LPGA Volvik Championship. Two Ladies Tied at the Top.

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There are two ladies tied at the top of the LPGA Volvik Championship leaderboard,  Wei-Ling Hsu, Taipei, and Stacy Lewis, U.S.A. are the leaders.

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Wei-Ling, starting on the 10th hole today carded two Eagles and two birdies in her first six holes

“It was really great starting. I mean very first hole, I don’t think too much on that hole.”

“I think I got 155 shot and a little downwind. I had my seven iron and I just hit it right at the pin.”

“I don’t see very well, I just hear my mom and gallery on the side, they all just cheering.”

Stacy likes the course, and her good putting;

“It’s a ball striker’s golf course and if you can hit the greens, they’re pretty small to begin with, you can make some putts.”

“That’s what I did a lot of today was hit a lot of good shots and then made some good putts as well.”

“I did a really good job today being decisive and being confident in my decisions, so that’s something I’m going to look forward to tomorrow and this weekend, just being more confident.”

 

Nelly Korda, U.S.A. is in third on her own at -6 under par, with a first round of 66, she held on with some great par saving putts;

“Eighteen was a great par.”

“And then beginning of my round, it was a slow start and I saved a couple of long par putts on 2 and 4.”

“Just getting those, making those two pars and just getting my round rolling really helped.”

Dean & Deluca Invitational. Three Tied at the Top.

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There are three players tied at the top of the Dean & Deluca Invitational at Colonial Country Club. in Texas, Derek Fathauer, J.T. Poston and Kelly Kraft share the honor.

Trio of 65s lead DEAN & DELUCA

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Kelly, Derek and J.T. all posted first rounds of -5 under par 65 to sit on top of the Dean & Deluca leaderboard.

Kelly is happy to be in contention;

“Whenever I’m up there, I know I can hang.”

“It’s been a little bit of everywhere, I felt like whenever I’ve played well, I’ve been up there and kind of in the hunt.”

Derek relied on an old and trusted putter;

“It was ready to come out.”

“The putting has been a little stale the last couple of months, just cleaning out my downstairs room and just brought it out.”

Rookie J.T. Poston had some good ball striking;

“This is honestly one of the first rounds I feel like my ball-striking was the way it can be and should be.”

There are another three guys tied in fourth position at -4 under following their opening rounds of 66; Scott Brown, Jon Rahm and G-Mac;

People had been telling G-Mac that Colonial Country Club was a good course for his type of game;

“I’ve had guys that I look to for schedule hints and tips, guys like Jim Furyk, Brandt Snedeker, Zach Johnson.”

“Guys that I would sort of put my game on a similar statistical level.”

“Guys like that have been telling me for years and years I would love this place.

 

 

 

BMW PGA Championship. Johan Carlson Leads.

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Johan Carlson, from Sweden, leads the BMW PGA Championship after the first round at Wentworth.

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Johan shot a first round -6 under par 66, which included two bogeys, to lead the BMW PGA Championship by one shot, with some good putting;

“I feel like I’ve been working hard on my swing.”

“Obviously this week is a big week and I’ve always had that goal in mind that this is going to be a tournament to get it around no matter what.”

“I didn’t try to hit any super fancy shots. I just played with what I had, and I think that was the key to success.”

“I putted really well today. I made a lot of good putts.”

“You’ve got to hit a few good shots as well. So obviously everything in my game felt solid. It has to be when you shoot 6-under-par on this golf course.”

Sharing  second place at -5 under par 67 are . Scott Jamieson, Scotland, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Thailand, and Francesco Molinari of Italy.

 

Kingsmill Championship. Lexi Wins Easily.

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Lexi Thompson easily wins the Kingsmill Championship, with a record low score for the tournament of -20 under par.

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Lexi Thompson

Lexi fired a bogey free last round -6 under par 65 to win the Kingsmill Championship by five shots from her nearest rival.

Lexi was very comfortable all day, in breaking Annika Sorenstam’s record;

“It means the world to me. Annika has been a player I’ve always looked up to not only how she played on the course, but how she is off and how she gave back to the game.”

“This is a huge honor. I wasn’t focusing on that and I didn’t actually know that until maybe last night.”

“Today I was a little off on the tee and kind of steered it around the golf course, but I’m not complaining with a 65, that’s for sure.”

“I just felt very in control of my game and a lot more relaxed in between shots and my caddie was a big help with that.”

In Gee Chun was in second place, with a -15 under par total, and a final round -4 under 67;

“I had great round today. I made bogey-free round, but her play was so good.”

“Really enjoyed playing with her. I learn a lot from her today.”

“I want to say congratulations to Lexi and thank you to all the spectators. I really enjoy them.”

Angela Stanford claimed third spot, a long way back at -11 under par, a last round -5 under 66 elevating her into third on her own.

AT&T Byron Nelson. Billy Horschel Wins Play-Off.

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Billy Horschel wins the AT&T Byron Nelson, in a play-off against Jason Day.

 

Horschel wins AT&T Byron Nelson in playoff

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Billy, -1 under 69 and Jason -2 under 68 today were tied at the top of the AT&T Byron Nelson leaderboard at -12 under par for the tournament.

Billy won on the first extra hole, to win with a par at the par four 18th, he did not expect Jason to miss his 4ft par putt;

“When I hit it I knew it was on a perfect line and I thought I got it to the hole.”

“I just wanted to finish it off there.”

“I didn’t expect him to miss it. I was expecting to go back to the tee and play the hole again.”

The venue for this event next year will change to  Trinity Forest Golf Club, in Dallas, and Billy was sad that it is now moving;

“It’s sad that it’s leaving because I was never a fan of this course, but came here and now I am,”

“I won, and I don’t want to leave.”

Jason feels good about his game right now;

“I only had one top 10 up to this point. To be able to play the way I did today, I played some good solid golf.”

“It’s a little disappointing, but it’s not the first tournament I’m going to lose.”

“I feel good about my game.”

James Hahn finished in third place at -11 under par, a last round +1 over par 71 not what he was looking to achieve.

The Rocco Forte Open. Alvaro Quiros Has Play-Off Win

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Alvaro Quiros, Spain,  has play-off win at The Rocco Forte Open, against Zander Lombard, South Africa, in Sicily.

The Rocco Forte Open

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Alvaro struggled in the final round of The Rocco Forte Open, carding +2 over par 73, while Zander came up the leaderboard with a -3 under par 68, to level the scores after 72 holes at -14 under par.

Alvaro won at the second extra hole, with a par at the par five 18th, when Zander made bogey;

“I’m very happy, obviously it shouldn’t be like that but at the end it’s a victory and that’s the most important thing.”

“It’s been a little bit of a mess.The game wasn’t that bad.”

“Just the last few holes I started to struggle with the wind left to right and he was playing nice.”

“I didn’t have an idea how many shots I was leading by, what I knew on 18 is I have to make a putt to halve with Zander.”

“It’s a victory, it means a lot of things. Unfortunately I didn’t really like how I ended the round. It should never have been that far.”

Zander consoled himself with qualifying for a start at Wentworth;

“I’m very happy with how I kept myself in contention and all the best for Alvaro. He’s a great champion, he’s won in the past and it’s nice to see him win again.”

 “It’s a good consolation prize to get into Wentworth. I suppose winning isn’t everything but I can’t complain.”

Li Haotong, from China, was in third position, an Albatross at the par five 569 yard 12th hole easing him into third position on his own.

Li spoke about his amazing Albatross;

” It was the second shot, five iron, I just wanted to get it on the green and two-putt and make an easy birdie.”

“After I hit it I saw some clapping on the green and thought it was probably pretty close or something and when I walked to there I couldn’t believe it was in.”

Kingsmill Championship. Lovely Lexi, the Pink Lady, Leads.

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Lovely Lexi Thompson, the Pink Lady, has the Kingsmill Championship lead after 54 holes.

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Lexi

Lexi carded a third round -2 under 69, to take a three shot lead into the final round of the Kingsmill Championship tomorrow with her -14 under par tournament total;

“I feel good. I played very well today.”

“Pretty solid, just was all over the lips today on the greens. But I put some good strokes on a lot of my putts, so that’s all that matters.”

“Hopefully bring that into tomorrow.”

 

In second place is  In Gee Chun with her -11 under par total, a third round -4 under 67 giving her that position on her own;

“I had great round today.”

“This week my swing doesn’t feel good, so I try to stay humble in myself.”

“So I think I made great rounds.  I try to stay in the middle of the green today.”

“It was make a lot of birdie chance. So I made great up and down on 11 and 14, 15 maybe.”

World No. 1 Lydia Ko, -1 under 71 today, Sei Young Kim, -5 under 66 and Minjee Lee, -4 under 67 share third place at 9-under par.

Sei Young  was happy to play well, but wants to improve her putting;

“I’m very happy to play well. Yesterday and the first-round I want good my putter and then wasn’t a good shot.”

“But I needed to the improve the shot and then putting, and then after the round I practice not much, just a little bit, and then I play well today.”

Lydia is playing to hang on to her World number One tag;

“It was a pretty steady round. The front nine I gave myself a lot of looks for birdies, and a lot of them really slipped by,”