Women’s Scottish Open. Ryann O’Toole Keeps Her Cool, To Win.

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Ryann O’Toole of the USA kept her cool to win the Women’s Scottish Open at Dumbarnie Golf Links in Scotland.

Ryann O'Toole of The United States poses with the trophy after her three shot win in the final round of the Trust Golf Women's Scottish Open

Ryann had a bogey free final round of -8 under par 64 to lift the Women’s Scottish Open trophy with a -17 under par tournament total, a three shot winning margin, This was Ryann’s first LPGA Tour event in 228 starts;

“I still feel like I’m in shock and the tears are going to come later when things die down.”

“I can’t even describe it, I’ve been working my whole life for this and dreaming about it since I was a kid. I feel like it’s been ten years now, wondering when is it going to happen and I just feel like this year’s been very much kind of aligning and things are falling together.”

I’m excited and happy. The hours and grind and heartache this sport brings, the constant travel, for this moment, I hope it only happens again and again.”

Tied in second place at -14 under par were, Lydia Ko, New Zealand, who closed with a course-record -9 under par 63, she was joined in second place by 18 year old Atthaya Thitikul from Thailand, who carded a -6 under 66.

Atthaya had a good putting day;

“I putted pretty well today and hit a pretty solid round today, 6-under, but at least it’s not enough for the win.”

“I just know that I tried my best and I’m proud of myself already.”

Course record breaker Lydia Ko said she had just been aggressive during the round;

“I think I played really aggressive, well, I tried to stay aggressive, and that’s been the mindset feeding off last week.”

“All in all, I played solid and I think all you can do is just trust your game and I feel like a lot of good things are there.”

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Tokyo Olympics. Women’s Golf, Nelly Wins Gold For USA.

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Nelly Korda wins the Gold Medal for USA at the Tokyo Olympics, after a short weather delay on the last two holes at Kasumigaseki Country Club in Kasahata, Japan.

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Nelly carded a final round -2 under par 69 to claim Gold with a tournament total of -17 under par.

Lydia Ko, New Zealand, and Inami Mone from Japan were tied in second place at -16 under par after they had both signed for last rounds of -8 under par 65.

Inami won the Silver Medal for Japan when she defeated Lydia at the first extra hole the par four 18th, making par, after Lydia’s tee shot found the fairway bunker.

Alone in fourth spot was Aditi Ashok of India, a final round -3 under par 68 was a great effort from the worlds #200 ranked lady golfer.

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Tokyo Olympics Women’s Golf. Nelly Has 54 Hole Lead.

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Nelly Korda from the USA has the 54 hole lead at the Tokyo Olympics Women’s Championship being played at  Kasumigaseki Country Club in Japan.

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Nelly carded a third round -2 under par 69 to top the Tokyo Olympics Womens stroke play event at -15 under par, giving her a three shot advantage for tomorrow’s Gold Medal round;

“I didn’t have a really good back nine, I was kind of spraying it all over the place, I had some testy par putts, but made all pars and I fought really hard to stay in it really or ahead of it.”

“I’ve been actually really calm the last three days. I haven’t really gotten nervous. I think I was a little nervous obviously on 18, it’s not a really easy chip from back over the green, but other than that I’ve handled myself really well this week, I’ve tried to stay as present as possible.”

“I’m really working on that this year, just to take it shot by shot and stay present and not to look too far ahead or kind of go back on I think about mistakes that I’ve made in the past.”

Aditi Ashok from India is in second place with a -3 under 68 round which gave her a -12 under tournament total;

 “I think it was good. I think I didn’t really have my best, especially on the long holes with the long approaches I wasn’t as consistent.”

“It was a good day and not making as many bogeys as I could have been.”

“My putting wasn’t as good today as the first two days, so making those couple par putts that were like the one on 12 and the one on 18, those helped because I knew my putting wasn’t that good today compared to the first two.”

Four ladies are tied in third position; Lydia Ko, New Zealand, -5 under par 66 today, Hannah Green, Australia, -4 under 67, Emily Kristine Pederson, Denmark, -1 under 70, and Mone Inami of Japan, -3 under 68, all at -10 under par.

Emily is hoping tomorrows round will escape the approaching bad weather, so she can improve her score;

“I’m trying to do my best on every shot anyway, but it’ a weird situation now because we don’t know if we’re going to get a chance to better our score or better our placement, but I’m just happy that I stuck in there today,”

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Evian Championship. Lucky Lee6 Still Leads.

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Jeongeun Lee6 of South Korea has a five shot lead at the Evian Championship after 54 holes at Evian Resort Golf Club in France.

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Lucky Lee6 has a third round -3 under par 68 to maintain her lead at the Evian Championship and will take a five shot advantage into the final round tomorrow with a -18 under par tournament total;

“I’m satisfied with my result today because some shot a little bit big miss, but I did up and down well, yeah, it was great.”

“I’m waiting so much for my second win, but this tournament is even the major tournament.”

“If I win, I’ll be very happy. Huge honor.”

Teenager Yealimi Noh from the USA has second place at -13 under par after a -4 under 67 third round, finishing with three birdies on her last three holes;

“After the turn I wasn’t hitting it as well, especially when my ball is above my feet I was having a little trouble. I was pushing it and pulling it, so I couldn’t get it right.”

“Anyway, I wasn’t hitting it that close. I think the shot on No. 16 really boosted my confidence because I was hitting a lot of like left-to-right shots today, a lot of little cuts, but it wasn’t working the way I wanted to.”

“That hole I was debating whether or not I should do that again, but I trusted it and it turned out really good. So gave me a lot of confidence for the next couple.”

In third spot at -12 under is Lydia Ko of New Zealand, she had a -3 under par 68 round to give herself a chance of victory, in a tournament that has a history of winners coming from five shots back;

With golf, you just never know. It’s never the end until the glove comes off and the final putt drops in on the last.”

 “I just got to stick to my game plan and see. There is so many big names, a lot of players playing well, so I think I have to focus on me and go from there.”

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Evian Championship. Lucky Lee6 Leads.

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Jeongeun Lee6 of South Korea carded a bogey free -10 under par 61 to lead the Evian Championship by three shots at Evian Resort Golf Club in France.

Jeongeun Lee6Lucky Lee6 equalled an all times coring record, for male or female with her round of 61, and her 36-hole score of 127 is also the lowest 36-hole total in men’s or women’s Major championship history;

“I had a lot of birdie chances, I could play easily. My putting was really, really good, so, yeah, that’s it.”

 “My swing is still not perfect, but I try to focus on one shot at a time and my backswing shape and rhythm. I didn’t dwell on the result, I focused on the process. It was so amazing.”

I try to keep it on the fairway and keep it on the green and I focused on putting speed, that’s it.”

Tied in second place at -12 under par are two ladies from Thailand; Ariya Jutanugarn, bogey free -8 under 63 today and Pajaree Anannarukarn with a second round -6 under 65.

Ariya said she was lucky with her Eagle on the par five 18th;   “

 “I’m pretty lucky to make an eagle on the last hole. I feel good right now.”

I like my commitment and feel like I got better today. Every time I’m here I feel like the course is tough, but it’s amazing. My only goal was to make the cut, I made it, so nothing can beat that.”

Pajaree was happy with her solid round;

“I played solid golf the first two days and am really happy with it.”

“I stuck to what I played the first round and it worked out today. I think playing as part of a team last week has built a lot of momentum coming into this week.”

“It’s a major week and I’m just really pleased with my game.” 

Lydia Ko, New Zealand, -6 under 65 today, Yealimi Noh, USA, -3 under 68, are T4 on nine-under-par.

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LPGA L.A. Open. Jess Has 36 Hole Lead.

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Jessica Korda has the 36 hole lead at the L.A. Open being played at Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles, California.

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Jess carded a bogey free second round -6 under par 65 to lead the L.A. Open by three shots at -13 under par;

“Being able to make a lot of birdies helps.”

“The last couple of events, I made a lot of bogeys as well, which kind of killed my momentum a little bit. ”

“That is the only thing we’re trying to change, play a little bit smarter and get more consistent with my swing. It is about just making some putts and has been nice.”

“Even when I did miss, it wasn’t by much, the greens are quite small, so sometimes it is actually better to be a little bit off the green or in a certain spot on the green than to just be on the green.”

“That kind of thing is what we are looking at, especially with some of the pin placements.”

“I can’t complain, really.”

World # 1 Jin Young Ko from South Korea is in second place at -10 under par, with her second round -6 under 65, which included a bogey.

Sei Young Kim has third place, a second round -5 under 66 today giving her  a -9 under par 36 hole total.

See Young is excited for the next two rounds;

“It’s very exciting for the next two rounds because a lot of good players are on top. I can’t wait to play.”

“I always push myself, but the good players make me more motivated and to push myself even harder. I think it’s going to be fun.”

Last weeks winner, from New Zealand, Lydia Ko could not make the cut, better second round of -3 under par 68 leaving her at +4 over for the tournament, two shots too many.

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LPGA L.A. Open. Jessica Korda Leads, Lydia Limps To 1st Round 78.

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Jessica Korda is leading the L.A. Open after the 1st round at Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles, California.

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Jess carded a first round -7 under 64 to lead the L.A. Open by one stroke, but did not enjoy the flight from Hawaii to get here;

” A horrible red-eye flight from Hawaii and, was out for about two days.”

“Honestly. It was awful. I felt like I got hit by a train. Not great. Too old for red-eyes. That’s another thing I learned.”

“This isn’t an easy golf course at all, I was lucky to be able to position myself in the right spots off the tee and take advantage of the short putts that I did have for birdie.”

Moriya Jutanugarn, of Thailand is tied in second place with Tiffany Chan from Hong Kong, who both carded opening rounds of -6 under par 65.

Mo said it was a fun round;

“I mean, I don’t realize until I sign the scorecard I shot 29 on the backside today.”

“It was pretty fun.”

Tiffany took a conservative approach on her home course;

“My goal was to try not to be too aggressive because it’s my home course so I know the course really well.”

 “So, I still tried to be a little more conservative.”

Not having any fun out there at all was last weeks LPGA Tour winner Lydia Ko from New Zealand, she carded a 1st round +7 over par 78, and is way off the projected cut line of even par.

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LPGA LOTTE Championship. Lovely Lydia Ko Crushes The Opposition To Win.

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Lydia Ko from New Zealand crushed the opposition to win The LOTTE Championship by seven shots at Kapolei Golf Club in Hawaii.

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Lydia fired a final round -7 under par 65 to win the LOTTE Championship by seven shots with a -28 under par total;

“I’m obviously grateful for everything which has happened in my career so far.”

“To be back in that position is super cool.”

“I think when you are in that position and it doesn’t happen and you count, if I said I didn’t doubt myself at all it would be a lie.”

“Hand on my heart, I thought I don’t know if I’ll ever be back in the winner’s circle.”

“I think with Jordan Spieth and Hideki Matsuyama winning the last couple of weeks and it’s been a while since they won as well, that gave me a little bit of hope. may be I could follow that trend.”

Four ladies were then tied in second place at -21 under par; Nelly Korda. only -1 under 71 today, Inbee Park, -9 under 63, and Sei Young Kim, -7 under 65, both ladies from South Korea, and Leona Maguire from Ireland with a last round -5 under par 67.

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LPGA Lotte Championship. Lydia Ko Leads.

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Lydia Ko, from New Zealand, leads the Lotte Championship after 54 holes at Kapolei Golf Club in Hawaii.

Lydia carded a bogey free third round -7 under par 65 to take the Lotte Championship lead by one shot at -21 under par;

“It wasn’t a flying start compared to the other two days, but I stayed patient.”

“I had lots of looks but they just didn’t drop. When it’s that kind of day, you just have to be committed and do a good job on the next one and not be too worried.”

“The last three days have been so much fun. That’s my mindset tomorrow and I’ll see where it gets me the end of the day.”

Nelly Korda is in second place at -20 under par, following her marvelous third round of -9 under par 63, which included one bogey;

“I did leave a couple out there, so it’s kind of crazy.”

The 19 year-old 36 hole leader, by two shots, Yuka Saso of the Philippines holds third spot at -17 under par, a quiet third round of -1 under 71, five bogey’s not helping her cause.

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LPGA Lotte Championship. Yuka Saso Has 36 Hole Lead.

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Yuka Saso from the Philippines has the 36 hole lead at the Lotte Championship, being played at Kapolei Golf Club in Hawaii.

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Yuka had a second round -8 under par 64, to stay on top, of the Lotte Championship leaderboard at -16 under par.

Yuka likes the conditions in Hawaii;

“It’s like Philippines but colder than Philippines and windier than Philippines.”

“I made some good putts, had good up and downs, my driving was very consistent today.”

“I think, yeah, that made me lucky.”

Alone in second place is Lydia Ko, New Zealand, a bogey free -9 under par 63 today putting her firmly in contention for the title;

“Coming into this week, obviously coming off the best round in a really long time, I kind of didn’t know what to expect.”

Fourth place is occupied by four ladies, all at -11 under par, Luna Sobron Galmes, Spain, -8 under 64 today, Nelly Korda, -4 under 68, and Hyo Joo Kim, -7 under 65 with So Yeon Ryu, -4 under 68, both ladies from South Korea.

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