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Weekly Picks for the ShopRite LPGA Classic

Anna Nordqvist
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Anna Nordqvist of Sweden hits her second shot on the 15th hole during the first round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship at Mission Hills Country Club on April 4, 2013 in Rancho Mirage, California.

May 30 2013, Ward Clayton

A look at some of the top player picks for the ShopRite LPGA Classic, the 12th event of the 2013 LPGA season which begins on Friday:

Top 3:

  • Anna Nordqvist: The tall Swede is on a roll, with three consecutive top-10 finishes this year (including a season-low 61 in Mobile two weeks ago). If that’s not enough, Nordqvist has never shot above par in three starts in New Jersey (six rounds in the 60s for a 68.5 stroke average) and has recorded finishes of T12, T5 and T5. She is looking to end a victory drought that stretches back to 2009 and a win would make for a nice birthday present (she turns 26 on June 10).
  • Karrie Webb: Webb, 38, has an excellent track record on the Bay Course, with four top-10s in eight starts and has finished no worse than a T23. The Australian World Golf Hall of Famer is coming off a T4 at the Mobile Bay Classic two weeks where she shot a second-round 63. Webb is riding a streak of 53 consecutive cuts made, dating back to the September 2010 NW Arkansas Championship.
  • Katherine Hull-Kirk: Another Aussie who has found success in New Jersey. Hull-Kirk was the runner-up to Stacy Lewis last year and also finished T4 in 2010. In her last nine rounds at the tournament, Hull-Kirk has only one round over par and shot a career-low 63 in 2010.

Darkhorse

  • Juli Inkster: Inkster won the first tournament at the Bay Course in 1986 and has played in the event 23 times. Inkster, who turns 53 on June 24, started 69-69 at Kingsmill two weeks ago and also played in the Bahamas last week.

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