LPGA Tour begins Asian swing

The LPGA Tour this week begins the first event of its four tournament Asian swing when it plays the Sime Darby LPGA event at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club in Malaysia.

This week's event is followed the LPGA Keb Hana Bank Championship in Korea, the Sunrise LPGA Championship in Taiwan and the Mizuno Classic in Japan.

The tournament is being played for the third consecutive year with Koreans Jimin Kang and Na Yeon Choi the two previous winners.

24 year old Choi, the current US Open Champion, has played solidly enough in recent weeks for her to be a genuine chance of successfully defending her title.

With world number one Yani Tseng's form a little hard to pick at present, the likes of Shanshan Feng, Stacey Lewis and Jiyai Shin may well be Choi's greatest threats this week.

Karrie Webb, Katherine Hull and Lindsey Wright are the three Australians in the field.

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