This is the first of 5 tournaments on the current "Asian Swing". It is also the start of a seven week stretch (without a break) where the season will conclude with the playing of the CME Group Tour Championship.
|2014 champion Shanshan Feng|
This will be tournament #25 of 31 on this year's LPGA schedule.
Here are the Key Details:
Course: Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Defending Champion: Shanshan Feng
Winning Score: 67-67-69-63 = 266 (-18)
Final Field: 75 players
Par: 35/36 = 71
My strength of field rating is a very respectable 70%. Forty-three of the top 50 players from the LPGA priority list (which is not used to determine the fields on the Asian Swing), and 43 of the top 50 players from the Rolex Rankings will be in attendance. Key players not teeing it up this week include: Na Yeon Choi, Cristie Kerr, Brittany Lincicome, Brooke Henderson, M.J. Hur (currently the #1 alternate), Meena Lee, and Caroline Hedwall. LET star Melissa Reid (#78 in the Rolex Rankings) is a sponsor invitee.
Here are the pairings for the first round.
Here are the television times:
GC Thursday Oct. 8 12:00-2:00 p.m. ET(Tape)
GC Friday Oct. 9 5:30 - 8:00 a.m. ET (Tape)
GC Saturday Oct 10, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET (Tape)
GC Sunday Oct 11. 12:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET (Tape)
Here are my Pak Picker picks for this week's tournament.
1- Shanshan Feng
2- Inbee Park
3- Lydia Ko
4- So Yeon Ryu
5- Stacy Lewis
6- Hyo Joo Kim
7- Sei Young Kim
8- Lexi Thompson
9- Amy Yang
10- Ha Na Jang
11- Ilhee Lee
12- Chella Choi
I am currently in 2nd place (one point out of the lead), among the 21 current participants.
I correctly picked the winner and the exact score (14 1/2 to 13 1/2) of the Solheim Cup. Unfortunately, that was not part of the above contest.
Also, the Symetra Tour will be in action this week. There are just 2 tournaments left on that tour's schedule. These last 2 tournaments take on added significance as the top 10 players from the money list will get full time LPGA playing cards for the 2016 season. You can find a great preview of this tournament here.
Be sure to check back here daily for any LPGA news or updates.They will be posted here at the bottom of this blog. Links to all Women's Tour scoreboards can be found at the top of this page.
Here are the final results:
|7||Xi Yu Lin||-11||F|
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