This week the LPGA moves to Scotland for the playing of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open. This is the second year that this tournament is on the LPGA schedule. Last year, in its inaugural season, Mi Hyang Lee's -6 under par score of 282 was one shot better than both Mi Jung Hur and Karrie Webb. The tournament will be played at a different venue this year.
|Mi Hyang Lee hoists up her winning trophy.|
This will be tournament #21 of 32 on this year's LPGA schedule.
Here are the key details:
Course: Gullane Golf Club
Location: East Lothian, Scotland
Defending Champion: Mi Hyang Lee
Winning Score: 73-75-68-66 = 282 (-6)
Final Field: 156 players
Par: 36/36 = 72
My strength of field rating is 57% (up from 56% last year). Thirty of the top fifty players from the LPGA Priority List, and 24 of the top 50 players from the Rolex World Rankings will be teeing up. The field will be led by top ten players: Sung Hyun Park, Ariya Jutanugarn, So Yeon Ryu, I.K. Kim, and Moriya Jutanugarn. Top players skipping the event this week include: Inbee Park, Lexi Thompson, Shanshan Feng, Jessica Korda, and Brooke Henderson.
I will post the pairings as soon as they are made available.
Here are the television times:
July 26 - GC 9:30 AM-11:30 AM ET
July 27 - GC 9:30 AM-11:30 AM ET
July 28 - GC 3:00 PM-6:00 PM ET (Tape delay)July 29 - GC 3:00 PM-6:00 PM ET (Tape delay)
Players Most Likely to Win: (Top players in the field)
1- Sung Hyun Park - Looking to take over top spot.
2- Ariya Jutanugarn - Ditto
3- So Yeon Ryu - Don't ever count her out.
Players to Watch Out For: (I'm feeling it this week)
1- I.K. Kim - Is not intimidated by links courses.
2- Charley Hull - Has done everything this year but win.
3- Jin Young Ko - Because she contends every week.
Longshot Picks: (Not likely, but not impossible)
1- Emily Pederson - Just a hunch.
2- Caroline Masson - This course fits her game.
3- Emma Talley - Because I think she will win soon. Why not now?
How many currently active LPGA members are from Scotland?
For the answer to this week's trivia question press here.
Here are the final results:
|3||Jin Young Ko||-8||F|
|11||Sung Hyun Park||-4||F|
|11||So Yeon Ryu||-4||F|
|17||Anne Van Dam||-3||F|
|21||Sei Young Kim||-2||F|
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