|Location||Carlsbad, California, U.S.|
|Course(s)||Aviara Golf Club|
|Length||6,593 yards (6,029 m)|
|Format||Stroke play - 72 holes|
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||268 Cristie Kerr (2015)|
|To par||−20 as above|
The Kia Classic is a women's professional golf tournament on the LPGA Tour. It debuted in 2010 at the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California. The tournament moved north for a year in 2011 to the Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms in the City of Industry in Los Angeles County. It returned to La Costa in 2012 and moved to Aviara Golf Club in Carlsbad for 2013.
The winner of the inaugural tournament was Hee Kyung Seo, a member of the LPGA of Korea Tour (KLPGA). She became the 19th non-LPGA member in LPGA Tour history to win an LPGA Tournament and the first player to win as a sponsor exemption since Jin Joo Hong won the KOLON-Hana Bank Championship in October 2006. With the win, Seo became immediately eligible for LPGA membership and was a rookie on the LPGA Tour in 2011.
In 2011, the event was decided by the final pairing on the final green. With both players tied at 15-under, Sandra Gal hit a wedge to within two feet (0.6 m) of the hole and Jiyai Shin was four feet (1.2 m) out. Gal made hers for birdie to win her first LPGA event by a stroke.
- 2010: Kia Classic Presented by J Golf
- 2011–present: Kia Classic
|Year||Dates||Champion||Country||Winning score||To par||Margin
|2015||Mar 26–29||Cristie Kerr||United States||67-68-68-65=268||–20||2 strokes||Aviara Golf Club||1,700,000||255,000|
|2014||Mar 27–30||Anna Nordqvist||Sweden||73-68-67-67=275||–13||1 stroke||Aviara Golf Club||1,700,000||255,000|
|2013||Mar 21–24||Beatriz Recari||Spain||69-67-69-74=279||−9||Playoff||Aviara Golf Club||1,700,000||255,000|
|2012||Mar 22–25||Yani Tseng||Taiwan||67-68-69-70=274||−14||6 strokes||La Costa Resort and Spa||1,700,000||255,000|
|2011||Mar 24–27||Sandra Gal||Germany||67-68-70-71=276||−16||1 stroke||Industry Hills Golf Club||1,700,000||255,000|
|2010||Mar 25–28||Hee Kyung Seo||South Korea||70-67-69-70=276||−12||6 strokes||La Costa Resort and Spa||1,700,000||255,000|
|2010||Inbee Park||65 (−7)||4th||La Costa Resort and Spa|
|2011||Jiyai Shin||64 (−9)||2nd||Industry Hills Golf Club|
|2013||Dori Carter||64 (−8)||2nd||Aviara Golf Club|
|2015||Morgan Pressel||64 (−8)||2nd||Aviara Golf Club|
|2015||Se Ri Pak||64 (−8)||3rd||Aviara Golf Club|
|2015||Ilhee Lee||64 (−8)||4th||Aviara Golf Club|
- Coverage on the LPGA Tour's official site
- Aviara Golf Club
- La Costa Resort and Spa
- Industry Hills Golf Club
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