Monday, November 12, 2012

CME Group Titleholders Preview & Pairings

A big congratulations goes out to Cristie Kerr for winning the Lorena Ochoa Invitational. Cristie finished one stroke ahead of Inbee Park and Angela Stanford, to win for the first time since 2010.

This week the tour moves back to the United States for the playing of the CME Titleholders Championship.
This tournament is very unique as its field is made up of the 3 highest finishers (not already qualified), from the first 26 events of the year.

This is the 27th and final tournament of the year. Here are some key details:

Course:  The Twin Eagles Club
Location:  Naples, Florida
Defending Champion:  Hee Young Park
Winning Score:  71-69-69-70 = (-9)

Final Field:    73 players
Par: 36/36=72
Yardage:  Not currently available
Purse:  $1,5000,000

Here are the first round pairings.
In spite of the limited field, this will be one of the strongest fields of the season. The top 26 players on the LPGA Priority List, and 18 of the top 20 players in the world will be teeing it up.

Here are the television times:
Nov 15 - GC 1:30 PM-4:00 PM EST
Nov 16 - GC 1:30 PM-4:00 PM EST
Nov 17 - GC 1:30 PM-4:00 PM EST
Nov 18 - GC 1:30 PM-4:00 PM EST

Other Tidbits:
Yani Tseng's lead over number two player in the world Stacy Lewis, is now just 2.92 points. It was 9.47 in April.

Titleholders Update:
Lorena Ochoa (yes she is still an LPGA member), Kristy McPherson, and Tanya Dergal are the final players to qualify. Some of the bigger named players who failed to qualify are: Sophie Gustafson, Julie Inkster, Karen Stupples, Mindy Kim, Jimin Kang, Ryann O'Toole, and Amanda Blumenherst.

Rolex Ranking Mover of the Week:
Cristie Kerr moves from #15 to #11.

Who's Hot:
Beatriz Recari has five consecutive top 20 finishes.

Who's Not:
After a fast start, Eun-Hee Ji, has failed to finish in the top 10 in fourteen consecutive tournaments.


Steve Finnell said...
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pearshapedhuman said...

Futcher, Ko, Ochoa, Pak, and Ueda sitting this one out. Too bad.