Wendy's Championship for Children
The Wendy's Championship for Children was an annual golf tournament for professional female golfers on the LPGA Tour from 1999 through 2006 in the Columbus, Ohio area. The tournament was played at the New Albany Country Club in New Albany, Ohio from 1999 to 2001. In 2002, it moved to Tartan Fields Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.
Proceeds from the event benefited pediatric cancer research and treatment at the Columbus Children's Hospital. From 2000 to 2005, over $2.7 million was raised.
On August 31, 2006, corporate sponsor Wendy's announced that its relationship with the tournament had come to an end as a result of a disagreement between the corporation and the LPGA over future dates of the event.
The last tournament was held August 22â27, 2006.
Tournament names through the years:
- 1999-2000: New Albany Golf Classic
- 2001-2006: Wendy's Championship for Children
|2006||Lorena Ochoa||23x15px Mexico||264 (-24)||Tartan Fields Golf Club||$1,100,000||$165,000|
|2005||Cristie Kerr||23x15px United States||270 (-18)||Tartan Fields Golf Club||$1,100,000||$165,000|
|2004||Catriona Matthew||23x15px Scotland||278 (-10)||Tartan Fields Golf Club||$1,100,000||$165,000|
|2003||Hee-Won Han||Template:Country data South Korea||199 (-17)||Tartan Fields Golf Club||$1,100,000||$165,000|
|2002||Mi Hyun Kim||Template:Country data South Korea||208 (-8)||Tartan Fields Golf Club||$1,000,000||$150,000|
|2001||Wendy Ward||23x15px United States||195 (-21)||New Albany Country Club||$1,000,000||$150,000|
|2000||Lorie Kane||23x15px Canada||277 (-11)||New Albany Country Club||$1,000,000||$150,000|
|1999||Annika SÃ¶renstam||23x15px Sweden||269 (-19)||New Albany Country Club||$1,000,000||$150,000|
|2001||Wendy Ward||62 (-10)||2nd round||New Albany Country Club|
- Bad tournament dates leads to end of Wendy's LPGA event USA Today, August 31, 2006.
- LPGA Wendy's Championship calls it quits Columbus Business First, August 31, 2006.