LPGA Tour
LPGA - LPGA LOTTE Championship Preview
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DATES: Wednesday, April 17th through Saturday, April 20th
SITE: Ko Olina Golf Club, Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii
COURSE ARCHITECT: Ted Robinson (1990)
PAR: 72
YARDAGE: 6,421
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 5 502 yds10 - Par 4 393 yds
2 - Par 4 365 yds11 - Par 4 355 yds
3 - Par 4 362 yds12 - Par 3 166 yds
4 - Par 3 154 yds13 - Par 5 514 yds
5 - Par 5 528 yds14 - Par 5 498 yds
6 - Par 4 357 yds15 - Par 4 353 yds
7 - Par 4 384 yds16 - Par 3 181 yds
8 - Par 3 143 yds17 - Par 4 353 yds
9 - Par 4 409 yds18 - Par 4 403 yds
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36 3,205 yds36 3,216 yds
 
Annual:  2nd
Television:  Golf Channel - Wednesday -- 6:30-11 p.m. (et),
  - Thursday/Saturday -- 6:30-9:30 p.m. (et)
Defending Champion:  Ai Miyazato
Runner-Up:  Meena Lee, Azahara Munoz
Tournament Record:  276 (Ai Miyazato, 2012)
54-Hole Record:  206 (Ai Miyazato, 2012)
36-Hole Record:  136 (Ai Miyazato, Azahara Munoz, 2012)
Course Record:  64 (Azahara Munoz, 2012)
Total Purse:  $1,700,000
Shares:  1st Place - $255,000; 2nd Place - $158,182; 3rd Place - $112,625
 
2012 Finish
PlayerScorePlayerScore
Ai Miyazato276Suzann Pettersen282
Meena Lee280Brittany Lang283
Azahara Munoz280Jiyai Shin283
Cristie Kerr281Mariajo Uribe283
So Yeon Ryu281Two players at284
 
Past LPGA LOTTE Championship Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2012Ai Miyazato (276) -- Meena Lee, Azahara Munoz

Top Contenders in the Field
Player2012
Ai MiyazatoWon
Meena LeeT-2
Azahara MunozT-2
Cristie KerrT-4
So Yeon RyuT-4
Suzann Pettersen6th
Yani TsengT-10
Inbee ParkT-12
Angela StanfordT-12
Paula CreamerT-18
Sun Young YooT-18
Na Yeon ChoiT-34
Jessica KordaT-49
Stacy Lewismc
Se Ri Pak---
Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Karrie Webb
Darkhorse - Haeji Kang
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Stacy Lewis) - Finished tied for 32nd
Last Week's Darkhorse (Lizette Salas) - Finished tied for 25th
 
NOTES:
The LPGA Tour travels to Hawaii for the LPGA LOTTE Championship in Kapolei on the island of Oahu. The tournament will be played Wednesday through Saturday. The top six players in the world are in the field - Inbee Park, Stacy Lewis, Yani Tseng, Na Yeon Choi, So Yeon Ryu and Suzann Pettersen.

Park replaced Lewis as the world No. 1 this week. Park won the Kraft Nabisco Championship for her second major title two weeks ago. Lewis currently leads Park on top of the money list by just over $6,000. Both players have won twice in 2013.

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, 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 heads to Texas next week for the inaugural North Texas LPGA Shootout at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving.

04/15 18:42:58 ET

As of April 15, 2013, at 06:43 PM ET