The LPGA Tour makes its way to Singapore this week for the seventh-annual HSBC Women’s Champions, where 63 of the world’s elite female golfers will compete for $210,000 first-place check and the “Champion of Champions” title.
Defending champion, Rolex Rankings No. 3 Stacy Lewis, faces the challenging task of defending her title against 19 of the world's top 20 players on the Official Rolex Rankings. Lewis is currently in a streak of 13 consecutive top-10 finishes and is coming off a tie for fifth finish at last week’s Honda LPGA Thailand. The sixth-year LPGA Tour member battled down the stretch in Singapore last year and saw a three-shot lead shrink to one shot with one hole to play at The Serapong Course at Sentosa Country Club. A par on the final hole secured her sixth-career victory and first of the 2013 season.
The all-star line-up this week also features No. 1 Inbee Park and four past champions: Angela Stanford (2012), Karrie Webb (2011), Ai Miyazato (2010) and Jiyai Shin (2009).
Park got right back to work in her first start of the season last week in Thailand. She battled Anna Nordqvist down the stretch on the back nine but finished two-shots back settling for runner-up. Park will try to top her six-win season in 2013 and looks equipped to have another successful year.