|Lexi Thompson proudly holds up her Championship Trophy|
This week the LPGA moves to Taiwan for the playing of the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship.
We can only hope for as exciting a finish as we had last year, when Inbee Park held off a charging Stacy Lewis and won by 2 strokes. Inbee will not be defending her title.
|Defending Champion Inbee Park will not be teeing it up this week.|
This will be tournament #27 of 31 on this year's LPGA schedule.
Here are the key details:
Course: Miramar Golf Country Club
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Defending Champion: Inbee Park
Winning Score: 64-62-69-71 = 266 (-21)
Final Field: 81 players
Par: 36/36 = 72
Yardage: Not available on LPGA website
My strength of field rating is a mediocre 66%. Thirty-nine of the top 50 players from the LPGA priority list (which is not used on the Asian swing), and Thirty-three of the top 50 players from the Rolex Rankings will be in attendance. The players not teeing it up this week include: Inbee Park, Lexi Thompson, Karrie Webb, Cristie Kerr, Alison Lee, Angela Stanford, and Gerina Piller.
Here are the pairings for round 1:
Here are the television times:
GC Thursday Oct 22 - 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
GC Friday Oct 23 - 12:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m. ET
GC Saturday Oct 24 - 12:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m. ET
GC Sunday Oct 25 12:00 am - 4:00 a.m. ET
Here are my Pak Picker Picks for this week's tournament:
1- Amy Yang
2- Lydia Ko
3- Shanshan Feng
4- Stacy Lewisp
5- Yani Tseng
6- Suzann Pettersen
7- So Yeon Ryu
8- Hyo Joo Kim
9- Sei Young Kim
10- Mi Hyang Lee
11- Brittany Lincicome
12- Chella Choi
Through the first 26 tournaments, I remain in second place among the 20 current participants.
Lydia Ko has now moved into a tie with Inbee Park for player of the year, and that all important Hall of Fame point. Another Hall of Fame point is given to the winner of the Vare trophy (lowest scoring average). Lydia Ko has now taken the lead there also.
How consistent has Inbee Park been this year? This is the first time all year that she has finished out of the top ten in back to back tournaments.
Amy Yang birdied all 9 holes on the back nine this past Sunday, for a 9 hole score of 27. We may never see that again in our lifetime on any tour.
Rolex Movers of the Week:
Lexi Thompson makes the most important move this week as she takes over the #4 spot in the world. Non LPGA member Sung Hyun Park jumps from #54 to #36, while Yani Tseng leaps from #55 to #37.
Race to the CME Globe: (1 million dollars)
Lydia Ko increases her lead with 4,328 points. She is followed by Inbee Park (3,944), Stacy Lewis (3,073), and Lexi Thompson (2,727).
Shanshan Feng has 3 consecutive top ten finishes, and has finished in the top 13, five consecutive tournaments. Lexi Thompson has 2 wins, a 2nd, a 4th, and a 9th place finish in her last seven starts.
In spite of some very good singular rounds, So Yeon Ryu does not have a top 20 finish since the Canadian Open. Paula Creamer has failed to register a top 30 finish in her last 8 starts.
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Here are the Final Scores:
|2||So Yeon Ryu||-11||F|
|6||Xi Yu Lin||-7||F|
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