2005 Lexus Cup

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The 2005 Lexus Cup was the inaugural edition of the annual golf match competed by women representing Asia and an international squad. Each team was made up of twelve members. The competition took place at the Tanah Merah Country Club in Singapore from December 9 to 11, 2005. Lexus is the title sponsor while Rolex, DBS, Singapore Airlines, and Singapore Sports Council are main sponsors. The total purse was US$960,000, with $50,000 going to each member of the winning team and $30,000 to members of the other team.

The International team won solidly in the first annual event, 16 points to 8.

Teams

As in the similar team events of the Ryder Cup (USA vs. Europe men), Presidents Cup (USA vs. "International" men, i.e. rest of the world excluding Europe), and Solheim Cup (USA vs. Europe women), each team consisted of twelve players. Each captain appointed their remaining team members.

Asia

  • Flag of South Korea Grace Park (captain) - Seoul, South Korea
  • Flag of South Korea Meena Lee - Jeonju, South Korea
  • Flag of South Korea Hee-Won Han - Seoul, South Korea
  • Flag of the Republic of China Candie Kung - Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Flag of South Korea Birdie Kim - Iksan, South Korea
  • Flag of the Philippines Jennifer Rosales - Manila, Philippines
  • Flag of South Korea Jeong Jang - Daejeon, South Korea
  • Flag of South Korea Hee Jung Park - Seoul, South Korea
  • Flag of South Korea Aree Song - Bangkok, Thailand
  • Flag of South Korea Naree Song - Bangkok, Thailand
  • Flag of Japan Namika Omata - Tokyo, Japan
  • Flag of Japan Riko Higashio - Fukuoka, Japan

International

  • Flag of Sweden Annika Sörenstam (captain) - Stockholm, Sweden
  • Flag of the United States Paula Creamer - Mountain View, California
  • Flag of the United States Natalie Gulbis - Sacramento, California
  • Flag of England Karen Stupples - Dover, England
  • Flag of Scotland Janice Moodie - Glasgow, Scotland
  • Flag of Scotland Catriona Matthew - Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Flag of Sweden Carin Koch - Kungalv, Sweden
  • Flag of Sweden Sophie Gustafson - Särö, Sweden
  • Flag of the United States Erica Blasberg - Orange, California
  • Flag of the United States Jill McGill - Denver, Colorado
  • Flag of Colombia Marisa Baena - Pereira, Colombia
  • Flag of Norway Suzann Pettersen - Oslo, Norway

Day One

December 9 2005

Day one saw six foursome matches where each team put two golfers on the course for each match, with the two playing alternate shots. Asia won two early matches, but the international team won the other four.

Asia Team Results International Team
Hee-Won Han/Candie Kung Asia 5&4 Carin Koch/Janice Moodie
Grace Park/Jennifer Rosales International 3&2 Sophie Gustafson/Suzann Pettersen
Naree Song/Aree Song Asia 5&4 Natalie Gulbis/Jill McGill
Jeong Jang/Meena Lee International 2&1 Annika Sörenstam/Paula Creamer
Birdie Kim/Hee Jung Park International 2&1 Marisa Baena/Erica Blasberg
Riko Higashio/Namika Omata International 5&4 Catriona Matthew/Karen Stupples
2 Foursomes 4
2 Overall 4

Day Two

December 10 2005

The two teams matched up in four ball competition on day two. The international team won three matches to one, with two others being halved, to give them an 8 to 4 lead going into Sunday's singles.

Asia Team Results International Team
Hee-Won Han/Birdie Kim International 4&2 Carin Koch/Marisa Baena
Aree Song/Naree Song International 4&3 Sophie Gustafson/Suzann Pettersen
Candie Kung/Jeong Jang International 3&2 Paula Creamer/Natalie Gulbis
Grace Park/Riko Higashio Asia 3&2 Janice Moodie/Catriona Matthew
Jennifer Rosales/Namika Omata Match halved Erica Blasberg/Jill McGill
Meena Lee/Hee Jung Park Match halved Annika Sörenstam/Karen Stupples
2 Four balls 4
4 Overall 8

Day Three

December 11 2005

On day three, the international team won 8 singles matches to 4, for a final margin of 16 to 8.

Asia Team Results International Team
Grace Park International 2&1 Annika Sörenstam
Birdie Kim International 7&5 Paula Creamer
Jeong Jang Asia 1 up Jill McGill
Hee-Won Han Asia 2 up Marisa Baena
Candie Kung Asia 5&4 Janice Moodie
Meena Lee International 3&1 Natalie Gulbis
Aree Song International 1 up Sophie Gustafson
Riko Higashio International 3&2 Erica Blasberg
Naree Song International 4&3 Karen Stupples
Hee Jung Park International 2&1 Carin Koch
Jennifer Rosales Asia 4&3 Catriona Matthew
Namika Omata International 1 up Suzann Pettersen
4 Singles 8
8 Overall 16

Golfer records

Golfer Wins Halves Losses
Paula Creamer Flag of the United States 3 0 0
Sophie Gustafson Flag of Sweden 3 0 0
Suzann Pettersen Flag of Norway 3 0 0
Erica Blasberg Flag of the United States 2 1 0
Annika Sörenstam Flag of Sweden 2 1 0
Karen Stupples Flag of England 2 1 0
Marisa Baena Flag of Colombia 2 0 1
Natalie Gulbis Flag of the United States 2 0 1
Hee-Won Han Flag of South Korea 2 0 1
Carin Koch Flag of Sweden 2 0 1
Candie Kung Flag of the Republic of China 2 0 1
Jennifer Rosales Flag of the Philippines 1 1 1
Riko Higashio Flag of Japan 1 0 2
Jeong Jang Flag of South Korea 1 0 2
Catriona Matthew Flag of Scotland 1 0 2
Grace Park Flag of South Korea 1 0 2
Aree Song Flag of South Korea 1 0 2
Naree Song Flag of South Korea 1 0 2
Meena Lee Flag of South Korea 0 1 2
Jill McGill Flag of the United States 0 1 2
Namika Omata Flag of Japan 0 1 2
Hee Jung Park Flag of South Korea 0 1 2
Birdie Kim Flag of South Korea 0 0 3
Janice Moodie Flag of Scotland 0 0 3

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