The LPGA Tour returns this week for the LOTTE Championship, a stop on the circuit in Hawaii. It is Lydia Ko who will defend her title acquired in 2021, after two years of scarcity. Five French women will be at the start of the event, Céline Boutier, Pauline Roussin-Bouchard, Perrine Delacour, Céline Herbin and Agathe Laisné.

Hoakalei Country Club hosts the LOTTE Championship - via Twitter @LPGALOTTE

Hoakalei Country Club hosts the LOTTE Championship – via Twitter @LPGALOTTE

The LPGA Tour moves to Hawaii this week for the LOTTE Championship. The Hoakalei Country Club in Oahu is once again hosting the event, which was created in 2012. This par 72 of 6397 yards crowned Lydia Ko last year with a record score of -28, or seven shots. ahead of her closest pursuers. This victory in Oahu was the first victory for the New Zealander for 1084 days. She will be present this week in Hawaii to defend her title.

Big names in world women's golf will take the start of this event: Danielle Kang the leader of the Race to CME Globe, Atthaya Thitikul winner of the Order of Merit of the LET 2021 and now fifth player in the world, In Bee Park six times winner in major or even Jennifer Kupcho recent winner of the Chevron Championship.

Five French women will be present in Hawaii

Céline Boutier, now 17th player in the world, will be keen to open her victory counter in 2022 after her beautiful fourth place in major at the Chevron Championship. Céline Boutier in 2022 is already four top 5 for six tournaments played.

Perrine Delacour, 40th in the Race to CME Globe will also be there. Her best performance of the season so far is a 13th place at the HSBC Women's World Championship.

Pauline Roussin-Bouchard, after a 35th place in Major at Mission Hills, will be present at the Hoakalei Country Club. She is currently 41st in the Race to CME Globe.

Céline Herbin will participate in her first tournament of the season on the LPGA after three weeks of play on the Ladies European Tour.

Agathe Laisné will be the fifth Frenchwoman to take part in the event and will try to pass her first Cut on the LPGA Tour.

To find the starts of the first round of the LOTTE Championship: click here.

By Baptiste Laurensou.

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