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Tournament results: Kia Classic

Results for the Kia Classic are shown in the table below, which includes details of the respective winners, their scores and prize money, relevant venues and title sponsors.
2021
America
(Hataoka, Nasa)
Mar 25-28
tba
Kia

Category

America

Winner (holder)

(Hataoka, Nasa)

Venue

Aviara

Score

Mar 25-28

Prize money

tba

Title sponsor

Kia

Played as the Kia Classic (March 25-28). [Aviara GC, Carlsbad, CA].

2020
America
(cancelled)
x
x
Kia

Category

America

Winner (holder)

(cancelled)

Venue

Aviara

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

Kia

Kia Classic not played in 2020 (originally scheduled for March 26-29, then Sept 24-27, then cancelled due to world coronavirus pandemic). [Aviara GC, Carlsbad, CA].

2019
America
Hataoka, Nasa
270 (-18)
$270,000
Kia

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hataoka, Nasa

Venue

Aviara

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

Kia

Played as the Kia Classic (March 28-31). Second-placed Danielle Kang (USA), Jin Young Ko (S Kor), Azahara Munoz (Esp), Sung Hyun Park (S Kor) and Inbee Park (S Kor) finished 3 shots behind Nasa Hataoka (Jpn). [Aviara GC, Carlsbad, CA].

2018
America
272 (-16)
$270,000
Kia

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ji, Eun-hee

Venue

Aviara

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

Kia

Played as the Kia Classic (March 22-25). Second-placed Cristie Kerr (USA) and Lizette Salas (USA) finished 2 shots behind Eun-hee Ji (S Kor), whose final round 67 (-5) included an ace at the par-3 14th. [Aviara GC, Carlsbad, CA].

2017
America
Lee, Mirim
268 (-20)
$270,000
Kia

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Lee, Mirim

Venue

Aviara

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

Kia

Played as the Kia Classic (March 23-26). Second-placed Austin Ernst (USA) and So Yeon Ryu (S Kor) finished 6 shots behind Mirim Lee (S Kor). [Aviara GC, Carlsbad, CA].

2016
America
269 (-19)
$255,000
Kia

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ko, Lydia

Venue

Aviara

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$255,000

Title sponsor

Kia

Played as the Kia Classic (March 24-27). Second-placed Inbee Park (S Kor) finished 4 shots behind Lydia Ko (NZ). [Aviara GC, Carlsbad, CA].

2015
America
268 (-20)
$255,000
Kia

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kerr, Cristie

Venue

Aviara

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

$255,000

Title sponsor

Kia

Played as the Kia Classic (March 26-29). Second-placed Mirim Lee (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind Cristie Kerr (USA), who claimed her 17th LPGA Tour win. [Aviara GC, Carlsbad, CA].

2014
America
275 (-13)
$255,000
Kia

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nordqvist, Anna

Venue

Aviara

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$255,000

Title sponsor

Kia

Played as the Kia Classic (May 27-30). Second-placed Lizette Salas (USA) finished 1 shot behind Anna Nordqvist (Swe), who claimed her fourth LPGA Tour win. [Aviara GC, Carlsbad, CA].

2013
America
Recari, Beatriz
279 (-9)
$255,000
Kia

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Recari, Beatriz

Venue

Aviara

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$255,000

Title sponsor

Kia

Played as the Kia Classic (March 21-24). Beatriz Recari (Esp) beat In-Kyung "I.K." Kim (S Kor) with a birdie at the second playoff hole, to record her second LPGA Tour win. [Aviara GC, Carlsbad, CA].

2012
America
274 (-14)
$255,000
Kia

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Tseng, Yani

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$255,000

Title sponsor

Kia

Played as the Kia Classic (March 22-25). Second-placed Sun Young Yoo (S Kor) finished 6 shots behind Yani Tseng (Taiw), who recorded back-to-back LPGA Tour wins. This was Tseng's fifth LPGA Tour start in 2012 and her third victory. [Champions course, La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, Calif.].

2011
America
276 (-16)
$255,000
Kia

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Gal, Sandra

Score

276 (-16)

Prize money

$255,000

Title sponsor

Kia

Played as the Kia Classic (March 24-27). Second-placed Jiyai Shin (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind 25-year-old Sandra Gal (Ger), who recorded her first LPGA Tour win. [Eisenhower course, Industry Hills GC at Pacific Palms, nr Los Angeles, CA].

2010
America
Seo, Hee Kyung
276 (-12)
$255,000
Kia/J Golf

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Seo, Hee Kyung

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$255,000

Title sponsor

Kia/J Golf

Played as the inaugural Kia Classic presented by J Golf (March 25-28). Second-placed Inbee Park (S Kor) finished 6 shots behind first-time LPGA Tour winner Hee Kyung Seo (S Kor). Not an LPGA Tour member, Seo (the 2009 Korea LPGA Player of the Year) was playing on a sponsor's exemption. [South course, La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, Calif; now known as the Legends course].

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