Sybase Match Play Championship

The Sybase Match Play Championship was a women's professional golf tournament for three seasons on the LPGA Tour, held at Hamilton Farm Golf Club in Gladstone, New Jersey. First played in 2010, it was the only match play format event on the LPGA Tour schedule. The previous match play tournament was the HSBC Women's World Match Play Championship, played from 2005 to 2007, with all three events at Hamilton Farm.

Sybase Match Play Championship
Tournament information
LocationGladstone, New Jersey, U.S.
Established2010
Course(s)Hamilton Farm Golf Club
Par72
Length6,585 yards (6,021 m)[1]
Tour(s)LPGA Tour
FormatMatch play - 6 rounds
Prize fund$1,500,000
Month playedMay
Final year2012
Tournament record score
Score3&1 Sun Young Yoo (2010)
Final champion
Spain Azahara Muñoz

The title sponsor was Sybase, an enterprise software and services company headquartered in Dublin, California. It previously sponsored the Sybase Classic, a stroke play event on the LPGA Tour also held in the New York-New Jersey area through 2009. Sybase was acquired by SAP in 2010, which elected not to continue as title sponsor in 2013.[2][3]

Azahara Muñoz won her first title on the LPGA Tour at the final edition in 2012.[4][5][6]

Selection processEdit

The 64-player field for the 2012 event was selected as follows:[7]

  • Top 48 players from Category 1 on the 2012 LPGA Priority List (2011 final money list plus medical exemptions)
  • Two (2) sponsor invites
  • Top two (2) finishers, not otherwise qualified, after the 2nd round of the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic (April 26-27)
  • Top twelve (12) players from the 2012 LPGA Official Money List at the conclusion of the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic (April 29), not otherwise qualified

ScheduleEdit

A six-round event scheduled over four days, one round each was played on Thursday and Friday to reduce the field from 64 to 16 for Saturday. Two rounds were scheduled for each day on the weekend, with morning and afternoon sessions.

2012 course layoutEdit

Hamilton Farm Golf Club

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total[1]
Yards 381 507 109 377 501 384 421 170 396 3,327 326 568 178 382 409 401 155 324 515 3,258 6,585
Par 4 5 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 36 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 5 36 72

(Reflects the layout for the LPGA event; the nines are switched for HFGC members.) [8]

WinnersEdit

Year Dates Champion Score Runner-up Tournament
location
Purse
($)
Winner's
share ($)
2012 May 17–20   Azahara Muñoz 2&1   Candie Kung Hamilton Farm Golf Club 1,500,000 375,000
2011 May 19–22   Suzann Pettersen 1 up   Cristie Kerr Hamilton Farm Golf Club 1,500,000 375,000
2010 May 20–23   Sun Young Yoo 3&1   Angela Stanford Hamilton Farm Golf Club 1,500,000 375,000

Prize money breakdownEdit

Place Record Description US ($)
1 6–0 Champion 375,000
2 5–1 Runner-up 225,000
3 5–1 Third place 150,000
4 4–2 Fourth place 112,500
T5 3–1 Losing quarter-finalists x 4 37,500
T9 2–1 Losing third round x 8 18,750
T17 1–1 Losing second round x 16 7,740
T33 0–1 Losing first round x 32 3,865
Total 1,500,000

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Sybase Match Play Championship - Course Info, 2012". sybasematchplaychampionship.com. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
  2. ^ Baldry, Beth Ann (January 15, 2013). "LPGA builds on Lewis' success with '13 schedule". Golf Week.
  3. ^ Mell, Randall (January 15, 2013). "LPGA releases 2013 schedule". NBC Sports.
  4. ^ "Munoz wins Sybase Match Play; Pressel loses semifinal after slow-play penalty". GOLF.com. Associated Press. May 20, 2012.
  5. ^ Williams, Julie (May 20, 2012). "5 Things: Munoz wins amid semifinal controversy". Golf Week.
  6. ^ Sirak, Ron (May 28, 2012). "Match Play: When The Business Of Golf Can Get Rather Personal". Golf Digest.
  7. ^ "2012 Field List". sybasematchplaychampionship.com. Retrieved May 23, 2012.
  8. ^ "Course Tour". hamiltonfarmgolfclub. Retrieved May 20, 2012.

External linksEdit

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