Kia Classic extends sponsorship of Park Hyatt LPGA tournament to 2018|
The seventh annual Kia Classic LPGA tournament returns to its home at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa in Carlsbad, California from March 21st - 27th, 2016.
"Kia has been a vibrant supporter of not only this tournament but the LPGA and professional women's golf, and we are thrilled to extend our partnership", said Tournament Director, Dennis Baggett.
"Kia is an integral part of this tournament's success and we look forward to growing this event in Southern California".
The Kia Classic features a 144-player field competing for a purse of $1.7 million. Tournament week will feature a qualifier, practice rounds on Monday and Tuesday, a Wednesday Pro-Am and four competitive rounds of play from Thursday through Sunday.
At the 2015 Kia Classic, Cristie Kerr took home the $225,000 winner's check and an all-new Kia K900, the Official Vehicle of the LPGA, with a tournament scoring record of 20-under par 268.
Aviara Golf Club, which was named by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine as one of the best resort golf courses in America, and the No.1 golf resort in San Diego according to the readers of Condé Nast Traveler, overlooks the beautiful Batiquitos Lagoon ecological reserve and is the only San Diego golf course designed by Arnold Palmer.
Aviara features a memorable par-72 coastal layout that stretches 7,007 yards and is uniquely sculpted through rolling hillsides, native wildflowers and plenty of bunker and water challenges. The golf club is part of the AAA Five Diamond-rated Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, which features 327 guest rooms, four on-site restaurants, full-service spa, tennis courts, fitness facility and more.
Kia Classic fans who are unable to attend the tournament can follow it through social media. The Kia Classic's Facebook page (search "Kia Classic") and Twitter feed (@LPGAKiaClassic) will allow fans to keep up on pre-tournament and tournament-week news, view exclusive photos and enter various contests for the chance to win Kia Classic tickets and other prizes.