OHL Classic at Mayakoba. Three Tied at the Top. Rickie, Patton & Patrick.

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There are three players tied at the top of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba as round two finally got completed, in the rain, with more delays. Rickie Fowler, Patton Kizzire and Patrick Rogers share the honor at  El Camaleon Golf Club in Mexico, sadly the third round was then suspended due to darkness.Round 2 highlights from OHL

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Rickie, the highest ranked player in the field at 10 in the world, scored -4 under par 67 today, Patton, -1 under 70, and Patrick, -6 under 65 all share the 36 hole lead of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba at -10 under par.

Patton spoke of the tough conditions out on the course 

“Today was tough, I had a few hiccups out there, but with the wind and the rain and with the wind and rain together, it was tough.”

“And the stop and start was tough.”

“But I hung in there, made a few birdies there towards the end of my round, and then survived that really tough rain that we had there at the end.”

There are another three players at -9 under for the two rounds, Brian Gay, -6 under 65, today, rookie Brandon Harkins, –3 under 68 and John Oda, –6 under 65.

Everyone is hoping for drier weather tomorrow, so that they can then complete the third and fourth rounds, and find a winner.

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Nedbank Golf Challenge. Scott Jamieson Has 54 Hole Lead In Sun City.

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Scott Jamieson, Scotland, has 54 hole lead at the Nedbank Golf Challenge In Sun City.

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Scott carded a third round -5 under 67 to edge himself into the 54 hole lead at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa at -8 under par, using a hot putter;

“It was much the same tee-to-green probably as the other few days.”

 “Just the putter was a little hotter today. I got rid of those three-putts I had earlier on in the round yesterday.”

“It’s exciting. I’m in a good position, tomorrow will be a new challenge. Still an awful long way to go but if I can do what I did today, I’ll be in with a good shout.”

“It would be the biggest moment of my career, I’ll be well aware of that tomorrow. I’ve got to see if I can step up to the challenge.”

Victor Dubuisson, France, is in second place, a third round -1 under 71 not quite what he was looking for, but at -7 under he is only one shot back, struggling with his putter today;

“I played as good as the first two rounds but my putting was maybe not as good.”

“With 18 holes to go everything can happen here. So I hope I will just focus on doing my best and just don’t make mistakes.”

Martin Kaymer, Germany, -3 under 69 today, and Brandon Grace, South Africa, -4 under 68, share third place at -5 under par.

Brandon wants to win South Africa’s “Major”;

“I hit it great again today.”

“This is probably the event as a South African you want to win. “

“It’s “Africa’s Major” for a reason and it’s one of those you’re going to have to play well to win and hopefully I can do that tomorrow.”

Martin has received coaching from the sponsor Gary Player;

“I actually worked a little bit on the short game with Gary Player.”

“He’s always very supportive of my game and always tries to help me. I’m very excited to tell him tomorrow that I actually had a chip-in.”

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Hero Women’s Indian Open. Michelle Thomson Has 36 Hole Lead.

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Michelle Thomson, Scotland, has the 36 hole lead at the Hero Women’s Open at DLF Golf And Country Club in India.

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Michelle first played in India ten years ago, then became a policewoman, now she is back, on an invite from the Hero Women’s Indian Open sponsors, and shoots a second round -8 under par 64, easily breaking the Black Knight Course record which sat at -5 under, to sit on top of the leaderboard at -10 under par after 36 holes, ;

 “I requested an invite so I knew I was coming here after Abu Dhabi.”

 “I came out of the Police and started working in a pro shop and caddying and then decided that I needed to get back on tour.”

“I started working at Donald Trump’s course in Aberdeen. I have met him, but only in passing.”

“Many of the girls who were there when I left the Tour around 2009 are still around. It’s been fun to get back and they have all been so friendly.”

Four ladies are tied in second place at -7 under par, Camille Chevalier, -3 under 69 today, and Celine Boutier, -6 under 66, both these ladies from France, Sarah Kemp, Australia, -6 under 66, and Vani Kapoor, India, -4 under par 68.

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Blue Bay LPGA. Back 2 Back Wins For Shanshan.

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Shanshan Feng, completed back 2 back wins with victory here in her home country, China winning the title of Blue Bay LPGA champion. With this victory Shanshan is projected to rise to No. 1 in the Rolex Rankings; the first-ever Chinese player, either male or female, to rise to World No. 1.

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Shanshan on her way to #1 / getty

Shanshan carded a final round -2 under par 70, to claim the Blue Bay LPGA title at Jian Lake Blue Bay Golf Club, with a -9 under par total;

“I’m really, really excited and very proud of myself and I think it’s special because I won this tournament to become world No. 1.”

“I finished first in China, so I actually claimed the world No. 1 in front of all the people at home.”

 “I’m really happy about that, and I hope all the Chinese are going to be watching me and the Chinese can play golf.”

“Hopefully there will be more Chinese getting on the tours and more world No. 1’s coming up from China.”

Little Mo Jutanugarn, Thailand, finished second at -8 under par, and agonisingly had chances, but could not get the important putts to drop. She too had a last round -2 under 70;

“I was just trying to give myself a chance.”

“It’s a pretty good chance out there. As long as I try to give myself a chance, I think it’s a pretty good thing to do.”

“Of course everybody is cheering for her. I mean, Shanshan is a great player, and very happy for her that she played really solid.”

 “I mean, she had a really good week in her home country, which is really cool.”

Four ladies were tied in third place with -4 under par totals, Meghan Khan, -4 under 68 today, and Jess Korda, -1 under 71, both ladies from the USA. They were joined by Ashleigh Buhai, South Africa, +1 over par 73, and World number one Sung Hyun Park, South Korea, who even par for the day.

 

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OHL Classic at Mayakoba, Storms Cause Suspension of Round 2.

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Storm delays caused the second round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba to be suspended due to darkness, Patrick Rogers is currently out in front.

Rodgers leads, Rickie lurks at OHL

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Patrick had completed 15 second round holes with a -7 under par score to top the OHL Classic at Mayakoba at -11 under par, having to stop because of the suspension of play at  El Camaleon Golf Club, in Mexico.

Patrick  is still looking for his first PGA Tour victory, he grew up in junior golf with 2011 fellow class members Jordan SpiethJustin ThomasDaniel BergerEmiliano Grillo and Xander Schauffele.

Sharing second place at -10 under par are Ricky Fowler, -4 under through 15 holes, and yesterday’s leader Patton Kizzire, -1 under today having completed ten second round holes.

Patton had some ups and downs today;

“I had a few hiccups out there, but with the wind and the rain; and with the wind and rain together; it was tough.”

“And the stop and start was tough. But I hung in there, made a few birdies there toward the end of my round and then survived that really tough rain that we had there at the end.”

Tied in third place with completed second rounds are Brian Gay, -6 under 65, and rookie Brandon Harkins, with -3 under 68 today.

Brandon is excited to see his name high on the leaderboard;

“Definitely exciting, but to be honest, I didn’t really watch any board.”

“Wasn’t quite the finish I was looking for, trading birdies and bogeys like that, but I really can’t complain in the wind like this.”

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Nedbank Golf Challenge. Victor Dubuisson Has The Lead In Sun City.

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Victor Dubuisson, France, has the 36 hole lead In Sun City at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa.

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Victor carded a second round -2 under par 70 at the Gary Player Country Club to take the half-way lead in the Nedbank Golf Challenge, with a -6 under par total;

“I just try to play as good as I can each day, day after day.”

“Especially on this course, you’ve got to have a very solid game to do some good scoring.”

“The driver of course here is the key if you want to play well and today I didn’t miss many fairways, maybe one or two, and I played very solidly in the wind.”

“It’s the goal of the week to play Dubai because it’s been five years in a row that I’ve played the Dubai final. Of course I think about it.”

Sharing second place at -4 under par are Darren Fichardt, South Africa,-3 under 69 today, and Lee Westwood from England, who carded -2 under 70.

Darren was a last minute reserve, getting a call from the secretary yesterday asking where he was;

“I’m actually 12 kilometres out so I’m going to be coming in pretty hot.”

“I was quite flabbergasted the first nine yesterday and quite drained the second nine. I still can’t believe I’m playing.”

“My wife always said ‘analysis leads to paralysis’ so I had no time to think about this tournament.”

“I’m fortunate that I’m really hitting my driver well so I’m getting myself into position on every hole and then I’m putting pretty well.”

“If I do make a mistake, I manage to up-and-down. So that is quite fortunate and is probably why I am on the score I am right now.”

Lee suffered a bit from poor putting;

“Other than four three-putts, I played very well.”

“I hit it close a lot. Missed a couple of times from inside five feet as well as the four three-putts.”

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Hero Women’s Indian Open. Marianne Skarpnord Equals Course Record.

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Marianne Skarpnord, Norway,  equals the  course record at the DLF Golf and Country Club in India, to top the Hero Women’s Indian Open leaderboard on day one.

 Hero Women’s Indian Open

Marianne Skarpnord / getty

Marianne equaled the course record of -5 under par 67 to take the lead at the Hero Women’s Indian Open,  on the Gary Player designed Black Knight Course;

“I’ve been hearing a lot from the girls and trying to paint a picture.”

“I think a lot of the holes are really good but it’s just some of the greens are a bit crazy and you have to be so careful where you carry the ball, because if it hits the slope it can end up 20 meters from the pin.”

“If you are short sided here, you are in big trouble.”

Sharing second place are LET rookie professional Camille Chevalier, France, and Liz Young from England, both ladies are one shot back at -4 under par, with first rounds of 68.

Liz needed only 26 putts today, using a local caddie;

 “I always use a local caddie when I come to India and once I again I did again this year.”

“He was really good on the greens, telling me the pace and the direction, so we worked well together.”

“The bad shots that I did hit just happened to be at the right time and I managed to scramble some pars out of that. “

“It’s very different to the other courses that we play on the LET; you have to think your way around on every shot. There is no let up and you can make birdies and bogeys very easily.”

Defending champion here is last weeks winner Aditi Ashok, who started this competition with a -2 under 70, to be tied in tenth place.

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