Pure Silk Championship Winners and History – LPGA

An LPGA tournament has been held nearly every year since 2003 at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia. (The tournament missed the 2010 and 2011 seasons.) The current incarnation is the Pure Silk Championship.

The tournament began life as the Michelob Ultra Open (2004 to 2009). It was a big deal for the LPGA, with one of the largest purses on tour: $2.2 million, with $330,000 going to the winner. The current purse is $1.2 million

Host course Kingsmill River is a par 71 at 6,340 yards. The PGA Tour hosted an event at Kingsmill from 1968 to 2002

Christie Kerr has won the event three times, with victories in 2005, 2009, and 2013. Ariya Jutanugarn won twice: In 2016 and 2018. Lexi Thompson set the event’s 72-hole scoring record in 2017 at 264, 20 strokes under par. Shin set the stop’s single round record in 2012, with a 62 (−9) in the first round.

The complete list of Kingsmill Championship winners follows:

YearChampionCountryWinning scoreTo par
Pure Silk Championship    
2019Bronte LawEngland65-68-67-67=267-17
Kingsmill Championship
2018Ariya Jutanugarn (2)Thailand66-67-66=199-14
2017Lexi ThompsonUnited States65-65-69-65=264 -20
2016Ariya JutanugarnThailand69-69-65-67=270 -14
2015Minjee LeeAustralia68-67-69-65=269 -15
2014 Lizette Salas United States 67-68-65-71=271 -13
2013Cristie Kerr (3) United States66-71-66-69=272−12
2012Jiyai Shin South Korea62-68-69-69=268−16
2011No Tournament   
2010No Tournament   
Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill    
2009Cristie Kerr (2) United States69-63-66-70=268−16
2008Annika Sörenstam Sweden64-66-69-66=265−19
2007Suzann Pettersen Norway66-72-68-61=274−10
2006Karrie Webb Australia66-68-68-70=270−14
2005Cristie Kerr United States68-68-68-72=276−8
2004Se Ri Pak South Korea70-71-69-65=275−9
Michelob Light Open at Kingsmill    
 2003Grace Park South Korea67-68-69-71=275−9
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