About the Buick LPGA Shanghai
This week focuses on Hole #17 at the Qizhong Garden Golf Club in Shanghai, China. Players on the tee will have to make the decision on which fairway to negotiate knowing choosing the left fairway will allow them the opportunity to go for the green in two. The drawback is a narrow fairway and water in play if their shot runs through the fairway.
Buick LPGA Shanghai Opportunity
The safe route to the right should set-up a straightforward par, with a potential 1-putt birdie. The aggressive play to the left side of the fairway can bring water into play, but sets up a shorter second shot from a much better angle compared to approaching from the right.
Buick LPGA Shanghai Insight
Aon Insight – The longer hitters may want to take less than driver, as the fairway runs out about 240 yards from the tee on the left side, which leaves an approach of around 200 yards. “Being able to reach the green in two is a great advantage to make birdie as a lay-up would leave you a tough, blind third shot with several different plateaus on the green to work with.” –Yu Liu, Aon ambassador
Buick LPGA Shanghai Advantage
Last year thirty players reached the green in two, resulting in a scoring average of 3.9 with 5 eagles and 23 birdies recorded.