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Wegmans LPGA

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Length  6,365 yards (5,820 m)
Course  Locust Hill Country Club
Final year  2009
To par  –19 Patty Sheehan (1992)
Prize fund  2 million USD
Format  Stroke play - 72 holes
Month played  June
Tour  LPGA
Established  1977 LPGA Tour
Wegmans LPGA httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediaen669Weg
Location  Pittsford, New York, U.S.
Aggregate  269 Patty Sheehan (1992)

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Wegmans LPGA was women's professional golf tournament on the LPGA Tour. It was played from 1977 to 2009 at the Locust Hill Country Club in Pittsford, New York.

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History

The tournament was originally known as the Bankers Trust Classic, a 54-hole event. From 1979 to 1981, Sarah Coventry took over sponsorship of the tournament, changed its title and extended it to 72 holes. While the tournament was The Sarah Coventry, the tournament didn't recognize the Bankers Trust as part of the tournament's history. Today it does and The Sarah Coventry prior to 1979 was held in Florida and California is regarded as the separate tournament. Nancy Lopez won the tournament for a third time at age 24 in 1981, with Locust Hill set as a par-73 at 6,155 yards (5,628 m). Wegmans Food Markets took over as the title sponsor in 1998.

Working with the Monroe County Rotary Clubs, tournament proceeds are donated to support local summer camps for disabled children. Through 2005, more than $6.6 million had been raised for these charities through the Wegmans LPGA Tournament.

In 2010, the tournament was replaced by the LPGA Championship, a major championship. Wegmans served as presenting sponsor instead of Coca-Cola in 2010, as ownership of the championship reverted from McDonald's back to the LPGA. Wegmans took over as title sponsor in 2011, with the regular (non-major) tour stop continuing on hiatus, at least through 2014. The LPGA Championship stayed in Rochester and left Locust Hill for Monroe Golf Club where it stayed until 2015. Since 2014, there has been no LPGA tournament in Rochester. In 2015 it was announced that the Symetra Tour was coming to town with the creation of the Toyota Danielle Downey Classic.

Tournament names

  • 1977–1978: Bankers Trust Classic
  • 1979–1981: The Sarah Coventry
  • 1982–1997: Rochester International
  • 1998–2001: Wegmans Rochester International
  • 2002–2005: Wegmans Rochester LPGA
  • 2006–2009: Wegmans LPGA
  • Winners

    *Championship won in sudden-death playoff.

    References

    Wegmans LPGA Wikipedia


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