Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic. Nicole Broch Larsen Leads.

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Nicole Broch Larsen from Denmark leads the incomplete second, and final round of the Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic at Old American Golf Club in Texas.

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Nicole has completed 14 second and final round holes currently at -3 under, and leads the Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic 36 hole tournament with a -7 under par total, relying on some solid putting;

“It was really solid ball striking today and when I didn’t I had some good up and downs.”

“In the first round I felt like I left a few out there because I was only one under on the par five holes and all of them are reachable.”

“Four-under was a solid start and then I’ve been patient on my second eighteen.”

“I’ve made some solid putts that have really kept me in it, if you miss some of those you can be out of it.”

“It has been a really solid day and a really long day too.”

Four ladies are then tied in second place at -6 under par, Aditi Ashok, India, -4 under today through 14 holes, Gaby Lopez, Mexico, -3 under through eleven holes, with Jenny Shin and Sung Hyun Park, of South Korea, yet to even start their last rounds.

Jenny spoke of the waiting around;

I had a wait time of a total 18 hours.”

 “I waited in the car for the first nine hours on Thursday. “

 Jenny will tee off at 12:41 p.m. while Sung Hyun will tee off at 12:19 p.m. along with many other ladies.

Lets hope the weather continues to co-operate.

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LPGA Texas Classic, Reduced to 36 Holes.

 

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Due to torrential rain The Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic has now been reduced to a 36 hole competition. The first round Friday did not get completed, and the officials are hopeful of getting 36 holes played by Sunday evening, to find a winner. Sung Hyun Park of South Korea leads after having finished 14 first round holes today.

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Sung Hyun Park. / getty

Sung is at -6 under for her 14 first round holes, to lead The Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic on another stop start day, with play being suspended for the day at 8.15 pm local time.

Tied in second place, and making the top three places all South Korean are Jenny Shin, 14 holes, and Sei Young Kim, 12 holes, both ladies at -4 under par.

Four ladies are then at -3 under, Sandra Gal, Germany, 15 completed holes, Sue Oh, Australia, 10 holes, Daniela Darquea, Ecuador, 10 and the leading USA lady, Jane Park, with 14 finished opening round holes.

Round one  will resume play Saturday at 8:30 a.m, with round two expecting to be starting on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. If round two is not completed by dark on Sunday, the tournament will extend into Monday. 

We wish them Good Luck with their endeavors.

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HSBC Women’s World Championship. Michelle Wie Wins.

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Michelle Wie, USA, wins the HSBC Women’s World Championship at Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore.

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Michelle Wie, a selfie

A final round -7 under par 65 gave Michelle the title at the HSBC Women’s World Championship with a total of -17 under par, a one shot winning margin;

“I wanted really badly to win, especially after what happened last year.”

“I had some unfinished business here.”

“I’m so proud of me and my caddie and my entire team, it’s been a long time since I’ve been up here, so it feels pretty good. It feels great.” 

Sharing second place at -16 under par were,  Danielle Kang, USA, -2 under 70 today, Nelly KordaUSA, -1 under 71, Brooke Henderson, Canada,-5 under 67, and Jenny Shin, South Korea with a final round -7 under par 65.

Nelly wanted to emulate her sister’s win last week, but the putter did not work;

“I definitely fought till the end. That’s definitely 100 percent true.”

“But I mean, sometimes it just doesn’t work out, but I’m proud of myself for fighting till the end.”

“I had a bunch of putts that were really close and a lot of them lipped and burned edges. It definitely hurts, but that’s golf.”

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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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Meijer LPGA Classic. Lexi Leaps Ahead.

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Lexi Thompson, USA, leads ahead of the field on moving day at the Meijer LPGA Classic.

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Lexi is on top of the Meijer LPGA Classic leaderboard after 54 holes, shooting a third round -5 under 64, for a -15 under total, and a one shot lead going into the final round tomorrow. The par for the course had to be changed because of severe flooding, the par five 5th hole was played as a par three today, the large amount of rainfall leading to a two-hour delay.

Lexi stayed patient in the wet conditions, and converted a few birdie putts;

“It was just a matter of staying patient, I knew I was hitting it well on the front nine, I just wasn’t making the birdies.”

“But I hit it well all day, so it was all a matter of hitting the shots closer and I guess just taking advantage of like No. 11, reaching that one in two, and making a few putts for birdie.”

Four ladies are tied in second place at -14 under par; Brooke Henderson, Canada, -2 under par 67 today, Lee Ann Pace, South Africa, with the low round of the day of -8 under 61. They were joined on that -14 under score by two ladies from South KoreaSung Hyun Park, -7 under 62 and Jenny Shin, -6 under 63.

Overnight leader Brooke had a tough round today, but hopes to sink more putts tomorrow;

“It was kind of a tough day out there. I think with the two-hour delay, I was kind of slow starting, but once I got going on the back nine, I felt really pretty great about my game.”

“I would have liked to go a little bit further under par today, but just the course wasn’t giving it to me.”

“So hopefully tomorrow I can drop a few more putts and climb the leaderboard a little bit.”

Lee Ann is playing well with a new set of irons;

“The last few weeks I’ve struck my irons really, really well. I just changed the irons and it’s made all the difference.”

“I played really nicely today. My irons were really good. I was looking at birdie on almost every hole, which was nice.”

Lydia Ko is in the group at -11 under par, a solid round of -5 under 64 keeping her in touch of the leaders;

“It was really solid. On a day like today when you don’t know if you’re going to have further rain delays or how the course is playing.”

“I think it was really important to hit the fairways and I think that I was doing pretty well out there.”

“Hopefully I’ll keep doing that.”