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International Crown
International Crown
Tournament information
Location Varies - (2016)
Gurnee, Illinois, U.S.
Established 2014
Course(s) Merit Club - (2016)
Par 72
Length 6,668 yards (6,097 m)
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Format Match play, team event
32 players
(4 each on 8 teams)
Prize fund $1.6 million
Month played July
Current champion
 United States
2016 International Crown
Merit Club  is located in the US
Merit Club 
Merit Club 
Location in the United States
Merit Club is located in Illinois
Merit Club
Merit 
Club
Location in Illinois

The International Crown is a biennial women's professional team golf tournament on the LPGA Tour, played in July of even-numbered years. Eight national teams of four players each (32 players in total) participate in the match play event.[1]

History

It debuted in 2014 at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Maryland, a suburb northwest of Baltimore.[2] With selection based on the world rankings of individuals, the eight nations were announced the previous November: Australia, Chinese Taipei, Japan, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, and the United States. Teams were divided into two pools and played round robin fourball for three days. The top five teams (20 players) advanced to the ten singles matches on Sunday, with each nation facing the other four. Spain won all four singles matches to win the title with a total of fifteen points; Sweden split its matches to finish in second with eleven points.

The second edition in 2016 took place at the Merit Club in Gurnee, Illinois, north of Chicago.[3] The top two finishers from 2014, champion Spain and runner-up Sweden, did not qualify for 2016 and were replaced by China and England. The United States won the 2016 International Crown with 13 points, winning three out of four singles matches on Sunday with South Korea finishing second with 12 points.

Sponsorship and future sites

UL, an American safety organization historically known as Underwriters Laboratories, was announced as the title sponsor for 2016 and 2018.[4] The 2018 event is scheduled for South Korea at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea near Incheon, which hosted the Presidents Cup in 2015,[5] and Champions Tour tournaments in 2010 and 2011.

Winners

Year Dates Champion Points Runner-up Points Venue Host country Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
2016 Jul 21-24  United States 13 (6-3-1)  South Korea 12 (6-4-0) Merit Club United States 1,600,000 400,000 (team)
2014 Jul 24-27  Spain 15 (7-2-1)  Sweden 11 (5-4-1) Caves Valley Golf Club United States 1,600,000   400,000 (team)[6]

Future venue

Year Venue Host country Location Dates
2018 Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea South Korea Incheon Oct 4-7

Results table

Country Times
played
Best
finish
Players 2014 2016
 Australia 2 8 6 8 8
 China 1 6 4 - 6
 Chinese Taipei 2 T3 5 7 T3
 England 1 T3 4 - T3
 Japan 2 T3 7 T3 4
 South Korea 2 2 7 T3 2
 Spain 1 1 4 1 -
 Sweden 1 2 4 2 -
 Thailand 2 5 5 5 7
 United States 2 1 5 6 1

References

External links

Coordinates: 42°20?06?N 87°57?18?W / 42.335°N 87.955°W / 42.335; -87.955


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