Past Champions Castren and Kim, California Natives Kang and Creamer Headline Early Commitments
Ventura County Native Kang Set to Return to Hometown Event; Creamer Returns to LPGA Tour Competition
Elite International Field of 120 Players to Compete for a Share of the $1.8 Million Purse
Tickets on Sale at www.MEDIHEALChamp.com
SOMIS, Calif., Sept. 8, 2022 – 2021 LPGA MEDIHEAL Champion Matilda Castren, 2019 champion Sei Young Kim, major champions and California natives Danielle Kang and Paula Creamer headline early commitments for the 2022 LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship, taking place Oct. 3-9 at The Saticoy Club in Somis, Calif., tournament organizers announced today.
“We look forward to welcoming the world’s best players back to Southern California for the 2022 LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship,” said tournament director David Tucker. “We will have a tremendous international field for our world-class championship, taking place at one of the top-rated courses in California in The Saticoy Club.”
Castren captured the 2021 LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship by two shots for her first LPGA Tour victory, becoming the first golfer from Finland to win on the LPGA Tour. She has made the cut in 13 of 17 events in 2022, with a season-best second place finish at the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational in July. 2019 champion Sei Young Kim also will join the field as a past champion of the event.
Kang, who grew up in Ventura County and attended Westlake High School in Thousand Oaks and nearby Pepperdine University, will return to a course she grew up playing and practicing in The Saticoy Club. The six-time LPGA Tour winner and major champion returned to LPGA Tour competition in August following three months away to treat a medical condition on her spine.
Creamer, who grew up in Pleasanton near San Francisco, returned to LPGA Tour competition this past week in Ohio and will make her fourth appearance at the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship. She has taken more than a year off from competition with the birth of her daughter in January.
Joining them as early commitments include Los Angeles-area residents/natives Jenny Coleman, Alison Lee, Andrea Lee, Ryann O’Toole, Lizette Sales, Lilia Vu and Angel Yin.
The 2022 LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship will feature 120-player field competing Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 6-9, for a share of the $1.8 million purse. Players have until Wednesday, Sept. 28 to commit to the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship. GOLF Channel will televise all four rounds in primetime. For a complete list of tournament entries, click HERE.
Tournament officials will be announcing additional field commitments in the coming weeks leading up to the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship.
Previously hosted at Lake Merced Country Club from 2018-2021, the 2022 LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship moves to The Saticoy Club in suburban Los Angeles. This will be the first professional golf tournament staged at Saticoy Club, a host of numerous USGA championship qualifier tournaments and Southern California Golf Association (SCGA) Amateur Championships.
Ticket packages for the 2022 LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship include exclusive hospitality and general admissions tickets offering a wide degree of entertainment and access. New for 2022 is the Stone Pine Club a premium hospitality ticket that includes, an exclusive hospitality viewing deck overlooking the 9th and 18th green, complimentary food and beverages in the clubhouse. 2022 tickets will be digital and emailed after purchase. Tickets can be viewed on either a mobile device or printed out where they will be scanned at the main gate. Tickets are available for purchase exclusively at www.MEDIHEALChamp.com.
2022 LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship Ticket Options: There are three ticket options for fans interested in attending the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship:
$25. General admission daily grounds. Valid any one day, Thursday-Sunday.
$40. General admission weekly grounds. Valid all days, Thursday-Sunday.
The Stone Pine Club:
New for 2022. This premium hospitality ticket featuring an open-air deck overlooking the 9th and 18th green. Includes complimentary food and beverages in the clubhouse and access to the Jim Beam Bourbon Backyard and the High Noon Clubhouse.
Daily Stone Pine Club: $275. Valid one day, Thursday-Sunday.
Weekly Stone Pine Club. $1000. Valid all four days, Thursday-Sunday.
All military (active, reserve, retired and veteran), first responders and their immediate family (up to four tickets) will receive complimentary admission to the 2022 LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship by showing proper identification at Admissions in exchange for a daily grounds pass. Children 17-and-under will be admitted free with a ticketed adult.
The Saticoy Club was founded in 1921 as the first private club in Ventura County. The 18-hole course was designed by noted architect William F. Bell and in 2018 was renovated by well-known course architects Robert Muir Graves, Tom Doak and John Harbottle.
For more information on the 2022 LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship, visit www.MEDIHEALChamp.com and follow @MEDIHEALChamp on Twitter and Instagram.