The Lotte Championship kicks off Wednesday April 11th at the magnificent Ko Olina Golf Club on the beautiful island of Oahu in Hawaii. The stacked field includes 14 of the top 20 women in the world as well as a slough of former champions of the event.
Canadians in the field include: Alena Sharp, Brooke Henderson, Brittany Marchand, Anne-Catherine Tanguay, Maude- Aimme Leblanc.
Maude- Aimme Leblance has made the cut in all three events she has played and looks to improve upon her T39 finish at the Kia Classic. Meanwhile, Anne- Catherine Tanguay looks to make her first cut of the season, as does Orangeville, Ontario’s Brittany Marchand in her debut even of the 2018 season!
Sharp and Henderson are playing in two of the marquee groups. Sharp is teeing it up at 8:17 local time with former US Womens Open Champion, Na Yeon Choi and rookie phenom Emma Talley. Meanwhile, Brooke Henderson tees off at 12:50 with Bronte Law and former world number one and seven time major champion, Inbee Park.
Alena Sharp bounced back after a couple of missed cuts and last week at the seasons first major, the Ana Inspiration finished T38. Sharp looks to build off that finish this week at a tournament where she finished tied for fifth a season ago. Henderson has had an up and down season thus far and after a disappointing T48 finish at the seasons first major she looks to get herself back into contention this week on the beautiful island of Oahu!
The event kicks off a day earlier than normal and concludes on Saturday April 14th in an effort to accommodate for Korean television networks.
Canadian golfers are playing with heavy hearts this week as they honour the victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash by wearing green and yellow ribbons on their hats as seen below in Alena Sharps tweet: