Published: Thursday September 6, 2012 MYT 8:13:00 AM
Kerr aims for third Kingsmill crown
WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia - Stacy Lewis, Ai Miyazato and Cristie Kerr will headline the field at this week's Kingsmill Championship, which will be rich in US talent but short on international stars.
None of this year's major champions - Yoo Sun-young, Feng Shanshan and Choi Na-yeon - are entered in the event, which begins Thursday at the River Course.
Notable absentees also include South Korean Park In-bee and world number one Yani Tseng of Taiwan.
South Korea's Park finished runner-up at the Canadian Women's Open 10 days ago but was able to collect the $300,000 first place prize money because of the amateur status of winner Lydia Ko of New Zealand.
Park now leads the 2012 LPGA money list with earnings at $1.4 million.
American Kerr will tee it up as part of this week's 144-player field at the $1.3 million tournament. It is the final stop before the Tour heads over to Europe for the season's final major championship.
Kerr, a two-time Kingsmill winner, returns to the course looking to earn her fifth top-10 finish of the season which includes a tie for fourth at the Safeway Classic.
Others slated to be in the field this week include the world number two Lewis and Sweden's Anna Nordqvist.
Lewis leads the Tour in top-10 finishes, with her 11th one coming after a tie for sixth at the Canadian Women's Open.
Six other top-10 finishers at the Canadian Women's Open are entered, including Shin Ji-yai, Chella Choi, Nordqvist, Kang Haeji, Jane Rah and Vicky Hurst. - AFP