Manulife LPGA Classic

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Manulife LPGA Classic
Manulife LPGA Classic logo.png
Tournament information
Location Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Established 2012
Course(s) Whistle Bear Golf Club
Par 72
Length 6,613 yards (6,047 m)
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Format Stroke play - 72 holes
Prize fund US$1.7 million
Month played June
Tournament record score
Aggregate 258 Park Hee-young (2013)
To par −26 as above
Current champion
Thailand Ariya Jutanugarn
Whistle Bear GC is located in Canada
Whistle Bear GC
Whistle Bear GC
Location in Canada
Whistle Bear GC is located in Ontario
Whistle Bear GC
Whistle Bear GC
Location in Ontario

The Manulife LPGA Classic is a women's professional golf tournament on the LPGA Tour. The 72-hole, full-field event was first played in June 2012 at the Grey Silo Golf Course in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.[1] The title sponsor is Manulife Financial, a global insurance company and financial services provider with headquarters in Toronto.

At the inaugural event in 2012, Brittany Lang won her first LPGA title in a four-way sudden-death playoff. It was the first-ever win on the tour by an alumna of Duke.[2][3] The runners-up were Hee Kyung Seo, Inbee Park, and Chella Choi.[4] After missing a birdie putt at the par-5 18th to win in regulation, Lang birdied the same hole three straight times in the playoff.[5]

In 2015, the tournament moved to Whistle Bear Golf Club in Cambridge, about 18 kms south of Grey Silo GC.

Tournament names[edit]

  • 2012–14: Manulife Financial LPGA Classic
  • 2015–17: Manulife LPGA Classic

Winners[edit]

Year Date Champion Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Venue Purse
(US$)
Winner's
share
2017 Jun 8–11 Thailand Ariya Jutanugarn 67-70-65-69=271 −17 Playoff Whistle Bear Golf Club 1,700,000 255,000
2016 Sep 1–4 Germany Caroline Masson 68-69-68-67=272 −16 1 stroke Whistle Bear Golf Club 1,600,000 240,000
2015 Jun 4–7 Norway Suzann Pettersen 66-65-66-69=266 −22 1 stroke Whistle Bear Golf Club 1,500,000 225,000
2014 Jun 5–8 South Korea Inbee Park 69-66-65-61=261 −23 3 strokes Grey Silo Golf Course 1,500,000 225,000
2013 Jul 11–14 South Korea Park Hee-young 65-67-61-65=258 −26 Playoff Grey Silo Golf Course 1,300,000 195,000
2012 Jun 21–24 United States Brittany Lang 69-65-67-67=268 −16 Playoff Grey Silo Golf Course 1,300,000 195,000

Tournament records[edit]

Year Player Score To par Round Venue
2013 Park Hee-young 61 −10 3rd Grey Silo Golf Course
2014 Inbee Park 61 −10 4th Grey Silo Golf Course
2017 Perrine Delacour 62 −10 2nd Whistle Bear Golf Club

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Canadian LPGA event added for 2012". Manulife Financial LPGA Classic. AFP. June 28, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Brittany Lang takes Waterloo playoff for 1st LPGA title". CBC. Canadian Press. June 24, 2012. Retrieved July 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Lang wins her first professional tournament". Duke University Athletics. June 24, 2012. Retrieved July 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Fourth round leaderboard, Manulife Financial LPGA Classic". LPGA. June 24, 2012. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Brittany Lang wins 1st title". ESPN. Associated Press. June 24, 2012. Retrieved July 4, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°22′05″N 80°24′00″W / 43.368°N 80.400°W / 43.368; -80.400