Thursday, August 25, 2011

CN Canadian Women's Open Preview, Predictions, Pairings

If it weren't the 1st week of classes, I'd be taking a road trip up to the Montreal area for the CN Canadian Women's Open. Given how late this post is, I'll simply point you toward's pre-tournament notes and interviews, the tournament media guide, and Hound Dog's preview, mention how strong the field is, note that Hillsdale's Laurentien golf course is playing long and wet with very penal rough, and point out that the tournament has a history of longer hitters winning it (although precision players have played well). So here are my entries in this week's PakPicker competition at Seoul

1. Tseng
2. Pettersen
3. Yang, Amy
4. Kerr
5. Lincicome
6. Choi Na Yeon
7. Miyazato, Mika
8. Lewis
9. Lang
10. Park Hee Young
11. Hjorth
12. Gustafson

Alts: Creamer; Hurst, Vicky; O'Toole

The pairings, as usual, are an embarrassment of riches:

1st tee, 12:10 pm: Ai Miyazato, Stacy Lewis, Maria Hjorth
10th tee, 8:40 am: Se Ri Pak, Ya Ni Tseng, Mika Miyazato
1st tee, 12:20 pm: Suzann Pettersen, Na Yeon Choi, Katherine Hull
1st tee, 12:40 pm: Karrie Webb, Paula Creamer, Kristy McPherson
10th tee, 8:30 am: In-Kyung Kim, Morgan Pressel, Lorie Kane
1st tee, 12:30 pm: Cristie Kerr, Anna Nordqvist, Grace Park
10th tee, 9:10 am: Ji-Yai Shin, Brittany Lang, Wendy Ward
10th tee, 8:50 am: Michelle Wie, Angela Stanford, Catriona Matthew
10th tee, 9:00 am: Juli Inkster, Brittany Lincicome, Beatriz Recari
10th tee, 12:40 pm: Song-Hee Kim, Hee Young Park, Amy Hung
1st tee, 9:10 am: Inbee Park, Karen Stupples, Mi Hyun Kim
1st tee, 8:40 am: Sun Young Yoo, Meena Lee, Pornanong Phatlum
1st tee, 8:30 am: Ryann O'Toole, Hee-Won Han, Laura Diaz

With Tiffany Joh going off the 1st tee at 7:30 am, Mina Harigae the 10th at 7:50, and Seon Hwa Lee and Moira Dunn the 1st tee at 1:30 pm, I'll have plenty of rooting interests besides Ai-sama and Mikan to follow over the course of the day, when I'm not preparing for class, meeting with students and colleagues, playing a little basketball, teaching, and attending a department picnic. Hmm, looks like my 1st-round recap will be as late as this preview!

[Update 1 (6:50 am): Looking at Hound Dog's Hot 20 list, I'm already regretting leaving Inbee Park and Angela Stanford off mine!]

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