ShopRite LPGA Classic

Tournament winners, plus history and trivia for the LPGA Tour stop

Anna Nordqvist of Sweden imitates taking a selfie with the championship trophy after winning the ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer on the Bay Course at the Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club on May 31, 2015 in Galloway, New Jersey
Anna Nordqvist's 'selfie' with the trophy after winning the 2015 ShopRite Classic. Hunter Martin/Getty Images

The ShopRite LPGA Classic returned to the LPGA Tour in 2010 following a 3-year absence. It returned to its traditional venue outside Atlantic City, N.J., and to its traditional early June dates on the LPGA schedule.

2019 Tournament
Lexi Thompson eagled the final hole to win the tournament by one stroke over Jeongeun Lee6. Lee6 led after the first two rounds and had a two-stroke lead over Thompson entering the final round. But three consecutive bogeys by Lee6 on Hole 13-15 opened the door for Thompson, who birdied the 16th and eagled the last. Thompson shot 67 in the final round to finish at 12-under 201. It was her 11th career LPGA win.

2018 ShopRite Classic
Annie Park began the final round tied for fourth, but finished it in first place after firing a 63. Park's winning total of 197 was just one stroke off tying the tournament's 54-hole record. Two golfers did break the tournament's 18-hole record, however: Sei Young Kim in the second round at Sakura Yokomine in the final round both shots 61s. Yokomine finished as runner-up.

2017 Tournament
I.K. Kim turned back Anna Nordqvist's attempt to win this tournament for the third consecutive time. Kim finished at 202 in the victory, beating runner-up Nordqvist - the 2015 and 2016 champ - by two shots. It was Kim's fourth career win on the LPGA Tour.

ShopRite LPGA Classic Records:

  • 18 holes: 61 - Sakura Yokomine, 2018; Sei Young Kim, 2018
  • 54 holes: 196 - Annika Sorenstam, 1998; Annika Sorenstam, 2005; Anna Nordqvist, 2016

ShopRite LPGA Classic Golf Courses:

The tournament is currently played at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club in Gallaway, N.J., outside Atlantic City. The tournament takes place on the resort's Bay Course.

The same resort (but a different course) was the site of the first playing of this event in 1986, when the facility was called the Marriott Seaview Country Club & Resort. Later, the facility went by the name Seaview Marriott Resort, and this tournament has most often taken place at this facility. It has also been played at Sands Country Club and Great Bay Resort & Country Club.

ShopRite LPGA Classic Trivia and Notes:

  • The tournament was first played in 1986, with Juli Inkster as the first winner. Inkster won again in 1988.
  • The ShopRite LPGA Classic was played yearly on the LPGA schedule from 1986 through 2006, but then was discontinued. It rejoined the LPGA schedule beginning in 2010.
  • The tournament has been 54 holes in length for all but one year of its history. In 1990, Chris Johnson won the only 72-hole version of the ShopRite LPGA Classic.
  • Betsy King and Annika Sorenstam share the tournament record for most victories, with three wins each here.
  • Speaking of King, her 30th career LPGA victory happened at the 1995 tournament, which, under the LPGA's Hall of Fame requirements, automatically qualified King for induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
  • And more King: Her 34th and final LPGA win happened at the 2001 ShopRite LPGA Classic.
  • There has been only one playoff in tournament history. That happened in 1988 when Juli Inkster defeated Beth Daniel in extra holes.
  • Anna Nordqvist won in 2015, then won again in 2016 - becoming the tournament's first-ever repeat champion. Going for three in a row in 2017, Nordqvist finished second.

    Winners of the ShopRite LPGA Classic

    (p-won playoff)

    ShopRite LPGA Classic
    2019 - Lexi Thompson, 201
    2018 - Annie Park, 197
    2017 - I.K. Kim, 202
    2016 - Anna Nordqvist, 196
    2015 - Anna Nordqvist, 205
    2014 - Stacy Lewis, 197
    2013 - Karrie Webb, 209
    2012 - Stacy Lewis, 201
    2011 - Brittany Lincicome, 202
    2010 - Ai Miyazato, 197
    2007-09 - Not played
    2006 - Seon Hwa Lee, 197
    2005 - Annika Sorenstam, 196
    2004 - Cristie Kerr, 202
    2003 - Angela Stanford, 197
    2002 - Annika Sorenstam, 201
    2001 - Betsy King, 201
    2000 - Janice Moodie, 203
    1999 - Se Ri Pak, 198
    1998 - Annika Sorenstam, 196
    1997 - Michelle McGann, 201
    1996 - Dottie Pepper, 202
    1995 - Betsy King, 204
    1994 - Donna Andrews, 207
    1993 - Shelley Hamlin, 204
    1992 - Anne Marie Palli, 207

    Atlantic City Classic
    1991 - Jane Geddes, 208
    1990 - Chris Johnson, 275 (72 holes)
    1989 - Nancy Lopez, 206
    1988 - Juli Inkster-p, 206

    Atlantic City LPGA Classic
    1987 - Betsy King, 207
    1986 - Juli Inkster, 209