- Tournament receives industry awards
- Tickets now available online
- Volunteer Registration begins
Nov. 25, 2013
/PRNewswire/ - The Manulife Financial LPGA Classic has bolstered its pool of prize money to
for the 2014 event, an increase of
from the previous year.
In 2013, South Korean Hee Young Park out-lasted all other competitors and won
in prize money after a three-hole playoff. With the increase in prize money, the 2014 champion will be awarded
"The Manulife Financial LPGA Classic attracts many of the world's best female golfers," said
, President and CEO, Manulife Canada. "Increasing the prize money speaks to the strength of the LPGA and the caliber of women's golf." From
June 4 to 8
, 144 LPGA players will compete for the title to win a portion of the
purse at Grey Silo Golf Course in
. Over its first two years, the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic has attracted more than 125,000 spectators, making it one of the most well-attended events on the LPGA Tour.
, the LPGA Tournament Owners Association (TOA) presented their Gold Driver Awards, recognizing excellence in marketing programs surrounding LPGA Tour tournaments during the TOA Annual Meeting in
In the tournament's second Gold Driver Award competition, the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic received Gold for Charity Promotion, with St. Mary's General Hospital Foundation's
leaving an indelible impression on the panel of judges.
Additionally, the tournament received four Silver awards in key categories - Event Advertising, Marketing Materials, Television Advertisements and Website.