1st Place - $255,000; 2nd Place - $158,182; 3rd Place - $112,625
Suzann Pettersen *
Na Yeon Choi
Six players at
* - Won in Playoff
Past LPGA LOTTE Championship Winners
Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
Suzann Pettersen (269) -- Lizette Salas
Ai Miyazato (276) -- Meena Lee, Azahara Munoz
Top Contenders in the Field
Na Yeon Choi
Se Ri Pak
So Yeon Ryu
Sun Young Yoo
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Cristie Kerr
Darkhorse - Se Ri Pak
Last Week's Pick to Win (Lexi Thompson) - Finished 1st
Last Week's Darkhorse (Lizette Salas) - Missed the cut
The LPGA Tour travels to Hawaii this week for the LPGA LOTTE Championship in
Kapolei on the island of Oahu. The tournament will be played Wednesday through
Saturday. Two of the top-4 players in the world are in the field - world No. 1
Inbee Park and world No. 4 Lydia Ko. World No. 2 Suzann Pettersen
will not be on hand to defend her title due to a back injury.
Park is still looking for her first win of 2014 after having an incredible
2013 season. She has four top-10 finishes this year in five events, including
a runner-up finish at the Honda LPGA Thailand. Park is coming off her worst
tournament of the season two weeks ago at the Kraft Nabisco Championship,
where she finished 38th.
The tournament is being held at Ko Olina Golf Club. The LPGA previously played
at Ko Olina from 1990-95 and 2006-08. Paula Creamer won the Fields Open at Ko
Olina in 2008.
Last year, Pettersen 2-putted for par on the first playoff hole to defeat
Lizette Salas, who fired a 7-under 29 on the back nine en route to a course-
record, 10-under 62. They finished at 19-under-par 269 and smashed the 72-hole
tournament scoring record of 276, which Ai Miyazato set when she won in 2012.
Pettersen was the only player in the field to fire four rounds in the 60s.
In 2012, Ai Miyazato birdied three of the last six holes in the final round to
pull away and win the inaugural event. She fired a 7-under 65 in the second
round, then closed with back-to-back rounds of 70 to cruise to a 4-stroke win
over Meena Lee and Azahara Munoz. It was Miyazato's eighth LPGA Tour victory.
The LPGA Tour returns to California next week for the inaugural Swinging
Skirts LPGA Classic at Lake Merced Golf Club in San Francisco.
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