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Cambia Portland Classic Preview, Pairings, and More

Let me start out today by giving a huge congratulations to Brooke Henderson for winning the CP Women's Open. Brooke entered the final round with a 1 stroke lead and had to hold off some of the best players in the world. Midway through the round she had top players Sung Hyun Park and Nasa Hataoka just one shot behind her. Ariya Jutanugarn was just one shot further back. Brooke then took things into her own hands, birdying the 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, and 18th holes. She would win by four strokes over runner-up Angel Yin. It was Brooke's seventh LPGA victory in just under three years on tour!
This week the LPGA travels to the state of Oregon for the playing of the Cambia Portland Classic. Founded in 1972, this tournament is the oldest continuous event on the LPGA tour. 

Stacy Lewis won this tournament in 2017, but will not be able to defend this year as she is out on maternity leave.

This will be tournament #25 of 34 on this year's LPGA schedule:

Here are the key details:
Course: …

CP Women's Open Preview, Pairings, and More

Let me start out by congratulating Sung Hyun Park for winning the Indy Women In tech Championship. Park finished regulation play tied with Lizette Salas at 23 under par. When Park birdied the first playoff hole, she had her third victory of the season.

It has been a very strange year for Sung Hyun Park. She is tied for the LPGA lead with Ariya Jutanugarn with three wins this year. The strange part is that she has managed just four top ten finishes. That ranks 21st on tour. Ariya Jutanugarn leads the LPGA with 13 top ten finishes. Park has also missed six cuts in 17 starts this year (35.3%), an extremely high percentage for a player of her caliber. That said, wins are the most important statistic and she certainly knows how to accumulate them.

This week the LPGA travels to Canada for the playing of the CP Women's Open. Sung Hyun Park will be trying to defend the title she won last year, when her final round sixty-four was good enough to win by two strokes over Mirim Lee.

This will …

More Indy Women In Tech Championship Photos

I hope everyone enjoyed the photos I posted earlier in the week. Here are some more. 

Indy Women In Tech Championship Photo Gallery

Here are some photos that my wife and I took today at the Indy Women In Tech Championship. This place is spectacular. Holes 15 through 18 are inside the Speedway oval!

Indy Women In Tech Championship Driven by Group 1001

This week the LPGA returns to the USA and the state of Indiana for the playing of the Indy Women In Tech Championship Driven by Group 1001.

Last year was the inaugural playing of this tournament, and it was played as a 54 hole event to give the players time to get to France for the Evian Championship. Lexi Thompson pulled away from Lydia Ko in the final round and was victorious by a four stroke margin.

This year this tournament is a full four day, 72 hole event.

This will be tournament #23 of 32 on this year's LPGA schedule.

Here are the Key Details:
Course:  Brickyard Crossing Golf Club
Location:  Indianapolis, Indiana
Defending Champion:  Lexi Thompson
Winning Score:  63-66-68 = 197 (-19)

Final Field: 144 players
Par:  36/36 = 72
Yardage:  6,599
Purse:  $2,000,000

My strength of field rating is a very solid 67% (up from 52% last year). This is one of the biggest year to year increases in the eight years I have been doing field ratings. Thirty-six of the top 50 players from the LPGA Prio…