Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship. Two Tied at the Top.


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There are two ladies tied at the top of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship leaderboard after the second round in Taiwan, first round leader Eun Hee Ji, South Korea, is joined at the top by compatriot Jenny Shin.

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Eun Hee carded a second round -1 under par 71, while Jenny shot -5 under 67 to catch the leader at the top of the Swinging Skirts leaderboard.

Eun Hee struggled with her putting today;

“Not as great as yesterday but I don’t feel really bad, you know.”

“I just struggled with my putting this first nine, and I get just a little bit better on the back nine.”

“I just made it out a little bit, and, yeah, I think I’m pretty happy to make a birdie on the last.”

Jenny had a good day with her putting;

“I feel really good. I’ve had some really good putts today, really good shots.”

“I had a really good break back there on the 18th hole, my tee shot went to the right, but I got relief because it was completely underwater, and I took advantage of that obviously.”

“Made the putt on 17, so I wanted to keep running at it and made my last putt on 18.”

Brittany Altomare. USA, holds third place at -6 under par signing for a second round -4 under 68, in the wet conditions on the course today.

Low round of the day went to Sue Oh, Australia. carding -6 under 66 today to move up into fourth position on her own.

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The CJ Cup. Luke List Leads.

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Luke List, USA, leads The CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges after two rounds on Jeju Island, South Korea.

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Luke carded a bogey free second round -5 under par 67 to top The CJ Cup leaderboard after two rounds at -9 under par.

Sharing second place at -8 under par are Lucas Glover, USA, -5 under 67 today and Scott Brown, also from the USA, -2 under 70 on the day.

Yesterdays runaway leader Justin Thomas was in reverse today +2 over par 74, he was joined in third position by Cameron Smith, Australia, both players at -7 under par.

Tomorrow will be a very interesting day, will Justin recover? who will be the stand out player on moving day?

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Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship. Eun Hee Ji Leads.

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Eun Hee Ji, from South Korea, leads the Swinging Skirts Taiwan Championship after the first round in Taiwan.

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Eun Hee carded a -6 under par 66 to lead the Swinging Skirts Taiwan Championship by three shots on day one;

“I changed my swings a little bit. That one I worked on a lot. My caddie is helping me a lot.”

“It’s like more information for wind and club choosing. That’s everything.”

“I think just a good day. I’m just more relaxed with the weather. That makes it a lot easier for when I play.”

Sharing second place are Sei Young Kim, also from South Korea, and Meghan Khang, USA, and Ariya Jutanugarn from Thailand, all with opening rounds of -3 under par 69.

Sei Young said is was a tough day;

“Oh, really tough day today because we got a lot of rain, and a couple of holes, really gusting wind.”

“It was tough to judge distance and how to take the club.”

“Me and my caddie were talking about the right way, and yeah, we did a great job.”

Meghan mentioned the tough conditions;

 “Even in these conditions, I think it’s still a great score.”

Five ladies are in fifth place at -2 under par, Lydia Ko, New Zealand, Brittany Altomare, USA, Jenny Shin, South Korea, Azahara Munoz, Spain and local player Min Lee from Taiwan.

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LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship. Jin Young Ko Wins.


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KLPGA player Jin Young Ko, from South Korea, wins the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship at SKY72 Golf & Resort Ocean Course in South Korea.

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Jin Young Ko

Jin shot a final round -4 under par 68 for a LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship winning total of -19 under par.

World #2 Sung Hyun Park, also from South Korea, was in second place at -17 under par, with a last round of -4 under 68.

Third position also belonged to South Korea, In Gee Chun, a final round -3 under 69 giving her that place on her own at -16 under par.

Best placed foreign players were Lizette Salas, USA, fourth at -14 under and Marina Alex, USA, fifth at -13 under par.

 

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CIMB Classic. Cameron Smith Leads.

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Cameron Smith of Australia leads the CIMB Classic in Malaysia.

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Cameron carded a -8 under par 64 at TPC Kuala Lumpur to top the CIMB Classic leaderboard by one shot on day 1, saying the putting was easy;

“The putting was easy actually.”

Keegan Bradley, Xander Schauffele, both from the USA and Poom Saksansin of Thailand were tied for second place at -7 under par following their opening rounds of 65.

Xander was playing well after taking advice from the defending champion here Justin Thomas;

“The rough has been up apparently compared to last year, that’s what Justin told me.”

“I pretty much tried to copy everything that he did because I figured he’s a good guy to imitate out here.”

Justin made  five birdies coupled three bogeys, to sign for a -2 under 70, and has some work to do if he wants to retain his title.

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The Evian Championship. Sung Hyun Park Leads.

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The Evian Championship finally got under way, and Sung Hyun Park, from South Korea, took full advantage and leads the tournament after the first round of this now three round tournament.

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Sung Hyun carded a first round -8 under par 63 to lead The Evian Championship, and will take a nice two shot lead into the second round tomorrow. In the abandoned first round yesterday Sung Hyun was on six over par after eight holes, having taken a triple and a quintuple bogey.

When asked about the poor start yesterday Sung Hyun commented;

“To be honest, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t surprised, but what I did was I just wanted to focus on my game today and go on.”

Holding second place on her own at -6 under par is Moriya Jutanugarn, Thailand, with her opening round of 65;

“These major events, the keys are fairways and greens this week.”

“Just trying to give myself a chance for birdie.”

“It looks like it’s plenty of good chances out there today. I rolled the ball very good, and just trying to keep going and like see a good shot and just relax on the golf course.”

Katherine Kirk, Australia, and Anna Nordqvist, Sweden, are tied in third place at -5 under par, with rounds of 66.

Anna is coming back from injury;

“I haven’t played much the last couple months, so definitely feel like I need some more tournament play, but obviously excited to put up a good number today.”

“But it’s been two and a half months now, and I still;  I’m getting a lot better, so that’s all I’m trying to focus on now, and hopefully in a few more weeks I’ll be fully recovered.” 

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Ladies European Thailand Championship, 14 Year-Old Atthaya Youngest Ever Winner.

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Aged just 14 years, 4 months and 19 days amateur player Atthaya Thitikul from Thailand becomes the youngest ever winner on the Ladies European Tour, taking that honor away from Lydia Ko. A smiling Atthaya takes a selfie of herself and the Ladies European Thailand Championship trophy.

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A Selfie from Atthaya Thitikul

Atthaya carded an even par 72 final round to win the  Ladies European Thailand Championship with a -5 under par total at Phoenix Golf and Country Club;

 “I’m so happy and proud of myself. I did not look nervous, but of course I felt nerves on the first tee and on the first hole.”

“I did not think about the score. I committed to every shot I hit and stayed relaxed.”

“My caddie helped me a lot, not to think too much, to focus on my game plan and to plan the tee shots and second shots.”

“My family do not play golf. When I was younger, aged six, my father told me to play sport and he offered tennis or golf and I watched golf on TV and I liked it.”

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Ana Menendez, Mexico, who was going for a wire to wire win came in second at -3 under par, a sad last round of +3 over par 75 her undoing;

“Right now, I’m disappointed, because I know I could have done better and my start was a little poor.”

“There are lots of positives to take and I will go home happy. I’m looking forward to the rest of the year and I’ve made huge strides from this year to last year, so I’m proud of myself and my team.”

“I was feeling nervous again and it wasn’t quite comfortable today, with my swing and everything. I was in between clubs a lot so it was tough to make decisions and overall it was a tough day for me.”

Whitney Hillier, Australia, claimed third place at -2 under for the tournament, her last round -1 under 71 good enough to earn that place;

“I only made two birdies today and I was so patient out there. I made nothing on the front nine and then finally made a couple in the end.”

“It was a solid game and I was very happy with that. I tried to get myself back up there and I did.”

“I’ve been working really hard the last couple of months as well, but it does help to have local support, my mum and all of her friends cheering me on.”