Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic
|Location||Daly City, California, U.S.|
|Course(s)||Lake Merced Golf Club|
|Length||6,507 yards (5,950 m)|
|Format||Stroke play - 72 holes|
|Prize fund||$2 million|
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||276 Lydia Ko (2014)|
|To par||−12 Lydia Ko (2014)|
The Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic was a women's professional golf tournament in California on the LPGA Tour, held at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City, an adjacent suburb south of San Francisco. It debuted in April 2014, but ran for just three years, the LPGA Mediheal Championship succeeded it in 2018, also played at Lake Merced.
Originally designed by Willie Locke, Lake Merced Golf Club opened 95 years ago in July 1923 and was re-designed in 1929 by Alister MacKenzie, architect of the Augusta National Golf Club. Robert Muir Graves re-routed the course in the 1960s to accommodate Interstate 280, and the most recent revision was completed by Rees Jones in 1996. Southeast of Lake Merced, the course is in close proximity to San Francisco Golf Club, Olympic Club, and TPC Harding Park.
|Year||Dates||Champion||Country||Winning score||To par||Margin
|2016||Apr 21–24||Haru Nomura||Japan||65-70-71-73=279||−9||4 strokes||2,000,000||300,000|
|2015||Apr 23–26||Lydia Ko (2)||New Zealand||67-72-71-70=280||−8||Playoff||2,000,000||300,000|
|2014||Apr 24–27||Lydia Ko||New Zealand||68-71-68-69=276||−12||1 stroke||1,800,000||270,000|
|2016||Ryu So-yeon||63 (−9)||1st|
- "Juli Inkster to play in new LPGA event". ESPN. Associated Press. February 3, 2014.
- Kroichick, Ron (December 13, 2017). "It's official: LPGA will return to Lake Merced in April". SF Gate. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
- "The Course". Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic. 2014. Retrieved April 25, 2014.