The second LPGA tournament saw Lilia Vu’s remarkable rise up the rankings for the US team, as well as a strong performance from the European players, with Sweden’s Maja Stark and France’s Celine Boutier leading the way.
The Honda LPGA Thailand, the first tournament of the 2023 LPGA calendar, has left several interesting headlines in terms of the qualifiers for the 2023 Solheim Cup.
Firstly, the winner in Thailand, American Lilia Vu, has moved into third place in the LPGA rankings for the 2023 Solheim Cup, hot on the heels of Nelly Korda and Lexi Thompson, who were first and second respectively.
Regarding the world ranking that will give two places for the American team for the Solheim Cup, it has remained unchanged and continues to be led by Jessica Korda, ahead of Ally Ewing.
European players made a great job
The Honda LPGA Thailand also had a large European representation and the final classification left very good feelings for many of the players who are called to lead the team of the Old Continent in the Solheim Cup 2023.
This is the situation of Sweden’s Maja Stark and France’s Celine Boutier, who shared the fourth place; Ireland’s Leona Maguire, who finished sixth; or England’s Georgia Hall and Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist, who completed the “Top 10”.
Finally, we must also highlight the role of Carlota Ciganda, who closed her participation in the Honda LPGA Thailand in twenty-seventh place, a good position in her second tournament this season.