Honda LPGA Thailand. Amazing Amy Wins.

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Amazing  Amy Yang wins the Honda LPGA Thailand,  for the second time in the last three seasons. It was a South Korean 1,2,3, in a dominating performance.

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Amy finished her stop start Honda LPGA Thailand event with a final bogey free round -4 under par 68,  to set a new tournament low scoring record of  -22 under par;

“You know, very happy, beyond happy.”

“Wasn’t easy with rain delays and 4:00 a.m. wake-up calls two days in a row.”

 “But, you know, I stayed really patient out there, did my best, and very happy to win the tournament.”

“It’s always nice to be back here playing.”

 “I love this place. I love people here. And with my parents, spending time with them here, it’s just great every time.”

So Yeon Ryu, was second at -17 under par, a last round -4 under 68 giving her that place on her own.

In third was Sei Young Kim, she too carded a final round -4 under par, finishing with a -15 under total.

World No. 1 Lydia Ko finished tied for eighth place, her first top-10 of the season, with a popular last round score of -4 under 68.

Defending champion Lexi Thompson, U.S.A. finished tied for fourth place at -13 under par.

 

 

 

Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic. Brittany Beats Lexi In Play-Off

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Brittany Lincicome beats Lexi Thompson  in  a play-off for the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic title.Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic - Final Round : News Photo

Brittany and Trophy.

Brittany, -5 under 68 today and Lexi, -3 under 70, both finished the  Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic at -26 under par.

Brittany clinched the title with a birdie at the first extra hole, despite not having the best time with her putter recently;

“Just the leaderboard all week has been amazing, obviously a lot of Americans up at the top, obviously friends of mine, so to come down to the final stretch.”

“I played with Lexi yesterday, and it was an awesome day.”

“I worked hard this off‑season.  My putting hasn’t been as well as it has this week, but hopefully that continues and it’s awesome.” 

Lexi has also had problems with the putter;

“This whole off‑season, I swear I putted two and a half hours each day, it seemed like.”

“I was just doing nonstop putting drills just trying too get my confidence up, and it showed here.”

” It’s paying off.  I’m going to keep working extremely hard and stay confident with it.”

Stacy Lewis was third, -2 under 71 today not what she was hoping for, finishing one shot off the pace at -25 under par. Her bad break came at the 14th, problems off the tee, and her second shot cost her a triple bogey 7;

“I mean, there’s not much really I could have done better other than hit a better shot from the second shot.”

 “But other than that, I was telling Travis, we made 30‑something birdies this week and playing some good golf, so I’m pretty happy with it. “

 

 

Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic. Stacy and Lexi Share Lead.

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Stacy Lewis and Lexi Thompson share the 54 hole lead at the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic on Paradise Island, Bahamas.

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Stacy has a new approach, and it seems to be working, shooting -10 under par 63 in the third round, to tie for the top spot at -23 under par;

“I didn’t look at a leaderboard all day until the 18th, and the weather is going to get tougher tomorrow, which I’m glad I’m near the lead for that.”

 “But we gotta keep making birdies regardless, so stay in my own game and keep making birdies.”  

“That was probably the best round I think I’ve ever shot on Tour in relation to par, so just a cool day.”

“I didn’t exactly hit it perfect, got away with a few shots, but just took advantage of it, and I didn’t even know what I shot there at the end of the day. “

Lexi carded a third round -7 under 66 to share the 54 hole lead at -23 under;

“Coming out here with no wind, it’s just you have to make a lot of birdies to make a move on anybody.”

 “I shot seven under and I’m tied, so it’s crazy, but we will see what tomorrow will bring.”

Gerina Piller is in third place, scoring -8 under 65 today to be one shot back at -22 under par for the tournament;

“Really just keeping it in the fairway and keeping it close, and I have had several tap-in birdies, which always helps.”

 “The greens are in great condition and that helps when you hit the ball on line.”

 

Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic. Brittany Still Top As More Records Fall.

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Brittany Lincicome still tops the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic, as Lexi Thompson shoots -12 under par 61, a new Tournament record, to close the gap to one shot, at the Ocean Club Golf Course.

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Brittany and Lexi

Brittany shot a second round -8 under par 65, setting a new 36 hole Tournament scoring record of 129, and -17 under par. She is playing and putting well, and also scored an Ace, at the par three, 12th hole where she holed a 7-iron from 161 yards;

“The way it’s been going the last two days, the putter has been making everything, which is obviously really fun, so if I can keep that up then it could be good on Sunday.”

 “I’m just playing well, and still made everything today.  Putter is on point right now, and it’s exciting to see.”

“When it went in I was like, do I jump up and down or do I just wave my arms? “

“There are so many thoughts that went through my head, but obviously it’s pretty fun.”

“I didn’t feel like I hit the greatest shot, but got way with it and pretty impressive.”

Lexi and her -12 under 61 was close to the Tour record, but Annika Sorenstam holds that record of 13-under par, 59. Lexi did think about 59;

“I thought about it, but I just wanted to keep on playing my own game and see where it goes.”

“I was just pin seeking the whole day.  I was just trying to stay with my routine and have good tempo with my golf swing. That’s just all I’ve been working on.”

Gerina Pillar has third place at -14 under par, she carded -8 under par 65;

“I’ve really been focusing on trusting my line and trusting my speed, trusting my stroke.”

 “I feel like in my golf game, the long game tee to green I’m a feel player and it seems like my tendency to get on the greens, I kind of lock down and kind of get very mechanical. “

“So really just focusing on really trusting what I have and trusting the line, speed that I choose.”

Stacy Lewis is fourth at -13 under par, -6 under 67 today keeps her in touch;

“I think last year a lot was the Olympics and you’re constantly looking at the world rankings, you’re looking where you finish, you’re looking at your score, you’re looking at your score compared to everybody else, you’re looking at what everybody else is shooting instead of worrying about hitting golf shots.”

“That’s what I’ve always done good is just got out there and try to get better and not worry about what that final number is and don’t look at what anybody else is doing, just go play that golf course.”

” That’s what got me to No. 1 and all those wins and I think that’s what should get me back on track.”

 

LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship. Brittany Lang Leads.

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U.S. Women’s Open champion Brittany Lang leads the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship at  Sky 72 Golf Club Ocean Course in South Korea.

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Brittany took over the top spot at the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship with a bogey free second round -7 under par 65, for a 36 hole tournament total of -10 under par.

Brittany enjoyed a perfect day, including sinking lots of putts;

“It was a very enjoyable day. The greens are really firm but roll really nice. It was such a perfect day of weather.”

 “Started out with a birdie on one and just really played super solid. I was really swinging at it well.”

“Hit a lot of fairways and greens, made some long putts early, and had a cool eagle on the back and then birdie 18.”

“It was just a really enjoyable, nice, solid day of play.”

First round leader Alison Lee could not repeat the heroics of yesterday, carding -2 under par 70 today, which gives her second place at -9 under par.

Alison did not make any putts today that she should have;

“Overall today I feel like I played pretty well shooting 2-Under. Unfortunately on the back nine I struggled a bit.

 “I didn’t make any of the putts I looked at on the back. I missed a lot of birdie putts coming down.”

“On ten I think I actually  three putted. I think that’s what got me scared. I just couldn’t get the ball in the hole.”

“Thankfully I had an eagle on the short par-4 which kind of brought me back.”

Cristie Kerr, -7 under par 65 today, and Sung Hyun Park, also -7 under 65, share third place at -7 under par for the competition at the half way stage.

Defending champion Lexi Thompson is T7 at -5 under for the tournament, shooting -3 under 69 in the second round.

World number one Lydia Ko shot -3 under 69 today, to get back to even par in the competition.

UL International Crown. Team USA Capture the Crown.

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Team USA capture the UL International Crown, despite losing both of their opening round four-ball matches on Thursday.

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Left to right the winning TEAM USA, Lexi Thompson, Cristie Kerr, Stacy Lewis and Gerina Piller with the trophy at Merit Club in Chicago.

Stacy spoke for her happy team;

“We stuck to our game plan, we knew not to change our pairings.”

“We knew that we were playing good golf, and when those pairings came out this morning, I liked the way we were positioned, and Gerina and I went out there getting points early was huge, and we got Kerr through, so we got a crown.”

“It’s awesome, I haven’t done what I wanted in Solheims on Sundays, and this is not quite as much pressure, but my team pulled me out here for a reason, to go get a point, or two points, I guess, and I’m just happy we could get two points on the board.”

Cristie put the winning points on the leaderboard

“I had a feeling last night if we all played really well and things fell into place that my match could be huge.”

 “But I just kind of got oblivious to all of that today because it’s just so hard to figure out who’s making points, who’s winning, who’s losing, and I just tried to take care of my match.”

“I didn’t know that it had come down to me winning that match that we had won until Stacy told me.”

The American ladies posted 12 points overall, beating Team Korea by just one shot, leaving them in second place at with an 11 point total.

The LPGA have announced  that Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Korea will be the host course for the 2018 UL International Crown.

Team Korea captain So Yeon Ryu thought they could win here, but is looking forward to being on home soil next time around;

“I was expecting we’re going to win the tournament, and I just wanted to bring more excitement to 2018 UL International Crown in Korea, but we couldn’t.”

 “But I think it’s going to feel really awesome to represent my country in my motherland.”

England and Taipei tied for third place with 11 points in total.

Meijer LPGA Classic. Lexi and In Gee Share Lead.

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Lexi Thompson and In Gee Chun share the lead after the third round of  the Meijer LPGA Classic at Blythefield Country Club.

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Defending Champion Lexi carded a bogey free -5 under 66 to share the Meijer LPGA Classic lead with rookie  In Gee Chun, -6 under 65 today, both with tournament totals of -15 under par.

Lexi relied on her accuracy with the driver;

“I just hit a lot of drivers, and if my game’s on it comes together.”

“It’s just a nice setting and atmosphere, it’s one of our best tournaments.”

“I’m just going to go out here, have fun, be relaxed, just how I have been the last three days.”

 “It’s been a very relaxing week so far, so I’ll just try my best tomorrow and see how it goes.”

In Gee had great iron play, and putted well;

“Today my iron shot great.”

“I like putting very well.  I was so good at rolling the ball on the line.”

” Today Saturday and we had a lot of spectators here.  I was so happy to see them my play.  I make great round today.”

“I’m always excited to play in the last group so I’m ready.”

 “I enjoy it.”

Sei Young Kim holds third place, two shots off the lead at -13 under par, a third round -6 under 65 getting her firmly in contention, and feeling good;

“I feel good today because today bogey free, so when I starting first round I set goal.”

“I set goal no bogey and no double.”

“Well, the first round, second round I had a couple bogeys, but it’s fine because today I success in my goal.”

World number one Lydia Ko shot -4 under par 67 today, for a -11 under par total, needing some good putts, after a slow start, she is currently T13;

“The front nine I couldn’t get anything going.”

“I was striking the ball really well and then just no putts were going in.”

 And then I made a good up and down on nine and then made four good birdies in a row, so I think that kind of turned my round around.”

” And then in the last few holes I made quite a few good par putts and up and downs to save par.”