Volunteers of America Texas Shootout. Mi Jung Hur Leads 1st Round.

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Mi Jung Hur leads after the 1st round of the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout at Las Colinas, shooting -5 under par 66, which included a bogey five on the 5th hole.

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Gerina Pillar, So Yeon Ryu and Eun-Hee Ji all share second place with opening rounds of -4 under par 67.

Home town girl Gerina said it was strange sleeping in her own bed during a competition;

“It’s a little tougher this week being a home game and having family in town and just staying at home, it’s hard to go home and go to bed.”

 “You want to do the dishes or stuff like that.”

“Definitely have to be more conscious with your time and how you prepare just like any other week because you’re at home and it’s kind of pulling you opposite directions.”

“I mean, I know that I’m playing really well and I’ve had some really good finishes, so that’s golf, you’ve just kind of got to ride that and just keep pressing on.”

So Yeon played well, a bogey free day, even her putting was good;

“Today I shot 17 greens, and even when I missed I was still able to putt it, I was just off the green.”

“So I think today my shot was really great, I just comfortable with everything and like driver, iron, wood, everything was great.”

“Even putting was really great.”

“The only one disappointing thing is I missed a 5 foot birdie putt at the last. But I had a bogey free round today, so it was a really simple round.”

“I feel like today was kind of a little breezy, but after that happened in San Francisco, this is nothing, just baby wind.”

“Even when I had like strong wind, I feel like really easy to control it and really easy to decide what I need to do.”

“So I think it was really big help, really, really big help after having really, really windy day in San Francisco.”

Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Brian Stuard Leads Suspended 1st round

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Brian Stuard shoots 64 to lead the suspended 1st round at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Brian Stuard took the clubhouse lead at the Zurich Classic after only needing 21 putts in his first round. (Getty Images/Chris Graythen)

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Brian carded a completed -8 under par 64 first round at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, requiring only  21 putts in his bogey-free round at TPC Louisiana. A rain delay of five hours caused havoc with the tournament, with the afternoon starters unable to finish their rounds before darkness fell.

Although Brian was using a new putter, he was dumbfounded as to why he had played so well, telling reporters;

“I wish I knew.”

“It might be in the bag for a while.”

Sitting in second place is Retief Goosen,  at  -7 under par, following his finished bogey free first round 65. The two-time Major winner has not won a  PGA Tour title since the 2009 Valspar Championship, saying that was some time ago now;

“It is a lifetime ago.”

There are five players currently tied in third position, at -5 under par after opening completed rounds of 67, J.J. Henry, Derek Ernst, Geoff Ogilvy, Charles Howell 111 and Patrick Rogers.

J.J. said he was playing well;

“My ball-striking is there, and I feel like I’m hitting the ball as well arguably as I probably ever have.”

“I always say it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.”

Volvo China Open. Hennie Otto Leads

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Hennie Otto from South Africa, leads the Volvo China Open at Topwin Golf and Country Club.

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Hennie carded a first round -9 under par 63,  containing an eagle and seven birdies, to lead the Volvo China Open by two shots, saying it was good putting that made the difference today;

“I’ve always got a good frame of mind every week but it’s just my putting let me down and today it came through.”

“I played really well today, the first hole I saved a good par and I think that gave me momentum. After that I hit it really close. I broke 30 putts this week.”

“You have to hit it in the right places and that’s the thing I did today. I hit them close, that makes a big difference. I’ve worked hard on my putting.”

“It’s a nice golf course. The greens are not what we’re used to but we’ve got a few courses in South Africa with the same type of grass and the slopes so we adapt quickly.”

“I’ve been playing well, I haven’t been putting well. I’ve been working hard on it and today it showed.”

Bernd Wiesberger is in second place following his opening round -7 under par 65.

Grégory Bourdy, Peter Hanson, Roope Kakko and Fabrizio Zanotti, all carded -6 under par 66, to be tied in third place.

Rikard Karlberg had the shot of the day, a hole in one at the 212 yard par three 16th, using a 7 iron, winning him the prize of a 2016 Volvo XC 90 SUV, the car which has been voted as the best SUV of the year,

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Shenzhen International. Soomin Lee Wins on Monday Morning.

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Soomin Lee, from South Korea, won the rain delayed Shenzhen International on Monday morning.

Soomin Lee of South Korea holds the trophy after winning the Shenzhen International at Genzon Golf Club on April 25, 2016 in Shenzhen, China.

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Soomin carded a last round -1 under par 71, to post -16 under par and claim his first European Tour win, in just his sixth start;

“I’m really happy and really excited. This is really good for me and really good for my golf life.”

“First time European Tour winner in just six events, it was really incredible.”

“I got a big chance in Malaysia but I didn’t make it because I was really, really nervous. Now I made it.”

“Yesterday I was really, really nervous. We had a lot of break times and then played again so that’s really good for me and I just thought about my golf and then competed until I could do it.”

Joost Luiten and Brandon Stone, both -4 under 68 today, tied in second place, two shots off the pace at -14 under par for the tournament.

Scott Hend, he of the Albatross carded a last round -6 under 66,  Lee Slattery, -1 under 71 today and Alex Levy, also -1 under 71, all tied in fourth place at -13 under par.

Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic. Haru Nomura Wins.

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Haru Nomura wins the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic  at Lake Merced Golf Club, in San Francisco.

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Haru, from Japan, carded a final round +1 over par 73 for the final round, in the windy conditions that dominated play this week, to win the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic with -9 under par total.

She said, via an interpreter, that she was not nervous on the day,

“No. I’m never nervous.”

 “This weather very cold, so sometimes bogey is okay.”

“You guys will find this strange, but I like windy situations.”

“I like playing in the wind. I like tough situations, so when I spoke to the caddie, even before the championship last week in Hawaii, I told him, I’m going to come here and win this tournament because I really like this course.”

“I enjoy this course. I’m glad that I was able to deliver on what I told my caddie.”

Lee-Anne Pace was in second place, four shots off the lead at-5 under for the tournament. Signing for a final round +2 over par 74 in the tough conditions, which she said was insane;

“Personally, insane.”

“No, look, it was freezing. It was very, very gusty.”

“A lot of the shots you stood over and it was just really, really difficult to commit to the lines, everything. It was a very tough day out there.”

Lee-Anne started the day with five straight bogey’s, and gave herself a good talking to;

“What are you doing?”

 “No, you know, my caddie came to me again, and he said to me, everyone is going down, be patient.”

“I know we made some mistakes, but come on, let’s get it back to even par, and that was our goal, and we got it back to two over, so nearly reached the goal and got a good result in the end.”

Tied in third place at -4 under par were Gerina Pillar, +1 over 73 today and Na Yeon Choi, +3 over 75.

Gerina had family watching her, and keeping her up to date with the carnage that was going on around her;

“I got a few updates, one of my cousins was watching so she was kind of giving me an update of what was going on.”

“It’s actually kind of cool because it kind of took my mind off of my game and what I had to do today, and just because it’s so windy.”

“I was kind of more worried about him than I was my own game.”

No three-peat for World number one Lydia Ko, she scored a +3 over par 75 today, leaving her at -1 under for the tournament, and T6.

Shenzhen International. More Rain Delays Mean Monday Finish.

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More rain delays mean there will now be a Monday finish for the Shenzhen International in China, at Genzon Golf Club.

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Thunder and Lightning storms brought round four of the Shenzhen International to a grinding halt on Sunday. There will now be a Monday finish, with Lee Slattery of England, Soomin Lee, South Korea and Alex Levy  from France tied at the top of the leaderboard, with -14 under par totals.

Brandon Stone, Joost Luiten and Scott Hend share second place at -13 under par, Scott is the only player in the top six to have completed his last round, the rest of them will return early Monday morning for a scramble to the finish line.

Two-time Major Championship winner Bubba Watson has finished his tournament with a final round -6 under par 66  for -10 under total and T7 alongside Nacho Elvira, Rikard KarlbergThorbjørn Olesen Bradley Dredge and Julien Quesne.

Bradley and Thorbjørn still have holes to play.

Even in these atrocious conditions great things can happen, and Scott Hend hit a stunning albatross on the 17th hole towards the end of the delayed second round;

Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic. Haru Has Last Round 3 Shot Advantage

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Haru Nomura from Japan, has a 3 shot advantage going into the final round of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic in San Francisco.

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 Haru carded a third round -1 under par 71 to take control of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic leaderboard at -10 under par for 54 holes of the competition.

At the conclusion of the round, played in very blustery conditions, Haru, and her caddie Jason McDede, and also playing partner Minjee Lee,  met with LPGA rules officials for around 45-minutes talking about Haru’s stance in the greenside bunker at the 6th hole where she was seen to be having trouble taking a proper stance;

“What happened was the bunker on number six, the greenside bunker on the left, it was slopey, so I was trying to take a stance, but I kept slipping downhill, and in order to get a firm stance, I had to; even when I had to do a practice swing, I had to swing real hard, and when I did, I kept moving forward again and again.”

“There was no option but to move like that, but they were saying that I was moving excessively, but what I was trying to tell them was, okay, then what is the guideline.”

There should be some sort of a standard, a regulation that explains what a fraction is and not. So that was what was going on.”

Some very sad TV viewer, who must sit watching with the rule book in their lap,  sent an email the Officials, this is the statement from the  LPGA Rules Committee;

“Rule 13-3 , A player is entitled to place her feet firmly in taking his stance, but she must not build a stance.”

“An email was sent to LPGA.com stating Haru may have violated Rule 13-3 – by “building a stance” in the greenside bunker on Hole #6. This was relayed to the Rules Committee who went to the television production trailer to review the footage of the incident. The Committee reviewed the video, and after a discussion with the player and her caddie, it was determined that no breach occurred.”

By contrast, some months ago Branden Grace had a ball come to rest, in long grass on top of a bunker, and tried to take a stance in the steep slope of the bunker. He called for a referee and was given a free drop away from the bunker.

Lee- Anne Pace, with a -3 under par 69 moving her up the leaderboard, while just about everyone else went backwards today, shares second place with Ha Yeon Choi, -1 under 71 today, both ladies at -7 under par for the tournament.

One of those in reverse today was World number one Lydia Ko, recording a third round +1 over par 73. to be T5 at -4 under par in the competition.