LPGA Will Announce One Nominee per Month,
Fans to Vote on Winner Before CME Group Tour Championship
DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA, March 10, 2014 – Karrie Webb’s 40th career victory in her home country at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open has been named this season’s first Kia Most Compelling Performance. The Queensland, Australia, native earns the nod for the month of February after overcoming a 5-stroke deficit to secure a 1-shot victory over Chella Choi in Melbourne.
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Webb posted rounds of 71-69-68-68 to become the first Aussie to capture the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open title. The victory also vaulted Webb into 11th place on the LPGA’s Career wins list.
The 2014 Kia Most Compelling Performance Award winner will be announced at the season-ending 2014 CME Group Tour Championship following an online fan vote (fan voting begins October 1, 2014). Performances may include a single tournament, multiple tournaments, single-round accomplishments or record-breaking performances. Winners of all the 2014 Kia Performance Awards will receive an all-new 2015 Kia K900, the brand’s first-ever luxury sedan. The K900 is also now the official vehicle of the LPGA.
The 2014 Kia Performance Awards are:
- Kia Power Drive – Won in 2013 by Nicole Smith; awarded to the player with the longest average driving distance
- Kia Drive to the Top – Won in 2013 by Stacy Lewis; awarded to the player with the most top-10 finishes
- Kia Most Compelling Performance – Won in 2013 by Beatriz Recari; recognizing a player with exceptional performances throughout the year; this award will be chosen by fans through an online vote
- Kia Community Assist – Won in 2013 by Cristie Kerr; recognizing a player who makes exceptional contributions to charity organizations or community programs