LPGA - Canadian Pacific Women's Open Preview

08/19/2014 3:18 PM

08/19/2014 3:23 PM

Thursday, August 21st through Sunday, August 24th

Course Info

Site: London Hunt and Country Club, London, Ontario, Canada

Course Architect: Robert Trent Jones Sr (1959), Rees Jones (2000 - redesign)

Par: 72

Yardage: 6,656

Hole by Hole

Front Nine: 36 3,356 Yds

1 - Par 4 404 Yds

2 - Par 3 167 Yds

3 - Par 4 383 Yds

4 - Par 5 482 Yds

5 - Par 4 434 Yds

6 - Par 4 400 Yds

7 - Par 5 550 Yds

8 - Par 3 152 Yds

9 - Par 4 384 Yds

Back Nine: 36 3,300 Yds

10 - Par 5 529 Yds

11 - Par 4 373 Yds

12 - Par 4 391 Yds

13 - Par 3 171 Yds

14 - Par 4 402 Yds

15 - Par 4 361 Yds

16 - Par 5 513 Yds

17 - Par 3 183 Yds

18 - Par 4 377 Yds

Tournament Info

Year: 14th on LPGA Tour

Television: Golf Channel - Thursday/Friday -- 12-2 p.m. (et), - Saturday -- 3-5 p.m. (et), - Sunday -- 2-5 p.m. (et)

Champion: Lydia Ko

Runner Up: Karine Icher

Tournament Record: 265 (Lydia Ko, 2013)

54-Hole Record: 199 (Lorena Ochoa, 2007; Suzann Pettersen, 2009)

36-Hole Record: 132 (Inbee Park, Cristie Kerr, 2013)

Course Record:

Total Purse: $2,250,000

Shares: 1st Place - $337,500; 2nd Place - $206,907; 3rd Place - $146,672

2013 Final Leaderboard

Lydia Ko 265

Karine Icher 270

Brittany Lincicome 271

Caroline Hedwall 271

Stacy Prammanasudh 272

I.K. Kim 272

Suzann Pettersen 273

Caroline Masson 273

Gerina Piller 274

Three players at 275

Past Winners

2013: Lydia Ko (265). Runner up: Karine Icher

2012: Lydia Ko (275). Runner up: Inbee Park

2011: Brittany Lincicome (275). Runner up: Stacy Lewis, Michelle Wie

2010: Michelle Wie (276). Runner up: Kristy McPherson, Jee Young Lee, Suzann Pettersen, Jiyai Shin

2009: Suzann Pettersen (269). Runner up: Momoko Ueda, Morgan Pressel, Ai Miyazato, Angela Stanford, Karrie Webb

2008: Katherine Hull (277). Runner up: Se Ri Pak

2007: Lorena Ochoa (268). Runner up: Paula Creamer

2006: Cristie Kerr (276). Runner up: Angela Stanford

2005: Meena Lee (279). Runner up: Katherine Hull

2004: Meg Mallon (270). Runner up: Beth Daniel

2003: Beth Daniel (275). Runner up: Juli Inkster

2002: Meg Mallon (284). Runner up: Michele Redman, Michelle Ellis, Catriona Matthew

2001: Annika Sorenstam (272). Runner up: Kelly Robbins

2000: Meg Mallon (282). Runner up: Rosie Jones

1999: Karrie Webb (277). Runner up: Laura Davies

1998: Brandie Burton (270). Runner up: Annika Sorenstam

1997: Colleen Walker (278). Runner up: Liselotte Neumann

1996: Laura Davies (277). Runner up: Nancy Lopez, Karrie Webb

1995: Jenny Lidback (280). Runner up: Liselotte Neumann

1994: Martha Nause (279). Runner up: Michelle McGann

1993: *Brandie Burton (277). Runner up: Betsy King

1992: Sherri Steinhauer (277). Runner up: Judy Dickinson

1991: Nancy Scranton (279). Runner up: Debbie Massey

1990: Cathy Johnston (276). Runner up: Patty Sheehan

1989: Tammie Green (279). Runner up: Pat Bradley, Betsy King

1988: Sally Little (279). Runner up: Laura Davies

1987: Jody Anschutz (272). Runner up: Ayako Okamoto

1986: *Pat Bradley (276). Runner up: Ayako Okamoto

1985: Pat Bradley (278). Runner up: Jane Geddes

1984: Juli Inkster (279). Runner up: Ayako Okamoto

1983: Hollis Stacy (277). Runner up: JoAnne Carner, Alice Miller

1982: Sandra Haynie (280). Runner up: Beth Daniel

1981: Jan Stephenson (278). Runner up: Nancy Lopez, Pat Bradley

1980: Pat Bradley (277). Runner up: JoAnne Carner

1979: Amy Alcott (285). Runner up: Nancy Lopez

1978: JoAnne Carner (278). Runner up: Hollis Stacy

1977: Judy Rankin (214). Runner up: Pat Meyers, Sandra Palmer

1976: *Donna Caponi (212). Runner up: Judy Rankin

1975: *JoAnne Carner (214). Runner up: Carol Mann

1974: Carole Jo Callison (208). Runner up: JoAnne Carner

1973: *Jocelyne Bourassa (214). Runner up: Sandra Haynie, Judy Rankin

1972: Not Held. Runner up:

1971: Not Held. Runner up:

1970: Not Held. Runner up:

1969: Sandra Haynie (216). Runner up: Marilynn Smith, Kathy Whitworth

1968: Carol Mann (213). Runner up: Judy Kimball

1967: Carol Mann (210). Runner up: Margie Masters

1966: Kathy Whitworth (213). Runner up: Mickey Wright

Previously known as Ladies' Supertest Open (1966-69), La Canadienne (1973), Peter Jackson Classic (1974-83), du Maurier Classic (1984-2000), Bank of Montreal Canadian Women's Open (2001-02), BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open (2003-05), CN Canadian Women's Open (2006-13).

Top Contenders

Lydia Ko

2004:

2005:

2006:

2007:

2008:

2009:

2010:

2011:

2012: Won

2013: Won

Karine Icher

2004:

2005:

2006: T-28

2007: T-50

2008: mc

2009: T-55

2010: T-8

2011:

2012: mc

2013: 2nd

Brittany Lincicome

2004:

2005: T-22

2006: T-50

2007: T-39

2008: T-38

2009: 63rd

2010: T-15

2011: Won

2012: T-60

2013: T-3

I.K. Kim

2004:

2005:

2006:

2007: T-43

2008: T-17

2009: 7th

2010: 6th

2011: T-49

2012: mc

2013: T-5

Suzann Pettersen

2004: mc

2005:

2006:

2007: T-10

2008: 7th

2009: Won

2010: T-2

2011: mc

2012: T-15

2013: T-7

Paula Creamer

2004: T-18

2005:

2006:

2007: 2nd

2008: T-8

2009: T-28

2010: T-15

2011: T-18

2012: T-60

2013: T-10

Inbee Park

2004:

2005: mc

2006:

2007: T-26

2008: T-21

2009: T-24

2010: T-28

2011: mc

2012: 2nd

2013: T-13

Mika Miyazato

2004:

2005:

2006:

2007:

2008:

2009: mc

2010: T-15

2011: T-18

2012: T-15

2013: T-13

Angela Stanford

2004: T-37

2005: T-3

2006: 2nd

2007: T-10

2008: T-17

2009: T-2

2010: mc

2011: T-4

2012: T-26

2013: T-13

Na Yeon Choi

2004:

2005:

2006:

2007:

2008: T-32

2009: T-24

2010: T-11

2011: T-6

2012: T-3

2013: T-17

Anna Nordqvist

2004:

2005:

2006:

2007:

2008:

2009: T-8

2010: mc

2011: T-29

2012: T-6

2013: T-20

Cristie Kerr

2004: T-21

2005:

2006: Won

2007: T-50

2008: T-21

2009: T-18

2010: T-8

2011: T-4

2012: T-41

2013: T-20

Ai Miyazato

2004:

2005:

2006:

2007: mc

2008: mc

2009: T-2

2010: T-15

2011: T-16

2012: mc

2013: T-20

Lexi Thompson

2004:

2005:

2006:

2007:

2008:

2009:

2010: mc

2011: mc

2012: mc

2013: T-20

Yani Tseng

2004:

2005:

2006:

2007: T-6

2008: 3rd

2009: T-33

2010: mc

2011: T-29

2012: T-35

2013: T-24

So Yeon Ryu

2004:

2005:

2006:

2007:

2008:

2009:

2010:

2011:

2012: mc

2013: T-34

Shanshan Feng

2004:

2005:

2006:

2007:

2008: T-52

2009: mc

2010: mc

2011: mc

2012: T-55

2013: T-38

Katherine Kirk

2004: T-40

2005: 2nd

2006: mc

2007: mc

2008: Won

2009: mc

2010: T-37

2011: mc

2012: T-26

2013: T-41

Meena Lee

2004:

2005: Won

2006: 4th

2007: T-58

2008: T-10

2009: T-55

2010: T-21

2011: T-35

2012: T-26

2013: mc

Karrie Webb

2004:

2005:

2006:

2007: T-18

2008: T-17

2009: T-2

2010: T-60

2011: T-45

2012: T-26

2013: mc

Lorie Kane

2004: T-5

2005: T-27

2006: T-16

2007: mc

2008: T-38

2009: mc

2010: T-11

2011: T-63

2012: mc

2013: mc

Stacy Lewis

2004:

2005:

2006:

2007:

2008:

2009: T-40

2010: mc

2011: T-2

2012: T-6

2013: wd

NOTES: The LPGA moves north of the border to Canada this week for the 14th annual Canadian Pacific Women's Open. The top four players in the world are expected to compete - Stacy Lewis, Inbee Park, Lydia Ko and Suzann Pettersen.

Lewis currently leads the money list by more than $400,000 over Michelle Wie, who is not playing due to a right index finger injury. Lewis is the only player with three victories this season and is the only player to top the $2 million mark in earnings so far in 2014.

Park is coming off her second win of the year last week at the Wegmans LPGA Championship. It was also the fifth major title of her career. Park has finished in the top four in her last three events.

The Canadian women are led by amateur Brooke Henderson, Alena Sharp and Lorie Kane, who will be attempting to become only the second Canadian to win an LPGA event on home soil. In 1973, Jocelyne Bourassa captured the LaCanadienne Golf Championship. The 16-year-old Henderson finished tied for 10th at the U.S. Women's Open Championship in June.

This is the 42nd year that the LPGA has played in Canada. The first time the tour played north of the border was in 1973 for the LaCanadienne, which later became the Peter Jackson Classic and the du Maurier Classic.

Last year, Ko fired a 6-under-par 64 in the final round and cruised to a 5- stroke victory over Karine Icher at Royal Mayfair Golf Club. Ko finished 72 holes at 15-under-par 265. She became the first amateur in history to win two LPGA Tour events.

The 15-year-old Ko entered golf's record book in 2012. Firing a 5-under 67 in the final round, she took the title to become the youngest winner in LPGA Tour history and the first amateur to earn a victory in more than 40 years. She won with a score of 13-under 275, while Park took second at minus-10. No amateur had won an LPGA Tour title since JoAnne Carner in 1969. Lexi Thompson held the previous record for youngest winner when she won the 2011 Navistar LGPA Classic at 16.

In 2008, Katherine Kirk closed with a 3-under 69 in the final round to break through for her first win on the LPGA Tour. Kirk finished at 11-under-par 277, one stroke clear of Se Ri Pak.

Lorena Ochoa pulled away with the victory in 2007, winning by three over Paula Creamer. Ochoa, who collected her first major title at the Women's British Open two weeks prior, shot rounds of 70-65-64-69. She claimed the victory at 16-under-par 268. That number established a new tournament record, besting Meg Mallon's mark from 2004 by two.

In 2006, Cristie Kerr fired a 7-under 65 in the final round and won by a shot when Angela Stanford bogeyed her last two holes. Eight shots behind Stanford entering the final round, Kerr pulled off a huge comeback with a bogey-free round.

Mallon won by four strokes and became the first person to win the U.S. Women's Open and the Canadian Women's Open in the same season in 2004, doing it in consecutive weeks. Mallon became the fourth player to win the U.S. Open and the event immediately following, and the first since Pak in 1998.

In 2003, Beth Daniel carded four rounds in the 60s to become the oldest champion on the LPGA Tour at 46 years, eight months and 29 days.

The LPGA Tour travels to Oregon next week for the Portland Classic, where Suzann Pettersen won the 2013 title.

08/19 15:11:45 ET

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