Past Winners (Notables) Hee Jeong Lim 2019 Jeong Eun6 Lee 2018 Hae Rym Kim 2017,2016 In Gee Chun 2015 Seung Hyun Lee 2013 Ha Na Jang 2012 Amy Yang 2011 Bo-Mee Lee 2010 Hee Kyung Seo 2009 Ji Yai Shin 2008
Playing: Hyo Joo Kim
Invited: Inbee Park, In Gee Chun Recommended: Yeji Park A), Sil Shin Bang (A), Yewon Lee, Jeong Hyu Lee
Again, I don't know when the event started...anyway, 2010 to 2013 the event was at Sky72. 2014 and 2015 the event was at NamChon. One year, 2016, the event was at LakeWood( yes, that place..the site of Park Hyun Kyung's first major ^^ ) The event went to Blackstone Ichon in 2017 and has been there since. Winners of this event BEFORE 2017 weren't on this course.
So in the 2000s, KB sponsored an entire mini-tour within the tour: the KB Star series. The events had names like KB Star #1, #2, etc. The final event in the series each year was called the KB Star Finale, and it had the biggest purse. I think at its largest there were 5 events in the series including the finale.
Eventually, KB decided not to sponsor multiple events anymore, so they turned the KB Star Finale into the KB Star Championship. To reward KB for all the events they had sponsored, the KB Star Championship became the tour's 4th Major. This was in 2008 I think.