Monday, October 28, 2013

Congratulations to Brittany Lang, Caroline Hedwall, and Ilhee Lee!

Brittany Lang didn't have a fantastic week in Taiwan (let's just say she made the top 50 and leave it at that), but she did well enough to cross the $4M mark in career winnings today.  That makes her the 3rd Class of 2006er to break that barrier in her career on the LPGA, behind Seon Hwa Lee and Ai Miyazato.  By my count, it came in her 201st start as an LPGA member.  And it puts her at #29 in my ranking of the best to join the LPGA since 2005.

Caroline Hedwall had a much better week (she finished 3rd!) and as a result she just crossed the $1M mark in LPGA career winnings in her 45th start as an LPGA member.  She's the 2nd player in the Class of 2011 to achieve that feat, after Hee Kyung Seo.  And she's now #26 in my ranking of the best to join the LPGA since 2005.

Ilhee Lee crossed the $1M mark last week in Korea, but I forgot to mention it at the time.  It came in her 70th start as an LPGA member.  She's the 3rd player in the Class of 2010 to make it to a million, after Azahara Munoz and Beatriz Recari.  After the Sunrise, she's #36 in my career ranking of the 2005ers and up (Munoz and Recari are precisely tied at 22nd!).

Mika Miyazato and Michelle Wie are racing for the $3M mark, Beatriz Recari is getting close to the $2M mark (after joining the million dollar club for 2013 today), and Lizette Salas and Jessica Korda are racing for the $1M mark.  With all of them except Miyazato sitting out the Mizuno Classic in a couple of weeks, it's looking pretty likely that the next player I'll be congratulating is Mikan!  (And maybe Stacy Lewis, who's sneaking up on the $6M mark....)

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