Before I get started here, let me give a big congratulations to Angela Stanford. Angela became the first American player to win the HSBC Women's LPGA Championship. She did so by winning a four-way playoff, on the third playoff hole. The Constructivist has posted a detailed recap.
The LPGA will now take a 2 week break, and return to the United States for the playing of the RR Donnelley Founders Cup. This is a good time to look at some statistics and notes covering the first three tournaments of the year.
Rolex Player of the Year Standings (winner receives a Hall of Fame point)
1- Yani Tseng - 39 points
2- Jessica Korda - 30
3- Angela Stanford - 30
T4- Shanshan Feng, Jenny Shin, Stacy Lewis 18
7- Ai Miyazato - 17
8- 6 players tied with 12
Vare Trophy (winner receives Hall of Fame point)
1- Ai Miyazato - 68.88 (strokes per round)
2- Shanshan Feng - 69.50
3- Yani Tseng - 69.92
4- Amy Yang - 70.00
5- Na Yeon Choi - 70.38
T6- Jenny Shin, Jiyai Shin - 70.58
8- Stacy Lewis - 71.08
T9- Catriona Matthews, Se Ri Pak - 71.38
Rolex Rookie of the Year Standings
1- So Yeon Ryu - 128 points
2- Lexi Thompson - 68
3- Cydney Clanton - 32
4- Mo Martin - 26
5- Victoria Tanco - 10
Solheim Cup points
1- Stacy Lewis - 124
2- Angela Stanford - 105
3- Brittany Lincicome - 102
4- Cristie Kerr - 83
5- Paula Creamer - 75
6- Katie Futcher - 61
7- Brittany Lang - 57
8- Michelle Wie - 53
9- Morgan Pressel - 49
10-Jessica Korda - 40
Most consecutive tournaments without a missed cut:
1- Brittany Lincicome - 44
2- Karrie Webb - 27
3- Maria Hjorth - 26
4- Paula Creamer - 23
5- Jiyai Shin - 21
Most consecutive missed cuts: (must have active priority ranking)
1- Izzi Beisiegel - 20
2- Michelle Ellis - 12
3- Ji Young Oh - 10
4- Angela Oh - 8
5- Nicole Hage - 7
Rolex Rankings movers of the week:
Angela Stanford moves from #17 to #14. Jenny Shin moves from # 98 to #64.
Angela Stanford, Na Yeon Choi, and Shanshan Feng are the latest to qualify.
Sybase Match Play Championship update:
A quick review on how to qualify for this small field of 64.
The top 48 players on the 2011 final money list have already qualified.
2 sponsor's exemptions will be announced.
The top 10 players after 2 rounds of the Mobile Bay Classic who have yet to qualify.
The top 4 players on the 2012 money list that haven't yet qualified. The leaders for those 4 spots so far this year are as follows:
1- Jenny Shin $167, 043
2- Jessica Korda - 165,000
3- So Yeon Ryu - 90,489
4- Julieta Granada - 84,267
5- Amanda Blumenherst - 62,539
Yani Tseng and Jenny Shin are the only golfers to have finished in the top ten all three tournaments.
Shanshan Feng has finished under par in all eight of her rounds this year.
Christina Kim has played 10 rounds of golf this year, she is 48 over par.
Song Hee Kim's scoring average this year is 77.57.
10 holes in one were made in the entire 2011 season. Paula Creamer, Morgan Pressel, and Karrie Webb have each recorded one already this season.