LPGA Tour
LPGA - Volunteers of America North Texas Shootout Preview
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DATES: Thursday, April 30th through Sunday, May 3rd
SITE: Las Colinas Country Club, Irving, Texas
COURSE ARCHITECT: Joe Finger (1963)
PAR: 71
YARDAGE: 6,462
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 426 yds10 - Par 5 510 yds
2 - Par 4 332 yds11 - Par 3 175 yds
3 - Par 5 521 yds12 - Par 4 396 yds
4 - Par 3 165 yds13 - Par 3 135 yds
5 - Par 4 350 yds14 - Par 4 416 yds
6 - Par 3 185 yds15 - Par 4 390 yds
7 - Par 5 540 yds16 - Par 4 405 yds
8 - Par 4 403 yds17 - Par 3 180 yds
9 - Par 4 415 yds18 - Par 5 518 yds
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36 3,337 yds35 3,125 yds
 
Annual:  3rd
Television:  Golf Channel - Thursday -- 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (et),
  - Friday -- 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (et),
  - Saturday -- 1-3 p.m. (et),
  - Sunday -- 2-5 p.m. (et)
Defending Champion:  Stacy Lewis
Runner-Up:  Meena Lee
Tournament Record:  268 (Stacy Lewis, 2014)
54-Hole Record:  202 (Carlota Ciganda, 2013)
36-Hole Record:  134 (Meena Lee, 2014)
Course Record:  64 (Caroline Masson, Hee Young Park, 2013;
  Stacy Lewis (twice), Meena Lee, 2014)
Total Purse:  $1,300,000
Shares:  1st Place - $195,000; 2nd Place - $119,470; 3rd Place - $86,125
 
2014 Finish
PlayerScorePlayerScore
Stacy Lewis268Six players at277
Meena Lee274
Michelle Wie275
Na Yeon Choi276
Kim Kaufman276
 
Past Volunteers of America North Texas Shootout Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2014Stacy Lewis (268) -- Meena Lee
2013Inbee Park (271) -- Carlota Ciganda
Note:Formerly called North Texas LPGA Shootout (2013-14).

Top Contenders in the Field
Player20132014
Stacy LewisT-7Won
Meena Leemc2nd
Michelle WieT-563rd
Na Yeon ChoiT-7T-4
Suzann Pettersen3rdT-6
Cristie KerrT-11T-6
Lexi ThompsonT-18T-6
Inbee ParkWon14th
Morgan Presselmcmc
So Yeon RyuT-4---
Paula CreamerT-11---
Amy Yangmc---
Hyo Joo Kim------
Lydia Ko------
Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Stacy Lewis
Darkhorse - Morgan Pressel
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Inbee Park) - Finished tied for 18th
Last Week's Darkhorse (I.K. Kim) - Finished tied for 51st
 
NOTES:
This week, the LPGA Tour travels to the Lone Star State for the Volunteers of America North Texas Shootout in Irving. The top-4 players in the world are in the field - Lydia Ko, Inbee Park, Stacy Lewis and Hyo Joo Kim.

Ko is coming off her second victory of the season last week at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic. The 18-year-old has seven top-7 finishes in eight events this year and currently leads the money list with over $900,000 in earnings.

The tournament is being held at Las Colinas Country Club. The course was designed by Joe Finger in 1963. The 2013 tournament was the first time the LPGA Tour has played in the North Texas region in over 20 years.

Last year, Lewis fired a 7-under 64 in the final round and cruised to a 6-stroke victory over Meena Lee. Lewis, who won for the ninth time on the LPGA Tour, finished at 16-under-par 268. She broke Inbee Park's tournament scoring record from 2013 by three strokes.

In 2013, Park birdied the 18th hole in the final round to hold off third- round leader Carlota Ciganda and win the inaugural event by a single stroke. Park entered the final round two strokes off the pace, but she was able to grab the lead when Ciganda bogeyed No. 14 and tripped to a double bogey on the next hole. Ciganda rallied with a birdie on the final hole to pull even with her playing partner, but Park calmly followed with an 8-foot birdie make of her own to lock up the victory. Park carded a final-round 4-under 67 and ended 72 holes at 13-under 271.

The LPGA Tour heads to Virginia in two weeks for the Kingsmill Championship in Williamsburg, where Lizette Salas won the 2014 title.

04/28 15:43:18 ET

As of April 28, 2015, at 03:43 PM ET