Appointment in California for the LPGA Tour

The tournament takes place at the Palos Verdes Golf Club in Palos Verdes Estates, with its promoter being the Korean golf legend Seri Pak

by Andrea Gussoni
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Appointment in California for the LPGA Tour
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In California, the LPGA Tour hosts the Fir Hills Seri Pak Championship from March 21st to 24th, featuring Roberta Liti among its competitors. The tournament takes place at the Palos Verdes Golf Club in Palos Verdes Estates, with its promoter being the Korean golf legend Seri Pak, who, at 46 years old, has clinched 39 tournament victories between 1996 and 2016, including 25 on the LPGA Tour, with five of them being Major titles.

Pak was inducted into both the LPGA Tour Hall of Fame and the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2007.

California, results

The event boasts an impressive lineup, with 18 of the top 25 players in the world rankings, led by Lilia Vu at number 1, followed by Nelly Korda at number 2, and reigning champion Ruoning Yin at number 4.

Notable names include Charley Hull, Hyo Joo Kim, Brooke M. Henderson, and others. Joining them are players like Leona Maguire, Georgia Hall, and Ariya Jutanugarn, making for a competitive field that promises exciting action.

The tournament, now in its sixth edition, has undergone several name changes since its inception in 2018, evolving from the Hugel-JTBC LA Open to its current Fir Hills Seri Pak Championship. The Palos Verdes Golf Club, with its historic course dating back to 1924, hosts the event, where the final three holes often prove decisive.

Past champions include Nasa Hataoka, Brooke M. Henderson, and Moriya Jutanugarn, with Ruoning Yin aiming to defend her title this year. With a prize pool of $2 million, including $300,000 for the winner, the tournament offers significant rewards for the top performers.

Roberta Liti, having earned her spot on the circuit for 2024 with an eighth-place finish in the Epson Tour 2023, enters her third event of the season, aiming to build on her previous performances and make her mark on the leaderboard.

In Palos Verdes Estates 18 of the top 25 players in the world rankings will compete, including Lilia Vu, number 1, Nelly Korda (number 2) and Ruoning Yin (number 4), who defends the title.

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