LPGA Kia Classic Winners and History


The Kia Classic has been a fixture on the LPGA Tour since 2010.

The inaugural tournament was played at the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California and was won by Hee Kyung Seo. The win was significant because she was a member of the LPGA of Korea Tour, and became just the 19th non-LPGA member in Tour history to win a tournament. She was in on a sponsors’ exemption.

In 2011, the tournament moved to the Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms. It returned to La Costa in 2012. Since 2013, it has been played at the Aviara Golf Club in Carlsbad, California.

The title sponsor of the tournament is Kia Motors, a South Korean-based automobile manufacturer.

A complete list of winners of the Kia Classic follows:

YearChampionWinning scoreTo parMargin
2022Atthaya Thitikul69-70-69-64=272-16Playoff
2021Inbee Park66-69-69-70=274-145 strokes
2019Nasa Hatoaka
-183 strokes
2018Ji Eun-hee70-68-67-67=272–162 strokes
2017Mirim Lee68-68-67-65=268–206 strokes
2016Lydia Ko68-67-67-67=269–194 strokes
2015Cristie Kerr67-68-68-65=268–202 strokes
2014Anna Nordqvist73-68-67-67=275–131 stroke
2013Beatriz Recari69-67-69-74=279−9Playoff
2012Yani Tseng67-68-69-70=274−146 strokes
2011Sandra Gal67-68-70-71=276−161 stroke
2010Hee Kyung Seo70-67-69-70=276−126 strokes

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