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International Crown

Current Venue: Merit Club, Libertyville, Illinois

Tournament pages: 2014 - 2016

Format: Biennial event on the LPGA Tour. 8 national teams with 4 players each.
Teams qualify based on the combined world rankings of the top-4 players of each country.
The first three days are pool play matches at fourball worth 2 points for a win and 1 point for a halve. The top-2 teams in each pool plus one wild card team advance to singles play. The five teams left are re-seeded based on points earned and each team plays a single match against each of the other teams on the last day.

Tournament History:
• Defending champion Spain did not qualify.
• 2014: Inaugural year. Caves Valley GC.

Qualifying teams 2016:
Australia: Minjee Lee, Su-Hyun Oh, Karrie Webb, Rebecca Artis
China: Shanshan Feng, Xi Yu Lin, Jing Yan, Simin Feng
Chinese Taipei: Teresa Lu, Candie Kung, Yani Tseng, Ssu-Chia Cheng
England: Charley Hull, Holly Clyburn, Melissa Reid, Jodi Ewart Shadoff
Japan: Haru Nomura, Mika Miyazato, Ayaka Watanabe, Ai Suzuki
South Korea: Kim Sei-young, Chung In-gee, Amy Yang, Ryu So-yeon
Thailand: Ariya Jutanugarn, Pornanong Phatlum, Moriya Jutanugarn, Porani Chutichai
USA: Lexi Thompson, Stacy Lewis, Gerina Piller, Cristie Kerr

Qualifying teams 2014:
Australia: Karrie Webb, Minjee Lee, Katherine Kirk, Lindsey Wright
Chinese Taipei: Yani Tseng, Teresa Lu, Candie Kung, Phoebe Yao
Japan: Mika Miyazato, Ai Miyazato, Sakura Yokomine, Mamiko Higa
South Korea: Inbee Park, So Yeon Ryu, Na Yeon Choi, I.K. Kim
Spain: Azahara Munoz, Beatriz Recari, Carlota Ciganda, Belen Mozo
Sweden: Anna Nordqvist, Caroline Hedwall, Pernilla Lindberg, Mikaela Parmlid
Thailand: Pornanong Phatlum, Ariya Jutanugarn, Moriya Jutanugarn, Onnarin Sattayabanphot
USA: Stacy Lewis, Paula Creamer, Lexi Thompson, Cristie Kerr

Purse: $1.6 million
1st Place Team: $100,000 per player
2nd Place Team: $60,000 per player
3rd Place Team: $52,500 per player
4th Place Team: $47,500 per player
5th Place Team: $42,500 per player
6th Place Team: $35,000 per player
7th Place Team: $32,500 per player
8th Place Team: $30,000 per player

Tournament Winners
Year
Dates
Champion
Venue
Purse $
/
Winner's share
Points
Margin of victory
Runner-up
2016
July
22-24
USA
Merit Club, IL
1,600,000
400,000

13

1
Korea
2014
July
24-27
Spain
Caves Valley GC, MD
1,600,000
400,000
4
Sweden




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