LPGA, LET, and LET Access Series Previews & 4 to watch in each
Below we preview the events happening this week on the LPGA, the LET and on the LET Access Series. We also offer our 4 to watch in each and pick someone out whose odds seem a bit too good to be true.
Indy Women in Tech Championship
Location: INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Course: Brickyard Crossing Golf Club
Prize Fund: €300,000
Defending Champion: Sung Hyun Park (South Korea) -23
Sung Hyun Park (South Korea)
The defending champion this week after defeating Lizette Salas in a play-off Last year.
Park, has had 2 wins this year winning the Arkansas Championship and the Women’s World Championship at the beginning of the year. She has had 7 top 10's in her 16 starts on the LPGA.
At times this year Park has looked unstoppable but a bad round or a short missed putt just seems to set her back.
Not outside the top 20 in her last 7 starts and currently 4th in the race to the globe and 2nd in the world. 3rd this year for GIR with 76.69% she should go well again this week.
Brooke Henderson (Canada)
Brooke, has had 2 wins this year successfully defending the LOTTE Championship and winning the Meijer LPGA classic.
She has managed a very impressive 10 top 10s in her 21 starts this year and a 3rd and 4th in her last 2 starts. She was 7th here last year and 5th in 2017.
Currently 2nd on the race to the globe and 5th in the world rankings. 2nd this year with birdies and rounds in the 60s with 310 and 41 respectively.
Brittany Altomare (USA)
Brittany, has had 3 top 10;s in her 20 starts this year. She finished 3rd in her last event before a very successful Solheim Cup, where she won 2.5 points and beat Ewart Shadoff comfortably.
Her best finish this year was runner up at the Mejier Classic and she now sits 24th on the race to the globe and up to 32nd in the world. she is 4th with eagles made, with 10 this year.
Doesn’t have the best record at this event but playing really well at the moment, definitely one to watch this week.
Danielle, returns to action after playing in the Solheim Cup where she won a point for her team.
This year she has had 8 top 10’s in her 17 starts and was 13th in her last start at CP Open. She has 2 runner up spots this year and will look to put the disappointment of the Solheim Cup behind her with a strong finish.
Currently 16th in the world and 17th in the Race to the globe. 15th in GIR with 74.70 %
Course: Golf Club de Terramar
Prize Fund: €300,000
Defending Champion: Anne Van Dam (Holland) -26 (won by 8 shots)
Victorious Solheim Cup captain Catriona Matthew and European team member Carlota Ciganda will play at this week’s Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open, which is being held at Terramar Golf Club in Sitges, Spain, for the third consecutive year.
Olivia Cowan (Germany)
Olivia, is another player having a good season and another player on a good run of late. She finished 5th last week in France. In between LET events she played in the world invitational in Northern Ireland, she had a good finish ending up 3rd, 3 shots behind the winner Stephanie Meadow.
She missed the cut in Scotland in horrible conditions but had a good British Open finishing 29th. Before the majors back on the LET she had 3 top 10's in 4 starts with a 2nd, 4th and 3rd place finish. It feels like only a matter of time before she gets her first LET win.
Olivia finished 17th here last year and is currently 175th in the world and 5th on the LET Order of Merit
Carlota Cignanda (Spain)
Carlota, returns to the LET this week and to her native Spain in search of victory. She finished 8th here last year and runner up in 2017 so it’s an event she performs well in.
Carlota was part of the victorious Solheim Cup team where she won 2 points and defeated Danielle Kang in the opening singles match.
The 29 year old In her 20 events on the LPGA this year has had 8 top 10’s and 3 in her last 4 starts.
Currently 19th on the LET order of merit, 10th on the LPGA and 12th in the world.
On the LPGA she is 1st for Eagles and 3rd for birdies.
Laura Fuenfstueck (Germany)
Laura one of "our 10 to watch for 2019" has 4 top 10's this season with a best of 4th at the Lalla Meryem Cup. She was 5th last week in France and 7th in the previous event in the Czech Republic.
Laura burst on the scene last year and has not looked back since with a string of good consistent results. Laura is currently 12th on the order of merit and 307th in the world.
Manon De Roey (Belgium)
Manon, has been mixing between the Let and the access series all year. She successfully defended her WPGA international title on the access series 2 weeks ago in England, and it was a joy to walk round with her and see how she battled back after a couple of tough holes around the turn. She then followed that up with a 5th place finish last week on the LET.
In her last 5 events she finished as the leading female at the Saint Malo mixed open, then won in Valencia before missing the cut on the LET but then won and finished 5th.
It’s clear Manon is playing some good golf and that result last week will show her that she can perform with the best on the LET. She is currently 42nd on the LET order of merit and 5th in the Access Series, now up to 291st in the world.
Last week i mentioned that Manon was far too high at 400/1 and if you had put some money on her each way you would have got a nice return. This week is a similar story with Sanna Nuutinen who has been playing well on both the LET and the Access Series, she seems way too high at 100/1 this week.
Location: Bremen, Germany
Course: Golf Club am Meer
Prize Fund: € 40,000
This is the penultimate event in the Access Series and the top five players will earn membership of the Ladies European Tour for the 2020 season, while players in sixth to 20th positions will head to the Final Stage of Ladies European Tour Qualifying School.
This week’s tournament will feature six other LET Access event winners from this season. Russia’s Nina Pegova became a first time winner claiming the Viaplay Ladies Finnish Open. Spain’s Laura Gomez Ruiz also claimed her first win at the Montauban Ladies Open, along with Emma Grechi at the Belfius Ladies Open, and Annelie Sjoholm, who won on her home course at the Anna Nordqvist Vasteras Open.
Hayley Davis (England)
Hayley, looks to have the order of merit all done and dusted after 2nd place Sanna Nuutinen of Finland confirmed she will be playing on the LET for the remainder of the season. She has a big lead over 3rd spot with just the 2 events to go.
Hayley, in her last 5 starts has finished 5th, 3rd, won the Bossey Ladies Championship and then finished runner up before finishing 8th 2 weeks ago in England. She has had 8 top 10's in her 13 starts this year. Now up to 356th in the world
Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso (Italy)
Lucrezia, is having a good season on the LET Access Series. She is currently 3rd on the order of merit.She played last week on the LET in France where she finished 47th.
On the Access Series she finished runner up 2 weeks ago in England after a good performance and her 2nd runner up spot of the year. She has now had 6 top 10 finishes in her last 8 starts!
Currently 511th in the world and up to 3rd now on the Order of Merit. Can she win one of the last 2 events of the year.
Laura Murray (Scotland)
Laura, is on a good run of results at the moment on the Access Series finishing 6th, 7th, 7th and 5th in her last 4 starts which has seen her rise to 10th on order of merit. A good result here would see her make a push for the top 5 positions.
Her best result came at the Saint Malo Mixed Open where she finished runner up.
Now up to 518th in the world
My Leander (Sweden)
My, also finished runner up at the WPGA international in England last week, her best finish of the season and has been playing some good golf recently not being outside the top 20 in her last 4 events.
She finished 17th the week before and 18th the week before that at the Czech Ladies Open in an event with the LET.
Currently 27th on the order of merit and 649th in the world rankings.