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LPGA - Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic
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DATES: Thursday, September 18th through Sunday, September 21st
SITE: RTJ Golf Trail at Capitol Hill (Senator Course), Prattville, Alabama
COURSE ARCHITECT: Robert Trent Jones Sr. (1999)
PAR: 72
YARDAGE: 6,607
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 370 yds10 - Par 5 547 yds
2 - Par 3 165 yds11 - Par 4 400 yds
3 - Par 4 390 yds12 - Par 4 391 yds
4 - Par 4 369 yds13 - Par 3 163 yds
5 - Par 5 540 yds14 - Par 4 363 yds
6 - Par 4 385 yds15 - Par 4 389 yds
7 - Par 3 174 yds16 - Par 3 152 yds
8 - Par 5 507 yds17 - Par 5 515 yds
9 - Par 4 376 yds18 - Par 4 411 yds
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36 3,276 yds36 3,331 yds
 
Annual:  7th
Television:  Golf Channel - Thursday/Friday -- 6:30-8:30 p.m. (et) - taped,
  - Saturday/Sunday -- 2-5 p.m. (et)
Defending Champion:  Stacy Lewis
Runner-Up:  Lexi Thompson
Tournament Record:  269 (Katherine Hull, 2010)
54-Hole Record:  199 (Cristie Kerr, 2010)
36-Hole Record:  131 (Stacy Prammanasudh, 2007)
Course Record:  63 (Stacy Prammanasudh, Amy Hung, Angela Park, 2007;
  Maria Hjorth, 2008; Yani Tseng, 2009;
  Mika Miyazato, Lindsey Wright, 2010; Lexi Thompson, 2012)
Total Purse:  $1,300,000
Shares:  1st Place - $195,000; 2nd Place - $119,470; 3rd Place - $86,125
 
2012 Finish
PlayerScorePlayerScore
Stacy Lewis270Sarah Jane Smith274
Lexi Thompson272Beatriz Recari274
Haeji Kang273So Yeon Ryu275
Mi Jung Hur273Hee Young Park275
Angela Stanford273Meena Lee275
 
Past Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2013Not Held
2012Stacy Lewis (270) -- Lexi Thompson
2011Lexi Thompson (271) -- Tiffany Joh
2010Katherine Hull (269) -- Brittany Lincicome
2009Lorena Ochoa (270) -- Michelle Wie, Brittany Lang
2008*Lorena Ochoa (273) -- Cristie Kerr, Candie Kung
2007Maria Hjorth (274) -- Stacy Prammanasudh

* - Won in Playoff

NOTE:Formerly called Navistar LPGA Classic (2007-12).

Top Contenders in the Field
Player200720082009201020112012
Stacy Lewis---mcT-57mcT-6Won
Lexi Thompson------T-27T-16Won2nd
Angela StanfordT-7------T-583rdT-3
Lizette Salas---------------T-16
Brittany Lincicomemc------2ndT-18T-21
Sun Young YooT-25mcT-37T-16mcT-28
Brittany LangT-53T-70T-2T-29T-4T-39
Katherine KirkT-38T-11T-23WonT-34T-46
Tiffany Joh------------2nd70th
Cristie Kerr---T-2T-17T-3mc---
Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Brittany Lincicome
Darkhorse - Mi Jung Hur
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (So Yeon Ryu) - Disqualified
Last Week's Darkhorse (Line Vedel) - Finished tied for 61st
 
NOTES:
The LPGA Tour travels to Alabama this week for the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic. Two of the top-8 players in the world are in the field - world No. 1 Stacy Lewis and world No. 8 Lexi Thompson.

Lewis currently leads the money list by $467,292 over fellow American Michelle Wie. Lewis is the only player with three victories this season and is the only player with more than $2 million in earnings. The 19-year-old Thompson claimed her first major title in April at the Kraft Nabisco Championship.

This week's event is being held at The Senator Course at Capitol Hill, which is part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Alabama. This tournament returns after not being held in 2013. Lewis won the last time it was played in 2012, while Thompson finished second.

This is the final full-field event of the year in the United States. This tournament is followed by six events in Asia and one in Mexico before the CME Group Titleholders in Florida, which is not a full-field event.

In 2012, Lewis carded rounds of 66-70-65-69 to win by two strokes over Thompson at 18-under-par 270. In 2011, the then 16-year-old Thompson became the youngest winner in the 61-year history of the LPGA Tour. At 16 years, seven months and eight days old, Thompson obliterated the former mark. Marlene Hagge captured the 1952 Sarasota Open at 18 years, 14 days, but that was only an 18-hole event. Paula Creamer won the 2005 Sybase Classic at the age of 18 years, nine months, 17 days -- the former LPGA Tour record for a full tournament. Thompson finished at 17-under 271 and instead of the traditional champagne and beer bath for first-time winners, Thompson was doused with water on the 18th green. Lydia Ko broke Thompson's record for youngest winner when she won the CN Canadian Women's Open in August, 2012 at 15 years old.

In 2010, Katherine Kirk birdied the 17th hole and shot a 5-under 67 in the final round to win by one shot over Brittany Lincicome. Hull captured her second win after the 2008 Canadian Women's Open. She finished at 19-under 269, making just one bogey in 72 holes. Her 269 broke Lorena Ochoa's tournament record from 2009.

In 2009, Ochoa fired rounds of 66-68-66-70 to successfully defend her title. Ochoa finished four strokes clear of Michelle Wie and Brittany Lang at 18-under-par 270. The victory in 2009 was Ochoa's 27th and final LPGA Tour win, as she retired in 2010. In 2008, Ochoa parred both playoff holes to defeat Candie Kung and Cristie Kerr.

The LPGA Tour heads to China in two weeks for the Reignwood LPGA Classic, where Shanshan Feng won the title in 2013 in her home country.

09/16 17:08:08 ET

As of September 16, 2014, at 05:08 PM ET

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