LPGA Volvik Championship. Four-Way Tie at the Top.

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Four ladies are tied at the top of the Volvik Championship Moriya Jutanugarn, Thailand, Caroline Masson, Germany, with Danielle Kang and Amy Olson, of the USA.

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Moriya, bogey free, Caroline, two bogey’s, Amy one bogey and Danielle, bogey free, all carded first rounds of -6 under par 66 to lead the Volvik Championship on day one at Travis Pointe Country Club.

Moriya really enjoyed her day, making some putts;

“Pretty much you just hit the shot, go find the ball, hit another shot. If you don’t make the putt, just go hit another putt.”

“I had a lot of fun out there.”

Caroline had a good day with her putter;

“I played well last week, and my ball-striking was really good and I was struggling a little bit with the putts.”

“Just changed a couple things with my coach, earlier this week and it seemed to work,”

“So it was just nice to see a couple go in and played pretty solid overall.”

Danielle also had a good day in the putting department;

“Woke up, was like, I don’t want to make any bogeys today, let’s just try that.”

“I know that’s weird. I rolled the putts really well. I’m hitting the ball really good, even from last week.”

“My game feels really great, so just keep giving myself birdie chances.”

Amy has been making some changes, and it taken a while to blossom;

“That first year was tough, but we’ve turned a corner and I’ve just found a lot of consistency in the last year, and it’s a lot of fun to go out there and play golf a little more stress free.”

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Fort Worth Invitational. Kevin Na Leads

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Kevin NaUSA, leads the Fort Worth Invitational at Colonial Country Club, in Texas.

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Kevin is now a free agent in the hat department, and chose to wear a Goat visor, it worked well with Kevin shooting -8 under par 62, bogey free;

“I bought it at The Players Championship for $22 with the 30 percent discount that they give the Tour players, it’s very nice.”

 “This is a great golf course for me. Every year I come here I have high, high expectations, high hope coming into this event.”

“Course sets up nice for me. I’ve had some success here in the past. I really like coming here.”

“The tournament does a great job of hosting players, too. I wouldn’t miss it.”

Charley Hoffman is in second place, one shot back at -7 under, after his bogey free -7 under 63, using a new putter;

“It worked today, putting is a fickle part of the game, so hopefully the good mojo continues.”

 “I had an idea literally on Sunday coming out here that I wanted to have a little more weight to my putter.”

“I went with one that was sort of in my bag of putters at home that I could add some weight here.” 

Four players are tied in third place at -6 under par after their rounds of 64, Emiliano Grillo, Argentina, Jhonattan Vegas, VenezuelaAndrew Putnam and Beau Hossler both from the USA.

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BMW PGA Championship. Lucas Bjerregaard With Wentworth Lead.

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Lucas Bjerregaard of  Denmark delights with the Wentworth lead at the BMW PGA Championship.

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Lucas shot 1 1st round -7 under par 65 to top the BMW PGA Championship leaderboard at Wentworth Golf Club in England;

“I’ve not had much success around this place but played lovely today.”

“I hit it pretty well off the tee. I hit a couple of loose shots in the end but managed to get up and down a couple of times, all in all I didn’t do much wrong.”

“It’s quite important to hit it straight and I felt like I did that. I put myself in a lot of good spots and left myself with a few short irons and took advantage of that.”

“I’m just pleased that my form from the last few weeks seems to continue and hopefully I can keep doing some of the same stuff the rest of the week.”

Sharing second place at -6 under after rounds of 66 are  Dean Burmester and Darren Fichardt of South Africa.

Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland, is tied in third place at -5 under with Richard Bland, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Sam Horsfield, all from England,  cheered on by a huge crowd of 20,000 local spectators to card opening rounds of 67.

Rory was happy with his good start, and said he is heading in the right direction;

“I played well, I played a lot better today than I have done the last couple of weeks so it’s a good step in the right direction.”

“I think I did everything pretty well. I drove the ball much better and put the ball in play off the tee a lot more than I’ve done the last couple of weeks, so that’s been really good.”

“I thought I gave myself a lot of chances and I took most of them. A little frustrated I couldn’t get a birdie or two out of the last couple of holes but, overall, a really good start.”

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Kingsmill Championship, Ariya Beats In Gee and Nasa in Play-Off.

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Ariya Jutanugarn, Thailand, beat In Gee Chun, South Korea, and Nasa Hataoka, Japan, in a play-off for the Kingsmill Championship trophy, after 54 holes at the River Course.

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Ariya, -5 under 66 today, In Gee, -3 under 68 and Nasa, -4 under par 67 all tied at the top of the Kingsmill Championship leaderboard with -14 under par totals from their 54 holes.

Ariya and Nasa made birdie at the 1st extra hole, #18 to eliminate In Gee.

Ariya then birdied the 2nd extra hole, the 18th again, to claim victory, and said Nasa would soon win herself;

“Actually, I feel it, I was just really excited about that.”

“I did not feel that much pressure because I did a great job today.”

“So whatever, I’m going to win or lose, I’m very proud of that.” 

“I know Nasa is great, she has a lot of talent, I know she will win soon.”

Nasa played the 54 rain-soaked holes bogey free;

“The approach shots were really good this week, I can’t believe I played in a playoff at such an early stage in my career.”

“I’m just going to try to keep going for the rest of the year.”

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AT&T Byron Nelson. Aaron Wise Wins with Maiden PGA Tour Victory.

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Aaron Wise, USA, claimed his maiden PGA Tour victory with a win at the AT&T Byron Nelson, at Trinity Forrest Golf Club in Dallas, Texas.

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Aaron shot a marvelous -6 under 65 final round to win the AT&T Byron Nelson by three shots at -23 under par, a new tournament record;

“It’s everything I’ve dreamed of.”

“I felt like when it rained today I was really going to tear the course up just because it allowed me to hit driver, which is my strength.”

“I got a lot of short irons in my hand and was able to make a lot birdies.”

“Just a ton of self-belief, it was always there, but to do it on this stage, to know I’ve done it, really helped me today.”

“I felt oddly calm all day long and to play as good as I did, bogey free, was awesome.”

Marc Leishman, Australia, who had led for three rounds carded a final round -3 under 68, and second place at -20 under par.

In a three-way tie for third place at -19 under par were, birthday boy Branden Grace from South Africa who carded a magical -9 under 62 last round, with J.J. Spaun, USA, -8 under 63 today, and Keith Mitchell, USA, also -8 under 63 for his final round.

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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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