Defending champion Stacy Lewis will play alongside 2014 Women’s Australian Open winner Karrie Webb and Jiyai Shin in Thursday’s first round at the HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore.
In other top groups: Last week’s winner, Anna Nordqvist, will play alongside Michelle Wie and 2012 champ Angela Stanford, while rookie phenom Lydia Ko will play alongside Paula Creamer and Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA winner Jessica Korda.
Here are more details about this week’s HSBC Women’s Champions at the Serapong Course:
WHEN/WHERE: Sentosa GC, Thursday-Sunday.
AT STAKE: $210,000 first prize in $1.4 million purse.
TOP RANKED PLAYERS, ROLEX: No. 1 Inbee Park, No. 2 Suzann Pettersen. GOLFWEEK/SAGARIN: No. 1 Stacy Lewis, No. 2 Lydia Ko.
SHORT SHOTS: World No. 1 Inbee Park is coming off a runner-up at the LPGA Thailand. . . . Of the world’s top 20 players, 19 will play this week in the 63-player field. . . . The LPGA takes a two-week break after play wraps up in Singapore, returning to action March 20 in Phoenix at the LPGA Founders Cup. . . . Park leads Lewis atop the Vare Trophy standings. . . . Nordqvist leads Korda atop the money standings.
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Complete tee times and pairings for Thursday’s first round of the 2014 HSBC Women’s Champions at Sentosa GC in Singapore (all times local):
NO. 1 TEE
8:25 a.m.: Irene Coe, Pornanong Phatlum, Mo Martin
8:36 a.m.: Xiyu Lin, Nicole Castrale, Ayako Uehara
8:47 a.m.: Amy Yang, Jenny Shin, a-Amanda Tan
8:58 a.m.: Gerina Piller, Azahara Munoz, Ilhee Lee
9:09 a.m.: Danielle Kang, Mika Miyazato, Na Yeon Choi
9:20 a.m.: Shanshan Feng, Caroline Hedwall, So Yeon Ryu
9:31 a.m.: Lydia Ko, Jessica Korda, Paula Creamer
9:42 a.m.: Yani Tseng, Catriona Matthew, Suzann Pettersen
9:53 a.m.: Inbee Park, Ai Miyazato, Lexi Thompson
10:04 a.m.: Angela Stanford, Anna Nordqvist, Michelle Wie
10:15 a.m.: Jiyai Shin, Karrie Webb, Stacy Lewis
NO. 10 TEE
8:25 a.m.: Candie Kung, Eun-Hee Ji, Jaye Marie Green
8:36 a.m.: Brittany Lincicome, Katherine Kirk, Mina Harigae
8:47 a.m.: Morgan Pressel, Ha Na Jang, Jennifer Johnson
8:58 a.m.: Hee Kyung Seo, Alison Walshe, Beatriz Recari
9:09 a.m.: Teresa Lu, Chella Choi, Giulia Sergas
9:20 a.m.: Sun Young Yoo, Cristie Kerr, Sandra Gal
9:31 a.m.: Se Ri Pak, Karine Icher, Jodi Ewart Shadoff
9:42 a.m.: Caroline Masson, Meena Lee, Moriya Jutanugarn
9:53 a.m.: Brittany Lang, Haeji Kang, Lizette Salas
10:04 a.m.: Hee Young Park, Carlota Ciganda, Julieta Granada