Ko Olina Hosts Fourth Annual LOTTE Championship, April 12-18, 2015

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Ko Olina Resort and Ko Olina Golf Club will host the fourth annual LOTTE Championship, April 12-18, 2015. The LPGA event will be held at the challenging Ko Olina Golf Club (http://www.koolinagolf.com), consistently named one of Golf Digest’s “Top 75 Resort Courses in the U.S.”

Ko Olina Resort and Ko Olina Golf Club will host the fourth annual LOTTE Championship, April 12-18, 2015.

“Winning the LOTTE was a dream come true and I could not have dreamt up a better ending. I'm so appreciative of all my supporters in Hawai‘i and I can't wait to try to defend my title this year,” said the now-25-year-old Honolulu native after the win.

Ko Olina, O‘ahu, HAWAI‘ Ko Olina Resort and Ko Olina Golf Club will host the fourth annual LOTTE Championship, April 12-18, 2015. The LPGA event will be held at the challenging Ko Olina Golf Club (http://www.koolinagolf.com), consistently named one of Golf Digest’s “Top 75 Resort Courses in the U.S.”

The four-day tournament will be broadcast live domestically on the Golf Channel and globally through the LPGA’s international broadcast network. 144 players will be vying for a total purse of $1.8 million, with $270,000 going to the champion.

The 2014 LOTTE Championship featured a photo finish by Hawai‘i-born Michelle Wie, who caught Angela Stanford with six birdies in the final round to clinch her third-career victory and first since the 2012 CN Canadian Women’s Open. “Winning the LOTTE was a dream come true and I could not have dreamt up a better ending. I'm so appreciative of all my supporters in Hawai‘i and I can't wait to try to defend my title this year,” said the now-25-year-old Honolulu native after the win.

Previous LOTTE Championship winners include Suzann Pettersen in 2013 and Ai Miyazato in 2012.

Ko Olina has a storied history of hosting professional golf events and is ideally suited to host multi-day PGA and LPGA championships. The resort’s championship course, popular Golf Academy, kamaʻaina lifestyle community and world-class amenities, from Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa and Ko Olina Station’s boutique retail and restaurants, to a private marina and 1.5 miles of white sand beaches and swimming lagoons, are a big part of the ongoing success of the LOTTE Championship. Most recently, the resort announced its newest hotel partner, Four Seasons Resort Oʻahu at Ko Olina, ushering in a new era of luxury for the west side resort destination.

LOTTE Championship schedule of events and ticket prices will be available soon. For sponsorship opportunities or volunteers interested in helping out at this year’s LOTTE Championship, should contact 141 Premiere Sports & Entertainment at 808.792.9321.

For more tournament information, visit koolina.com or call Ko Olina Golf Club, 808.676.5300.

ABOUT KO OLINA RESORT:
Ko Olina is a 642-acre master-planned resort community on the western shore of the island of O‘ahu. Resort partners include Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina, Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club, Marriott’s most successful vacation club product in the world, Ko Olina Beach Villas Resort, Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Disney’s first family destination resort outside of its theme park developments, Ko Olina Golf Club, Ko Olina Station retail center and the state-of-the-art Ko Olina Marina. The resort, known as O‘ahu's premier vacation destination, also features seven pristine oceanfront lagoons connected by 1.5 miles of shoreline pathways, access to a diverse selection of ocean and outdoor activities and the island’s best weather. For more information, visit http://www.koolina.com.

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