LPGA Taiwan Championship trophy valued at $100,000


Whoever wins the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship Sunday won’t know whether to put the trophy on a mantel or lock it in a vault.

The trophy for the inaugural event is valued at $100,000, according to the LPGA. The first-place check is $300,000.

The trophy, made of liuli, precious Chinese glass, was designed by Loretta Hui-Shan Yang, a popular Taiwanese actress devoted to the art of cire-perdue glass casting.

Of course, the Taiwanese would love to see Yani Tseng take home the trophy. Tseng, of Taiwan, took a share of the first-round lead on Thursday.