Location in Indiana

The Indy Women in Tech Championship is a women's professional golf tournament on the LPGA Tour, played in Indianapolis, Indiana.

On September 27, 2016, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced that the LPGA will return to Indiana with a tournament at the Pete Dye-designed Brickyard Crossing Golf Resort at the speedway. Guggenheim Life and Annuity was named the sponsor of the Indy Women in Tech Championship, with the schedule from September 7–10, 2017.[1] The Speedway had previously hosted PGA Tour and LPGA events on the former Speedway Golf Course (which was replaced with the Brickyard Crossing) in the 1960s, and a Champions Tour event in the 1990s on the Dye course.

Although planned as a 72-hole event with a cut, it was shortened to 54 holes and ended on Saturday in 2017 since its date was the week before the Evian Championship, and players would be able to be in France in order to prepare for the major. For 2018, the Big Machine 400 was moved to the September date that was used by the IWIT Championship in 2017. Speedway officials were able to have the tournament moved to August, and will host the event as a full 144-player, 72-hole full-field event for 2018.

For spectator reasons, the course is re-routed for tournament play. The front nine consists of holes 11–18, then hole one. The back nine is holes 2–10. This allows the four holes inside the track infield (ordinarily holes 7–10) to be played as the four finishing holes.

Winners[edit]

Year Dates Champion Country Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
2018 Aug 16–19 Park Sung-hyun  South Korea 68-63-66-68=265 −23 Playoff 2,000,000 300,000
2017 Sep 7–9 Lexi Thompson  United States 63-66-68=197 −19 4 strokes 2,000,000 300,000

Tournament records[edit]

Year Player Score To par Round
2018 Lizette Salas 62 −10 1st

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Coordinates: 39°47′20″N 86°13′44″W / 39.789°N 86.229°W / 39.789; -86.229