LPGA International Crown Heads To Caves Valley

LPGA tournamentThe Inaugural LPGA International Crown match play golf tournament takes place at Caves Valley near Baltimore, Maryland from July 21 – 27, 2014.

The International Crown is a first of its kind, global match play competition featuring teams from eight countries battling for the right to be crowned the worlds best golf nation.
This unique golf tournament will feature 32 of the top women golfers in the world, including the current world #1 ranked player, Inbee Park of South Korea.

Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Maryland will be the host for the first playing of this Caves Valley Golf Clubbiennial event. Caves Valley was ranked #82 in the Top 100 American Golf Courses by Golf Magazine, has been the host of the 2002 United States Men’s Senior Open Championship and the host of the 2005 Men’s and 2009 Women’s NCAA Championships.

In 2016 the International Crown moves to Rich Harvest Farms near Chicago.

This LPGA event features a unique format. The eight qualified countries were seeded #1 through #8 and divided into two pools based on the cumulative team score of the four players’ Rolex World Ranking. Each country will play two, four-ball matches between each of the other three countries in their pool (Thursday – Saturday). The top two point-earning countries from each pool and one wild card country will advance to play in Sunday’s single matches. Two points will be awarded per match (two for a win and one for a halve). The total cumulative points from Thursday – Sunday will determine the champion.

Here is the list of teams, the seeds, and each country’s golfers.

1. United States
Stacy Lewis
Paula Creamer
Lexi Thompson
Cristie Kerr

2. South Korea
Inbee Park
So Yeon Ryu
Na Yeon Choi
I.K. Kim

3. Japan
Mika Miyazato
Ai Miyazato
Sakura Yokomine
Rikako Morita

4. Thailand
Pornanong Phatlum
Ariya Jutanugarn
Moriya Jutanugarn
Onnarin Sattayabanphot

5. Spain
Azahara Munoz
Beatriz Recari
Carlota Ciganda
Belen Mozo

6. Sweden
Anna Nordqvist
Caroline Hedwall
Pernilla Lindberg
Mikaela Parmlid

7. Chinese Taipei
Yani Tseng
Teresa Lu
Candie Kung
Hsuan-Yu Yao

8. Australia
Karrie Webb
Katherine Kirk
Minjee Lee
Lindsey Wright

Daily tickets and weekly grounds passes are available for fans. Daily practice round tickets are $16.50 and competition rounds are $27.50. Weekly passes start at $99 and go up to $185 for the Weekly International Pavilion Pass with includes access to the International Pavilion hospitality tent located adjacent to the 11th green.

For more information visit the LPGA International Crown website.

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