LPGA Tour
LPGA - Reignwood LPGA Classic Preview
From The Sports Network

DATES: Thursday, October 3rd through Sunday, October 6th
SITE: Pine Valley Golf Club, Beijing, China
COURSE ARCHITECT: Jack Nicklaus (2001)
PAR: 73
YARDAGE: 6,596
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 398 yds10 - Par 4 399 yds
2 - Par 4 377 yds11 - Par 4 388 yds
3 - Par 3 150 yds12 - Par 5 543 yds
4 - Par 4 421 yds13 - Par 3 170 yds
5 - Par 4 408 yds14 - Par 4 381 yds
6 - Par 5 515 yds15 - Par 4 323 yds
7 - Par 3 137 yds16 - Par 5 495 yds
8 - Par 4 382 yds17 - Par 3 122 yds
9 - Par 5 497 yds18 - Par 5 490 yds
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36 3,285 yds37 3,311 yds
 
Annual:  1st
Television:  Golf Channel - Thursday -- 3-5 a.m. (et),
  - Friday -- 4-6 a.m. (et),
  - Saturday/Sunday -- 3-6 p.m. (et) - taped
Total Purse:  $1,800,000
Shares:  1st Place - $270,000; 2nd Place - $168,366; 3rd Place - $119,250
 
Past Reignwood LPGA Classic Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
1stYear of the Event

Top Players in the Field
Na Yeon Choi7th on money list, World No. 6
Shanshan FengWorld No. 9, Won 2012 Wegmans LPGA Championship
Cristie KerrWon Kingsmill Championship, World No. 12
Stacy Lewis3 wins in 2013, Won Women's British Open, World No. 3
Inbee Park6 wins in 2013, 3 major wins in 2013, World No. 1
Hee Young ParkWon Manulife Financial LPGA Classic, 10th on money list
Beatriz Recari6th on money list, 2 wins in 2013
So Yeon Ryu4th on money list, World No. 5
Lizette Salas11th on money list, World No. 15
Karrie WebbWon ShopRite LPGA Classic, World No. 7

Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - So Yeon Ryu
Darkhorse - Chella Choi
 
Last week's Pick to Win (Stacy Lewis) - Finished tied for 6th
Last week's Darkhorse (Lizette Salas) - Finished tied for 11th
 
NOTES:
The LPGA travels to China this week for the start of a 5-week stay in Asia. First up is the inaugural Reignwood LPGA Classic in Beijing, where two of the top-3 players in the world are in the field - Inbee Park and American Stacy Lewis.

Park, Lewis and Suzann Pettersen are the only players with at least three wins this season. Park has won six times, including three major championships. Park is the only player that has eclipsed the $2 million mark on the year.

Shanshan Feng, the top-ranked player from China at No. 9 in the world, is also in the field. Feng is the only Chinese player currently playing on the LPGA Tour. She became the first Chinese player, male or female, to win a major championship when she won the 2012 Wegmans LPGA Championship.

The tournament is being held at Pine Valley Golf Club, which was designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus and opened for play in 2001. The 2005 Johnnie Walker Classic on the European Tour was held at Pine Valley and was won by Masters champion Adam Scott. This is the first time that the LPGA Tour will play in the capital of China, Beijing.

The LPGA Tour moves to Malaysia next week for the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, where Inbee Park won the 2012 title.

10/01 15:28:02 ET

As of October 1, 2013, at 03:28 PM ET

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