LPGA Tour adds new tourney near San Diego in 2010


CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP)—The LPGA Tour is adding a new $1.7 million tournament atLa Costa Resort & Spa outside San Diego in 2010.

The LPGA Classic Presented by J Golf will be played March 22-28 at theresort in Carlsbad the week prior to the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the year’sfirst major.

In February, the tour said it would return to the Los Angeles area after afive-year absence. However, the new event is located 85 miles south of LosAngeles.

It gives the women’s tour three events in California, including the $2million Kraft Nabisco to be played March 29-April 4 in Rancho Mirage.