Thursday, April 24, 2008

Stanford International Pro-Am Preview/Predictions/Pairings

Between Hound Dog's preview of the Stanford International Pro-Am and's pre-tournament interviews, it's easy to see how this tournament could result in a very different kind of leaderboard than we've been seeing all year. And I'm not talking about Lorena Ochoa taking a well-deserved (not to mention much-appreciated by her peers) week off. Simply put, being one of the best drivers on tour won't count as much on a short course where the fairways get narrower the further you hit the ball and where the greens are very very tricky. So I'll be looking for the precision and the feel players to stand out this week.

Hoping the Pakpickers don't mind a late entry this week from someone who finally got a little lucky last week:

1. Lee Seon Hwa
2. Jang Jeong
3. Tseng Ya Ni
4. Pettersen
5. Han Hee-Won
6. Stupples
7. Park Inbee
8. Sorenstam
9. Wright
10. Miyazato
11. Park Jane
12. Pressel

Alts: Creamer, Kerr, Kung Candie

As for the pairings, let's check out the Soffer Course first:

Start Time: 9:20 AM
Hee-Won Han
Meena Lee

Start Time: 9:30 AM
Momoko Ueda
Pat Hurst

Start Time: 9:50 AM
Lorie Kane
Grace Park

Start Time: 10:10 AM
Laura Davies
Meg Mallon

Start Time: 10:20 AM
Karrie Webb
Brandie Burton

Start Time: 10:30 AM
Paula Creamer
Juli Inkster

Start Time: 10:40 AM
Christina Kim
Cristie Kerr

Start Time: 11:00 AM
Nancy Lopez
Laura Diaz

And on the Miller Course the pairings that stand out to me are:

Start Time: 8:00 AM
Candie Kung
Kelli Kuehne

Start Time: 8:50 AM
Jeong Jang
Angela Stanford

Start Time: 9:00 AM
Julieta Granada
Seon Hwa Lee

Start Time: 9:20 AM
Stacy Prammanasudh
Ya Ni Tseng

Start Time: 9:30 AM
Nicole Castrale
Suzann Pettersen

Start Time: 9:40 AM
Morgan Pressel
Mi Hyun Kim

Start Time: 9:50 AM
Natalie Gulbis
Annika Sorenstam

Start Time: 10:20 AM
Inbee Park
Karen Stupples

Start Time: 11:00 AM
Young Kim
Lindsey Wright

Start Time: 11:30 AM
Angela Park
Moira Dunn

Should be interesting to see the interactions between the pros and amateurs for those who have the time and tv to do it!


Sergio said...

Hey TC,

What ever happened to your comments on the final round of the Ginn Open? is there nothing to say?.. you can't just switch to the next tournament without a nice epilogue on the previous tournament you were covering.. people do read your stuff… we need some consistency here :-)

The Constructivist said...

Thanks, sergio! Life got in the way and I figured it would be old hat to the LPGA regulars and irrelevant to everyone else. If I have time before the end of April, I'll do a belated one. Otherwise, I'll let it slide.