1st Place - $310,000; 2nd Place - $190,000; 3rd Place - $135,000
Na Yeon Choi
Five players at
Past Reignwood LPGA Classic Winners
Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
Shanshan Feng (266) -- Stacy Lewis
Top Contenders in the Field
Na Yeon Choi
So Yeon Ryu
Mi Jung Hur
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Stacy Lewis
Darkhorse - Kris Tamulis
Last week's Pick to Win (Brittany Lincicome) - Finished tied for 19th
Last week's Darkhorse (Mi Jung Hur) - Won
The LPGA travels to China this week for the start of a 6-week stay in Asia.
First up is the Reignwood LPGA Classic in Beijing, where the top two players
in the world are in the field - Stacy Lewis and Inbee Park. The field for this
event consists of players from both the LPGA and China LPGA.
Lewis is the only player with three victories this season. She currently leads
the money list with over $2.2 million in earnings. Lewis is the only player to
eclipse the $2 million mark so far this year.
Park has two wins this season, including her fifth major title at the Wegmans
LPGA Championship. She has recorded five straight top-10 finishes coming into
Shanshan Feng, the top-ranked player from China at No. 9 in the world, is the
defending champion. 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 Reignwood 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. The 2013 tournament was the first time
that the LPGA Tour played in the capital of China, Beijing.
Last year, Feng eagled her final hole to win by a single stroke. Feng entered
the final round with a 1-shot lead over Lewis and maintained that advantage
courtesy of her heroics on the tournament's 72nd hole. She finished the event
at 26-under 266, picking up her second LPGA Tour victory.
The LPGA Tour moves to Malaysia next week for the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia in
Kuala Lumpur, where American Lexi Thompson won the 2013 title.
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