ShopRite LPGA Classic Winners and History
First held in 1986, the ShopRite LPGA Classic was held annually from 1986 to 2006, and then again from 2010 to the present. The location has always been Atlantic City, although the venue has changed several times. The current course is the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club.
In its first run, the tournament was played as a 54-hole event except for 1990, when it was a four-day, 72-hole event.
The tournament’s original incarnation was the Atlantic City LPGA Classic. In 1992, it acquired ShopRite as a sponsor and changed its name to the ShopRite LPGA Classic. In 2007 season, the LPGA swapped the traditional ShopRite Classic dates in early June for a new tournament, the Ginn Tribute Hosted by Annika. This didn’t sit well with the sponsors and ShopRite ended the tournament. In 2010, however, the ShopRite LPGA Classic returned as a three-day tournament.
In 2013, Acer, a Taiwanese computer hardware and electronics company, was added as a presenting sponsor.
Multiple winners of the event are Betsy King (1987, 1995, 2001), Annika Sörenstam (1998, 2002, 2005), and Juli Inkster (1986, 1988).
Julie Inkster was the first winner of the ShopRite LPGA Classic.
A complete list of ShopRite LPGA Classic winners is below
|Year||Champion||Country||Score||Tournament location||Purse ($)|
|ShopRite LPGA Classic|
|2017||In-Kyung Kim||S. Korea||66-67-69=202||Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club||1,500,000|
|2016||Anna Nordqvist (2)||Sweden||64-68-64=196||Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club||1,500,000|
|2015||Anna Nordqvist||Sweden||67-69-69=205||Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club||1,500,000|
|2014||Stacy Lewis||United States||67-63-67=197||Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club||1,500,000|
|2013||Karrie Webb||Australia||72-69-68=209||Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club||1,500,000|
|2012||Stacy Lewis||United States||65-65-71=201||Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club||1,500,000|
|2011||Brittany Lincicome||United States||72-64-66=202||Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club||1,500,000|
|2010||Ai Miyazato||Japan||66-67-64=197||Dolce Seaview Resort||1,500,000|
|2007-2009 – not scheduled|
|2006||Seon Hwa Lee||South Korea||65-69-63=197||Seaview Marriott Resort||1,500,000|
|2005||Annika Sörenstam (3)||Sweden||67-65-64=196||Seaview Marriott Resort||1,300,000|
|2004||Cristie Kerr||United States||66-68-68=202||Seaview Marriott Resort||1,300,000|
|2003||Angela Stanford||United States||65-67-65=197||Seaview Marriott Resort||1,300,000|
|2002||Annika Sörenstam (2)||Sweden||68-67-66=201||Seaview Marriott Resort||1,200,000|
|2001||Betsy King (3)||United States||65-69-67=201||Seaview Marriott Resort||1,200,000|
|2000||Janice Moodie||Scotland||66-68-69=203||Seaview Marriott Resort||1,100,000|
|1999||Se Ri Pak||South Korea||63-69-66=198||Seaview Marriott Resort||1,000,000|
|1998||Annika Sörenstam||Sweden||66-65-65=196||Seaview Marriott Resort||1,000,000|
|1997||Michelle McGann||United States||72-65-64=201||Greate Bay Resort & Country Club||900,000|
|1996||Dottie Pepper||United States||67-66-69=202||Greate Bay Resort & Country Club||750,000|
|1995||Betsy King (2)||United States||66-71-67=204||Greate Bay Resort & Country Club||650,000|
|1994||Donna Andrews||United States||67-66-74=207||Greate Bay Resort & Country Club||500,000|
|1993||Shelley Hamlin||United States||67-67-70=204||Greate Bay Resort & Country Club||450,000|
|1992||Anne Marie Palli||France||69-69-69=207||Greate Bay Resort & Country Club||400,000|
|Atlantic City Classic|
|1991||Jane Geddes||United States||71-68-69=208||Greate Bay Resort & Country Club||300,000|
|1990||Christa Johnson||United States||69-67-69-70=275||Sands Country Club||300,000|
|1989||Nancy Lopez||United States||67-70-69=206||Sands Country Club||225,000|
|1988||Juli Inkster (2)||United States||72-69-65=206||Sands Country Club||225,000|
|Atlantic City LPGA Classic|
|1987||Betsy King||United States||70-71-66=207||Marriott Seaview Country Club & Resort||225,000|
|1986||Juli Inkster||United States||67-71-71=209||Marriott Seaview Country Club & Resort||225,000|