The ShopRite LPGA Classic
is an annual golf tournament for professional female golfers on the LPGA Tour
. It took place every year from 1986 through 2006 and returned to the Tour in 2010, since when it has been played over 54-holes on the Bay Course at the Dolce Seaview Resort with a prize fund of $1.5 million.
From 1986 through 2006, the tournament was played at different courses near Atlantic City, New Jersey
, with the first two and last nine years played on the Bay Course of the Seaview Marriott Resort
. It was a 54-hole tournament played over three days, except for 1990 when it was a four-day, 72-hole event.
The tournament was originally known as the Atlantic City LPGA Classic
. Its name was changed in 1992 to the ShopRite LPGA Classic
when Wakefern Food Corporation
took over as the sponsor. Starting in the 2007 season, the LPGA decided to use the traditional ShopRite Classic dates in early June for a new tournament, the Ginn Tribute Hosted by Annika
. After being unable to agree with the LPGA on new dates, the owners decided to end the tournmament. ShopRite regained a presence on the LPGA Tour in 2007 as the presenting sponsor of the Sybase Classic
. Under new leadership in 2009, the LPGA Tour announced that the ShopRite LPGA Classic would return to the schedule in 2010, as a three-day tournament to be played at the same course. The resort on which the course sits was... Read More