I just read an article which listed the probable Korean team for this event next month. What's surprising is that the team includes KLPGA, JLPGA and LPGA golfers. Last year, the press claimed that the Korean team going forward would only feature full time KLPGA stars.
The team will be: LPGA: Inbee Park, So Yeon Ryu, Na Yeon Choi, Chella Choi and Mirim Lee KLPGA: Hyo Joo Kim, Jung Min Lee, Min Young Lee, Kyu Jung Baek JLPGA: Sun Ju Ahn, Bo Mee Lee, Jiyai Shin Plus the floating alternate: In Gee Chun
Another pretty packed team. Anyone missing you'd have on there?
The Japanese squad (as translated from the Korean, so have mercy if I get 'em wrong! :
Wow. If this is true, this is going to be a disaster for Team Japan. Korea sends their best, but Japan keeps their LPGA players at home? ...not that it would help much, seeing as the Miyazato's aren't really playing all that well. Also, no Yokomine. Team Korea has alternates that would be starters for Team Japan this year.
Anything can happen in golf of course, but it does seem like a crazy good squad the Koreans are sending. And they don't even have Ha Na Jang or Yoon Kyung Heo. I think Jang will be preoccupied with Q-School that weekend, but I'm not sure why Heo didn't get the invite; she's ahead of Min Young Lee and In Gee Chun on the money list (Chun might have gotten the invite because she was forced to drop out last year due to injury? The alternate is totally a Captain's Pick and not determined by any specific criteria. Having said that, Chun is a great player and is only really jumping Heo to get this spot).
Post by theconstructivist18 on Nov 11, 2014 7:59:49 GMT
Japanese names, anglicized, with notes:
Misuzu Narita: had a great start to 2014 but hasn't had a great 2nd half Miki Saiki: had a great 2013, but 2014 hasn't been her year--should this be Miki Sakai, who's had a great year? Shiho Oyama: having a great 2014 but still not consistently great Erina Hara: also a great start/what have you done for me lately 2014 Ayaka Watanabe: a young star in the making, but better in 1st half of season than 2nd Lala Anai: solid 2014 Momoko Ueda: on the comeback trail with 2 wins in 2014 Rikako Morita: money-list leader in 2013 has been solid if unspectacular this season Ai Suzuki: another breakout young star Ritsuko Ryu: I had always classed her with Morita until last year; now she's back on the same level Yumiko Yoshida: one of few to have better 2nd half than 1st but still not up to 2013 level Erika Kikuchi: solid 2014 alternate: Kaori Ohe
Without Ayako Uehara, Harukyo Nomura, and Sakura Yokomine, this team has a long row to hoe....