Pace seeks hat-trick at Korean Masters

Lee-Ann Pace

Lee-Ann Pace

JEJU, Korea – Lee-Ann Pace is looking for a place in the record books.

After Pace’s back-to-back wins in China, the South African is hoping to complete a trifecta in Asia. If she’s successful, she’ll equal the feat of Marie-Laure de Lorenzi – the only other player in Ladies European Tour history to have won three consecutive events. Lorenzi accomplished her victory streak in 1989.

Pace, a 5-time winner this year, headlines the field at this week’s Korean Ladies Masters at Haevichi Country Club.

“Of course I’d like to win again this week,” Pace said. “I haven’t seen the course yet so I’ll have a better look at it (Wednesday) in the pro-am. I think I’m going to play the same way. It’s obviously been working.

“Everyone has a shot at winning every week so I can’t control what anyone else does. I can only control my golf game, how I practice and go about it. I’m just going to concentrate on that.”

Laura Davies, who trails Pace by €55,962 in the money title race, won't catch Pace this week. But the €54,000 winner’s check would be an advantageous start.

Futures Tour star Jennifer Song of the United States is in the field by invitation. She will join the LPGA next year after finishing second on the season-ending money list.

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