Final Field Set for the 2012 Kingsmill Championship
The final field has been set for the Kingsmill Championship as the LPGA Tour makes its highly anticipated return to Williamsburg, VA for the first time since 2009. The stellar field is led by top-ranked American, Stacy Lewis, and two-time winner at Kingsmill, Cristie Kerr.
“We are thrilled to have this type of response from the players and the community surrounding the return of the Kingsmill Championship,” says Tournament Director Katherine Thigpen. “We expect a tremendous turnout from the fans and cannot wait to showcase the greatest women golfers in the world.”
Along with Lewis and Kerr, 2012 tournament winners Ai Miyazato (ranked 4th on the Money List), Azahara Munoz (ranked 7th), and Mika Miyazato (ranked 8th) highlight the spectacular 144-player field. Previously announced superstars who will be competing include Paula Creamer, Michelle Wie, Natalie Gulbis, Morgan Pressel, Juli Inkster, and Lexi Thompson.
The Kingsmill Championship will be staged September 3-9 at Kingsmill Resort’s River Course. The top women golfers in the world will compete for the $1.3 million purse in this 72-hole, stroke play tournament. Tickets start as low as $25 and can be purchased online at www.thekingsmillchampionship.com. Kids 17 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult.
For more information, visit www.thekingsmillchampionship.com.
About Kingsmill on The James
Kingsmill On The James is a vibrant resort community, less than three miles from Colonial Williamsburg, and located on a 2900 acre protected area along the historic James River. Forty percent of the rolling green and wooded development will remain untouched. The two gated entrances are manned round the clock and there is a private police force.
There are a wide variety of housing choices available for residents in Kingsmill, these range from condos, townhouses, and courtyard/ patio/ villas on smaller lots to smaller detached single family and large luxury homes, many with first floor master suites. Many of the homes were designed with seniors in mind.
There are six restaurants on site, 54 holes of golf with a golf club house, and a tennis club with fifteen courts. There is a superb sports club with both indoor and outdoor pools, racquetball courts, sauna, and fitness rooms. There is also a full service spa and a large marina on the river with access to the bay. The full service marina has 90 permanent slips and 15 transient boat slips.
Kingsmill is located off I-64 between Richmond and Norfolk and within close proximity to Williamsburg’s numerous destinations including Busch Gardens, Colonial Williamsburg, The College of William & Mary, Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center.