Portland Classic. Hannah Green Wins.

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Hannah Green of Australia won the Portland Classic at Columbia Edgewater Country Club in Oregon.

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Hannah signed for a final round -5 under par 67 to win the Portland Classic by one stroke at -21 under;

“This course is really tough, I had to stay patient. I was giving myself opportunities.”

“I just really needed to stay positive, I probably was in my own head yesterday and I think it probably showed, even to the viewers.”

18 year-old Monday qualifier Yealimi Noh, USA, was second, at -20 under par, a good effort in her last round was undone by two late bogey’s, on 16 and 18, resulting in a final round -1 under 71;

“It’s hard, I tried my best. My shots weren’t going how I wanted today.”

“I’m really excited for next year, hopefully I can win next year.”

Brittany Altomare, USA, was third, a last round -3 under 69 giving her a tournament total of -17 under par.

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Portland Classic. Yealimi Noh Takes Over at the Top.

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Yealimi Noh, USA, the 18 year-old Monday qualifier takes over at the top of the Portland Classic leaderboard with one round to go at  Columbia Edgewater Country Club in Oregon.

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Yealimi shot a bogey free third round -8 under par 64 to top the Portland Classic leaderboard with a total of -19 under par, and will have a three shot lead going into the final round tomorrow;

“Yesterday, too, I was just like, I couldn’t really sleep. I was excited to come out and try to move on moving day.”

 “That’s just really cool, Monday qualifying and winning, but I don’t want to think about that tomorrow. Just go out and play my game, but really hope that’s the result.”

“On front nine, I was kind of looking at the leaderboard, but toward the end, I didn’t; actually, I didn’t even know what I shot on the back nine.”

Hannah Green, Australia, crashed today after yesterday’s 63, with +1 over par 73, falling back to second place with -16 under par;

“I don’t want people to think that I won a major championship and that’s all I’m going to do. I just want to make sure that I’m consistent.” 

Sharing third spot at -14 under are Brooke Henderson, Canada, -5 under 67 today, and Brittany Altomare, USA, with her third round of -4 under 68.

When Brooke won in 2015 she had a good size lead going into the final round;

“You know, in my case, I had I think a five-shot lead on Sunday, so I was just terrified. “

“Just like don’t give that away. I was just trying to make more birdies and stay ahead of the crowd.”

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Omega European Masters. Andres Romero Has 54 Hole Lead.

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Andres Romero of Argentina has the 54 hole lead in the European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club in Switzerland.Andres Romero  (Getty Images)        Andres / getty

Andres had a third round of -4 under 66 which put him on top of the European Masters leaderboard at -14 under par;

“After a lot of pressure at the beginning I’m happy with the way I reacted.”

“After the birdie on six I started feeling much better, with the birdies on eight and nine I was feeling okay. The eagle on 14 and birdie on 15 were the real difference.”

“I really feel good this week, I have a lot of friends around and I like the golf course very much. I hope that tomorrow I will play on the same level that I did today.”

Wade Ormsby, Australia, is in second place at -13 under, he shot -3 unde 67 in  his third round.

Gavin Green, Malaysia, -1 under 69 today, and Tommy Fleetwood, England, with -2 under 68 share third spot with total of -12 under par.

For Tommy it wa a game of two halves, Bad start, Good finish;

“It was a terrible start but I didn’t do that much wrong. Nine and ten were important, I had a couple of up-and-downs there that kept me going a bit more.”

“I had a good finish. It’s that kind of golf course where you can get hot. Tomorrow I definitely need a better start but the back nine, need more of that.”

Rory McIlroy had a modest -1 under 69 to be in the large group with -11 under totals;

“I felt a little flat out there, a little tired, I’m looking forward to getting to bed early and getting a good night’s sleep.” 

“I played pretty solid, made those mistakes coming in. If I go out and play a good front nine tomorrow, I’ll be right in it.”

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Portland Classic. Hannah Green Shoots 63 To Lead.

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Hannah Green of Australia shoots a second round 63 to lead the Portland Classic after 36 holes at the Columbia Edgewater Country Club, Macan Course, in Oregon.

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In a day of low scoring Hannah’s -9 under 63 was not the best round of the day, although it keeps her at the top of the Portland Classic leaderboard with a -17 under total, a five stroke advantage over the field after 36 holes;

“I just don’t want to get too ahead of myself.”

“Obviously this is quite new to me, shooting such low scores back-to-back.”

“I want to make sure I continue to do the same things and don’t get too disappointed if I don’t back it up with another solid round. Going to keep the same game plan.”

Sei Young Kim, carded a new course record -11 under par 61 to be tied in second place, at -12 under par, with Sung Hyun Park, who signed for a second round -7 under 65, both ladies from South Korea,

Sei Young said chasing numbers had not helped her golf;

“I got too many numbers. I need a number, a lot of number, but I realize it’s not helping my golf.”

“So I told (caddie) Paul, just give me one number. I’m just going to hit the pin. “That’s the only one way. So we did a great job today.”

Another low round came from Sarah Schmeizel, USA, who recorded a second round -10 under par 62, to be T8 at that -10 under score.

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Omega European Masters. Gavin Green Leads Half-Way.

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Gavin Green of Malaysia has the half-way lead in the European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club in Switzerland, but Rory is just one shot back.

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Gavin claimed top spot in the European Masters with a second round -6 under par 64, for a -11 under total;

“I played well, hit a lot of greens, made some putts, just kept the ball rolling.” 

“The atmosphere and views are amazing. In Malaysia we don’t have anything like this. I’ve been here a couple of times now and the views never get old.”

“I’m just trying to enjoy it and play as well as I can. That’s all I can ask for.”

Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland, -7 under 63 today, is in the group sharing second place at -10 under with, Tommy Fleetwood, England, -5 under 65, Wade Ormsby, Australia, -6 under 64, Matthias Schwab, Austria, -3 under 67 and  Andres Romero from Argentina with the low round of the competition, -9 under 61.

Rory should have won his Maiden Tour title here in 2008, but made bogey on the last hole, and lost in a play-off, he would love to get this title on his resume;

“Going out this afternoon eight shots off the lead, you know there are scores out there but you don’t want to push too hard.”

Getting myself much closer to the lead going into the weekend was nice.”

“I’m excited to give myself another chance to win. I really wanted to come here and play well.” 

“I’ve got two weeks off coming up, hopefully two more good days of golf left in me, give myself a chance to win this tournament, which I’ve had a great chance to win before.”

“I would love to add this title to the list.”

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Portland Classic. Two Tied at the Top.

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Mi Jung Hur, South Korea, and Hannah Green from Australia are tied at the top of the Portland Classic leaderboard after the first round at Columbia Edgewater Macan Course in Oregon.

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Hannah was bogey free, while Mi carded one bogey, in their Portland Classic opening rounds of -8 under par 64, for a one shot lead.

Hannah only required 23 putts in her round;

“I knew putting was really key this week.”

” I’d say it’s one of the shorter courses that we play, and it definitely looked more narrow.”

I knew if I kept doing what I was doing and hitting good shots and just holing a couple putts here and there that you could post a really good score.”

Mi struggled with her putter, but still carded a 64;

“I had a really good day with my tee shots and long game.”

“The putting wasn’t that good, but I still love it.”

“I made a lot of birdies, but I had one bogey on 17, I missed one fairway. If you miss fairways on this course, you have to take a bogey because it’s so tough when you miss the fairway.”

Tied in third place at -7 under after first rounds of 65 are Jane Park, and Yealimi Noh, both ladies from the USA.

Jane was happy with her start here;

“I’m super happy to get started off well here for a change.”

World #1 Jin Young Ko, -4 under 68,  made a bogey today, the first one in 114 holes, which is a LPGA record:

“I did 114 holes and then done. It’s cool.”

“So I want to do again, 115 holes bogey-free round hopefully. But yeah, I’m free.”

I can focus more on my shot and don’t even think about, oh, bogey, bogey, no.”

 “Now I can more focus for tomorrow.”

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Scandinavian Invitation. Erik van Rooyen In Front.

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Erik van Rooyen of South Africa has a one shot lead after 54 holes of the Scandinavian Invitation tournament at Hills Golf & Sports Club in Sweden.

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Erik hit the front in the Scandinavian Invitation with a third round -6 under par 64 to post -13 under, and will have a one shot advantage for the final round tomorrow;

“It was a little scrappy on the front so I didn’t feel like it was going to be a 29, I was quite surprised and really happy.”

“A caddie for me isn’t just a guy that carries the bag and then goes and has a few beers after the round. For me, it’s just as important as the rest of the stuff that I do.”

“We’ve known each other for a very long time so he knows me really well. He knows when to kick me in the butt when I need it and tell me not to be a child on the golf course and he also knows when to say, dude, really well done.”

“We’re a great team.”

Three players are tied in second place at -12 under, Ashun Wu, China, -3 under 67 today, Matt Fitzpatrick, England, -1 under 69, and Wade Ormsby from Australia with -5 under 65.

Matt is looking for his first win in this years Race to Dubai;

“I always want to win, for me, after winning three years in a row, it became a bit of a goal, whether it is one win or as many wins in a year.”

“I will be going out there tomorrow trying to win.”

Local favorite Henrik Stenson is T5, a quiet round of -1 under 69 keeping him in sight of the leaders at -10 under.

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