2018 LPGA Volvik Championship Field

2018 LPGA Volvik Championship Field

2018 LPGA Volvik Championship Field

Shanshan Feng and Ariya Jutanugarn, winners of the first two LPGA Volvik Championships, will return to play at Travis Pointe Country Club May 24 – 27, joining other top golfers including Jessica Korda, Sung Hyun Park, Stacy Lewis, Charley Hull and Paula Creamer. The 2018 LPGA Volvik Championship field will feature a total of 144 established and aspiring stars.

Shanshan Feng was the winner of the 2017 LPGA Volvik Championship

Feng, the 2017 champion, is currently number two in the Rolex world rankings, but is still looking for her first win of the season. She got her first win last season in Ann Arbor by setting a tournament 72 hole scoring record of twenty under par. Feng finished two strokes clear of Minjee Lee and Sung Hyun Park.

The 2008 Rookie of the Year, Feng has won nine times on the LPGA Tour.

Volvik Chairman Kyung Ahn Moon presents Ariya Jutanugarn with the Volvik Championship trophy.

Ariya Jutanugarn, who won the inaugural LPGA Volvik Championship. made history that year by becoming the first player on the LPGA Tour to make her first three victories in consecutive events. Feng swept May 2016, winning her third at the LPGA Volvik. Her 2016 72-hole score of fifteen under was five strokes better of second place Christina Kim. The 2015 Rookie of the Year, Jutanugarn has seven LPGA victories.

The field includes several players who have already recorded wins in the young 2018 LGPA season:

  • Sung Hyun Park won the Volunteers of America LPGA Classic in April. Park won the US Women’s Open in 2017.
  • Jessica Korda won the LPGA Thailand in February. Korda has five LPGA wins.
  • Brittany Lincicome won the season-opening Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic. It was Lincicome’s eighth tour win.
  • Eun-Hee Ji won the Kia Classic in March for her fourth LPGA win.
  • Moriya Jutanugarn was the victor in the HUGEL-JTBC Championship in April. The HUGEL-JTBC was Moriya Jutanugarn’s first LPGA victory.

Moriya Jutanugarn’s April win made history as only the second time that siblings have won on the LPGA tour. Annika and Charlotta Sorenstam were the first sisters to win on the LPGA Tour.

Also in the field this year is Ashley Kim, who just finished playing her freshman season for the University of Michigan Women’s Varsity Golf Team.

Another local favorite is Jennifer Song, the 2011 Rookie of the Year, who was born in Ann Arbor

About the LPGA Volvik Championship

More than 30,000 spectators are anticipated to attend the third annual LPGA Volvik Championship, May 21-27 at Ann Arbor’s Travis Pointe Country Club. The 72-hole championship tournament will attract the best female golfers in the world. The LPGA tour players represent over 30 countries with international television exposure in 170 different countries. Tournament week kicks off on Monday, May 21 with the first annual C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Congenital Heart Center LPGA Pro-Am. On Wednesday, May 23 the LPGA Volvik Championship Official Pro-Am presented by Vertiv will be played. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.volviklpga.com or call 734.707.0789.

The complete 2018 LPGA Volvik Championship Field follows:

Rolex RankingsFirst NameLast NameCountry
2ShanshanFengCHN
4Sung HyunParkKOR
6AriyaJutanugarnTHA
7In-KyungKimKOR
9JessicaKordaUSA
11MoriyaJutanugarnTHA
12AnnaNordqvistSWE
14MinjeeLeeAUS
19Eun-HeeJiKOR
21Sei YoungKimKOR
23DanielleKangUSA
25CharleyHullENG
26LizetteSalasUSA
28Jeong EunLeeKOR
29StacyLewisUSA
30CarlotaCigandaESP
33BrittanyLincicomeUSA
36GeorgiaHallENG
37Mi HyangLeeKOR
40NellyKordaUSA
42JodiEwart ShadoffENG
43BrittanyAltomareUSA
45NasaHataokaJPN
46JenniferSongUSA
48CarolineMassonGER
49JennyShinKOR
53ChellaChoiKOR
55KatherineKirkAUS
60HaruNomuraJPN
64Hyo JooKimKOR
70AngelaStanfordUSA
72Wei-LingHsuTPE
75KarineIcherFRA
76HannahGreenAUS
79LindyDuncanUSA
80PornanongPhatlumTHA
82MadeleneSagstromSWE
85NicoleBroch LarsenDEN
87BronteLawENG
89MeganKhangUSA
95CandieKungTPE
96Sarah Jane SmithAUS
97AyakoUeharaJPN
99RyannO'TooleUSA
105Sun Young YooKOR
106Su-Hyun OhAUS
111CelineBoutierFRA
117Ashleigh BuhaiRSA
122AmyOlsonUSA
123CydneyClantonUSA
124BeatrizRecariESP
126MorganPresselUSA
131GabyLopezMEX
132Hee YoungParkKOR
147EmmaTalleyUSA
155MelReidENG
160Lee-AnnePaceRSA
163CarolineInglisUSA
164NannaKoerstzDEN
165PaulaCreamerUSA
167PeiyunChienTPE
168LauraDaviesENG
170TiffanyJohUSA
176Jaye MarieGreenUSA
177ThidapaSuwannapuraTHA
180MariajoUribeCOL
182YuLiuCHN
192CatrionaMatthewSCO
194HollyClyburnENG
201MariahStackhouseUSA
203EmilyPedersenDEN
205JingYanCHN
209CamillaLennarthSWE
210OlafiaKristinsdottirISL
213BethAllenUSA
214KellyShonUSA
216CheyenneWoodsUSA
217PannaratThanapolboonyarasTHA
218XiyuLinCHN
219SokuraYokimineJPN
220HaejiKangKOR
223JoannaKlattenFRA
227ChristinaKimUSA
228KatieBurnettUSA
234ShermanSantiwiwatthanaphongTHA
237SandraChangkijaUSA
240YaniTsengTPE
246AnnieParkUSA
249BenyapaNiphatsophonTHA
251PerrineDelacourFRA
255VickyHurstUSA
258LaetitiaBeckISR
262DaniHolmqvistSWE
270CelineHerbinFRA
275ErynneLeeUSA
279JackieStoeltingUSA
282LunaSobronESP
291WichaneeMeechaiTHA
293AmeliaLewisUSA
295ParindaPhokanTHA
300DanielaIacobelliUSA
304Maude-AimeeLeblancCAN
322CindyLaCrosseUSA
323GiuliaMolinaroITA
324TiffanyChanHKG
325SiminFengCHN
333LeticiaRas-AndericaGER
343RebeccaArtisAUS
346MinaHarigaeUSA
357BrittanyMarchandCAN
362LaurenKimUSA
375LeeLopezUSA
390P.K.KongkraphanTHA
396PaulaRetoRSA
397SydneeMichaelsUSA
399BriannaDoUSA
412DottieArdinaPHI
432DoriCarterUSA
435DanielaDarqueaECU
446Anne-CatherineTanguayCAN
451CarlyBoothSCO
462GemmaDryburghSCO
464SophiaPopovGER
489KatherinePerryUSA
512RobynnReeUSA
521MariaTorresPUR
539AllisonEmreyUSA
542EmilyTubertUSA
592KatelynSepmoreeUSA
627JulietteGranadaPAR
648MaddieMcCraryUSA
702SamanthaTroyanovichUSA
755BrittanyBenvenutoUSA
800MariaHernandezESP
813AlexandraNewellUSA
844KassidyTeareUSA
876MartinaEdbergSWE
JessyTangUSA
AshleyKimUSA
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