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The 2013 LPGA Championship was the 59th LPGA Championship, held June 6–9 at Locust Hill Country Club in Pittsford, New York, a suburb southeast of Rochester. Known for sponsorship reasons as the Wegmans LPGA Championship, it was the second of five major championships on the LPGA Tour during the 2013 season. This was the fourth consecutive year the LPGA Championship was played at Locust Hill.

2013 LPGA Championship
Tournament information
DatesJune 6–9, 2013
LocationPittsford, New York, U.S.
Course(s)Locust Hill Country Club
Tour(s)LPGA Tour
FormatStroke play - 72 holes
Statistics
Par72
Length6,530 yards (5,971 m)
Field150 players, 77 after cut
Cut150 (+6)
Prize fund$2.25 million
Winner's share$337,500
Champion
South Korea Inbee Park
283 (−5), playoff
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Locust Hill CC is located in the United States
Locust Hill CC
Locust Hill CC
Location in the United States
Locust Hill Country Club is located in New York
Locust Hill Country Club
Locust Hill Country Club
Location in New York

Inbee Park, number one in the world rankings, won her third major title in a sudden-death playoff, defeating runner-up Catriona Matthew on the third extra hole, their 39th of the day. The third and fourth rounds were played on Sunday after play was washed out by heavy rain on Thursday.

The win was the second consecutive major for Park; she won the Kraft Nabisco Championship in April and became only the third to win both in the same year, joining Pat Bradley (1986) and Annika Sörenstam (2005).[1]

It was the eighth playoff at the LPGA Championship and the first since 2008.

Contents

CourseEdit

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total[2]
Yards 414 337 380 532 161 439 178 466 172 3,079 413 511 361 386 400 150 356 478 396 3,451 6,530
Par 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 3 35 4 5 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 37 72

FieldEdit

The field included 150 players from 24 countries, with the 36-hole cut to the top 70 players and ties after the second round.

Americas Asia & Pacific Europe
  Canada (7)   Australia (7)   England (5)
  Chile (1)   China (1)   France (1)
  Colombia (2)   Japan (6)   Germany (2)
  Paraguay (1)   South Korea (25)   Italy (2)
  United States (67)   New Zealand (1)   Netherlands (2)
  Venezuela (1)   Philippines (1)   Norway (1)
  Taiwan (3)   Scotland (1)
  Thailand (3)   Spain (4)
  Sweden (5)
  Wales (1)

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Made the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Suzann Pettersen   Norway 2007 72 73 74 65 284 −4 T3
Shanshan Feng   China 2012 74 70 72 70 216 −2 T9
Cristie Kerr   United States 2010 75 72 70 70 287 −1 T12
Anna Nordqvist   Sweden 2009 71 74 73 69 287 −1 T12
Yani Tseng   Taiwan 2008, 2011 72 74 71 73 290 +2 T19
Se Ri Pak   South Korea 1998, 2002, 2006 70 74 76 72 292 +4 T28
Karrie Webb   Australia 2001 76 72 75 70 293 +5 T33
Laura Davies   England 1994, 1996 71 73 80 78 302 +14 T64

Missed the cutEdit

Player Country Years won R1 R2 Total To par
Juli Inkster   United States 1999, 2000 78 78 156 +12

Source:[3]

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, June 6, 2013
Friday, June 7, 2013

Play was washed out on Thursday due to heavy rain, course flooding, and occasional lightning.[4] Chella Choi shot a 67 (−5) on Friday on a soggy course to take the first round lead; major winners Morgan Pressel and Jiyai Shin were one stroke back at 68.[5]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Chella Choi   South Korea 67 −5
T2 Morgan Pressel   United States 68 −4
Jiyai Shin   South Korea
4 Brittany Lincicome   United States 69 −3
T5 Jessica Korda   United States 70 −2
Se Ri Pak   South Korea
T7 Chie Arimura   Japan 71 −1
Laura Davies   England
M. J. Hur   South Korea
Ilhee Lee   South Korea
Catriona Matthew   Scotland
Anna Nordqvist   Sweden
Angela Stanford   United States
Lexi Thompson   United States
Amy Yang   South Korea

Source:[6]

Second roundEdit

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Pressel grabbed the lead with a 70 (−2) for 138 (−6), and world number one Inbee Park shot 68 to move into tie for second place with first round leader Choi, two strokes back at 140 (−4).[7] The cut was at 150 (+6) or better, with 77 players advancing to play the final two rounds on Sunday.[3]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Morgan Pressel   United States 68-70=138 −6
T2 Chella Choi   South Korea 67-73=140 −4
Inbee Park   South Korea 72-68=140
T4 Jiyai Shin   South Korea 68-73=141 −3
Sarah Jane Smith   Australia 72-69=141
Amy Yang   South Korea 71-70=141
T7 Na Yeon Choi   South Korea 72-70=142 −2
Brittany Lincicome   United States 69-73=142
Catriona Matthew   Scotland 71-71=142
Angela Stanford   United States 71-71=142
Sun Young Yoo   South Korea 73-69=142

Source:[3]

Third roundEdit

Sunday, June 9, 2013 (morning)

One-over for the round after the first eight holes, Park then made five birdies and five pars for another 68 (−4) to total 208 (−8), one stroke ahead of Pressel.

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Inbee Park   South Korea 72-68-68=208 −8
2 Morgan Pressel   United States 68-70-71=209 −7
3 Jiyai Shin   South Korea 68-73-69=210 −6
T4 Na Yeon Choi   South Korea 72-70-70=212 −4
Sun Young Yoo   South Korea 73-69-70=212
6 Chella Choi   South Korea 67-73-73=213 −3
T7 Caroline Masson   Germany 74-69-71=214 −2
Kristy McPherson   United States 73-72-69=214
T9 Pernilla Lindberg   Sweden 73-71-71=215 −1
Catriona Matthew   Scotland 71-71-73=215
Ai Miyazato   Japan 74-75-66=215
Michelle Wie   United States 76-68-71=215
Amy Yang   South Korea 71-70-74=215

Source:[8]

Final roundEdit

Sunday, June 9, 2013 (afternoon)

Following the third round in the morning, the groupings were kept the same for the afternoon's final round. The top three players after 54 holes, Park, Pressel, and Shin, all shot 75 (+3) and came back to the field. Matthew recorded a 68 (−4) without a bogey for a 283 (−5), which tied Park and forced a sudden-death playoff. Suzann Pettersen, the champion in 2007, started the round eleven strokes back, in a tie for 31st. She carded a tournament best 65 (−7), but finished one stroke back at 284 (−4), tied with Pressel for third place.[1][9]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
T1 Inbee Park   South Korea 72-68-68-75=283 −5 Playoff
Catriona Matthew   Scotland 71-71-73-68=283
T3 Suzann Pettersen   Norway 72-73-74-65=284 −4 132,716
Morgan Pressel   United States 68-70-71-75=284
T5 Chella Choi   South Korea 67-73-73-72=285 −3 72,288
Jiyai Shin   South Korea 68-73-69-75=285
Amy Yang   South Korea 71-70-74-70=285
Sun Young Yoo   South Korea 73-69-70-73=285
T9 Na Yeon Choi   South Korea 72-70-70-74=286 −2 46,121
Shanshan Feng   China 74-70-72-70=286
Michelle Wie   United States 76-68-71-71=286

Source:[10]

ScorecardEdit

Final round

Hole  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 3 4 5 4 4 4 3 4 5 4
  Park −8 −8 −8 −8 −9 −8 −8 −7 −7 −7 −8 −8 −8 −7 −7 −6 −6 −5
  Matthew −1 −2 −2 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −5 −5
  Pettersen +3 +3 +2 +2 +1 +1 +1 E E −1 −1 −1 −2 −2 −2 −3 −3 −4
  Pressel −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −6 −7 −7 −6 −6 −5 −5 −5 −5 −4 −4 −4
  Shin −5 −4 −4 −4 −4 −3 −2 −2 −2 −2 −3 −2 −3 −2 −3 −4 −3 −3

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Birdie Bogey

Source:[10]

PlayoffEdit

The sudden-death playoff began on the 18th hole and alternated with the 10th hole, both par fours. Both players parred the first two holes, with Matthew scrambling for par on the second after finding the rough and pitching out to the fairway. She drove into the rough again on the third hole while Park hit the fairway. Matthew failed to chip in for par from 50 feet (15 m) and Park sank her 18-foot (5.5 m) birdie putt for the championship.[1]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Inbee Park   South Korea 4-4-3 −1 337,500
2 Catriona Matthew   Scotland 4-4-x 206,304

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Wegmans LPGA Championship Final Round Notes and Interviews". LPGA. June 9, 2013. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  2. ^ "Course Overview – Locust Hill Country Club". Wegmans LPGA Championship. Archived from the original on April 26, 2014. Retrieved June 6, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. ^ a b c "Second round leaderboard, 2013 Wegmans LPGA Championship". LPGA. June 8, 2013. Retrieved June 8, 2013.
  4. ^ "Rain postpones 1st round of LPGA Championship". ESPN. Associated Press. June 6, 2013. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  5. ^ "Chella Choi leads after opening 67". ESPN. Associated Press. June 7, 2013. Retrieved June 7, 2013.
  6. ^ "First round leaderboard, 2013 Wegmans LPGA Championship". LPGA. June 7, 2013. Retrieved June 7, 2013.
  7. ^ "Morgan Pressel up 2 on Inbee Park". ESPN. Associated Press. June 8, 2013. Retrieved June 8, 2013.
  8. ^ "Third round leaderboard, 2013 Wegmans LPGA Championship". LPGA. June 9, 2013. Retrieved June 9, 2013.
  9. ^ "Inbee Park outlasts Catriona Matthew". ESPN. Associated Press. June 8, 2013. Retrieved June 9, 2013.
  10. ^ a b "Final round leaderboard, 2013 Wegmans LPGA Championship". LPGA. June 9, 2013. Retrieved June 9, 2013.

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