LPGA - Portland Classic Preview

08/26/2014 2:01 PM

08/26/2014 2:11 PM

Thursday, August 28th through Sunday, August 31st

Course Info

Site: Columbia Edgewater Country Club, Portland, Oregon

Course Architect: Vernon Macan (1925), Bob Cupp (1993)

Par: 72

Yardage: 6,465

Hole by Hole

Front Nine: 36 3,222 Yds

1 - Par 4 370 Yds

2 - Par 3 166 Yds

3 - Par 4 409 Yds

4 - Par 4 391 Yds

5 - Par 5 489 Yds

6 - Par 4 379 Yds

7 - Par 5 463 Yds

8 - Par 3 145 Yds

9 - Par 4 410 Yds

Back Nine: 36 3,243 Yds

10 - Par 5 512 Yds

11 - Par 4 337 Yds

12 - Par 5 545 Yds

13 - Par 3 160 Yds

14 - Par 4 362 Yds

15 - Par 4 372 Yds

16 - Par 3 175 Yds

17 - Par 4 397 Yds

18 - Par 4 383 Yds

Tournament Info

Year: 43rd

Television: Golf Channel - Thursday -- 6:30-9:30 p.m. (et), - Friday/Saturday -- 7-9:30 p.m. (et), - Sunday -- 7-9 p.m. (et)

Champion: Suzann Pettersen

Runner Up: Stacy Lewis

Tournament Record: 268 (Suzann Pettersen, 2013)

54-Hole Record: 198 (Yani Tseng, 2013)

36-Hole Record: 130 (Pornanong Phatlum, 2013)

Course Record:

Total Purse: $1,300,000

Shares: 1st Place - $195,000; 2nd Place - $119,470; 3rd Place - $86,125

2013 Final Leaderboard

Suzann Pettersen 268

Stacy Lewis 270

Lizette Salas 271

Cristie Kerr 272

Caroline Masson 273

Gerina Piller 274

Sandra Gal 274

Karrie Webb 275

Six players at 276

Past Winners

2013: Suzann Pettersen (268). Runner up: Stacy Lewis

2012: Mika Miyazato (203). Runner up: Inbee Park, Brittany Lincicome

2011: *Suzann Pettersen (207). Runner up: Na Yeon Choi

2010: Ai Miyazato (205). Runner up: Cristie Kerr, Na Yeon Choi

2009: *M.J. Hur (203). Runner up: Suzann Pettersen, Michele Redman

2008: *Cristie Kerr (203). Runner up: Helen Alfredsson, Sophie Gustafson

2007: Lorena Ochoa (204). Runner up: Sophie Gustafson, Mhairi McKay, Christina Kim, Inbee Park

2006: Pat Hurst (206). Runner up: Kim Saiki, Jeong Jang

2005: Soo-Yun Kang (201). Runner up: Jeong Jang

2004: *Hee-Won Han (207). Runner up: Lorie Kane

2003: Annika Sorenstam (201). Runner up: Beth Daniel

2002: Annika Sorenstam (199). Runner up: Kate Golden

2001: Not held due to tragedies of September 11th. Runner up:

2000: *Mi Hyun Kim (215). Runner up: Jeong Jang

1999: Juli Inkster (207). Runner up: Tina Barrett, Grace Park

1998: Danielle Ammaccapane (204). Runner up: Emilee Klein

1997: Chris Johnson (206). Runner up: Kim Saiki, Lisa Hackney

1996: Dottie Pepper (202). Runner up: Chris Johnson

1995: Alison Nicholas (207). Runner up: Kelly Robbins

1994: Missie McGeorge (207). Runner up: Betsy King

1993: Donna Andrews (208). Runner up: Missie McGeorge, Tina Barrett

1992: *Nancy Lopez (209). Runner up: Jane Crafter

1991: Michelle Estill (208). Runner up: Rosie Jones

1990: Patty Sheehan (208). Runner up: Danielle Ammaccapane

1989: Muffin Spencer-Devlin (214). Runner up: Nancy Lopez, Tammie Green, Susan Sanders, Dawn Coe-Jones

1988: Betsy King (213). Runner up: Colleen Walker

1987: Nancy Lopez (210). Runner up: Kelly Leadbetter, Muffin Spencer-Devlin, Jan Stephenson

1986: Ayako Okamoto (207). Runner up: Colleen Walker, Nancy Lopez

1985: Nancy Lopez (215). Runner up: Lori Garbacz

1984: Amy Alcott (212). Runner up: Kathy Baker

1983: *JoAnne Carner (212). Runner up: Charlotte Montgomery

1982: *Sandra Haynie/Kathy McMullen (196). Runner up: Sharon Barrett/Nancy Rubin, Lori Garbacz/Patti Rizzo

1981: *Donna Caponi/Kathy Whitworth (203). Runner up: JoAnne Carner/Judy Rankin

1980: Donna Caponi/Kathy Whitworth (195). Runner up: Janet Alex/Judy Clark

1979: Nancy Lopez/Jo Ann Washam (198). Runner up: Susie Berning/Carole Jo Skala

1978: *Donna Caponi/Kathy Whitworth (203). Runner up: Murle Breer/Barbara Moxness

1977: *JoAnne Carner/Judy Rankin (202). Runner up: Betty Burfeindt/Pam Higgins

1976: *Donna Caponi (217). Runner up: Clifford Ann Creed

1975: Jo Ann Washam (215). Runner up: Sandra Haynie

1974: JoAnne Carner (211). Runner up: Donna Caponi

1973: #Kathy Whitworth (144). Runner up: Sandra Palmer

1972: Kathy Whitworth (212). Runner up: Sandra Haynie

* - Won in Playoff

# - Rain Shortened

Formerly called Safeway Classic (2001-13), Safeway LPGA Golf Championship (1996-2000), Ping-AT&T Wireless Services LPGA Golf Championship (1995), Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship (1986-94), Portland Ping Championship (1983-85), Portland Team Championship (1977-82), Portland Classic (1972-76).

Top Contenders

Suzann Pettersen

2004: mc

2005:

2006:

2007:

2008: T-17

2009: T-2

2010: T-4

2011: Won

2012: T-26

2013: Won

Lizette Salas

2004:

2005:

2006:

2007:

2008:

2009:

2010:

2011:

2012: T-12

2013: 3rd

Yani Tseng

2004:

2005:

2006:

2007:

2008: mc

2009: T-34

2010: T-45

2011: T-13

2012: 11th

2013: T-9

Na Yeon Choi

2004:

2005:

2006:

2007:

2008: T-17

2009: T-45

2010: T-2

2011: 2nd

2012: T-16

2013: T-15

Ai Miyazato

2004:

2005:

2006: T-25

2007: mc

2008: mc

2009: T-4

2010: Won

2011: T-8

2012: T-16

2013: T-15

Angela Stanford

2004: T-15

2005: mc

2006:

2007: T-12

2008: T-44

2009: T-8

2010: T-23

2011: mc

2012: T-19

2013: T-15

Anna Nordqvist

2004:

2005:

2006:

2007:

2008:

2009: 7th

2010: T-65

2011: T-13

2012: T-49

2013: T-15

Hee-Won Han

2004: Won

2005: T-10

2006: T-14

2007:

2008: 5th

2009: mc

2010: T-63

2011: T-40

2012: T-26

2013: T-26

I.K. Kim

2004:

2005:

2006:

2007: 80th

2008:

2009: mc

2010: T-6

2011: mc

2012: T-9

2013: T-38

Mika Miyazato

2004:

2005:

2006:

2007:

2008:

2009: T-27

2010: T-55

2011: T-13

2012: Won

2013: T-44

Mi Jung Hur

2004:

2005:

2006:

2007:

2008:

2009: Won

2010: mc

2011: T-53

2012: T-44

2013: T-82

So Yeon Ryu

2004:

2005:

2006:

2007:

2008:

2009:

2010:

2011:

2012: T-4

2013:

NOTES: The LPGA Tour travels to Oregon this week for the Portland Classic at Columbia Edgewater Country Club. This tournament was previously known as the Safeway Classic. Two of the top five players in the world are in the field - defending champion Suzann Pettersen (4) and So Yeon Ryu (5).

Pettersen is still looking for her first victory of the year, after a 4-win season in 2013. She has five straight top-7 finishes. Ryu is coming off a victory last week at the Canadian Pacific Women's Open. She has seven top-10 finishes in her last 10 events.

The tournament is a 72-hole event this year, after previously being 54 holes. This tournament, which was a team event for six years from 1977-82, was dominated by Donna Caponi and Kathy Whitworth. The duo titled three times, including back-to-back years in 1980-81. The tournament has raised over $17 million for local children's charities in Oregon since 1972.

Last year, Pettersen bounced back from an early double-bogey in the final round with eight birdies in an 11-hole span, and that helped her rally to win. Pettersen, who also won this title in 2011, ended the tournament at 20-under-par 268.

In 2012, Mika Miyazato carded rounds of 65-68-70 and held on for a 2-stroke victory over Inbee Park and Brittany Lincicome and her first LPGA Tour title. Miyazato finished at 13-under par 203.

In 2011, Pettersen parred the first playoff hole to defeat Na Yeon Choi. Pettersen fired a 7-under 64 in the final round, then waited more than two hours as the remainder of the field finished their rounds. Choi, the second-round leader, was nine strokes ahead of Pettersen to start the day, but closed with a 2-over 73 at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club. Choi's bogey on the final hole of regulation forced the playoff as the duo ended 54 holes at 6-under-par 207. Pettersen's 64 was the low round of the final day by three strokes.

In 2010, Ai Miyazato charged in front with a 66 in the first round and led wire-to-wire, winning by two strokes over Cristie Kerr and Choi. Miyazato finished at 11-under-par 205 and won her fifth title of 2010. It was the first time she won in wire-to-wire fashion on the LPGA Tour.

In 2009, M.J. Hur birdied the second playoff hole to defeat Pettersen and Michele Redman to win her first LPGA Tour title.

Lorena Ochoa collected her third win in a row on the LPGA Tour in 2007 when she cruised to a 5-shot victory. Ochoa only needed a one-under 71 in the final round, after firing 67-66 on the first two days, to post a 12-under- par 204 total. Ochoa captured the Women's British Open and the Canadian Women's Open for the first two wins of her streak.

Soo-Yun Kang was the only player to shoot three rounds in the 60s (64-68-69) in 2005, as she won wire-to-wire. Kang ended the 3-day tournament at 15-under- par 201 for a 4-stroke victory over Jeong Jang, the first of her career.

When Annika Sorenstam won in 2002, she carded a course-record 62 in the second round. With her win in 2003, Sorenstam joined Kathy Whitworth as the only players to win this tournament two straight years. Sorenstam posted six top-10 finishes in her nine appearances.

The LPGA Tour heads overseas in two weeks for the fifth and final major of the year, The Evian Championship in France, where Pettersen captured the 2013 title.

08/26 13:55:28 ET

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