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Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship

Let me start out this week by giving a big congratulations to Lee-Anne Pace for winning the Blue Bay LPGA.  Pace, a nine time winner on the LET, won for the first time on the LPGA.


This week the LPGA moves to Taiwan for the playing of the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship.
This is the 5th of 6 consecutive tournaments to be played in Asia. Next week the tour moves to Japan for the final leg of the Asian swing.
Suzann Pettersen will be trying to win this tournament for the third year in a row. Suzann won in 2013 by 5 strokes over Azahara Munoz, and by won by 3 strokes over Inbee Park in 2012.
This will be tournament #29 of 32 on the LPGA schedule this year.
Here are the key details:
Course:  Miramar Golf Country Club Location:  Taipei Taiwan Defending Champion:  Suzann Pettersen (2X) Winning Score:  68-69-73-69 = 279 (-9)
Final Field:  81 players Par:  36/36 = 72 Yardage:  6,390 Purse:  $2,000,000
My strength of field rating is 58%. Thirty-six of the top 50 players from the LPGA Priority Li…

Blue Bay LPGA Preview & Pairings

The LPGA moves to China this week for the playing of the Blue Bay LPGA. This will be the inaugural playing of this event. This is stop number four of six consecutive tournaments to be played in Asia. After this week the tour heads to Taiwan, and then finishes up the Asian swing in Japan.
The tour will then go to Mexico and finish up with the CME Group Tour Championship to be held in Florida, where we will find out who will win the Race to the CME Globe and its 1 million dollar prize.




This will be tournament #28 of 32 on this year's LPGA schedule.

Here are the key details:

Course:  Jian Lake Blue Bay Country Club
Location:  Hainan Island, China
Defending Champion:  This is the first time this tournament is being played.
Winning Score:  N/A

Final Field: 81 players
Par:  36/36 = 72
Yardage:  Not stated by LPGA
Purse:  $2,000,000

My strength of field rating is 55.5% ranking it 23rd of the 28 tournaments so far this year. Twenty-seven of the top 40 players on the LPGA Priority list, an…

LPGA KEB - HanaBank Championship Preview & Pairings

Let me start off today by saying congratulations to Shanshan Feng for winning the the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia. Shanshan shot a final round 63 to win by 3 strokes over Pornanong Phatlum. It was her fourth victory on the LPGA tour.

This week the LPGA moves to South Korea for the playing of the KEB Hana Bank Championship.



Amy Yang won this championship last year when she defeated Hee Kyung Seo in a one hole playoff.
This will be the first time that this will be a 72 hole event. It was played as a 54 hole championship for its first 11 years.

This is tournament # 27 of 32 on the LPGA schedule this year.

Here are the key details:

Course:  Sky 72 Golf Club, Ocean Course
Location:  Incheon, South Korea
Defending Champion:  Amy Yang
Winning Score:  67-71-69 = 207 (-9)

Final Field:  78 players
Par:  36/36 = 72
Yardage:  6,364
Purse:  $2,000,000

My strength of field rating is 65.5%, ranking it very close to the middle of the 26 tournaments played this year. Among the missing this week are Stacy …

Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia Preview & Pairings

Congratulations goes out to Mirim Lee for winning the Reignwood LPGA Classic. It was her second win of the year, and tied Lydia Ko for most victories by a rookie in 2014.

This week the LPGA moves to Malaysia for the playing of the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia. Lexi Thompson won this tournament in 2013 by a fairly comfortable margin, as she finished 4 strokes better than runner up Shanshan Feng.

This will be tournament #26 of 32 on the LPGA schedule this year.
Here are the key details:

Course:  Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club
Location:  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Defending Champion:  Lexi Thompson
Winning Score:  67-63-66-69 = 265 (-19)

Final Field:   75 players
Par:  35/36 = 71
Yardage: 6,246
Purse:  $2,000,000 (winner gets $300,000)

My strength of field rating is a 62% making it the 8th weakest of the year. Thirty-five of the top 50 players on the LPGA Priority List, and 29 of the top 40 players from the Rolex Rankings will be teeing it up. Notable absentees include: Inbee Park, I.K. Kim, Cristie K…