Lotte Championship

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Lotte Championship
Lotte Championship logo.png
Tournament information
Location Kapolei, Hawaii, U.S.
Established 2012
Course(s) Ko Olina Golf Club
Par 72
Length 6,397 yards (5,849 m)
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Format Stroke play - 72 holes
Prize fund $2 million
Month played April
Tournament record score
Aggregate 268 Cristie Kerr (2017)
To par −20 as above
Current champion
United States Cristie Kerr
Kapolei is located in Hawaii
Kapolei
Kapolei
Location on Oahu, Hawaii, U.S.

The Lotte Championship is a women's professional golf tournament on the LPGA Tour. It debuted in April 2012 at the Ko Olina Golf Club in Kapolei, Hawaii.

The title sponsor of the tournament is Lotte, an industrial conglomerate based in South Korea. The presenting sponsor from 2012 to 2014 was J Golf, a Korean broadcaster. In 2012, the LPGA Lotte Championship was one of two LPGA tournaments in the United States presented by J Golf. Beginning in 2015, the presenting sponsor is Hershey.

Ai Miyazato won the inaugural event in 2012 by four strokes for her eighth win on the LPGA Tour.[1]

To accommodate Korean television, the tournament begins on Wednesday and concludes on Saturday.

Tournament names[edit]

  • 2012–2014: LPGA Lotte Championship Presented by J Golf
  • 2015: LPGA Lotte Championship Presented by Hershey
  • 2016–2017: Lotte Championship Presented by Hershey

Winners[edit]

Year Dates Champion Country Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
2017 Apr 12–15 Cristie Kerr  United States 71-69-62-66=268 −20 3 strokes 2,000,000 300,000
2016 Apr 13–16 Minjee Lee  Australia 68-66-74-64=272 −16 1 stroke 1,800,000 270,000
2015 Apr 15–18 Kim Sei-young  South Korea 67-67-70-73=277 −11 Playoff 1,800,000 270,000
2014 Apr 16–19 Michelle Wie  United States 70-67-70-67=274 −14 2 strokes 1,700,000 255,000
2013 Apr 17–20 Suzann Pettersen  Norway 65-69-68-67=269 −19 Playoff 1,700,000 255,000
2012 Apr 18–21 Ai Miyazato  Japan 71-65-70-70=276 −12 4 strokes 1,700,000 255,000

Tournament records[edit]

Year Player Score Round
2013 Lizette Salas 62 (−10) 4th
2017 Cristie Kerr 62 (−10) 3rd

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ai Miyazato wins 8th LPGA title". ESPN. Associated Press. April 22, 2012. Retrieved April 26, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 21°20′20″N 158°07′12″W / 21.339°N 158.120°W / 21.339; -158.120