ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer

The ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer proudly returned to Atlantic City and the LPGA in 2010 to the Bay Course at Seaview. The 54-hole event is annually contested in late spring and has awarded millions in prize money. ShopRite has served as the title sponsor since 1992. In 2013, Acer was added as a presenting sponsor.

 

The tournament debuted at Seaview in 1986 and moved to Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point from 1988-1997, before returning to Seaview in 1998, where it has been held ever since. The event is contested as a 54-hole tournament played over three days, except for 1990 and 2020 when it was a four-day, 72-hole event.

Fans from all over the northeast make this an annual destination, stimulating the local economy. According to a study conducted by the Lloyd Levenson Institute of Gaming & Hospitality Tourism, over 90 percent of attendees come from outside Atlantic County and annually create an estimated $19.2 million in new economic activity. Official rounds are broadcast to over 500 million households in 175 territories around the world on NBC’s Golf Channel – making this a true showcase for the greater Atlantic City region.

 

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. The tournament was not held from 2007-2009, but returned in 2010 as a three-day tournament to be played at the same course.​

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Past Champions

The list of former champions is highlighted by past and future legends of the game. Multiple winners of the event are Betsy King (1987, 1995, 2001), Annika Sörenstam (1998, 2002, 2005), Juli Inkster (1986, 1988), Stacy Lewis (2012, 2014) and Anna Nordqvist (2015, 2016). There have been two playoffs, in 1988 and 1992.

Champions

2020   Mel Reid (-19)*

2019   Lexi Thompson (-12)

2018   Annie Park (-16)

2017   IK Kim (-11)

2016   Anna Nordqvist (-7)

2015   Anna Nordqvist (-8)

2014   Stacy Lewis (-16)   

2013   Karrie Webb (-4)    

2012   Stacy Lewis (-12)    

2011   Brittany Lincicome (-11)    

2010   Ai Miyazato (-16) 

2009 - 2007   No tournament

2006   Seon Hwa Lee (-16)   

2005   Annika Sorenstam (-17) 

2004   Cristie Kerr (-11) 

2003   Angela Stanford (-16)

2002   Annika Sorenstam (-12)  

2001   Betsy King (-12) 

2000   Janice Moodie (-10) 

1999   Se Ri Pak (-15) 

1998   Annika Sorenstam (-17)  

1997   Michelle McGann (-12) 

1996   Dottie Pepper (-11) 

1995   Betsy King   (-9)  

1994   Donna Andrews (-6)  

1993   Shelley Hamlin (-9)  

1992   Anne Marie Palli (-6)  

1991   Jane Geddes (-5)  

1990   Chris Johnson (-5)*   

1989   Nancy Lopez (-4) 

1988   Juli Inkster (-7)  

1987   Betsy King (-6)  

1986   Juli Inkster (-4) 

*Played as a 72-hole tournament

Caring for Our Community

ShopRite's partnership with the LPGA has raised more than $35 million for charity. The Classic is happy to continue that tradition with the support of several charitable organizations. To that end, we will donate 100% of your advance grounds and clubhouse ticket purchase to a charitable organization of your choice from the list of participating partners. Click here to read more about the background of each of our charity partners.

 

Organizers of the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer take our place in the community seriously, whether it's visits to local schools or food banks, serving on community boards, or working with our partners and fans to funnel charity dollars to where they are needed most.​

We are a proud member of the Atlantic City community. Throughout the year we are involved with local fundraising activities as well as visits to schools and local charitable organizations in an effort to benefit South Jersey and continually say thanks for supporting this event.​​

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Seaview, A Dolce Hotel

The Bay Course and Pines Course at Seaview, A Dolce Hotel, are among the most sought-after golf courses on the East Coast, each steeped in history and maintained in tournament condition. The ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer is played on the Bay Course.

 

Hugh Wilson laid out the original plan in 1914. Scottish Hall-of-Famer and legendary designer Donald Ross finished the course the following year. The course sustained a variety of changes over the decades. In 1997 Robert Cupp, Jr. began a comprehensive $1 million restoration to bring the course back to the vision of its original designers.

 

1914 construction: Hugh Wilson

1915 completion: Donald Ross 

1998 restoration: Robert Cupp, Jr. 

Situated on the coast of Reeds Bay, just a few miles northwest of Atlantic City, N.J., the Bay Course incorporates a variety of challenges in its classic mounding, deep pot and high-faced bunkers, tricky seashore winds and small greens with subtle undulations.

 

The old-school design and spectacular vistas of the bays and marshes have made this links-style course a favorite of professionals and spectators alike since hosting the first LPGA Classic in 1986. Part of the Bay Course was also used during the 1942 PGA Championship, when Sam Snead took his first major championship.

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