LPGA Symetra Tour
Golf Extras
More Golf
LPGA - LPGA LOTTE Championship Preview
From The Sports Network

DATES: Wednesday, April 18th through Saturday, April 21st
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
--------------------------
36 3,205 yds36 3,216 yds
 
Annual:  1st
Television:  Golf Channel - Wednesday -- 6:30-11 p.m. (et),
  - Thursday -- 6:30-10 p.m. (et),
  - Friday/Saturday -- 6:30-9:30 p.m. (et)
Total Purse:  $1,700,000
Shares:  1st Place - $255,000; 2nd Place - $158,182; 3rd Place - $112,625
 
Past LPGA LOTTE Championship Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
1stYear of the Event

Top Players in the Field
Na Yeon Choi5 LPGA wins, 3 top-10's in 2012, World No. 2
Paula Creamer9 LPGA wins, World No. 10
Cristie Kerr14 LPGA wins, World No. 4
I.K. Kim3 LPGA wins, 2 top-10's in 2012, World No. 5
Jessica KordaWon Women's Australian Open
Stacy LewisWorld No. 9, Won 2011 Kraft Nabisco, 4 top-10's in 2012
Ai Miyazato7 LPGA wins, 4 top-10's in 2012, World No. 8
Se Ri PakLPGA Hall of Fame, 25 LPGA wins, 5 major titles
Suzann Pettersen8 LPGA wins, World No. 3
Jiyai Shin8 LPGA wins, 3 top-10's in 2012, World No. 7
Angela StanfordWon HSBC Women's Champions, 5 LPGA wins
Yani Tseng3 wins in 2012, 5 major titles, World No. 1
Sun Young YooWon Kraft Nabisco Championship, 2nd on money list

Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Yani Tseng
Darkhorse - Se Ri Pak
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Yani Tseng) - Finished 3rd
Last Week's Darkhorse (Caroline Hedwall) - Finished tied for 56th
 
NOTES:
The LPGA Tour travels to Hawaii for the inaugural LPGA LOTTE Championship in Kapolei on the island of Oahu. The top five players in the world are in the field - Yani Tseng, Na Yeon Choi, Suzann Pettersen, Cristie Kerr and I.K. Kim.

Tseng currently leads the money list by more than $435,000 over Sun Young Yoo, who won the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Tseng already has three wins this year and has earned $924,604. She has finished in the top-10 in all six events that she has played on the LPGA Tour, including five top-5 finishes.

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. Creamer, ranked 10th in the world, is in the field this week.

The LPGA Tour heads to Alabama next week for the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic, where Maria Hjorth captured the 2011 title.

04/17 14:26:32 ET

As of April 17, 2012, at 02:26 PM ET

LPGA Tour News
· Ko, Ryu stay put, Kerr jumps into top 10 in rankings

· Ko outlasts Ryu to win Marathon Classic

· Walker beats Hull in German playoff

More News