ShopRite LPGA Classic fantasy picks

Anna Nordqvist. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
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ShopRite LPGA Classic
Sung Hyun Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports /

Sung Hyun Park – on the hunt for victory

It’s always fun to start with the top of the field, players who are practically certain to be in contention this week. The trick will be picking the winner, statistically likely to come from among the higher-ranked players. But if the trend holds, also likely to not be a repeat winner.

Among Group 1, that would eliminate Inbee Park, Amy Yang, Anna Nordqvist, So Yeon Ryu, Cristie Kerr, Sei Young Kim, and Haru Nomura. (Lexi Thompson and Shanshan Feng are taking the week off.)

Now we are looking at a choice between Stacy Lewis, Gerina Piller, Brooke Henderson, and Sung Hyun Park, and that’s not an easy decision. They’re all well-positioned to take control of the ShopRite so it may boil down to who in Group 1 is going to get your love this week.

I’m going with Sung Hyun Park. The rookie who holds an Olympic gold medal in archery and is currently ranked 3rd on the Tour in strength by GolfStats has made 9 starts and 9 cuts this year. She’s recorded 4 top 10 finishes. If she doesn’t get into too much trouble with that powerful tee shot I look for her to easily navigate and dominate the Stockton Bay Course.