Lake Merced Golf Club, has a long history of supporting competitive golf at the amateur and professional levels. The club has played host to USGA qualifying tournaments for both the men’s and women’s U.S. Opens in recent years and in 2012 was the host venue for the USGA’s Girls’ Junior Championship and the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic in 2014, 2015, 2016. The Club is the host venue for the LPGA Mediheal Championship through 2020.

Congratulations to the 2018 LPGA Mediheal
Lydia Ko.

Congratulations Haru Nomura, the 2016
Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic champion.

Lydia Ko the 2014 and 2015 winner of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic.

April 29, 2018  

Lydia Ko hit a towering 3 -wood shot 234 yards to less than 3 feet resulting in an eagle to capture the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship in a playoff against Minjee Lee at Lake Merced Golf Club.

Five days after turning 21, the New Zealander was 20 yards behind Lee in the fairway on the 18th hole used in the playoff and hit a shot that cleared the tree limbs, landed in front of the green and rolled just by the flagstick. “ I knew that I needed to catch my 3-wood like I did on the 15th hole. I was able to kind of copy that and I heard it almost tried to go in for a two, which obviously wasn’t running through my mind” said an emotional Ko.  

Both Ko and Lee headed into the playoff having had experience winning at Lake Merced.  Ko won the Swinging Skirts LPGA event in 2014 and 2015 and Lee won the 2012 U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship.