The Ladies Dream Golf players have finalized their fantasy picks for the LET Ladies European Masters being played July 3-6 at Buckinghimshire Golf Club, Denham, Buckinghamshire, UK. Their pick to win was defending champion, world ranked number 7 Aussie Karrie Webb. That’s a reasonable pick. With 57 victories across the three major pro tours — LPGA, LET and Australian Professional Golf — on her resume, Webb’s dominated the pro golf stage for almost two decades. The Hall of Famer has won seven Major championship and is a formidable competitor.
The LDG players also picked American Cheyenne Woods and two Englishwomen, Melissa Reid and Lauren Taylor, to make the cut at the Ladies European Masters.
Woods is also a solid pick. This year’s winner of the Volvik RACV Ladies Masters, the Phoenix, Arizona native came to her 2013 rookie year on the LET with an impressive amateur career. After turning pro in 2012 Woods placed T50th at the Evian Masters and finished the Lalla Aicha Tour School at T36th. She played 11 LET events in 2013, making 8 cuts and recording three top-20 finishes, and she recorded a career low 64 at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid.
Melissa Reid, who’s playing her 8th year on the LET, has four wins and 29 top-10s on her resume. Her best 2014 finish came at the Allianz Ladies Slovak Open. Lauren Taylor is new to the pro golf scene. She turned pro last year and with no missed cuts this year her best 2014 finish came at the Deloitte Ladies Open.
Webb’s Closest Challenger
Sky Sports reports that Charley Hull is gunning for Karrie Webb this week and I’m inclined to think Hull’s going to push Webb to play her best game. Hull made a grand entrance onto the world golf stage when she became the youngest ever player at the 2013 Solheim Cup, where she figured prominently in Team Europe’s stunning victory on American soil.
Hull claimed her first professional victory this spring at the Lalla Meyrem Cup in Morocco and has also recorded respectable high finishes at three 2014 LPGA events, the Kraft Nabisco Championship (solo 7th), Kingsmill Championship (solo 18th), and Airbus LPGA Classic (solo 3rd).
American fans can follow the Ladies European Masters on the LET Live Leaderboard and I’ll provide updates as well here at ProGolfNow.
Although the LDG pick period for the Ladies European Masters is closed, it’s not too late to play fantasy golf at the RICOH Women’s British Open. It’s free. Just visit the Ladies Dream Golf web site and get registered.