Meijer LPGA Classic. So Yeon Ryu Wins.

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So Yeon Ryu, South Korea, wins the Meijer LPGA Classic at Blythefield Country Club.

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So Yeon shot a final round -5 under par 67 to post a winning score of -21 under and win the Meijer LPGA Classic, with a two stroke win margin, great putting being the key;

“I was incredibly calm today, I felt maybe it could be my day.”

“My putting turned out really great. I’m really proud of myself today.”

Caroline Mason, Germany, claimed second place, two shots back at -19 under par, a 70 foot putt giving her a -4 under 68 round and -19 under par total to have that place position on her own;

“It’s obviously a great finish with a huge putt on the last.”

“I was barely on the green and made it. I don’t know what that was, 24 meters, a long way, 70 feet or something. So yeah, super happy about the finish today. Second place is great.”

“This year’s been really, really good, very consistent, which is exactly what I’ve been working on. “

“So, extremely proud of the way I’ve played this year, and obviously if you get that close and have that many top tens a win isn’t far away, so that’s obviously the one that’s hopefully coming next.”

Lydia Ko from New Zealand was in third place, a last round -5 under 67  giving her a -18 under par total;

“Overall I played solid, to finish with three 67s, I’m happy with that.”

“This course, you know, you shoot 3, 4, 5 under and there’s somebody shooting 8 under out there.”

“I don’t remember this course being this easy and I don’t think it was easy, but it just shows the amount of talent that’s on our Tour.”

“It’s just good to have a great week.”

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Shoprite LPGA Classic. Laura and Anna Tied at the Top.

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Laura Diaz, USA, and Anna Nordqvist, Sweden are tied at the top of the Shoprite LPGA Classic after the first round at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club in New Jersey.

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43-year-old Laura was bogey free in her -5 under 66 first round, Anna was also bogey free, for them both to be tied at the top of the Shoprite LPG Classic leaderboard.

Laura, who had her 12-year-old son Cooper on the bag, said she is now more relaxed;

“He’s a huge asset in that because I can focus more on him than me.”

“The last few years have been hard, so I came out with a little bit different perspective last year and just tried to play a little bit more relaxed.”

 “I think it’s always fun to compete. I miss it.”

 “I’m very happy with how I played, it’s more special because I have my son with me.”

Laura has a pack of Major champions lurking just one-stroke back, at -4 under par, including Lydia Ko, New Zealand, In Gee Chun, South Korea, Pernilla Lindberg, Sweden, Sandra Gal, Germany and Su Oh of Australia.

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Kingsmill Championship 2nd Round Washed Out Again Today.

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The 2nd round of the Kingsmill Championship was washed out again today, and the tournament has been reduced to 54 holes, where they hope to finally finish the 2nd round tomorrow and also complete the third round at the aptly named River Course.

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Nothing has changed at the top of the Kingsmill Championship leaderboard, In Gee Chun, South Korea, leads at -11 under par, with Austin Ernst, USA, and Nasa Hataoka, Japan in close contact at -10 under par.

We wish everyone luck for tomorrow’s weather, and the finish of the tournament.

 

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AT&T Byron Nelson. Marc and Aaron at the Top.

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Marc Leishman, Australia, and Aaron Wise, USA, are tied at the top of the AT&T Byron Nelson leaderboard after 54 holes at Trinity Forest  Gold Club Dallas, Texas.

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Marc, -2 under 69 today has led the AT&T Byron Nelson for three rounds, he now has company at the top in the form of rookie Aaron, -3 under 68, for the final round tomorrow, both players at -17 under par for the tournament.

Rookie Aaron has a real chance to win here;

“Going out today, I felt like I had expectations which is crazy because I’ve only been there once before.”

“I felt like I expected a little bit more of myself. I put a little too much pressure on myself early. Taking that aside, I did great at the back nine and finished at three under which is great today.”

“Knowing that I’ve been there and that I’ve played well, that was a really cool setting around Quail Hollow with so many people.”

“For me to perform some of the shots I did and play as well as I did down the stretch, just a lot of confidence it gives me going into tomorrow and playing this course.”

“The courses are totally different, but the pressure will be kind of the same. Now that I’ve been there, I think I’ll have a better chance at it.”

Marc mentioned the different conditions today;

“Very different conditions today than what it was Thursday afternoon.”

“And the course is turning out a lot windier.”

“Different situations, a few more people out there today.”

“Really. really happy with the way I fought back after a slow start.”

The two leaders have a four shot advantage over their nearest rivals, Matt Jones, Australia, -3 under 68 in his third round, and Kevin Na, USA, who carded -2 under 69 today.

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Kingsmill Championship. In Gee Chun Leads as Second Round Suspended.

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In Gee Chun, South Korea, leads the Kingsmill Championship, as the second round became victim to the rain again today at the River Course, play being disrupted during the day, before the suspension due to darkness.

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In Gee completed her second round with a -5 under 66 score, to top the Kingsmill Championship leaderboard at -11 under par;

“I always happy to play here and see all the good people from here.”

“I really like to play here. Course is not too easy, so you need to think about percentages on the course.”

Austin Ernst, USA, a bogey free -6 under 65 today, and Nasa Hataoka, Japan, -5 under 66, share second place at -10 under par.

Austin likes the course, and had fun out there today;

“It was a lot of fun. I should do this more often.”

“My game has felt really good all year, it’s really just been a matter of cleaning a few things up.”

“You need to be a good ball-striker, you need to drive the ball well and good iron shots are a premium out here.”

 “Whatever it is about the place, I really like it.”

Jess Korda still has a chance to catch the leader, currently at -8 under par for the tournament, -2 under for the day through 14 holes.

With 60 players still needing to complete round two, the second round will resume on Saturday at 0730 while the third round will begin at 1030 using split tees.

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ANA Inspiration. Pernilla is Joined By Park.

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Pernilla Lindberg, Sweden, is joined by Sung Hyun Park, South Korea, at the top of the Ana Inspiration leaderboard at Mission Hills in California.

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Pernilla hung on to top spot at the ANA Inspiration with a second round -5 under par 67, but was joined on the -12 under par score by Sung Hyun who carded a fabulous -8 under 64 second round.

Sung told journalists, through a translator that she does not have a coach, she likes to work alone;

“Today, the shots were awesome, I just felt really good about my driver.”

“The shots fell in just as I wanted them to. Even though there were a couple things that I missed, but overall just had a great round.”

“I love being on my own,It’s my own game, so anytime I need to fix something, I’m going to feel that. It’s really served me well to work on my own.”

Pernilla had her coach sort out her set-up;

“I had just gotten a little off in my set-up which was causing me being a little off plane in my swing.”

“Just getting comfortable, back to a better set-up, and that kind of just put everything in place.”

“But still a work in progress. Every day I go out and hit a few shots on the range just doing a couple drills to make sure I’m staying on track there.”

Jessica Korda, USA, is alone in third place, three shots back at -9 under par following her second round of -4 under par 68, low expectations, depending how the putter works;

“I was happy to make the cut.”

My goals were set kind of low because of how I’ve been playing in majors before.”

“I’m taking it one day at a time.”

“Loving the position I’m in so far.”

“I know what I’m doing, I’m sticking to my process, and it all depends on if these putts are going to drop or not.”

“That’s the difference out here.”

Lexi Thompson had a bad day with the putter, even par 72 and now way back at T 15;

“Just felt a little uncomfortable today on the greens.”

 “I just missed a few left, and that was my pretty consistent miss today. So, I’m going to work on it, figure it out, and be good to go by this time Saturday.”

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Waste Management Phoenix Open. Matsuyama Withdraws.

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Two time Waste Management Phoenix Open winner Hideki Matsuyama withdraws from the tournament prior to the start of the second round at TPC Scottsdale in Arizona, due to a left wrist injury.

Hideki Matsuyama withdrew prior to hitting a shot in the second round. (Getty Images)

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Hideki, from Japan,  was trying to match the achievement of Arnold Palmer, who won  here three times in a row from 1961-1963;

“The pain in my left thumb area started on 13th hole yesterday.”

“I did some treatment last night, but the pain was still there this morning when I practiced.”

“I decided that it was not worth forcing myself to continue to play and worsen the injury, so I was disappointed that I had to withdraw.”

“As much as I wanted to continue to play and with the three-peat in mind, the pain was just too much.”

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