Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia Preview, Predictions, Pairings

Hound Dog, Tony Jesselli, Emily Kay, and have done such a fantastic job of previewing this week's Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia event, the only thing I'll point out is that with the tournament extended from 54 to 72 holes this year, all the water on the par-71 Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club that I talked about in last year's preview will come even more into play and weigh even heavier on the players' minds.  Look for it to be a battle between the tour's most consistent ball-strikers and most accurate precision players! 

Here are my guesses in this week's PakPicker.  I scored more points last time around than the time before, but fell all the way from king of the hill to basement dweller because everyone else did so much of a better job with their predictions than I.  Nowhere to go but up!

1. Miyazato Ai
2. Tseng
3. Choi Na Yeon
4. Creamer
5. Miyazato Mika
6. Pettersen
7. Shin
8. Lee
9. Joh
10. Pressel
11. Lewis
12. Yang

Alts: Feng, Kang, Kerr

Lots of great pairings tomorrow--here are my faves!

1st tee, 10:22 am: Ji-Yai Shin, Ai Miyazato, Michelle Wie
1st tee, 10:33 am: Suzann Pettersen, Na Yeon Choi, Paula Creamer
10th tee, 10:11 am: In-Kyung Kim, Mika Miyazato, Sophie Gustafson
1st tee, 10:44 am: Ya Ni Tseng, Brittany Lincicome, Jimin Kang
1st tee, 10:11 am: Juli Inkster, Karrie Webb, Cristie Kerr
1st tee, 10:55 am: Stacy Lewis, Sandra Gal, Beatriz Recari
1st tee, 9:16 am: Mina Harigae, Caroline Hedwall, Julieta Granada
1st tee, 9:27 am: Amy Yang, Melissa Reid, Tanaporn Kongkiatrai

Last week's LET winner Christina Kim got into the field and is 1st off the 1st tee with Brittany Lang and Ainil Johani, while Tiffany Joh goes off the back a couple of groups later with Kristy McPherson and Amy Hung.  Here's hoping 2 of the best interviews on tour make it into the press room this week!  And that both Miyazatos' near-misses recently on the JLPGA have prepared them for the heat of battle on the LPGA!

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