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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.[1][2]

The last tournament was held August 22–27, 2006.

Tournament names through the years:

  • 1999-2000: New Albany Golf Classic
  • 2001-2006: Wendy's Championship for Children

Winners

Year Champion Country Score Tournament
Location
Purse Winner's
Share
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 Sörenstam 23x15px Sweden 269 (-19) New Albany Country Club $1,000,000 $150,000

Tournament record

Year Player Score Round Course
2001 Wendy Ward 62 (-10) 2nd round New Albany Country Club

References

  1. ^ Bad tournament dates leads to end of Wendy's LPGA event USA Today, August 31, 2006.
  2. ^ LPGA Wendy's Championship calls it quits Columbus Business First, August 31, 2006.

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