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Kia Classic coming to Aviara Golf Club

CARLSBAD — The fifth annual Kia Classic LPGA tournament returns to the Aviara Golf Club at the Park Hyatt Resort from March 24 through March 30. Kia Classic tickets can be purchased and volunteer positions applied for at

The Kia Classic features a full 144-player field competing for a $1.7 million purse. Tournament week will feature a qualifier, practice rounds on Monday and Tuesday, a Wednesday pro-am and four competitive rounds from Thursday through Sunday.

“We’re looking forward to returning to the Park Hyatt Aviara for the 2014 Kia Classic, as last year was a tremendous tournament and returning to Aviara will be very comfortable for our fans and players,” said Dennis Baggett, tournament director.

Advance prices for daily grounds passes are $10 for Wednesday’s pro-am day and $15 per day for competition rounds. Weekly grounds passes are $40. Children 17 and under will receive free admission to the Kia Classic when accompanied by a paid adult. Active military members and their families will be admitted at no charge with a valid military ID. Information on corporate hospitality packages, Pro-Am opportunities and advertising is available at

Aviara Golf Club overlooks the Batiquitos Lagoon ecological reserve and is the only San Diego golf course designed by Arnold Palmer. Aviara features a par-72 coastal layout that stretches 7,007 yards.The golf club is part of the AAA Five Diamond-rated Park Hyatt Aviara Resort.

Kia Classic fans can also follow the tournament through social media. The Kia Classic’s Facebook page (search “Kia Classic”) and Twitter feed (@LPGAKiaClassic) will allow fans to keep up on pre-tournament and tournament-week news, view exclusive photos and enter various contests for the chance to win Kia Classic tickets and other prizes.