2008 Lexus Cup

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2008 Lexus Cup
Dates   28–30 November 2008
Venue   The Singapore Island Country Club
Location   Singapore
Captains   Se Ri Pak (Asia)
Annika Sörenstam (International)
Asia   11½    12½   International
International team wins the Lexus Cup

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The 2008 Lexus Cup was a professional women's golf event contested by two teams of 12 members each: one representing Asian countries and the other representing the rest of the world, known as the "International" team. Since the event's inception in 2005, it has been sanctioned by the world's dominant women's professional golf tour, the LPGA Tour in the U.S., although it is an unofficial event in which no earnings by the competitors affect their positions on the LPGA money list.

The competition took place on the Bukit Course at The Singapore Island Country Club in Singapore from 28–30 November 2008. Lexus was the title sponsor; Rolex, DBS, Singapore Airlines, Callaway Golf, and Singapore Sports Council were main sponsors.

This was the last official LPGA appearance for Team International captain Annika Sörenstam, who had previously announced her retirement at the end of the 2008 season.

Teams[edit]

As in the similar team events of the Solheim Cup (USA vs. Europe women), Ryder Cup (USA vs. Europe men), and Presidents Cup, each team is made up of twelve players. Four players for Team Asia and four for Team International earn sports through the Rolex Rankings. Four additional players for each team qualified through their position on the LPGA Official Money List, as of 2 November 2008. Once the top eight players for each team were confirmed, four additional players—two captain's picks and two sponsor's exemptions—were selected for each team.

Day one[edit]

28 November 2008

Day one saw six foursome matches with each team putting two golfers on the course for each match and the pairs playing alternate shots. The teams split the matches with each team winning three. Only one of the six matches — Paula Creamer and Nicole Castrale vs. Se Ri Pak and Eun-Hee Ji — went to 18 holes.

Team Asia Results Team International
Song-Hee Kim / Inbee Park Asia 3&2 Helen Alfredsson / Christina Kim
Sarah Lee / Na Yeon Choi Int'l 2&1 Cristie Kerr / Karen Stupples
Yani Tseng / Seon Hwa Lee Asia 2&1 Suzann Pettersen / Natalie Gulbis
Se Ri Pak / Eun-Hee Ji Int'l 1 up Paula Creamer / Nicole Castrale
Jeong Jang / Candie Kung Asia 3&2 Angela Stanford / Annika Sörenstam
Namika Omata / Mayumi Shimomura Int'l 3&1 Katherine Hull / Nikki Campbell
3 Foursomes 3
3 Overall 3

Day two[edit]

29 November 2008

The teams remained locked in tie after the day two fourball matches where each side won three matches. All of the wins by the International Team went to 18 holes, compared to only one of the wins by Team Asia.

Team Asia Results Team International
Eun-Hee Ji/ Inbee Park Int'l 1 up Annika Sörenstam / Suzann Pettersen
Se Ri Pak / Seon Hwa Lee Int'l 1 up Cristie Kerr / Helen Alfredsson
Jeong Jang / Na Yeon Choi Asia 1 up Paula Creamer / Nicole Castrale
Sarah Lee / Song-Hee Kim Asia 4&2 Karen Stupples / Christina Kim
Candie Kung / Mayumi Shimomura Asia 4&3 Natalie Gulbis / Angela Stanford
Yani Tseng / Namika Omata Int'l 1 up Katherine Hull / Nikki Campbell
3 Fourball 3
6 Overall 6

Day three[edit]

30 November 2008

Team Asia Results Team International
Se Ri Pak Int'l 3&2 Annika Sörenstam
Sarah Lee Asia 1 up Nicole Castrale
Yani Tseng Halved Suzann Pettersen
Inbee Park Int'l 3&2 Helen Alfredsson
Na Yeon Choi Asia 3&2 Paula Creamer
Song-Hee Kim Asia 1 up Cristie Kerr
Eun-Hee Ji Halved Karen Stupples
Jeong Jang Int'l 1 up Katherine Hull
Mayumi Shimomura Int'l 2&1 Natalie Gulbis
Namika Omata Halved Christina Kim
Candie Kung Asia 3&2 Nikki Campbell
Seon Hwa Lee Int'l 4&3 Angela Stanford
5 ½ Singles 6 ½
11 ½ Overall 12 ½

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