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.

Leaderboard shifts entering weekend at THE CJ CUP

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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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Andalucia Valderrama Masters. Sergio and Joost Lead.

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ESP Tournament Host Sergio Garcia shares the Andalucia Valderrama Masters lead with NED Joost Luiten of Holland after round one at Real Club Valderrama in Spain.

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Sergio and Joost both produced opening rounds of -5 under par 66 to lead the Andalucia Valderrama Masters by one shot.

Sergio hit some lovely iron shots and made a few putts;

“It was nice, it was gettable because it was soft but you still had to hit good shots and I was able to do that for the most part of the day.”

“I’m very happy with my round.”

“The game was on pretty much all day. I hit my irons very well, I didn’t drive the ball well on the eighth hole but I was pretty much spot on there and I made some nice putts here and there.”

“The greens were rolling quite fast, more than anything the back nine was even faster than the front. Overall I think it was very solid.”

Joost found it tough going into the wind today;

“It was early when I teed off and I thought the back nine was playing tough, playing long and the ball wasn’t going as far.”

“The 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th are pretty much into the wind so you’ve got to be patient if you’re playing that nine first.”

“Finally on my back nine, the front nine, I started to hit some really good iron shots and I hit some really close for easy birdies.”

ENG Robert Rock, of England, and ESP Pablo Larrazábal from Spain are then tied in third place at -4 under par following their first rounds of 67.

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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 Ji / getty

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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THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES. Justin Jumps Ahead.

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Justin Thomas, from USA, jumps ahead in the first round of the THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES at Jeju Island in South Korea.

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Justin shot -9 under par 63 to jump ahead of the field in the THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES tournament in South Korea, and will take a three shot advantage into the second round. Before his round Justin predicted;

“It’s not very difficult in terms of how wide the fairways are, and with the course being pretty soft we’ll be able to have a lot of control over what we are doing.”

Five players are tied in second place at -6 under par, with rounds of 66, from the USA, Patrick Reed, Chez Reavie, who was bogey free, and Scott Brown, they are joined by Gavin Green, Malaysia and Marc Leishman from Australia.

They are followed by a posse of players at -5 under par, this is going to be a low scoring tournament, so expect another exciting day tomorrow.

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Italian Open. Tyrrell Takes The Trophy.

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Tyrrell Hatton, England, takes the Italian Open trophy at Golf Club Milano in Monza, Italy.

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Back to back wins for Tyrrell, last week the  Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, and now the Italian Open. The tournament looked to be heading for a play-off until Tyrrell rolled in a fifteen foot birdie putt on the last green to clinch the title with a bogey free last round -6 under 65, for the wining total of -21 under par;

“It’s amazing to win one but to win back-to-back and defend in two weeks is unbelievable.”

“I knew I needed a low score today, and the front nine was pretty slow and I didn’t really get any momentum.” 

“I was fighting myself, trying to stay patient and J.B, my caddie, was saying good things will come.”

“Although I found it hard to believe, I tried to stay patient. In the end, I guess I got my reward.”

“The end goal is to get as high as possible up the world rankings. Obviously the last two weeks have helped a lot.”

“To win a Rolex Series event is very special. They are new for this season and all of the players look forward to playing in them.” 

“I’m just happy that I could win one of them after a poor showing in them during the summer.”

Tied in second place, just as they were preparing for a play-off, were Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Thailand, -6 under 65 today and Ross Fisher, England, who must have thought he would win with his final round -8 under par 63, the low round of the day, but it only got him into the second place tie at -20 under par.

Kiradech had to settle for second place, a bad mistake on sixteen;

“I’ve been playing solid golf for all four rounds. I made a double on the 16th but the birdie on the 17th was one of the best shots that I’ve ever hit.”

“Overall I still finished tied second. I’m still happy with the result. It was a fantastic putt on the last hole.”

Ross was second last week, the same man beat him today;

“Last week I had a goal to shoot 62 and managed to better that and shoot 61.”

“I thought, if I aim for 60, I might beat it and get a 59. But hey, 63, it’s a fantastic score on a Sunday.”

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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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