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LPGA - Canadian Pacific Women's Open Preview
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DATES: Thursday, August 21st through Sunday, August 24th
SITE: London Hunt and Country Club, London, Ontario, Canada
COURSE ARCHITECT: Robert Trent Jones Sr (1959), Rees Jones (2000 - redesign)
PAR: 72
YARDAGE: 6,656
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 404 Yds10 - Par 5 529 Yds
2 - Par 3 167 Yds11 - Par 4 373 Yds
3 - Par 4 383 Yds12 - Par 4 391 Yds
4 - Par 5 482 Yds13 - Par 3 171 Yds
5 - Par 4 434 Yds14 - Par 4 402 Yds
6 - Par 4 400 Yds15 - Par 4 361 Yds
7 - Par 5 550 Yds16 - Par 5 513 Yds
8 - Par 3 152 Yds17 - Par 3 183 Yds
9 - Par 4 384 Yds18 - Par 4 377 Yds
36 3,356 Yds36 3,300 Yds
Annual:  14th on LPGA Tour
Television:  Golf Channel - Thursday/Friday -- 12-2 p.m. (et),
  - Saturday -- 3-5 p.m. (et),
  - Sunday -- 2-5 p.m. (et)
Defending Champion:  Lydia Ko
Runner-Up:  Karine Icher
Tournament Record:  265 (Lydia Ko, 2013)
54-Hole Record:  199 (Lorena Ochoa, 2007; Suzann Pettersen, 2009)
36-Hole Record:  132 (Inbee Park, Cristie Kerr, 2013)
18-Hole Record:  62 (Song-Hee Kim, 2009 - Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club)
Total Purse:  $2,250,000
Shares:  1st Place - $337,500; 2nd Place - $206,907; 3rd Place - $146,672
2013 Finish
Lydia Ko265I.K. Kim272
Karine Icher270Suzann Pettersen273
Brittany Lincicome271Caroline Masson273
Caroline Hedwall271Gerina Piller274
Stacy Prammanasudh272Three players at275
Past Canadian Pacific Women's Open Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2013Lydia Ko (265) -- Karine Icher
2012Lydia Ko (275) -- Inbee Park
2011Brittany Lincicome (275) -- Stacy Lewis, Michelle Wie
2010Michelle Wie (276) -- Kristy McPherson, Jee Young Lee, Suzann Pettersen,
Jiyai Shin
2009Suzann Pettersen (269) -- Momoko Ueda, Morgan Pressel, Ai Miyazato,
Angela Stanford, Karrie Webb
2008Katherine Hull (277) -- Se Ri Pak
2007Lorena Ochoa (268) -- Paula Creamer
2006Cristie Kerr (276) -- Angela Stanford
2005Meena Lee (279) -- Katherine Hull
2004Meg Mallon (270) -- Beth Daniel
2003Beth Daniel (275) -- Juli Inkster
2002Meg Mallon (284) -- Michele Redman, Michelle Ellis, Catriona Matthew
2001Annika Sorenstam (272) -- Kelly Robbins
2000Meg Mallon (282) -- Rosie Jones
1999Karrie Webb (277) -- Laura Davies
1998Brandie Burton (270) -- Annika Sorenstam
1997Colleen Walker (278) -- Liselotte Neumann
1996Laura Davies (277) -- Nancy Lopez, Karrie Webb
1995Jenny Lidback (280) -- Liselotte Neumann
1994Martha Nause (279) -- Michelle McGann
1993*Brandie Burton (277) -- Betsy King
1992Sherri Steinhauer (277) -- Judy Dickinson
1991Nancy Scranton (279) -- Debbie Massey
1990Cathy Johnston (276) -- Patty Sheehan
1989Tammie Green (279) -- Pat Bradley, Betsy King
1988Sally Little (279) -- Laura Davies
1987Jody Anschutz (272) -- Ayako Okamoto
1986*Pat Bradley (276) -- Ayako Okamoto
1985Pat Bradley (278) -- Jane Geddes
1984Juli Inkster (279) -- Ayako Okamoto
1983Hollis Stacy (277) -- JoAnne Carner, Alice Miller
1982Sandra Haynie (280) -- Beth Daniel
1981Jan Stephenson (278) -- Nancy Lopez, Pat Bradley
1980Pat Bradley (277) -- JoAnne Carner
1979Amy Alcott (285) -- Nancy Lopez
1978JoAnne Carner (278) -- Hollis Stacy
1977Judy Rankin (214) -- Pat Meyers, Sandra Palmer
1976*Donna Caponi (212) -- Judy Rankin
1975*JoAnne Carner (214) -- Carol Mann
1974Carole Jo Callison (208) -- JoAnne Carner
1973*Jocelyne Bourassa (214) -- Sandra Haynie, Judy Rankin
1972Not Held
1971Not Held
1970Not Held
1969Sandra Haynie (216) -- Marilynn Smith, Kathy Whitworth
1968Carol Mann (213) -- Judy Kimball
1967Carol Mann (210) -- Margie Masters
1966Kathy Whitworth (213) -- Mickey Wright
Note:Previously known as Ladies' Supertest Open (1966-69), La Canadienne
(1973), Peter Jackson Classic (1974-83), du Maurier Classic (1984-2000), Bank of Montreal Canadian Women's Open (2001-02), BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open (2003-05), CN Canadian Women's Open (2006-13).

Top Contenders in the Field
Lydia Ko------------------------WonWon
Karine Icher------T-28T-50mcT-55T-8---mc2nd
Brittany Lincicome---T-22T-50T-39T-3863rdT-15WonT-60T-3
I.K. Kim---------T-43T-177th6thT-49mcT-5
Suzann Pettersenmc------T-107thWonT-2mcT-15T-7
Paula CreamerT-18------2ndT-8T-28T-15T-18T-60T-10
Inbee Park---mc---T-26T-21T-24T-28mc2ndT-13
Mika Miyazato---------------mcT-15T-18T-15T-13
Angela StanfordT-37T-32ndT-10T-17T-2mcT-4T-26T-13
Na Yeon Choi------------T-32T-24T-11T-6T-3T-17
Anna Nordqvist---------------T-8mcT-29T-6T-20
Cristie KerrT-21---WonT-50T-21T-18T-8T-4T-41T-20
Ai Miyazato---------mcmcT-2T-15T-16mcT-20
Lexi Thompson------------------mcmcmcT-20
Yani Tseng---------T-63rdT-33mcT-29T-35T-24
So Yeon Ryu------------------------mcT-34
Shanshan Feng------------T-52mcmcmcT-55T-38
Katherine KirkT-402ndmcmcWonmcT-37mcT-26T-41
Meena Lee---Won4thT-58T-10T-55T-21T-35T-26mc
Karrie Webb---------T-18T-17T-2T-60T-45T-26mc
Lorie KaneT-5T-27T-16mcT-38mcT-11T-63mcmc
Stacy Lewis---------------T-40mcT-2T-6wd
Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Inbee Park
Darkhorse - Azahara Munoz
Last Week's Pick to Win (Suzann Pettersen) - Finished tied for 6th
Last Week's Darkhorse (Haru Nomura) - Finished tied for 48th
NOTES:The LPGA moves north of the border to Canada this week for the 14th
annual Canadian Pacific Women's Open. The top four players in the world are expected to compete - Stacy Lewis, Inbee Park, Lydia Ko and Suzann Pettersen.

Lewis currently leads the money list by more than $400,000 over Michelle Wie, who is not playing due to a right index finger injury. Lewis is the only player with three victories this season and is the only player to top the $2 million mark in earnings so far in 2014.

Park is coming off her second win of the year last week at the Wegmans LPGA Championship. It was also the fifth major title of her career. Park has finished in the top four in her last three events.

The Canadian women are led by amateur Brooke Henderson, Alena Sharp and Lorie Kane, who will be attempting to become only the second Canadian to win an LPGA event on home soil. In 1973, Jocelyne Bourassa captured the LaCanadienne Golf Championship. The 16-year-old Henderson finished tied for 10th at the U.S. Women's Open Championship in June.

This is the 42nd year that the LPGA has played in Canada. The first time the tour played north of the border was in 1973 for the LaCanadienne, which later became the Peter Jackson Classic and the du Maurier Classic.

Last year, Ko fired a 6-under-par 64 in the final round and cruised to a 5- stroke victory over Karine Icher at Royal Mayfair Golf Club. Ko finished 72 holes at 15-under-par 265. She became the first amateur in history to win two LPGA Tour events.

The 15-year-old Ko entered golf's record book in 2012. Firing a 5-under 67 in the final round, she took the title to become the youngest winner in LPGA Tour history and the first amateur to earn a victory in more than 40 years. She won with a score of 13-under 275, while Park took second at minus-10. No amateur had won an LPGA Tour title since JoAnne Carner in 1969. Lexi Thompson held the previous record for youngest winner when she won the 2011 Navistar LGPA Classic at 16.

In 2008, Katherine Kirk closed with a 3-under 69 in the final round to break through for her first win on the LPGA Tour. Kirk finished at 11-under-par 277, one stroke clear of Se Ri Pak.

Lorena Ochoa pulled away with the victory in 2007, winning by three over Paula Creamer. Ochoa, who collected her first major title at the Women's British Open two weeks prior, shot rounds of 70-65-64-69. She claimed the victory at 16-under-par 268. That number established a new tournament record, besting Meg Mallon's mark from 2004 by two.

In 2006, Cristie Kerr fired a 7-under 65 in the final round and won by a shot when Angela Stanford bogeyed her last two holes. Eight shots behind Stanford entering the final round, Kerr pulled off a huge comeback with a bogey-free round.

Mallon won by four strokes and became the first person to win the U.S. Women's Open and the Canadian Women's Open in the same season in 2004, doing it in consecutive weeks. Mallon became the fourth player to win the U.S. Open and the event immediately following, and the first since Pak in 1998.

In 2003, Beth Daniel carded four rounds in the 60s to become the oldest champion on the LPGA Tour at 46 years, eight months and 29 days.

The LPGA Tour travels to Oregon next week for the Portland Classic, where Suzann Pettersen won the 2013 title.

08/19 15:11:45 ET

As of August 19, 2014, at 03:12 PM ET

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