Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

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Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic
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Tournament information
Location Daly City, California, U.S.
Established 2014
Course(s) Lake Merced Golf Club
Par 72
Length 6,507 yards (5,950 m)
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Format Stroke play - 72 holes
Prize fund $2 million
Month played April
Tournament record score
Aggregate 276 Lydia Ko (2014)
To par −12 Lydia Ko (2014)
Current champion
Japan Haru Nomura
Daly City is located in the US
Daly City
Daly City
Location in the United States
Daly City is located in California
Daly City
Daly City
Location in California

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.[1] It debuted in April 2014, but ran for just three years, the LPGA Mediheal Championship succeeded it in 2018, also played at Lake Merced.[2]

Course history[edit]

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.[3] Southeast of Lake Merced, the course is in close proximity to San Francisco Golf Club, Olympic Club, and TPC Harding Park.

Winners[edit]

Year Dates Champion Country Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Purse
($)
Winner's
share ($)
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

Tournament records[edit]

Year Player Score Round
2016 Ryu So-yeon 63 (−9) 1st

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Juli Inkster to play in new LPGA event". ESPN. Associated Press. February 3, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Kroichick, Ron (December 13, 2017). "It's official: LPGA will return to Lake Merced in April". SF Gate. Retrieved April 27, 2018. 
  3. ^ "The Course". Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic. 2014. Retrieved April 25, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°41′46″N 122°28′23″W / 37.696°N 122.473°W / 37.696; -122.473