The Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic is returning to Lake Merced Golf Club in 2015. It’s shaping up to be an exciting time for golf fans in the Bay Area of San Francisco. Last year, Lydia Ko capped off a memorable week in perhaps the only way that seemed fitting – with a win. Ko birdied the 18th hole to shoot a 3-under 69 in Sunday’s final round and defeat Rolex Rankings No. 3 Stacy Lewis by a stroke at the inaugural Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic.
On April 20-26, 2015, 17-year old, World #1 ranked Ko will face a field of 144 professionals, playing for a total prize purse of $2 million.
The tournament benefits The First Tee of San Francisco and Youth on Course and will be televised on the Golf Channel April 23-26 at 3-6 p.m. The Swinging Skirts Golf Team is a private, Taiwanese non-profit organization made up of both men and women amateur golfers with a shared goal of growing the game of golf across the globe via sponsoring top women's golf tournaments and top female players. The Swinging Skirts members are avid golfers who wear colorful kilts when playing the game to pay homage to one of golf’s oldest traditions, which was born hundreds of years ago at The Home of Golf: St. Andrews in Scotland.
For tickets and more information, visit www.swingingskirtslpgaclassic.com.