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DATES: Saturday, May 5th and Sunday, May 6th
SITE: Itanhanga Golf Club, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
COURSE ARCHITECT: David Davidson (1933)
PAR: 73
YARDAGE: 6,285
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 3 168 yds10 - Par 4 279 yds
2 - Par 5 505 yds11 - Par 4 413 yds
3 - Par 4 390 yds12 - Par 5 475 yds
4 - Par 3 132 yds13 - Par 3 191 yds
5 - Par 4 330 yds14 - Par 5 461 yds
6 - Par 5 502 yds15 - Par 3 178 yds
7 - Par 5 545 yds16 - Par 4 324 yds
8 - Par 3 190 yds17 - Par 4 407 yds
9 - Par 5 448 yds18 - Par 4 387 yds
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37 3,170 yds36 3,115 yds
 
Annual:  4th
Television:  None
Defending Champion:  Mariajo Uribe
Runner-Up:  Lindsey Wright
Tournament Record:  135 (Mariajo Uribe, 2011)
Course Record:  66 (Heather Bowie Young, Mariajo Uribe, 2011)
Total Purse:  $720,000
Shares:  Winner - $108,000; 2nd Place - $83,990; 3rd Place - $60,929
 
2011 Finish
PlayerScorePlayerScore
Mariajo Uribe135Catriona Matthew139
Lindsey Wright136Karine Icher139
Maria Hjorth137Azahara Munoz139
Heather Bowie Young138Shi Hyun Ahn140
Sarah Jane Smith138Suzann Pettersen141
 
Past HSBC LPGA Brasil Cup Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2011Mariajo Uribe (135) -- Lindsey Wright
2010*Meaghan Francella (140) -- Mariajo Uribe
2009Catriona Matthew (138) -- Kristy McPherson

* - Won in Playoff

Top Contenders in the Field
Player20102011
Mariajo Uribe2ndWon
Karine IcherT-9T-6
Suzann Pettersen---10th
Karen Stupples---T-11
Brittany LangT-17T-14
Candie Kung3rdT-16
Chella Choi------
Paula Creamer------
Katie Futcher------
Anna Nordqvist------
Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Suzann Pettersen
Darkhorse - Brittany Lang
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Sung Young Yoo) - Finished tied for 4th
Last Week's Darkhorse (Azahara Munoz) - Finished tied for 4th
 
NOTES:
The LPGA Tour travels to Brazil this week for the HSBC LPGA Brasil Cup at Itanhanga Golf Club in Rio De Janeiro. There are 30 players in the field for this special event. Two of the top 10 players in the world are in the field - Suzann Pettersen (3) and Paula Creamer (10).

This tournament is an international golf exhibition. It is not an official event on the LPGA Tour and money is not official. The tournament will take place on Saturday and Sunday.

Rio De Janeiro is hosting the Olympic return of golf in 2016 and with 14 different countries represented in the field, some of the same golfers could be playing in the Olympics in four years.

Last year, Mariajo Uribe atoned for her runner-up finish in 2010 with rounds of 69-66 to win. Uribe finished the tournament at nine-under 135 to defeat Lindsey Wright by a stroke.

In 2010, Meaghan Francella birdied the sixth playoff hole to down Uribe and win. Francella captured the unofficial 36-hole tournament with a birdie at the par-three 17th, ending the long sudden-death playoff.

In 2009, Catriona Matthew fired two rounds of 69 to finish at six-under-par 138 and defeat Kristy McPherson by five shots. Matthew was the only player in the field to post a sub-70 round. Matthew won the event just five months before giving birth to her second daughter, Sophie.

The LPGA Tour travels to New Jersey in two weeks for the Sybase Match Play Championship in Gladstone, where Pettersen will defend her title.

05/01 16:53:51 ET

As of May 1, 2012, at 04:53 PM ET

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