No 2 Park, No 3 Thompson set LPGA pace at Indy

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Second-ranked defending champion Park Sung-hyun and World number three Lexi Thompson, the 2017 winner, will set the pace when the LPGA season resumes at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The third edition of the Indy Women in Tech Championship features a field of 132 players at Brickyard Crossing, a par-72 layout that includes four holes on the infield of the famed 4km oval where France’s Simon Pagenaud won this year’s Indianapolis 500 in May.

After a three-week break for the Solheim Cup, in which Europe defeated the United States in Scotland, the world’s top women’s golfers return to America this week and next week in Texas, where Park is also defending champion, before the LPGA moves to Asia for events in Shanghai, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan.

England’s Bronte Law, whose singles win helped propel Europe’s victory, wants a strong showing this week as the push begins to the season-ending CME Championship in November at Naples, Florida.

“I would really love to have another win under my belt,” Law said. “I think obviously I’m playing good golf. I’m confident right now. So it seems like it’s not that far a stretch of the imagination to do that. I would really like to put in a good performance.”