KIA Classic

Jay Paris: Recari among LPGA stars heading to Aviara

The smile says it all, as does the plaque.

Classic ends before stormy weather hits

Classic ends before stormy weather hits

CARLSBAD – Despite winds picking up, and before any rain moved into the area, Yani Tseng, the 23-year-old talent won the 2012 Kia Classic Sunday, shooting 14-under-par over the four-round tournament at La Costa Resort and Spa.Tseng is ranked No. 1 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings and on the LPGA Official Money List. […]

Three questions with golfer In-Kyung Kim

Three questions with golfer In-Kyung Kim

CARLSBAD — Three questions were posed to professional golfer and Rancho Santa Fe resident In-Kyung Kim during a practice session Tuesday before the start of the KIA Classic at the La Costa Resort and Spa March 22.How does it feel playing so close to home?

Passion, hard work go into organizing Kia Classic

Passion, hard work go into organizing Kia Classic

CARLSBAD — Beginning March 19, golf fans will descend on the La Costa Resort and Spa to watch the Kia Classic. Dennis Baggett, the tournament director, has prepared for the moment when fans first step foot onto the golf course for more than a year. On his side: a team putting in long hours and […]

Golfer returns home in Classic tournament

Golfer returns home in Classic tournament

CARLSBAD — With the KIA Classic returning to the La Costa Resort and Spa in just a couple of weeks, golfer Jennifer Johnson will have one of the shortest and one of the more pretty commutes when she begins her work week during the tournament.Johnson, 20, has grown up in Carlsbad, where the sprawling greens […]

Golfer’s discovery of game seemed written in the stars

Golfer’s discovery of game seemed written in the stars

CARLSBAD — Belen Mozo’s story is one that revolves around the themes of fate, family, sacrifice and loneliness.Mozo was 8-years-old when she found the game of golf. She described coming to the game seemingly as a matter of fate, as no one in her family, or any of her friends at the time, played the […]