The 2016 Kia Classic golf tournament on the LPGA Tour is taking place this week from March 24-27, 2016, at the Aviara Golf Club located in Carlsbad, California. Here is a list of the prize money up for grabs for the LPGA women golfers to win at the 2016 Kia Classic.
The Kia Classic has been played annually on the LPGA Tour since 2010. Hee Kyung Seo was the inaugural winner followed by Sandra Gal (2011), Yani Tseng (2012), Beatriz Recari (2013), Anna Nordqvist (2014) and last year’s winner Cristie Kerr (2015).
The total prize money for the 2016 Kia Classic is $1.7 million. The same amount as last year and the same amount of prize money this tournament has paid out since it started in 2010.
The winner’s share below is set in stone while the other amounts can vary a little bit based upon ties and how many women actually make the cut. Unlike in PGA Tournaments, the prize money for a LPGA tournament below the top prize is heavily dependent on how many women make the cut. The more women who make the cut due to ties the lower the money payouts below the winner.
- Winner – $255,000
The winner of the 2016 Kia Classic will earn $255,000. The same amount of money Cristie Kerr earned last year with her win here and all the previous winners have earned.
- Second place – $156,000
Second place at the 2016 Kia Classic is worth around $156,000. Last year, Mirim Lee earned $156,242 for her second place finish here and in 2014 Lizette Salas earned $155,874 coming in second in this tournament.
- Third place – $113,000
Third place is worth about $113,000 at the 2016 Kia Classic. Last year, Lydia Ko earned $113,242 for her third place finish here and in 2014 Lexi Thompson earned $113,075 for her third place finish.
- Fourth place – $88,000
Fourth place at the 2016 Kia Classic is worth about $88,000. Last year, Alison Lee earned $87,679 by coming in 4th place here while Chella Choi earned $87,473 in 2014 for finishing fourth here.
- Fifth place – $71,000
Fifth place is worth about $71,000 at the 2016 Kia Classic. Last year, Inbee Park earned $70,572 with her fifth place finish and in 2014 Cristie Kerr earned $70,406 for her fifth place finish in this tournament.
- Sixth place – $58,000
Sixth place is worth about $58,000. Beyond that we have $49,000 for 7th place, $43,000 for 8th, $38,000 for 9th and $35,000 for 10th place.