Many of you may remember last year's exciting finish when Stacy Lewis birdied the 18th hole to defeat Lydia Ko, Cristie Kerr, and Angela Stanford by one stroke. It was Stacy's third win of the season, and her last victory on the LPGA tour.
|Stacy Lewis will be trying to defend her title in Arkansas|
Here are the key details:
Course: Pinnacle Country Club
Location: Rogers, Arkansas
Defending Champion: Stacy Lewis
Winning Score: 70-66-65 = 201 (-12)
Note: 12 under par has been the exact winning score in each of the past 4 seasons.
Final Field: 144 players
Par: 36/35 = 71
My strength of field rating is a very solid 81% (the same as it was last year), making it the 5th strongest field this year. Forty-six of the top 50 players from the LPGA priority list, and 21 of the top 25 players from the Rolex Rankings will be teeing it up. Players skipping this week's event include: Shanshan Feng, Hyo Joo Kim, Ha Na Jang, and Charley Hull.
Here are the pairings for round 1:
Here are the television times:
GC June 26 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
GC June 27 3:00-6:00 p.m.
GC June 28 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Here are my Pak Picker Picks for this week's tournament:
1- Stacy Lewis
2- Inbee Park
3- Suzann Pettersen
4- Sei Young Kim
5- Lydia Ko
6- Anna Nordqvist
7- Morgan Pressel
8- So Yeon Ryu
9- Lexi Thompson
10- Mirim Lee
11- Cristie Kerr
12- Minjee Lee
My excellent picking the last few weeks have currently moved me into first place in the standings among the 21 participants.
The LPGA will have their second and final priority list reshuffle after the conclusion of this tournament.
On Other Tours:
Symetra Tour - Brooke Henderson won the Four Winds Invitational by 3 strokes over four players. Current LPGA member Victoria Elizabeth finished one stroke further back.
KLPGA - Sung Hyun Park won Kia Motors Korean Women's Open. This was the first major championship on the KLPGA schedule. It was Park's maiden victory on the KLPGA tour. Defending champion Hyo Joo Kim finished in 9th place, six strokes back.
LET - Christel Boeljon delighted the Dutch galleries becoming only the 2nd home winner in the history of the Deloitte Ladies Open. Boeljon won it wire to wire and finished 4 strokes better than runner up Ursula Wikstrom.
JLPGA - Jiyai Shin won the Nichirei Ladies Open. It was her 2nd JLPGA win of the year.
Be sure to check back here daily for any updates. They will be posted here, at the end of this blog.
Links to all live scoreboards appear at the top of this page.
Update #1 - Sun Young Yoo and Sophie Popov have been taken off the field list and replaced with Chie Arimura and Jennifer Kirby.
Here are the final standings:
|1||Na Yeon Choi||-15||F|
|13||Min Seo Kwak||-9||F|
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