(Surfers Paradise, Australia – February 23 2005) England’s Karen Stupples hopes to go one place better this year at the $Aus800,000 ANZ Ladies Masters, which starts Thursday at Royal Pines resort on Australia’s Gold Coast.

Stupples, the Weetabix Women’s British Open champion, finished second last year behind a rampant Annika Sorenstam, the world number one who carded a brace of 65s over the weekend to deny the Englishwoman her maiden title.