LPGA Takefuji Classic

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The LPGA Takefuji Classic was an annual golf tournament for professional female golfers on the LPGA Tour that took place every year from 2000 through 2006. Between 2000 and 2002 it was held at two different courses in Hawaii. Between 2003 and 2006 it was played at Las Vegas Country Club in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In August, 2006 the LPGA declined to renew the LPGA Takefuji Classic's spot on the 2007 LPGA Tour schedule. In response the tournament operators posted this message on the official tournament web site:

"To all our volunteers, media, sponsors and spectators: thank you all for the support, time and effort you gave to help make the LPGA Takefuji Classic such a success during the last four years. We regret to inform you that the new Commissioner of the LPGA does not feel Las Vegas is a good market for the tour and we will not be continuing the tournament. We enjoyed working with you and wish you all the best."[1]

The last tournament was held from April 10–15, 2006.


Year Champion Country Score Tournament
Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
2006 Lorena Ochoa  Mexico 197 (−19) Las Vegas Country Club 1,100,000 165,000
2005 Wendy Ward  United States 200 (−16) Las Vegas Country Club 1,100,000 165,000
2004 Cristie Kerr  United States 209 (−7) Las Vegas Country Club 1,100,000 165,000
2003 Candie Kung  Taiwan 204 (−12) Las Vegas Country Club 1,100,000 165,000
2002 Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 196 (−14) Waikoloa Beach Resort 900,000 135,000
2001 Lorie Kane  Canada 205 (−11) Kona Country Club 850,000 127,500
2000 Karrie Webb  Australia 207 (−9) Kona Country Club 800,000 120,000

Tournament record[edit]

Year Player Score Round Course
2001 Tina Barrett 66 (−6) 2nd Kona Country Club
2001 Lorie Kane 66 (−6) 3rd Kona Country Club
2002 Kasumi Fujii 61 (−9) 1st Waikoloa Beach Resort
2005 Lorena Ochoa 63 (−9) 2nd Las Vegas Country Club
2005 Shi Hyun Ahn 63 (−9) 3rd Las Vegas Country Club
2006 Lorena Ochoa 63 (−9) 1st Las Vegas Country Club
2006 Juli Inkster 63 (−9) 3rd Las Vegas Country Club


  1. ^ "LPGA Takefuji Classic - Welcome". Archived from the original on 2006-08-29. Retrieved 29 August 2011.

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