Date: September 06, 2012
Author: Bruce Young /

Aussies head to Kingsmill before final Major

With just one more event before the final major championship of the year, the Women’s British Open, the LPGA Tour is in Virginia this week for the Kingsmill Championship at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg. The event is being played for the first time since 2009 when Cristie Kerr won the second of her two titles at the venue. Several of the game s leading world ranked players are missing from this week s event including the likes of Yani Tseng, Na Yeon Choi, Shanshan Feng and former winner Suzann Pettersen but importantly for the event world number two, Stacy Lewis, is in the field and will start favourite ahead of Kerr. Lewis has been a big improver this season moving from number ten at the start of the season to number two with two wins and three runner-up finishes. Lewis missed the cut at her only starts in the event three years ago but she is clearly a much better player now and should do well. Kerr has been inside the top ten in two of her last three starts this season and deserves consideration given her success on the golf course. Ai and Mika Miyazato are in the field and both have played very well this season, although Mika has done considerably better than her namesake in recent starts. Amy Yang has yet to win on the LPGA Tour but this could potentially be her week. She is now the 8th highest ranked player in the female game and at some stage she will win on the LPGA Tour. If it was to be this week it would be no surprise. The runner-up at the US Open is one of the most talented players on the LPGA Tour. The Australians in the field are Lindsey Wright who finished third in this event three years ago, Katherine Hull, Sarah-Jane Smith and Sarah Kemp.