Karrie Webb defending in New Jersey
BY Bruce Young | LPGA Tour | 2014 ShopRite LPGA Classic | Preview | 28 May 2014
The LPGA Tour is in Galloway in New Jersey this week for the Shoprite LPGA Classic at the Donald Ross designed Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club’s Bay Course where Karrie Webb defends the title she won by two shots over Shanshan Feng in a tough and demanding week of golf.
With just three weeks before the US Women’s Open at Pinehurst, the event has brought together 18 of the top twenty from the Rolex Rankings as the game’s elite ready themselves for women golf’s greatest test.
The game’s top ten are here including Stacy Lewis who is now only a victory away from taking over as number one from Inbee Park.
The interest this week will also be how the Americans perform after winning seven of 12 events this season. Their resurgence is good for the LPGA Tour and with the likes of Lewis, Michelle Wie and Lexi Thompson all playing well at present they have a chance of adding to that record this week.
After what had been a great start to the season Webb has been a little below her best of late but a return to a golf course where she has enjoyed success might turns things around.
Other Australasians in the field are the world number three Lydia Ko, Katherine Kirk, who finished runner-up in this event two years ago, Lindsey Wright, Sarah Jane Smith, Stacey Keating, Sarah Kemp and Julia Boland,