Honda LPGA Thailand. Round Three Suspended. Amy Yang Leads.

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Amy Yang, from South Korea, leads the suspended round three in the Honda LPGA Thailand  at the Pattaya Old Course.

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Amy has a four shot lead after completing 13 holes of her third round in the Honda LPGA Thailand, carding -6 under for a -17 under par total. Play was suspended due to darkness. Amy told reporters that she is playing well;

“My shot was good. You know, I’m hitting good all week.”

“Tomorrow again I’ll, you know, finish third round. I’ll try to do just one shot at time, hole by hole.”

In second place at -13 under par is So Yeon Ryu, who finished her third round with -4 under 68. South  Korea are in 1st, 2nd, and in a tie for 3rd place.

Tied in third place at -11 under par are Jodi Ewart Shadoff, England, with -5 under today through 17 holes, and South Korean Sei Young Kim, -4 under today with 13 completed holes.

World number one Lydia Ko played a little better today, -4 under 68 for her third round, and is now -7 under for the tournament.

Play will resume at 7 am local time Sunday, to finish the third and hopefully the final round.

Honda LPGA Thailand. Rain Stops Play.

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Rain stops play in the Honda LPGA Thailand event  because of unplayable course conditions brought on by severe weather at the Pattaya Old Course, in Thailand.

Inclement Weather During Round 2 of the Honda LPGA Thailand

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Ariya and Amy still lead, at -6 under par, but have yet to start their second rounds.

Making a big move at the start of her second round is last weeks winner Ha Na Jang, carding -3 under through 8 second round holes, for a -4 under total.

Honda LPGA Thailand. Two Ladies Tied at the Top.

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There are two ladies tied at the top of the Honda LPGA Thailand leaderboard,  Ariya Jutanugarn and  Amy Yang.

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Ariya and Amy both carded first rounds of -6 under par 66 in the Honda LPGA Thailand tournament, giving them a one shot lead.

Ariya was happy with her irons ,completing a bogey free round;

“I feel really good with my iron today.”

“”Like especially tee shot is pretty good. I just try to like have like myself have a chance to make birdie.”

Amy said she had a wobble in the middle of her round, carding bogey at number ten;

“In the middle, during the round, you know, I had some time I couldn’t control the ball, but I still had a lot of good shots.”

“Gave myself a lot of good opportunities out there.”

“Last couple of holes I was hitting it so solid. I was aiming at the pin and it was going right at the pin.“

Tied in third place are Sei Young KimShanshan Feng, Ryann O’Toole and Minjee Lee all with rounds of 67 and one shot back at -5 under par.

Sei Young said her putting has improved;

“The last couple holes I made good birdie chance.”

“So it’s pretty good on the putting green. That’s the reason why I play better than last couple weeks.”

World number one Lydia Ko had a steady start, shooting -2 under par 70, to T22.

 

ISPS Womens Australian Open. Ha Na Jang Wins.

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Ha Na Jang, of South Korea, wins the ISPS Womens Australian Open, at Royal Adelaide Golf Club in Australia.

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Ha Na shot a final round -4 under 69 in the final round, as those around her stumbled in the late windy conditions, to post a winning score of -10 under par;

“The first hole I was very nervous on the tee because I want to make birdie at every hole, more aggressive and try that.”

” The second shot was a really big miss, a little topping of my ball and after hole number 1 it’s really tough day, because every hole par, par, make par, and then just I talk to caddie, it’s like, “Okay, I try just be patient every hole,.

“Really good score in the after rounds, like after hole number 12, hit a really good birdie 13 and 14 and it really, the topping at hole number 17 is equal, and at 18 it’s a really good strong finish, that’s why it’s good sport today.”

Nanna Madsen, from Denmark was second, a last round of even par 73 good enough to give her that place on her own, at -7 under.

Minjee Lee, -3 under 70, Ariya Jutanugarn, -2 under 71, Haru Nomura, even par 73, and Sarah Jane Smith, +2 over par 75, shared third place at -6 under par.

Womens Australian Open. Lizette Salas Leads.

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Lizette Salas, from U.S.A. leads the ISPS Womens Australian Open after 54 holes at Royal Adelaide Golf Club in Australia.

ISPS Womens Australian Open

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Lizette shot a third round -2 under par 71 to lead the ISPS Womens Australian Open by two shots at -10 under par. She has her dad watching and wants to win with him at the tournament;

“It would be such an honor and it would be my first win overseas, my first win with my Dad here.”

“He wasn’t there (in 2014), he was watching on television.”

“To bounce back from the year I had last year, it would mean a lot.”

“On 18 my hands were a little numb; I was just trying to relax and stay patient.”

“We’ll take it shot-for-shot tomorrow. It’s been a while since I’ve been in this position. I’m just going to embrace it and have fun.”

Sue Oh, from Australia, -5 under 68 today, is tied in second place with Pornanong Phatlum, from Thailand, even par 73, and Sarah Jane Smith, an Aussie, +1 over 74 today, all with -8 under totals.

Sue wants to win her national title and her first LPGA Title;

“I mean, there are still 18 holes to go, I can’t quite think yet, but it’s my national title, so I really want to fight for it.”

“It’s going to be tough, but it would mean a lot.  You can’t really put a word to that.”

” It also would be my first win on the LPGA.”

“It’s going to be tough but it would mean a lot.  You can’t really put a word to that.”

” It also would be my first win on the LPGA. Just a lot but currently I’m happy with how I played today and just tighten up a few more things for tomorrow and see what happens.”

Ex Champion here  Karrie Webb missed her first ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open cut on her 21st consecutive appearance, blaming a poor putting performance;

“It hurts to miss any cut and I don’t like that at all,”

“The putter wasn’t great, but yesterday left me behind the eight ball today and with conditions being tough, I just was trying to play catch-up all day.”

“I had a couple of makeable putts on the front nine that if I’d made those might have changed things around.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ladies Australian Open. Katherine Kirk First Round Leader.

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Katherine Kirk, Australia, is the first round leader at the Ladies Australian Open at Royal Adelaide Golf Cub, in Australia.

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Katherine shot a bogey free opening round -8 under par 65 to lead the ISPS Ladies Australian Open

Tied in second place are Chella Choi, carding one bogey, from South Korea, Jane Park bogey free and Marissa Steen, bogey free, both ladies from the U.S.A, all three players at -6 under par following their first round scores of 67.

Marissa said she was late coming into golf, and had to take a medical break;

“I played a bunch of other sports growing up, so focusing on golf I was a little late to it.”

 “I played at the University of Memphis in Tennessee for four years and graduated from there and then played Symetra Tour for three seasons.”

I just woke up one day, and my side hurt.  It took about two weeks, finally to where it was like I couldn’t sleep really at night, so I was like, I need to go get this checked out, and sure enough.’

“I was a rookie; I was excited to be out here, coming off the best season I had ever played on Symetra Tour.

”  I didn’t want to, and I guess I had never been injured before, I didn’t really know how to handle it.  Now, I think I have a little better grasp of what to do if that happens again in the future.”

 

Oates Vic Open. Play-Off Win For Melisa Reid.

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Melisa Reid of England won the Oates Vic Open, in a play-off at  13th Beach Golf Links in Australia.

Oates Vic Open

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Mel had a final round -1 under par 72 for a -16 under par Oates Vic Open total, to get into a play-off against Sandra Gal, from Germany.

Sandra carded -4 under par 69 in her last round to set up the play-off, which Mel won at the third extra hole.

Mel spoke about the brutal winds, and her poor start to the round, but recovering with some big putts;

“It was honestly brutal out there.”

“That’s one of the toughest winds that I’ve had, especially with the start that I got. I didn’t feel I’d hit a bad shot in the first five holes so to be three over after four was unreal.”

“It was a true test of golf, you know, and brought a lot of character out so I’m over the moon that I managed to get the win.”

“A big putt on 16 and another on 17. You’ve just got to hang in there, because there are a lot of holes to go and with the conditions, people can make double bogeys out there.”

Sandra posted this on social media

What an #epic week here in Melbourne, Australia. Loved every second of it with new and old friends, a road trip, great food, four really good rounds of golf and many, many awesome fans! Lost on the third play off hole, but am so proud of how I played in today’s tough conditions. Lots of positives to take away! Thank you for hosting me Oates Vic Open and congratulations @melreid87 – til next time 😜#downunder

Su Oh from Australia tied for third place with American teenager Angel Yin, both two shots off the pace at -14 under par, and both also carding -1 under 72 for the final round.