World No.1 and two-time defending champ Lydia Ko, who’s still only 18, was back at Lake Merced GC on Thursday in anticipation of this year’s Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic. If you’re looking for a favorite for the event, look no further than Ko.
Fresh off of celebrating a national title, Stanford’s Lauren Kim got more good news. The 2012 NCGA Junior Championship winner received an exemption into July’s LPGA Marathon Classic.
The Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic returned to Lake Merced GC, and once again Lydia Ko was atop the leaderboard. Here’s a photo gallery of action both on and off the course.
After a breakthrough year, Stanford alum Michelle Wie has started the 2015 season slowly. No stranger to the ups and downs of golf, Wie is looking to get her game back on track at Lake Merced Golf Club.
Still just a teenager, Lydia Ko will return to Lake Merced GC in April to defend her title at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic. Since her win last year, Ko’s accomplishments include being the youngest ever player to earn the world No.1 ranking.
Hannah O’Sullivan, who was a force on the Junior Tour of Northern California before moving to Arizona, made history with her win at the Symetra Tour’s Gateway Classic. Prior to moving to Arizona, O’Sullivan was a member at The Olympic Club.
The sun came up for San Jose’s Christina Kim, who broke a nine-year winless skid with a win south of the border. The last time Kim won was in 2005.
Stanford graduate Michelle Wie wins in Hawaii, brings some added buzz to this week’s Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic at Lake Merced GC. The 24-year-old first played on the LPGA Tour at the age of 12.
Santa Cruz’ Juli Inkster has been tabbed 2015 Solheim Cup captain. Along with bringing her personal prowess, Inkster should have no problem connecting with the younger players.
Veteran Juli Inkster wants to make sure the Swinging Skirts Classic sticks around. It’ll be the first LPGA event in Bay Area since 2010.