Inbee, Lewis add spice to Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: After world number one, Inbee Park confirmed will be defending her title at the 2013 Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia, golfing fans will also be able to see world number two, Stacy Lewis in action.

Lewis in a statement issued here yesterday said she had a good start to the tour in Asia this year, and looked forward to getting back and competing for the Sime Darby LPGA trophy at the KLGCC (Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club).

“It’s a great tournament played on one of the best courses in Asia. The competition is always very tough but I’ll approach it the way I do all tournaments and will do my best to get my name on the top of the leader board,” said the American golfer.

Meanwhile, the organiser, Sime Darby Berhad, in a statement here, said, besides Lewis, other top Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) players in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings who have also confirmed their participation were the United States’ Paula Creamer, South Korea’s Na Yeon Choi, Japan’s Ai Miyazato and Spain’s Beatriz Recari.

This year’s tournament, which will be held at the east course of KLGCC) from Oct 10-13, offers total prize money of US$2 million (about RM6.3 million).

The field will be made up of 62 stars from the LPGA Tour and 10 sponsor invites, including four players from the local and regional qualifier events. — Bernama

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