LPGA Tour
LPGA - North Texas LPGA Shootout Preview
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DATES: Thursday, May 1st through Sunday, May 4th
SITE: Las Colinas Country Club, Irving, Texas
COURSE ARCHITECT: Joe Finger (1963)
PAR: 71
YARDAGE: 6,410
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 426 yds10 - Par 5 510 yds
2 - Par 4 327 yds11 - Par 3 170 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 3 178 yds
9 - Par 4 375 yds18 - Par 5 518 yds
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36 3,292 yds35 3,118 yds
 
Annual:  2nd
Television:  Golf Channel - Thursday/Friday -- 12:30-2:30 p.m. (et),
  - Saturday/Sunday -- 3-6 p.m. (et)
Defending Champion:  Inbee Park
Runner-Up:  Carlota Ciganda
Tournament Record:  271 (Inbee Park, 2013)
54-Hole Record:  202 (Carlota Ciganda, 2013)
36-Hole Record:  135 (Caroline Masson, 2013)
Course Record:  64 (Caroline Masson, Hee Young Park, 2013)
Total Purse:  $1,300,000
Shares:  1st Place - $195,000; 2nd Place - $119,470; 3rd Place - $86,125
 
2013 Finish
PlayerScorePlayerScore
Inbee Park271I.K. Kim276
Carlota Ciganda272Karine Icher277
Suzann Pettersen274Stacy Lewis277
Hee Young Park275Na Yeon Choi277
So Yeon Ryu275Shanshan Feng277
 
Past North Texas LPGA Shootout Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2013Inbee Park (271) -- Carlota Ciganda

Top Contenders in the Field
Player2013
Inbee ParkWon
Carlota Ciganda2nd
Suzann Pettersen3rd
So Yeon RyuT-4
Na Yeon ChoiT-7
Stacy LewisT-7
Paula CreamerT-11
Cristie KerrT-11
Lexi ThompsonT-18
Michelle WieT-56
Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Stacy Lewis
Darkhorse - Jenny Shin
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Inbee Park) - Finished tied for 4th
Last Week's Darkhorse (Angela Stanford) - Did not play
 
NOTES:
This week, the LPGA Tour travels to the Lone Star State for the North Texas LPGA Shootout in Irving. Four of the top-6 players in the world are in the field - defending champion Inbee Park (1), top American Stacy Lewis (3), Suzann Pettersen (4) and Kraft Nabisco champion Lexi Thompson (6).

Park is still looking for her first win of 2014 after an incredible 2013. She has six top-10 finishes in seven events this season, with a runner-up at the Honda LPGA Thailand.

Lewis is also still looking for her first victory of 2014. She has seven top-10 finishes in eight events, with three runner-up finishes.

Pettersen returned to action last week, where she tied for 28th at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, after missing three consecutive tournaments while dealing with a back injury.

Thompson is playing for the first time since winning her first major title at the Kraft Nabisco Championship four weeks ago.

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, 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 the world No. 1 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 Cristie Kerr won the 2013 title.

04/29 16:15:40 ET

As of April 29, 2014, at 04:15 PM ET