Hannah Green in full flight at the Murray River event – can she make it three in a row? photo Golf Australia

Australian Hannah Green will chase a hattrick of victories when she tees it up at the grandly named HSBC Women’s World Championship at the Sentosa Golf Club’s Tanjong Course in Singapore this week.

Fresh from victories at the Women’s Victorian Open and the gender combined TPS Murray River, Green will play her first LPGA Tour event of 2022 and while she has not competed in any of the three events on that schedule to date in 2022, she brings a lot of confidence from her impressive victories at 13th Beach and Cobram Barooga.

Green will be joined by fellow Australians Minjee Lee, Su Oh and Sarah Kemp, along with New Zealander Lydia Ko in the 65 player field.

The event will be followed a week later by yet another LPGA Tour event in Thailand where most in this field will move north.

Adding further to Green’s chances this week is that in her only previous start in the 72 hole event she finished runner-up twelve months ago, just one behind Hyo Joo Kim.

World number three, Lydia Ko, has not finished outside the top 15 in seven times to the event, four of those top tens and given her most recent form she is expected to even improve on that record.

Minjee Lee was runner-up two years ago behind Sun Hyung Kim and finished 6th the previous year but Lee is making her first appearance on the LPGA Tour in 2022 and it may be there is a little rust to shake off ahead of Thailand.

Su Oh of course won the women’s version of the Australian PGA Championship six weeks ago and Sarah Kemp missed a start at the WAPGA event won by Oh due to Covid issues.