Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

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Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic
Tournament information
Location Daly City, California, U.S.
Established 2014
Course(s) Lake Merced Golf Club
Par 72
Length 6,507 yards (5,950 m)
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Format Stroke play - 72 holes
Prize fund $2 million
Month played April
Tournament record score
Aggregate 276 Lydia Ko (2014)
To par −12 Lydia Ko (2014)
Current champion
Japan Haru Nomura
Lake MercedGolf Club is located in USA
Lake MercedGolf Club
Lake Merced
Golf Club
Location in the United States

The Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic is a women's professional golf tournament on the LPGA Tour. It debuted in April 2014 at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City, California, an adjacent suburb of San Francisco.[1]

Course history

Originally designed by Willie Locke, Lake Merced Golf Club opened 99 years ago in July 1923 and was re-designed in 1929 by Alister MacKenzie, architect of the Augusta National Golf Club. Robert Muir Graves re-routed the course in 1960 to accommodate Interstate 280, and the most recent revision was completed by Rees Jones in 1996.[2] Southeast of Lake Merced, the course is in close proximity to San Francisco Golf Club, Olympic Club, and TPC Harding Park.


Year Dates Champion Country Winning score To par Margin
of victory
share ($)
2016 Apr 21–24 Haru Nomura  Japan 65-70-71-73=279 −9 4 strokes 2,000,000 300,000
2015 Apr 23–26 Lydia Ko (2)  New Zealand 67-72-71-70=280 −8 Playoff 2,000,000 300,000
2014 Apr 24–27 Lydia Ko  New Zealand 68-71-68-69=276 −12 1 stroke 1,800,000 270,000

Tournament records

Year Player Score Round
2016 Ryu So-yeon 63 (−9) 1st


  1. "Juli Inkster to play in new LPGA event". ESPN. Associated Press. February 3, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "The Course". Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic. 2014. Retrieved April 25, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

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