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Kerr takes top seed in Mojo 6 quarterfinals

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Cristie Kerr, Na Yeon Choi and Amanda Blumenherst each scored 13 points in their three six-holes matches Thursday to top the quarterfinal qualifiers in the inaugural Mojo 6 Jamaica LPGA Invitational.

Kerr received the top seed in the Raceway Golf event at Cinnamon Hill, and Choi took the No. 2 seed based on their positions in the world rankings.

Anna Nordqvist (12.5) was seeded fourth in the unofficial tournament, followed by Christina Kim (12.5), Brittany Lang (12), Suzann Pettersen (11.5) and Beatriz Recari (11.5). Pettersen and Recari advanced in a two-hole playoff with Angela Stanford.

Kerr, who will face Recari in the quarterfinals, beat the Spanish player 5-2 in the opening match, then tied Kristy McPherson at 3.5, and edged 15-year-old amateur Mariah Stackhouse 4.5-2.5. Choi, set to play Pettersen, beat Lang 4.5-2.5, tied Sophie Gustafson at 3.5, and topped Morgan Pressel 5-2. Blumenherst routed Gustafson 6-1, beat Stackhouse 4.5-2.5, then lost to Recari, 4.5-2.5. Blumenherst will face Lang in the quarterfinals.


Results from Day 1 of The Mojo 6, played April 15 at Cinnamon Hill Golf Course at Rose Hall City in Montego Bay, Jamaica (Note: y-Rolex Rankings from end of the 2009 LPGA tour season used to break ties for Day 2 ranking, x-two-hole playoff used as tie-breaker):

Format: Each hole won is worth one point and each match victory is worth one bonus point for a maximum of seven points per match. One half point is awarded to each player in the case of a tie for each hole.

POINT TOTALS

1.) y-Cristie Kerr, 13

2.) y-Na Yeon Choi, 13

3.) y-Amanda Blumenherst, 13

4.) y-Anna Nordqvist, 12.5

5.) y-Christina Kim, 12.5

6.) Brittany Lang, 12

7.) x-Suzann Pettersen, 11.5

8.) x-Beatriz Recari, 11.5

9.) x-Angela Stanford, 11.5

10.) Song-Hee Kim, 9.5

10.) Kristy McPherson, 9.5

10.) Brittany Lincicome, 9.5

13.) Yani Tseng, 8

14.) Morgan Pressel, 7.5

14.) a-Mariah Stackhouse, 7.5

16.) Sophie Gustafson, 6

Round 1

Amanda Blumenherst 6, Sophie Gustafson 1

Song-Hee Kim 5, Morgan Pressel 2

Na Yeon Choi 4.5, Brittany Lang 2.5

Anna Nordqvist 4.5, Kristy McPherson 2.5

Yani Tseng 3.5, Brittany Lincicome 3.5

Cristie Kerr 5, Beatriz Recari 2

Suzann Pettersen 4.5, Mariah Stackhouse 2.5

Christina Kim 4.5, Angela Stanford 2.5

Round 2

Amanda Blumenherst 4.5, Mariah Stackhouse 2.5

Cristie Kerr 3.5, Kristy McPherson 3.5

Beatriz Recari 5, Song-Hee Kim 2

Suzann Pettersen 3.5, Morgan Pressel 3.5

Brittany Lang 4.5, Anna Nordqvist 2.5

Na Yeon Choi 3.5, Sophie Gustafson 3.5

Angela Stanford 4.5, Yani Tseng 2.5

Christina Kim 4.5, Brittany Lincicome 2.5

Round 3

Beatriz Recari 4.5, Amanda Blumenherst 2.5

Cristie Kerr 4.5, Mariah Stackhouse 2.5

Suzann Pettersen 3.5, Brittany Lincicome 3.5

Na Yeon Choi 5, Morgan Pressel 2

Anna Nordqvist 5.5, Sophie Gustafson 1.5

Brittany Lang 5, Yani Tseng 2

Angela Stanford 4.5, Song-Hee Kim 2.5

Christina Kim 3.5, Kristy McPherson 3.5

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