Power Rankings: Wegmans LPGA Championship


The LPGA heads to Locust Hill Country Club in Pittsford, N.Y., this week for its second major of the season. Shanshan Feng, fresh off a runner-up finish at last week's ShopRite LPGA Classic, will defend her title at the Wegmans LPGA Championship. Last year, Feng's two-shot victory made her the first player from China to win an LPGA major.

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Feng will have to fend off the world's best to defend her title. Here are 10 players to watch this week:

1. Inbee Park: It's hard not to put Park in the top position. She's ranked No. 1 in the Rolex world rankings and took home the hardware in April at the season's first major, the Kraft Nabisco Championship. She leads the money list as well and already has three wins and five top-10s on tour this season.

2. Stacy Lewis: Lewis, who is second on the money list, has been rolling along nicely and returns to Locust Hill, where she tied for second last year. She had back-to-back wins earlier this year and has finished in the top 10 eight times. The world No. 2's consistency is evident as she leads the tour in scoring average, rounds under par and birdies.

3. Suzann Pettersen: Although she missed the cut last week in New Jersey, Pettersen has been solid this year, winning the Lotte Championship in April and recording four top-10s this season. She is third on the money list and first in greens in regulation. If she can reign in her putting struggles, she should be in line for a big week. She obviously likes the venue, having won here in 2007 and finishing in a tie for second last year.

4. Cristie Kerr: Kerr won the Kingsmill Championship earlier this year and is sixth on the money list. Her driving has held her back this season, but she's still managed three top-10s and returns to a place where she took home the trophy in 2010.

5. Karrie Webb: The Hall of Famer and 2001 LPGA champion is serving notice that she's not done yet. Webb notched her 39th career victory last week in New Jersey and has been in the top 10 four times this season. She has been consistent, ranking fifth on the money list and fifth in scoring average. She returns after a tie for sixth last season.

6. Shanshan Feng: Feng has four top-10 finishes and is coming off her second-place finish last week at the ShopRite. Although she hasn't won this season, you can't count out the defending champion.

7. Beatriz Recari: Recari has had a breakout season, capturing her second career LPGA title at the Kia Classic in March. She has finished in the top five three times and is fourth on the money list.

8. Paula Creamer: Although Creamer has only two top-10s this season, she has been extremely consistent. She hasn't finished outside the top 20 in her last nine events and ranks second on tour in rounds under par and rounds in the 60s. She finished in the top 10 here last year.

9. Lizette Salas: Salas continues her ascent on the LPGA with four top-10 finishes this season. In just her second year on tour, she has proven to be one of the best young players, climbing into the top 10 on the money list. She is fifth in scoring average and fourth in birdies.

10. Na Yeon Choi: Although Choi hasn't won this year, she has notched four top-10s and is 11th on the money list. She proved she could handle major championship pressure last year when she closed out the field at the U.S. Women's Open.