Cambia Portland Classic. J.Y. Ko Wins The 54 Hole Tournament.

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Jin Young Ko of South Korea wins the Cambia Portland Classic, reduce to 54 holes due to to bad weather at Oregon Golf Club.

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J.Y. carded final Sunday third bogey free round -3 under par 69, to win the Cambia Portland Classic by four shots at -11 under par;

“I really wanted to play yesterday, but we couldn’t play.”

“I tried to make a bogey-free round today, and I made it.”

“I had a lot of missed shots and I had a lot of missed chipping or something, so I had to make great par saves, but I made it.”

“This course was really amazing, perfectly clearing, and fairways and greens are really perfect, I can’t wait to play for next year.”

Tied in second place at -7 under par, were Lucky Lee6, South Korea, and Sue Oh from Australia, both signed for rounds of -3 under 69 today.

Sue was happy with her result;

“I played with kind of a slow start and hung in there and just I holed a really good par putt on 6 and then I kind of got the round going a little bit and then stiffed one on 7.”

“I hit it pretty good today after that. A few more putts drop then I would have been closer, but still pretty happy with how I played this whole week.”

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Lacoste Ladies Open. Celine Boutier Wins.

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Celine Boutier of France, is the 2021 Lacoste Ladies Open de France Champion after 54 holes at Golf Club du Medoc.

Celine made a winning birdie putt on the last hole to win the Lacoste Ladies Open title with a final round -3 under par 68, and a tournament total of -11 under par;

“I couldn’t have hoped for a better ending, it was a special week all round.”

“All five of my family were here supporting me which is quite rare, and my brother was caddying for me so I feel grateful and blessed to be able to share it with them.” 

“I was a bit frustrated when I dropped shots because they could have been avoided, but I kept patient because I knew I was putting well so I had to keep giving myself opportunities.” 

“I’m still in shock from the summer because it’s all been so surreal with the Solheim Cup victory and now this.” 

“I came close to winning two years ago so I’ve had the win here on my mind for a while, so I wanted to improve my performance this year, so I’m over the moon with this win.” 

Kylie Henry of Scotland finished in second place at -10 under par, she also had a -3 under 68 last round;

“I’m really happy with how I played, I feel like I hit a lot of good shots on the back nine but I just didn’t manage to make any birdies.” 

“Second place isn’t what you dream of but I’m still really happy because it is a good result and I’m happy to be back in contention.”

“I didn’t make any bogeys so I’m really happy with that because it shows that it was really solid golf.”

“I gave it my best but that putt on the last from Celine was outstanding, and that’s why she’s a Solheim Cup player, she was brilliant.”

Three ladies tie for third spot at -8 under par, Pauline Roussin Bouchard, France, with the low round of the day – 5 under 66, Anais Meyssonier, France, -2 under 69 and Magdalena Simmermacher of Argentina, -1 under 70.

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Cambia Portland Classic. Jin Young Ko Leads.

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Jin Young Ko of South Korea has the half-way lead in the 50th Cambia Portland Classic at a very windy Oregon Golf Club.

Jin Young posted -5 under par 67 for her second round to top the Cambia Portland Classic leaderboard at -8 under par, a one shot advantage, with a new putter working well;

“I changed the putter few weeks ago in Korea and I spend time, over a month, in Korea, so I feel really like comfortable and like fresh.”

 “So I’m playing really good right now.”

 “If I putt as I see the green, I have the confidence that they will always go in.”

JY  played alongside two power-hitters, Patty Tavatanakit, Thailand, and Angel Yin, and Patty regularly outdriving her by 20 yards;

“They hit so far, so I try to don’t look at swing or distance, but Patty played good today, so I wanted to follow her.”

“That’s why I play really good today.”

“These fairways and greens are really narrow, so I had to hit it straight.”

“So, it was a little nervous from the tee for everybody, but I did a great job. I’m looking forward to the weekend.”

Gemma Dryburgh of Scotland has second place to herself at -7 under par, with a second round -3 under 69;

“It was quite tough out there. It was quite windy, reminded me of home a little bit, especially my back nine, the front nine. It’s a bit more open around there so it’s kind of tricky.”

Carlota Ciganda, Spain holds third spot with -5 under total, -1 under par 71 today not what she was hoping for;

It was a tough day, took three hours to play the front nine, so it’s just, it’s a tough course. It’s a new course. It was really windy today.”

“The front nine is playing quite tricky with the side winds.”

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Cambia Portland Classic. Three-Way Tie At The Top.

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Carlota Ciganda, Spain, Pajaree Anannarukarn, Thailand, and Gemma Dryburgh from Scotland are tied at the top of the Cambia Portland Classic leaderboard at Columbia Edgewater Country Club in Oregon.

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All three ladies carded first rounds of -4 under par 68 to lead the Cambia Portland Classic by one shot.

Pajaree said she needs to concentrate more;

“I definitely learned a lot from today. I miss some fairways out there. I try to probably be more focused and concentrate on my tee shots.”

“Hopefully will hit some better drive tomorrow and give myself some really good opportunities out there.”

Carlota is fresh from the Solheim Cup victory;

I only played here on Tuesday, no Pro-Am, so I think it was nice to have the day off yesterday as well. No golf on the course.”

“I feel good. Trying to take that momentum from the Solheim and have that here, hit good shots, and try my best.”

Gemma had a hole-out Eagle on the 7th hole;

“Just hit a little gap wedge. Hit it pretty perfect.”

“Actually I thought it was going long when I saw it on the green, but it just landed perfectly just short of the pin and rolled right in like a little putt, so it was perfect.”

Six ladies are then tied in fourth spot at -3 under after rounds of 69;  Jin Young Ko, Mi Jung Hur, and Jenny Shin from South Korea, Sue Oh, Australia, Paula Reto, South Africa, and Perrine Delacour from France.

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Solheim Cup, Team Europe Wins.

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Team Europe defeated Team USA 15 points to 13 at Inverness Club in Ohio to retain the Solheim Cup, back to back wins for Team Europe, leading from start to finish.

Matilda Castren sunk the winning putt for the visitors, Team Europe, beating Lizette Salas 1 up on their last hole in match #7.

 

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Matilda gets a hug from Team Europe Captain Catriona Matthew, the first ever double winning Captain of the Solheim Cup.

Matilda enjoyed the moment, making par with a 10ft putt after escaping from the bunker on her last hole;

“It’s hard to put it into words right now. I think I’m still shaking.”

“I just knew I was looking at the board and I knew it was going to be an important putt, and I wanted to make it.”

“Me and Mikey (her caddie) read it and we read it perfectly and it went in. I’m just so happy right now, and I’m not sure what the final scores are, but I’m just.”

“Yeah, a lot of emotions right now.”

Team USA then won the next four matches, with Emily Pedersen, Team Europe winning the final match against Danielle Kang. The singles score was six points each, five wins and two matches halved.

Congratulations Team Europe.

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Solheim Cup. Team Europe Lead 9-7 With Monday’s Singles Matches To Go.

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Team Europe lead Team USA by two points after two days of Foursomes and Fourball matches, it is now all down to the singles on Monday at Inverness Club in Ohio.

Mel Reid hit the shot of the day, a comfortable 8 iron from 136 yards with the wind in her face, sinking her putt gave Team Europe the half point they needed;

I knew as soon as I hit it, was either going to be a little bit left and short or it was going to be good.”

“So, I was hoping for the good. And I almost willed that ball into the hole.” 

“We knew the Americans would come out fighting, they played great this morning. It was great that we played great, and nice to finish that match off.”

“These players are just so good. You really can’t give them anything.”

“Like Lizette and Jennifer, they both are fantastic players, obviously world-class players.”

“They played a perfect fourball today. If one was out, one was almost making birdie or making birdie. The momentum has gone back and forth.”

“That’s what a Solheim Cup is, but that was a huge half point for us. That makes it a very nice afternoon for us and a nice little two-point lead going into Monday.”

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Women’s Open. Two Ladies Tied at the Top after 54 holes.

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Anna Nordqvist, Sweden, and Nanna Koerstz Madsen from Denmark share the top spot on the Women’s Open leaderboard after 54 holes at Carnoustie Golf Links in Scotland.

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Anna, -7 under par 65 today and Nanna with -4 under 68 share the Women’s Open lead with -9 under par tournament totals, a one shot advantage over the field.

Anna, carding the low round of the day is going to give it her best tomorrow;

“I‘ve been on Tour long enough now to accept that you can’t really control what’s going to happen.”

“All you can do is your best.”

“Right now I’m just happy with my round. Had quite a bit of family and friends out there watching, so that meant a lot to me.”

“I’m ready to get in, I thought we beat the rain in on last but hit a great shot in in the rain.”

“I feel like the weather, we thought it was probably going rain a lot more today than it did, so got a good break there. But overall, Scotland has been pretty nice to us this week and we’ll see what it gives us tomorrow.”

Nanna was happy with her round;

“I’m happy with the round. I played quite steady out there. I hit a lot of greens.”

“I would have liked somewhere been closer to the pin but also made some good putts.”

“I have just got to try and clam down my nerves and remember that I’m playing good golf right now, so that’s what I’m going to try and focus on.”

One shot back at -8 under in third spot is Lizette Salas from the USA, she signed for a third round -2 under par 70;

“It wasn’t like the first two days. I think at some point you had to mentally prepare for conditions like this.”

“I think the wet conditions really kind of settled everything and got off to a little shaky start and after five, I think the momentum switched and I was able to hit really good shots coming down the stretch to give myself good looks.”

World #1 Nelly Korda wet backwards on moving day, carding a third round +1 over par 73, dropping her to T8, but at -6 under there is still chance of victory. A deflated Nelly admitted to making mistakes;

Everyone keeps talking about how I’m playing so well, but I’m going to shoot bad scores.”

“Just a little punch of reality that I’m human.”

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Women’s Open. Georgia Hall & Mina Harigae Share Half-Way Lead.

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Georgia, England and Mina from the USA are tied at the top of the Women’s Open leaderboard after 36 holes at Carnoustie Golf Links in Scotland.

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Georgia, a past champion shot a second round -3 under par 69, while Mina scored -5 under 67, to both share the top spot on the Women’s Open with -7 under pat totals.

Georgia was happy with her performance;

“Every Open I want to do the best I can. I got off to a good start after I was defending at Woburn after two rounds. This is a fantastic golf course, one of the best in the world, a lot of golf to play yet but I’m happy where I am.”

“There were loads of people and it’s so nice and it does mean a lot that they are supporting me and Louise, who I was playing with, and hopefully we’ll see more tomorrow because it does keep me going.”

Mina enjoyed the birdie on the last hole;

“I’m definitely delighted with that, especially here at Carnoustie.”

“I think 18 was a highlight for me. It’s such a hard hole. I had a 4-hybrid in, and you have to hit really good shots. I think it’s a great birdie on that tough hole.” 

“It looked like there was going to be rain but definitely was a little softer out there and I thought it was a little more breezy than when I played yesterday afternoon. I didn’t think it was easy conditions, but also I know it can be a lot tougher.”

Sei Young Kim, South Korea, -1 under 71 today, and Lizette Salas, USA, with -3 under 69 are tied in third position, one shot back at -6 under par or the Major tournament title.

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Women’s Open. Three-Way Tie After 1st Round at Carnoustie

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Nelly Korda, USA, Madelene Sagstrom, Sweden, and Sei Young Kim of South Korea are tied at the top of the Women’s Open leaderboard at Carnoustie Golf Links in Scotland.

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Nelly, Madelene and Sei Young all carded first rounds of -5 under par 67 to lead the Women’s Open by one stroke.

World #1 Nelly is in position to become the first American woman to win multiple majors in a season since, Juli Inkster back in the last century? Amazingly she could also be the first person in history, man or woman, to win two majors and Olympic gold in the same year?

I try to take the mindset that every day’s a new day. It doesn’t matter what my ranking is.”

 “Everyone’s going into this event prepared and wanting to win.”

“That’s the mindset that I try to take into every event.”

“Today was fine because it wasn’t so windy. You can be aggressive, but when the wind gets stronger, just taking that 4-iron off the tee and giving yourself another 4-iron in is better, because it’s easier to make an up-and-down from around the green than it is to pitch out from the bunker and then have 170 yards in.”

Four ladies share fourth position at -4 under par following their opening rounds of 68; Yuka Saso, Philippines, Louise Duncan, an amateur player from Scotland, Georgia Hall, England, and Andrea Lee from the USA.

Georgia has won this title once before;

“It’s incredibly special to me, winning three years ago, and to win it again would be incredible, and it’s still my favorite event of the year.”

“I mean, I don’t really think about that winning again. I’ll think about tomorrow first, but obviously to be crowned champion again would be amazing and that’s definitely one of my goals.”

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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.

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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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