In Clifton, New Jersey, the Founders Cup will be staged from 12 to 15 May which, for the first time, will be played on the Upper Montclair Country Club course. Among the 144 competitors there will also be a blue: Giulia Molinaro .
The Venetian proette, who came out at the Palos Verdes Championship two weeks ago, will have to deal with opponents of absolute level. Among these, the South Korean Jin Young Ko who, in addition to being the world queen of women's golf, has won the last two editions of this tournament (in 2019 and 2021).
As for the Top 10, Lydia Ko (third), Atthaya Thitikul (fourth), Minjee Lee (fifth), Nasa Hataoka (sixth), Lexi Thompson (ninth) and Sei Young Kim (tenth) will also be on the field. Jennifer Kupcho, winner of this year's The Chevron Championship (the first female Major of 2022), will also be competing.
US Marina Alex (she grew up in New Jersey), who recently won the Palos Verdes Championship, will play at home. The competition will give away $ 3,000,000, the highest of any LPGA Tour event except the Majors and the CME Group Tour Championship.
LPGA, the Founders Cup
From 12 to 14 May in Thailand, the LET will be staged with the Aramco Team Series - Bangkok. On the path of the Thai Country Club, the show is double and Italy will aim high with Virginia Elena Carta.
On the one hand, the team competition (26 in the competition, all made up of three projectiles and an amateur), which will be played over the distance of 36 holes (18 per day) and will see the Charter in the team led by the Spanish Carmen Alonso ( the Scottish Gabrielle Macdonald is also in the team among the projects).
On the other hand, the individual one (on 54 holes), with a cut after 36 that will leave the best 60 classified in the race and equal merit in 60th place. The total prize money is 1,000,000 dollars, of which 500,000 for the team competition and the same amount of 500,000 for the individual one.
Among the stars of the competition also the sisters Jutanugarn, Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn, who will seek glory at home just like Patty Tavatanakit. A few weeks after the 26th edition of the Ladies Italian Open presented by Regione Piemonte (to be played at the Margara Golf Club in Fubine Monferrato), where in 2021 you made your debut as a pro, the Charter is looking for a prestigious placement in Bangkok.
In a good moment of form, at the end of April she achieved 12th place in Australia at the Women 's NSW Open as the best result of 2022. After the Aramco Team Series - Bangkok, on May 16 the 25-year-old from Milan will play in England, at Buckinghamshire Golf Club, the U.S. Women’s Open Sectional Qualifier (Europe) which will also see Martina Flori in the race.