Former US Open champion and world number one Cristie Kerr won the event but she required a play-off with Suzanne Pettersen to clinch the title.
Kerr is a regular member of the US Solheim Cup team and is now one of the most experienced players on the ladies Tour. The host course was about average in length so it was Kerr’s accuracy from the tees and fairways that proved crucial.
The winner at Kingsmill now has 16 Tour wins to her name including the US Open of 2007. She is the second highest ranked American player in the world rankings after a consistent run of form that saw her record seven top 10s from 23 starts last season.
Inbee Park maintaiuned her position at the head of the rankings after the Kingsmill Championship. Stacy Lewis is the favourite to win this week's LPGA Classic but even with a win cannot overhaul Park at the top of the rankings. The US Women’s Open at the end of June will be a pivotal event in determining which player heads the rankings as the season develops.