Coming off impressive finishes at last week’s Sybase Match Play Championship, Rolex Rankings No. 2 Suzann Pettersen and Rolex Rankings No. 4 Cristie Kerr are set to compete at this week’s HSBC Brasil Cup. On Thursday, the two fierce competitors traded in the short grass for the sand of Rio de Janeiro’s Botafogo Beach located at the foot of the infamous Sugar Loaf Mountain.
Rolex Rankings No. 3 Suzann Pettersen held off No. 4 Cristie Kerr to take a 1 UP victory in the final match of the 2011 Sybase Match Play Championship. Pettersen sank a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to seal the match against Kerr and clinch her first victory of the 2011 season. Pettersen's last win came at the 2009 CN Canadian Women's Open.