T-Mobile Match Play, stroke play in Las Vegas

Roberta Liti is participating in the T-Mobile Match Play presented by MGM Rewards, a tournament on the LPGA Tour played with a unique format from April 3rd to April 7th at the Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas, Nevada

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T-Mobile Match Play, stroke play in Las Vegas
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Roberta Liti is participating in the T-Mobile Match Play presented by MGM Rewards, a tournament on the LPGA Tour played with a unique format from April 3rd to April 7th at the Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas, Nevada.

T-Mobile Match Play, schedule

The event unfolds over five days. In the first two days, 36 medal holes are played (18 per day), with a cut leaving the top 65 and ties advancing to the next stage. On Friday, April 5th, another 18 holes will be played, with the cut admitting the top eight players for the final two days, where they will compete in a match play format.

The field includes five of the top ten players in the world, including world number one Nelly Korda, who has three titles this season and is coming off victories in the last two tournaments, the FIR Hills Seri Pak Championship and the Ford Championship.

Other top ten players aiming to prevent her from securing a third consecutive win include French player Celine Boutier (No. 3), Australian Minjee Lee (No. 5), New Zealander Lydia Ko (No. 8), and Korean Hyo-Joo Kim (No. 9). However, among the 96 competitors, there are many others capable of contending for the title or at least contributing to the excitement.

Defending champion Pajaree Anannarukarn from Thailand, along with past winners Eun-Hee Ji (2022) from Korea and Ally Ewing (2021), will be among the contenders. Notable players also include Allisen Corpuz, Angel Yin, Rose Zhang, Jennifer Kupcho, Sarah Schmelzel, Megan Khang, Japanese players Ayaka Furue and Nasa Hataoka, Canadian Brooke M.

Henderson, Irish Leona Maguire, Swedish Linn Grant, Spanish Carlota Ciganda, and South African Ashleigh Buhai, among others. Roberta Liti, in her first year on the circuit after earning her Tour card with an eighth-place finish in the Race For The Card (order of merit) in the Epson Tour 2023, is competing in her fifth event of the season.

She has made the cut twice in previous events and missed it twice as well. The total prize money is $2,000,000, with the winner receiving $300,000.

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