Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Stats & Facts - Volume 15

The LPGA is taking a 2 week break before starting its Asian swing. That part of the tour will be taking us to China, Malaysia, Korea, Taiwan, and Japan. The 2013 tour will then conclude with tournaments in Mexico and Florida.

With only 7 tournaments left on the schedule, I think now is a good time to look at some key statistics and notes from the first 21 tournaments.

Rolex Player of the Year Standings: (winner receives a Hall of Fame point)
1- Inbee Park - 281 points
2- Suzann Pettersen - 204
3- Stacy Lewis - 183
4- So Yeon Ryu - 87
5- Beatriz Recari - 84
6- Hee Young Park - 78
7- I.K. Kim - 68
8- Na Yeon Choi - 58
9- Angela Stanford - 57
9- Karrie Webb - 57

Vare Trophy Standings: (winner receives a Hall of Fame point)
1- Suzann Pettersen - 69.700 average strokes per round
2- Stacy Lewis - 69.716
3- Inbee Park - 69.923
4- Na Yeon Choi - 70.145
5- Paula Creamer - 70.354
6- Lizette Salas - 70.373
7- So Yeon Ryu - 70. 381
8- I.K. Kim - 70.391
9- Jessica Korda - 70.542
10- Beatriz Recari - 70.591

Rolex Rookie of the Year Standings:
1- Caroline Masson - 424 points
2- Ayaka Uehara - 374
3- Moriya Jutanugarn - 364
4- Chie Arimura - 282
5- Austin Ernst - 212
6- Lisa McCloskey - 174
7- Katie Burnett - 109
8- Brooke Pancake - 97
9- Julia Boland - 41
10- Felicity Johnson - 35

Most Consecutive Tournaments Without a Missed Cut:
1- Paula Creamer - 61
2- Na Yeon Choi - 52
3- Stacy Lewis - 39
4- Anna Nordqvist - 27
5- I.K. Kim - 25
6- Jessica Korda - 21

Most Consecutive Missed Cuts: (actively playing)
1- Numa Gulyamitta - 11
1- Taylore Karl - 11
3- Ester Choe - 9
3- Amy Hung - 9
3- Daniella Iacobelli - 9
3- Marina Stuetz - 9

Most Wins in 2013
1- Inbee Park - 6
2- Stacy Lewis - 3
2- Suzann Pettersen - 3
4- Beatriz Recari - 2

Most Top 5 Finishes:
1- Suzann Pettersen - 8
2- Stacy Lewis - 7
2- Inbee Park - 7
4- I.K. Kim - 6
4- So Yeon Ryu - 6

 Most Top Ten Finishes:
1- Stacy Lewis - 14
2- Suzann Pettersen - 11
3- Inbee Park - 8
3- I.K. Kim - 8
5- Gerina Piller - 7
5- Na Yeon Choi - 7
5- So Yeon Ryu - 7

Most Top Twenty Finishes:
1- Paula Creamer - 15
1- Stacy Lewis - 15
3- Na Yeon Choi - 14
4- I.K. Kim - 12
4- Suzann Pettersen - 12

Most Wins By Country:
1- So. Korea - 9  (I. Park 6, Jiyai Shin 1, Ihlee Lee 1, HY Park 1)
2- United States - 5  (S. Lewis 3, Kerr 1, J. Johnson 1)
3- Norway - 3 (Pettersen 3)
4- Spain - 2  (Recari 2)
5- New Zealand - 1  (Ko)
5- Australia - 1  (Webb)

Solheim Cup Standings:  (for 2015 event)
1- Lexi Thompson - 53
2- Stacy Lewis - 52
3- Angela Stanford - 48
4- Lizette Salas - 41
5- Gerina Piller - 29
6- Jennifer Johnson - 26
7- Christie Kerr - 20
8- Brittany Lincicome - 19
9- Paula Creamer - 18
10 - Stacy Prammanasudh - 17

Other Tidbits:
Ai Miyazato continues to be the world's greatest player never to win an LPGA major championship. She will have to carry her 0 for 37 record into 2014.

Titleholders Update:
Cindy LaCrosse, Rebecca Lee-Bentham, and Katherine Hull-Kirk, are the latest to qualify. Azahara Munoz continues to be the highest ranked player yet to qualify.

Rolex Movers of the Week:
Suzann Pettersen jumps over Stacy Lewis into the #2 spot this week. Lydia Ko continues her amazing leap to the top, moving from #8 to #5. Lexi Thompson achieves her highest ranking to date with a jump from #26 to #21, while Se Ri Pak vaults from #41 to #29. On the downside Catriona Matthew drops from #7 to #10. Yani Tseng, who started the year #1, and missed another cut this week, has now fallen all the way down to #19.

Who's Hot:
Suzanne Pettersen has not only won 2 consecutive tournaments, but has finished in the top 7 in each of her last 5 appearances.
Angela Stanford has 7 consecutive top 20 finishes.

Who's Not:
Yani Tseng has missed the cut in 5 of her last 7 tournaments.
Amy Yang has failed to record a top 30 finish in her last 5 tournaments.
Julieta Granada has failed to finish in the top 50 in her last 6 tournaments, with 4 missed cuts.
In a strange reversal of fortune, Giulia Sergas, who had 7 top 20 finishes in her first 10 events, has failed to finish in the top 40 in her last ten appearances.




                                                        
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