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10 golfers to watch at Kingsmill
1. Lorena Ochoa The best player in the world, the tour's only two-time winner this year, and (as always) the favorite. Never has won at Kingsmill in six tries, but with the exception of a T-51 four years ago has played here well.
2. Jiyai Shin Became the first non-LPGA member to win three events last year, the Women's British Open among them. Won the HSBC Women's Champions in March. The rookie's first trip to Kingsmill.
3. Cristie Kerr The 2005 Michelob champion and the tournament's all-time money winner is having another solid year. Has finished in the top 10 in each of her last four tournaments. Passed the $9 million mark in earnings.
4. Angela Stanford Won the season opener and has stayed strong, finishing no worse than a tie for 15th in her five events. Coming off her best year in 2008, when she finished ninth on the money list. Was T-10 here in 2007.
5. Yani Tseng In her first full year on the tour, finished third on the money list and won the LPGA Championship in 2008. Worst finish in seven events this year is a T-17 (Kraft Nabisco). Ranks first on the tour in birdies with 111.
6. Karrie Webb Her win here in 2006 was one of five tournament victories that year. Then came the drought of '07 and '08 before she won at Phoenix six weeks ago. Has played very well at Kingsmill with an average of 69.6.
7. Suzann Pettersen Won her first career title here in 2007 and four more followed that year, including the LPGA Championship. Hasn't won since but has made the cut in her last 42 events with 21 top-10 finishes in that span.
8. Brittany Lincicome The 23-year-old won her first career major at the Kraft Nabisco in April. But in her other five events, she's missed the cut twice and finished T-39 and T-65.
9. Pat Hurst Her win in the MasterCard Classic was her sixth career championship and her first since 2006. Her results here include two top-10s, two missed cuts, and a T-51.
10. Na Yeon Choi Her third-place finish in the Corona Championship was her 12th top-10 in 34 career events. Hasn't missed the cut since joining the tour in 2008.