Wie, Creamer commit to Sybase Match Play
Monday, May 2, 2011
GLADSTONE, N.J. – Michelle Wie and Paula Creamer have decided to play in the LPGA Sybase Match Play Championship in two weeks at the Hamilton Farm Club.
Tournament officials released the names of 63 of the 64 players in the field for the four-day event from May 19-22.
Also entered are Yani Tseng, the leading money winner on tour this year, and defending champion Sun Young Yoo, who posted her first LPGA win here last year by beating Angela Stanford in the final.
Stanford is back along with notables Juli Inkster, Karrie Webb, Morgan Pressel, Jiyai Shin and Cristie Kerr.
Tournament officials also have a sponsor’s exemption to give out. Among those who might merit consideration are Natalie Gulbis and 16-year-old Alexis Thompson, who shared the lead entering the final round of this past weekend’s Avnet LPGA Classic before faltering and missing out on a bid to become the tour’s youngest winner.