Do bears whistle? This week's brand new venue for the fourth annual Manulife LPGA Classic poses that unusual question.
Anyway, howzitgoineh? This week the Tour makes its first of two stops in the Great White North. All you hosers need to have your top twelve together with three alternates (last name along with first to avoid ambiguity) in place no later than Thursday 4 June at 1100GMT/7amEDT/4amPDT. Good luck!
1. Lewis, Stacy 2. Park, Inbee 3. Ko, Lydia 4. Feng, Shanshan 5. Ryu, So Yeon 6. Kim, Hyo Joo 7. Lee, Mirim 8. Nordqvist, Anna 9. Kim, Sei Young 10. Pressel, Morgan 11. Pettersen, Suzann 12. Creamer, Paula
A crazy week at work with lots of late nights combined with plenty of unfamiliar names at the top of the leader board meant no preliminary results this week. I did compile the list of who all of our nineteen PakPickers selected this week and saw quite a few popular selections missing the cut this week. Everyone lost an average of four golfers to the cut, with two suffering only three cuts while two others bled five slots. Lydia was the only unanimous selection this week and while she did make the cut she was never a factor in the PakPicker. It took Inbee Park and Hyo Joo Kim entering the Table on the final day to ensure that everyone had points on the board on Sunday.
Players in boldface missed the cut
19: Lydia Ko 18: Inbee Park (T11), Morgan Pressel 17: Hyo Joo Kim (9th), So Yeon Ryu (T4) 16: Stacy Lewis 15: Anna Nordqvist 14: Shanshan Feng (8th) 12: Mirim Lee, Suzann Pettersen (winner) 10: Brooke Henderson, Karrie Webb 8: Sei Young Kim, Minjee Lee (T4) 4: Hee Young Park 3: Na Yeon Choi, Pornanong Phatlum 2: Charley Hull (T11), Ha Na Jang, Cristie Kerr (T4), Maria McBride, Kelly Shon 1: Carlota Ciganda, Austin Ernst, Moriya Jutanugarn, Soo Bin Kim, Jessica Korda, Alison Lee, Brittany Lincicome, Pernilla Lindberg, Mika Miyazato, Azahara Munoz, Jenny Shin (T11), Ayako Uehara, Mariajo Uribe (3rd), Alison Walshe, Sakura Yokomine
Three PakPickers led with six scoring selections apiece, and they were the same six golfers so it came down to the accuracy points to decide the winner. Helped in part by the fact that he alone picked Pettersen for the win, that winner this week would be our stats man tonyj5 by just half a point over cannuck. Our newest contestant LPGAIreland snagged a top five in their PakPicker debut.
At the other end of the standings sits poor pakman. Alone with just three scoring selections he finds himself the not-so-proud holder of this week's wooden spoon. He needs a few more rolls of quarters to get right back to the arcade and try again next week when Elf scores the second major of the season; for now pakman is nursing a different kind of fever as it's pretty dank down in the basement. Hang in there; the Saint and the Centurion have some time-tested broths to help you get through this week.
Position. Contestant Score (# of scoring selections)