The history of the LPGA on the Peninsula


at Kingsmill: A brief history

Oct. 12, 1992

: After a 14-year run on Southside, tournament organizers disband

Hampton Roads

' LPGA event. The 1993 edition had been scheduled to shift to the Peninsula, at Kiln Creek.

March 1, 2002



ends its sponsorship of a 22-year-old

PGA Tour

event at Kingsmill and announces the start of a LPGA tournament, with one-third the PGA purse.

May 4, 2003


Grace Park

makes an 18-foot par putt on the final hole to edge

Lorena Ochoa

by a stroke and win the inaugural LPGA event at Kingsmill.

May 9, 2004

: With a Sunday 65,

Se Ri Pak

rallies from a four-shot, final-round deficit to earn career victory No. 22, qualifying her for the LPGA Hall of Fame at age 26.

May 8, 2005


Cristie Kerr

wins the first of her two Kingsmill title, cruising to a four-shot victory.

May 14, 2006


Karrie Webb

becomes Kingsmill's first wire-to-wire champion, lapping the field by seven shots.

May 13, 2007

: In her sixth season on tour, Suzann Pettersen earns her first LPGA with a bogey-free final round and three-hole, sudden-death playoff against Jee Young Lee. Pettersen has won seven tournaments since.

May 11, 2008

: Hall of Famer

Annika Sorenstam

shatters the tournament record with a 19-under-par aggregate. The seven-shot victory is No. 72 in her unrivaled career, and two days later she announces her retirement at age 37.

May 10, 2009

: "I'll see you next year," Kerr tells reporters as she exits the interview room following her second Kingsmill victory.

Sept. 21, 2009

: Anheuser-Busch officials announce their decision not to renew Kingsmill's contract with the LPGA. "It's hard to say goodbye," said Wayne Nooe, the resort's director of golf.

May 5, 2010

: "Most everyone you talk to would like to have another event at Kingsmill," Nooe said during the first spring in eight years that the resort was without a tournament.

Jan. 11, 2012

: "It's great to have the LPGA back," Nooe said the day after news broke that the tour is returning to Kingsmill in September.