Lotte Championship

The Lotte Championship is a women's professional golf tournament on the LPGA Tour. It debuted in April 2012 at the Ko Olina Golf Club in Kapolei, Hawaii.

The title sponsor of the tournament is Lotte, an industrial conglomerate based in South Korea and Japan. The presenting sponsor from 2012 to 2014 was J Golf, a Korean broadcaster. In 2012, the LPGA Lotte Championship was one of two LPGA tournaments in the United States presented by J Golf. From 2015 to 2018, the presenting sponsor was Hershey.

Ai Miyazato won the inaugural event in 2012 by four strokes for her eighth win on the LPGA Tour.[1]

To accommodate Korean television, the tournament begins on Wednesday and concludes on Saturday.

Lotte Championship
Lotte Championship logo
Tournament information
LocationKapolei, Hawaii, U.S.
Established2012
Course(s)Ko Olina Golf Club
Par72
Length6,397 yards (5,849 m)
Tour(s)LPGA Tour
FormatStroke play - 72 holes
Prize fund$2 million
Month playedApril
Tournament record score
Aggregate268 Cristie Kerr (2017)
To par−20 as above
Current champion
Canada Brooke Henderson
Kapolei is located in Hawaii
Kapolei
Kapolei
Location on Oahu, Hawaii, U.S.

Tournament names

  • 2012–2014: LPGA Lotte Championship Presented by J Golf
  • 2015: LPGA Lotte Championship Presented by Hershey
  • 2016–2018: Lotte Championship Presented by Hershey
  • 2019: Lotte Championship

Winners

Year Dates Champion Country Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
2019 Apr 17–20 Brooke Henderson (2)  Canada 65-68-69-70=272 −16 4 strokes 2,000,000 300,000
2018 Apr 11–14 Brooke Henderson  Canada 68-66-73-69-276 −12 4 strokes 2,000,000 300,000
2017 Apr 12–15 Cristie Kerr  United States 71-69-62-66=268 −20 3 strokes 2,000,000 300,000
2016 Apr 13–16 Minjee Lee  Australia 68-66-74-64=272 −16 1 stroke 1,800,000 270,000
2015 Apr 15–18 Kim Sei-young  South Korea 67-67-70-73=277 −11 Playoff 1,800,000 270,000
2014 Apr 16–19 Michelle Wie  United States 70-67-70-67=274 −14 2 strokes 1,700,000 255,000
2013 Apr 17–20 Suzann Pettersen  Norway 65-69-68-67=269 −19 Playoff 1,700,000 255,000
2012 Apr 18–21 Ai Miyazato  Japan 71-65-70-70=276 −12 4 strokes 1,700,000 255,000

Tournament records

Year Player Score Round
2013 Lizette Salas 62 (−10) 4th
2017 Cristie Kerr 62 (−10) 3rd

References

  1. ^ "Ai Miyazato wins 8th LPGA title". ESPN. Associated Press. April 22, 2012. Retrieved April 26, 2012.

External links

Coordinates: 21°20′20″N 158°07′12″W / 21.339°N 158.120°W

2012 LPGA Tour

The 2012 LPGA Tour was a series of weekly golf tournaments for elite female golfers from around the world that began in Australia on February 9 and ended November 18 in Florida. The tournaments are sanctioned by the United States-based Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA).

2013 LPGA Tour

The 2013 LPGA Tour was a series of weekly golf tournaments for elite female golfers from around the world. The Tour began in Australia on February 14 and ended on November 24 in Florida. The tournaments were sanctioned by the United States-based Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA).

Inbee Park of South Korea won the most tournaments, six, including three majors. She also led the money list for the second straight year and won the Rolex Player of the Year award. Stacy Lewis won the Vare Trophy for lowest scoring average, the first American to win since 1994. Three players, Lewis, Park, and Suzann Pettersen had scoring averages below 70, for the first time in LPGA Tour history. Moriya Jutanugarn of Thailand won the Rookie of the Year award.

2014 LPGA Tour

The 2014 LPGA Tour was a series of weekly golf tournaments for elite female golfers from around the world. The Tour began at Ocean Club Golf Course on Paradise Island in The Bahamas on January 23 and ended on November 23 at Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, Florida. The tournaments were sanctioned by the United States-based Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA).

The most significant addition to the Tour in 2014 was a new team event, the International Crown. To be held each even-numbered year (those in which the Solheim Cup is not held), the event involved four-woman teams from eight countries competing in a four-day match play format. The eight qualifying countries were those whose four top players are cumulatively ranked highest in the Women's World Golf Rankings as of the end of the preceding LPGA season. The individual participants from each qualified country were determined by the rankings immediately prior to the Kraft Nabisco Championship.Qualification for the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship changed for 2014 and a $1 million bonus was added. Previously, the top three finishers in each tournament, not previously qualified, earned entry to the tournament. The field in 2014 was determined by a season-long points race, the "Race to the CME Globe". All players making the cut in a tournament earned points with 500 points going to the winner. The five major champions had a higher points distribution with 625 points to the winner. No-cut tournaments only awarded points to the top 40 finishers (top 20 for the Lorena Ochoa Invitational). Only LPGA members were eligible to earn points. The top 72 players on the points list gained entry into the Tour Championship as well as any tournament winners, whether or not an LPGA member, not in the top 72. Points were reset before the tournament such that only the top three players were guaranteed to win the Race by winning the tournament and only the top nine had a mathematical chance of winning the Race. The winner of the points race received a $1 million bonus that did not count on the official money list. The Race is similar to the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup and the European Tour's Race to Dubai.

2015 LPGA Tour

The 2015 LPGA Tour was a series of professional golf tournaments for elite female golfers from around the world. The Tour began in Ocala, Florida on January 28 and ended on November 22 at the Gold Course of the Tiburón Golf Club in Naples, Florida. The tournaments were sanctioned by the United States-based Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA).

Lydia Ko won five tournaments, including one major, led the money list, won the Race to the CME Globe, and became the youngest winner of the LPGA Tour's Player of the Year award. Inbee Park also won five tournaments, including two majors, and won the Vare Trophy for the lowest scoring average. She also accumulated enough points to be inducted into the LPGA Hall of Fame upon her completion of her 10th year on tour (2016). Sei-Young Kim won three tournaments and the Rookie of the Year award.

2016 LPGA Tour

The 2016 LPGA Tour was a series of professional golf tournaments for elite female golfers from around the world. The season began in the Bahamas on January 28 and ended on November 20 at the Gold Course of the Tiburón Golf Club in Naples, Florida. The tournaments are sanctioned by the United States-based Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA).

2017 LPGA Tour

The 2017 LPGA Tour was a series of professional golf tournaments for elite female golfers from around the world. The season began in the Bahamas on January 26 and ended on November 19 at the Tiburón Golf Club in Naples, Florida. The tournaments are sanctioned by the United States-based Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA).

2018 LPGA Tour

The 2018 LPGA Tour is a series of professional golf tournaments for elite female golfers from around the world. The season begins in Bahamas on January 25 and ends on November 18 at the Tiburón Golf Club in Naples, Florida. The tournaments are sanctioned by the United States-based Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA).

2019 LPGA Tour

The 2019 LPGA Tour is a series of professional golf tournaments for elite female golfers from around the world. The season began at the Four Season Golf Club in Lake Buena Vista, Florida on January 17 and ends on November 24 at the Tiburón Golf Club in Naples, Florida. The tournaments are sanctioned by the United States-based Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA).

Ai Miyazato

Ai Miyazato (宮里 藍, Miyazato Ai, born 19 June 1985) is a former Japanese professional golfer who competed on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour and the LPGA of Japan Tour (JLPGA). She was the top-ranked golfer in the Women's World Golf Rankings on three occasions in 2010.

Brooke Henderson

Brooke Mackenzie Henderson (born 10 September 1997) is a Canadian professional golfer on the LPGA Tour.

Henderson was named the Canadian Press female athlete of the year for 2015, 2017 and 2018. She won her first major at age 18 in 2016 at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, becoming the event's youngest winner. With nine LPGA wins as of June 2019, Henderson has the most victories of any professional golfer on major tours in Canadian history.

Daniela Iacobelli

Daniela Iacobelli (born November 27, 1987) is an American professional golfer who has played on the Symetra Tour and LPGA Tour.

Golf clubs and courses in Hawaii

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Kim Sei-young

Kim Sei-young (born 21 January 1993), also known as Sei Young Kim, is a South Korean professional golfer.

Kim plays on the LPGA of Korea Tour and the LPGA Tour. She has won five times on the LPGA of Korea Tour and nine times on the LPGA Tour. Her win at the 2018 Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic set the record for the lowest 72-hole score (257) and the lowest to-par score (−31).

Ko Olina Resort

Ko Olina Resort is a 642-acre (2.60 km2) master-planned vacation and residential community on the leeward coast of Oahu, 17 miles (27 km) west of Honolulu. Ko Olina has 2 miles (3.2 km) of coastal frontage and includes three natural and four man-made lagoons with white-sand beaches. It is home to four hotel and vacation-club resorts: Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club, the Beach Villas Resort and The Four Seasons at Ko Olina, as well as several resort condominiums and villa homes. Previously, the JW Marriott at Ko Olina occupied The Four Seasons property. An Atlantis Resort, similar to Atlantis Dubai, is currently being designed as an international destination for millennial travelers. The property is planned to be adjacent to the condominiums located on lagoon two.

Major events hosted at Ko Olina Resort include the LPGA Lotte Championship, the Ko Olina Children's Film & Music Festival and the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival.

Ko Olina Station and Center

Ko Olina Station and Ko Olina Center make up a lifestyle center in the resort town of Ko Olina, a neighborhood in Kapolei, Hawaii. The shopping mall opened in 2009 and consists of two centers located across a street from each other. Ko Olina Station debuted in 2009, while the more recent Ko Olina Center finished construction in 2010. The centers contain a total of approximately 31 retail tenants, with the majority of them being native Hawaiian businesses, such as ABC Stores and Peter Merriman's MonkeyPod Kitchen.The center was modeled after a "rural" Hawaiian community, with its grocery store modeled after a "country store". It is located directly north along the old Oahu Railway and Land Company tracks, and includes a mix of dining and retail options.

List of Canadian winners on the PGA and LPGA Tours

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Lizette Salas

Lizette Salas (born July 17, 1989) is an American professional golfer currently playing on the LPGA Tour.

Minjee Lee

Minjee Lee (born 27 May 1996) is an Australian professional golfer from Perth. She became the number one ranked amateur golfer in February 2014 after winning the Oates Victorian Open, remaining number one until turning professional in September 2014.

Suzann Pettersen

Suzann Pettersen (born 7 April 1981) is a retired Norwegian professional golfer. She played mainly on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour, and was also a member of the Ladies European Tour. Her career best world ranking was second and she held that position several times, most recently from August 2011 until February 2012. She retired on 15 September 2019 after holing the winning putt for the European team at the 2019 Solheim Cup, notwithstanding that she had been away from golf for almost 20 months on maternity leave prior to the event.

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