Kingsmill renews contract with LPGA

Kingsmill Resort announced on Tuesday a contract extension with the LPGA for the Kingsmill Championship.

The annual LPGA event, usually held in the spring, has been held at Kingsmill since 2003 after succeeding the PGA event that was held at the River Course from 1981 to 2002. The resort will renew its title sponsorship of the Kingsmill Championship for an additional three years (2018-20).

“We are thrilled Kingsmill Resort has extended our long-term partnership as it ensures that we will continue the rich tradition of showcasing the best golfers in the world, at one of the very best resorts in the world,” LPGA Commissioner Michael Whan said in a news release. “Everything at Kingsmill is first class from the beautiful resort, to the championship River Course, to the incredible volunteers, to the way they treat players and fans alike.”

Adding to the buzz of the LPGA’s last stop at Kingsmill in May, American fan favorite Lexi Thompson set a tournament scoring record to earn her eighth win on the LPGA Tour.

“Kingsmill Resort is honored and incredibly excited to once again partner with the LPGA Tour as we announce the extension of a 35-year-old tradition of professional golf being played at Kingsmill Resort,” Kingsmill Resort Chief Operations Officer John Hilker said in the release. “On behalf of our staff and the thousands of volunteers who make the Kingsmill Championship possible, we look forward to working within the Hampton Roads community to provide individuals, families and juniors an opportunity to create and share lifelong memories surrounding the game of golf.”

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