This week the LPGA moves to Rochester, New York for the playing of the Wegmans LPGA Championship. This will be the year's fourth major championship.
|2013 Wegmans LPGA Champion Inbee Park|
This will be tournament #20 of 32 on the LPGA schedule this year.
Here are the key details:
Course: Monroe Golf Club
Location: Pittsford, New York
Defending Champion: Inbee Park
Winning Score: 72-68-68-75 = 285 (-5)
Final Field: 150 Players
My strength of field rating is 81% making it the 6th strongest field of the year. Seventy-four of the top 80 players on the LPGA priority list and 17 of the top 20 players from the current Rolex Rankings will be teeing it up.
Here are the pairings for the first 2 rounds:
Here are the television times:
Aug 14 - GC 12:30 PM-3:00 PM ET
Aug 15 - GC 12:30 PM-3:00 PM ET
Aug 16 - GC 3:00 PM-7:00 PM ET
Aug 17 - GC 3:00 PM-7:00 PM ET
Here are my picks for this week's tournament:
8-So Yeon Ryu
9-Na Yeon Choi
After the first 19 tournaments, I am currently in 7th place among the 22 participants.
Stacy Lewis has now made 62 consecutive cuts.
Rolex Movers of the Week:
Mirim Lee vaults up from #71 to #29 this week while Haru Nomura jumps from #84 to #68.
Race to the CME Globe: (1 million dollars)
Stacy Lewis increases her lead with 3,791 points. She is followed by Michelle Wie with 2,588 and Lydia Ko with 2,546.
Kris Tamulis has finished 7th and 9th in her last two tournaments.
Irene Coe has made it to the weekend in only 3 of her 15 starts this season.
Be sure to check back here daily for updates. Links to live scoreboards to all ladies' tours are always available on the top of this page.
Update #1 - The Constructivist over at Mostly Harmless is attending this event, and is blogging from there. Be sure to check there for his insight on this tournament.
Here are the final results: