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Wednesday’s Photos from the 2017 LPGA Lotte Championship

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GolfWRX is pleased to share photos from the LPGA Tour’s Lotte Championship at the Ko Olina Golf Club on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, courtesy of GolfWRX Members tod071 and pitbull808.

Last year, Minjee Lee won the event with rounds of 68-66-74-64 (16-under par), one shot better than In Gee Chun and Katie Burnett. Lee is back to defend her title this year, but to do so she’ll need to get past a strong field that’s headlined by Lydia Ko, the top-ranked LPGA Tour player for the last 77 weeks, as well as So Yeon Ryu, who picked up her second major championship victory two weeks again at the ANA Inspiration. Past champions Michelle Wie (2014) and Ai Miyazato (2012) are also in the field.

Ko Olina will play as a par-72 this year, stretching nearly 6,400 yards from the tips.

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  1. Desmond

    Apr 13, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    “So Yeon Ryu, who picked up her second major championship victory two weeks again at the ANA Inspiration.”

    Shouldn’t they have an asterisk by that major?

    • pk2015

      Apr 14, 2017 at 6:22 am

      She picked it up alright… the LPGA/USGA handed right over to her.

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GolfWRX is live this week from the 2020 Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club & Lodge (7,454 yards, par 72) in Orlando, Florida.

The field this week featured Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose, Phil Mickelson, Henrik Stenson, and more.

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GolfWRX is live from the 2019 Terra Cotta Invitational at Naples National Golf Club, which will be contested April 26-28. Past winners of the amateur event include Justin Thomas and Emiliano Grillo.

Denny Glass, chairman of the Terra Cotta Invitational, was kind enough to give us a little more information about the tournament.

For GolfWRX members who aren’t familiar, tell me a little bit about the tournament and its history

Glass: The Terra Cotta Invitational began in 1996 and was originally a combination stroke play/match play event. 20 players were invited and they played 36 holes of stroke play then the top four finishers went on to match play with the others playing an 18 hole consolation match.

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As it’s an invitational tournament, can you tell me a bit about who gets invited in general and who’s in the field this year, specifically? Tournament format?

Glass: It is an invitational so we invite as many of the top-ranked amateur players as are available. The field consists of many juniors (up to age 18), mid-amateurs (19-25) and some seniors (50+), along with collegiate players. While it is an invitational, we still receive more than 150 applications to play.

Can you talk about the host course and the relationship with Naples National?

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I know the charitable impact is important. Can you tell us about that?

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