ShopRite LPGA Classic
|Location||Galloway, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Length||6,155 yards (5,628 m)|
|Format||54 holes Stroke play|
(72 holes in 1990 & 2020)
|Prize fund||$1.75 million|
(October in 2020)
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||196 Sörenstam (1998, 2005)|
196 Nordqvist (2016)
265 Mel Reid (2020)
|To par||−17 Sörenstam (1998, 2005)|
−17 Nordqvist (2016)
−19 Mel Reid (2020)
The ShopRite LPGA Classic, known in full for sponsorship reasons as The ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer, is a women's professional golf tournament on the LPGA Tour in Galloway, New Jersey, near Atlantic City. It took place annually from 1986 through 2006 and returned to the tour schedule in 2010 at the Bay Course at the Dolce Seaview Resort, with a prize fund of $1.75 million. Purchased in September 2010, the resort is now known as Seaview, A Dolce Hotel.
From 1986 through 2006, the tournament was played at two different courses near Atlantic City, with the first two and last nine years played on the Bay Course of the Seaview Marriott Resort. It was a 54-hole tournament played over three days, except for 1990 when it was a four-day, 72-hole event. For a decade (1988–97), the event was played at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point, known as Sands Country Club until 1991.
The tournament was originally known as the Atlantic City LPGA Classic. Its name was changed in 1992 to the ShopRite LPGA Classic when Wakefern Food Corporation took over as the sponsor. Starting in the 2007 season, the LPGA decided to use the traditional ShopRite Classic dates in early June for a new tournament, the Ginn Tribute Hosted by Annika. After being unable to agree with the LPGA on new dates, the owners decided to end the tournament. ShopRite retained a presence on the LPGA Tour in 2007 as the presenting sponsor of the Sybase Classic. Under the leadership of Eiger Marketing Group in 2009, the LPGA Tour announced that the ShopRite LPGA Classic would return to the schedule in 2010, as a three-day tournament to be played at the same course. The resort on which the course sits was renamed the Dolce Seaview Resort in 2009 after Dolce Hotels took over management from Marriott. Following the purchase by the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey for $20 million in September 2010, it was renamed the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club. The name of property was changed to Seaview, A Dolce Hotel, when it was purchased by KDG Capital LLC in July 2018.
Multiple winners of the event are Betsy King (1987, 1995, 2001), Annika Sörenstam (1998, 2002, 2005), Juli Inkster (1986, 1988), Stacy Lewis (2012, 2014) and Anna Nordqvist (2015, 2016). There have been two playoffs, in 1988 and 1992.
- 1986–1987: Atlantic City LPGA Classic
- 1988–1991: Atlantic City Classic
- 1992–2012: ShopRite LPGA Classic (not held 2007–09)
- 2013–present: ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer
|ShopRite LPGA Classic|
|2020||Oct 1–4||Mel Reid||England||68-64-66-67=265||−19||2 strokes||Seaview||2,000,000||300,000|
|2019||Jun 7–9||Lexi Thompson||United States||64-70-67=201||−12||1 stroke||Seaview||1,750,000||262,500|
|2018||Jun 8–10||Annie Park||United States||69-65-63=197||−16||1 stroke||Seaview||1,750,000||262,500|
|2017||Jun 2–4||In-Kyung Kim||South Korea||66-67-69=202||−11||2 strokes||Seaview||1,500,000||225,000|
|2016||Jun 3–5||Anna Nordqvist (2)||Sweden||64-68-64=196||−17||1 stroke||Seaview||1,500,000||225,000|
|2015||May 29–31||Anna Nordqvist||Sweden||67-69-69=205||−8||1 stroke||Seaview||1,500,000||225,000|
|2014||May 30 – Jun 1||Stacy Lewis (2)||United States||67-63-67=197||−16||6 strokes||Seaview||1,500,000||225,000|
|2013||May 31 – Jun 2||Karrie Webb||Australia||72-69-68=209||−4||2 strokes||Seaview||1,500,000||225,000|
|2012||Jun 1–3||Stacy Lewis||United States||65-65-71=201||−12||4 strokes||Seaview||1,500,000||225,000|
|2011||Jun 3–5||Brittany Lincicome||United States||72-64-66=202||−11||1 stroke||Seaview||1,500,000||225,000|
|2010||Jun 18–20||Ai Miyazato||Japan||66-67-64=197||−16||2 strokes||Seaview||1,500,000||225,000|
|2007-2009 - not scheduled|
|2006||Jun 2–4||Seon Hwa Lee||South Korea||65-69-63=197||−16||3 strokes||Seaview||1,500,000||225,000|
|2005||Jun 3–5||Annika Sörenstam (3)||Sweden||67-65-64=196||−17||4 strokes||Seaview||1,400,000||210,000|
|2004||Jun 18–20||Cristie Kerr||United States||66-68-68=202||−11||1 stroke||Seaview||1,300,000||195,000|
|2003||Jun 27–29||Angela Stanford||United States||65-67-65=197||−16||3 strokes||Seaview||1,300,000||195,000|
|2002||Jun 28–30||Annika Sörenstam (2)||Sweden||68-67-66=201||−12||3 strokes||Seaview||1,200,000||180,000|
|2001||Jun 29 – Jul 1||Betsy King (3)||United States||65-69-67=201||−12||2 strokes||Seaview||1,200,000||180,000|
|2000||Jun 30 – Jul 2||Janice Moodie||Scotland||66-68-69=203||−10||2 strokes||Seaview||1,100,000||165,000|
|1999||Jun 18-20||Se Ri Pak||South Korea||63-69-66=198||−15||2 strokes||Seaview||1,000,000||150,000|
|1998||Jun 26-28||Annika Sörenstam||Sweden||66-65-65=196||−17||4 strokes||Seaview||1,000,000||150,000|
|1997||Jun 27-29||Michelle McGann||United States||72-65-64=201||−12||3 strokes||Greate Bay||900,000||135,000|
|1996||Jun 28-30||Dottie Pepper||United States||67-66-69=202||−11||4 strokes||Greate Bay||750,000||112,500|
|1995||Jun 23-25||Betsy King (2)||United States||66-71-67=204||−9||2 strokes||Greate Bay||650,000||97,500|
|1994||Jun 24-26||Donna Andrews||United States||67-66-74=207||−6||2 strokes||Greate Bay||500,000||75,000|
|1993||Jun 25-27||Shelley Hamlin||United States||67-67-70=204||−9||2 strokes||Greate Bay||450,000||67,500|
|1992||Jun 12-14||Anne Marie Palli||France||69-69-69=207||−6||Playoff ||Greate Bay||400,000||60,000|
|Atlantic City Classic|
|1991||Jun 7-9||Jane Geddes||United States||71-68-69=208||−5||1 stroke||Greate Bay||300,000||45,000|
|1990||Jun 14-17||Christa Johnson||United States||69-67-69-70=275||−5||2 strokes||Sands||300,000||45,000|
|1989||Jul 28-30||Nancy Lopez||United States||67-70-69=206||−4||1 stroke||Sands||225,000||33,750|
|1988||Aug 19-21||Juli Inkster (2)||United States||72-69-65=206||−7||Playoff ||Sands||225,000||33,750|
|Atlantic City LPGA Classic|
|1987||Aug 21-23||Betsy King||United States||70-71-66=207||−6||3 strokes||Seaview||225,000||33,750|
|1986||Aug 22-24||Juli Inkster||United States||67-71-71=209||−4||3 strokes||Seaview||225,000||33,750|
Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.
|2018||Kim Sei-young||61 (−10)||2nd||Stockton Seaview Golf Club, Bay Course|
|2018||Sakura Yokomine||61 (−10)||3rd||Stockton Seaview Golf Club, Bay Course|
- "Course map" (PDF). ShopRite LPGA Classic. 2016. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
- "Acer Announced as ShopRite LPGA Presenting Sponsor". LPGA. January 8, 2013. Retrieved January 9, 2013.
- "Greate Bay Golf & Country Club". At the Point (blog). Retrieved June 1, 2012.
- "ShopRight LPGA Classic History". Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved November 18, 2006.
- Canavan, Tom. "ShopRite Classic folds after schedule dispute with LPGA". Associated Press. Archived from the original on November 11, 2006. Retrieved November 18, 2006.
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- White, Gordon S., Jr. (August 22, 1988). "Golf: Inkster triumphs after trailing by 10". The New York Times. Retrieved June 1, 2012.
- "Palli ends nine-year drought at ShopRite". Boca Raton News. Associated Press. June 15, 1992. p. 6C.
- "Golf courses". stocktonseaview.com. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
- "ShopRite LPGA Classic: past winners". LPGA. Retrieved June 1, 2012.
- Official website
- Coverage on LPGA Tour's official site
- Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club
- Greate Bay Country Club