Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship. Eun Hee Ji Wins Easily.

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Eun Hee Ji, South Korea, easily wins the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship, by six shots in Taiwan, only her second LPGA Tour win, the last was eight years ago.

 Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship

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Eun Hee calmly carded a final round -7 under par 65, to post the winning number of -17 under par at the top of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship leaderboard, and end her eight year drought;

“I’m so happy and excited because I haven’t won for the past eight years.”

 “So I was waiting for this moment for so long, so I’m super happy right now.”

“It is a nice day for playing golf today, and I have a really good group with Lydia and Jenny, so I was more relaxed with them and enjoyed playing with them.”

 “Yeah, it’s been great.”

Lydia Ko, New Zealand, also -7 under 65, bogey free today, claimed second place on her own at -11 under par;

“I’ll still take a birdie on the finishing hole.”

“I played really solid today. I had a few pars; I guess 12-footers for par on my front nine that I was able to hole and make a bunch of birdies. “

“I’ll take my 65.”  

Five ladies tied in third position at a distant -7 under par, World #1 So Yeon Ryu, South Korea, -7 under 65 today, Lizette Salas, USA, -5 under 67, Carlota Ciganda, Spain, -4 under 68, Shanshan Feng, China, -4 under 68 and Madelene Sagstrom, Sweden, also with -4 under 68 today.

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Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship. Eun Hee Is Walking Away With It.

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In the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship Eun Hee Ji is walking away with it, and will take a six shot advantage into the final round.

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On a very windy day in Taiwan Eun Hee shot a third round -3 under par 69, to lead the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship by six shots at -10 under par. Windy conditions meant only 14 ladies managed to shoot under par scores in the third round.

Sharing second place at -4 under par are Lydia Ko, New Zealand, who carded -4 under par 68 today, for the low round of the day, and must have been surprised to see herself in second place. She shares that position with Jenny Shin, USA, who carded +3 over 75 today.

Lydia mentioned good putting in the tough conditions;

“It was pretty tough out there with the wind being pretty strong and starting from the first hole.”

“It kind of progressively picked up. I played solid and made a few good putts.”

“A little careless plus little mistakes on 17, but it’s always nice to be able to finish with a birdie on the last.”

Jenny would like some rain tomorrow;

“Maybe I play well in the rain, and I hope it just comes down tomorrow, and maybe I’ll play seven  under par, you never know.”

“I’ve known Eun-Hee for a really long time, and playing with her two days in a row, it’s going to be an interesting day tomorrow.”

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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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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 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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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.

LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship

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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LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship. Jin Young Ko Leads.


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Jin Young Ko from South Korea, a KLPGA  player leads the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship after 54 holes.

LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship

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Jin shot a bogey free -6 under par 66 today to top the  LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship at -15 under for the 54 holes played, and will take a two-stroke advantage into the final round tomorrow;

“My iron shots today were really strong so I was able to make a lot of birdie chances for myself.”

“Although I’m in the lead, and I’m leading by two strokes, there are a lot great players out there in the field.”

“Tomorrow I would have to really focus and concentrate. At the same time, I haven’t seen some of those players for a while so it will be a lot of fun to play with them.”

In Gee Chun, -4 under 68 today and Sung Hyun Park, also -4 under 68, both ladies from South Korea, are at -13 under par.

Sung lost momentum with some poor putting;

“I’m happy that I managed to finish well. Overall, I’m quite pleased with my game today.”

“I finished 4-under on the front nine. I thought I would keep the momentum on the back nine, but my putting was a little bit off compared to the front nine.”

Best placed foreign player is Lizette Salas, USA, holding fourth place on her own at -12 under par, carding -4 under 68 for her third round. 

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LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship. Angel Yin Leads.

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Angel Yin, USA, leads the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship on the Ocean Course in South Korea.

LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship

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Angel carded a second round -7 under par 65 to top the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship leaderboard at -11 under after 36 holes.

An Eagle at the par five 5th hole set Angel on her way;

“That got everything started.”

“I made a few pars in the beginning, but that eagle just fired everything up.”

“The par-fives, I’m able to hit irons into them, which is very helpful. I can get closer.”

“Like with my eagle, I hit a six iron in and ended up with a 12-foot putt.”

“The last hole, the par-five 18th, I had a four iron in. Irons, you get more accuracy on them.”

Three ladies are tied in second position, two shots back at -9 under par, In gee Chun, also -7 under 65 today, Jin Young Ko, -5 under 67, and Sung Hyun Park, -3 under par 69, all these ladies are from South Korea.

In Gee has no negative thoughts;

“I’m quite proud of myself for maintaining the scores that I have been showing lately.”

 “And this event as well I’m kind of playing without any really negative thoughts. In that sense, I look forward to the weekend.”

“Also I put a lot of meaning in this event, especially that I can have more fun with my fans.”

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