Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia Preview, Predictions, Pairings

"Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink" comes to mind when I look at the layout of the Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club, except that with all the heat and humidity greeting most of the LPGA's finest, they'd better be avoiding the drink and drinking lots of water this week. Hound Dog's preview and
hot 20 give a pretty good sense of who's most likely to prevail: a precision player who can avoid big mistakes and give herself a lot of birdie opportunities. With that in mind, here's my attempt to catch bangkokbobby in the season-long PakPicker competition at Seoul

1. Miyazato Ai
2. Miyazato Mika
3. Choi Na Yeon
4. Park Inbee
5. Shin Ji-Yai
6. Kim In-Kyung
7. Kim Song-Hee
8. Hull
9. Kerr
10. Pettersen
11. Tseng
12. Jang

Alts: Nordqvist; Lewis; Wie

The pairings are of course a treat. Here are my favorite groupings of players:

1st tee, 10:50 AM
Ai Miyazato
Cristie Kerr
Na Yeon Choi

1st tee, 10:39 AM
Ya Ni Tseng
Suzann Pettersen
Michelle Wie

1st tee, 10:28 AM
Beatriz Recari
Ji-Yai Shin
Katherine Hull

10th tee, 9:22 AM
Karen Stupples
Mika Miyazato
Jeong Jang

I'll try to get some early-morning LPGA and JLPGA blogging in over the next few days. Paula Creamer's going to see if she can stand up to the juggernaut known as "Ahn of Green Gables," aka Sun-Ju Ahn, who's going for her 3rd-straight win and 5th of the season. It'll be interesting to see if she can pull off what Inbee Park was unable to 2 weeks ago and Ji-Yai Shin couldn't do last week....

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