LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship, Lexi Thompson Takes The Title.

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Lexi Thompson takes the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship title in South Korea.

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Lexi carded a final round -3 under par 69 to claim the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship title with a -15 under par total, and was very pleased with her win;

“It’s very satisfying, I always look forward to coming back to South Korea and playing in front of these amazing fans, and I love Sky 72.”

“It’s a great golf course. I always look forward to it, but getting a win, it means so much.”

Sung Hyun Park, -1 under 71 today and Yani Tseng, -4 under 68, tied for second place at -14 under par.

Yani is hoping to reach the winners circle in Taiwan next week. In her bid here for victory Yani made birdie on every hole on the back nine, the first time in History this has been achieved;

“I don’t know what just happened. Just can’t believe, first time.”

“I think six in a row was my best. That’s the first time. Shots were great. Early in the week I was shaky, but I don’t know, this back nine was crazy good, plus putting.”

“Just being back where I am. It’s better where I am I think.”

“I’m just looking forward to win. I came to Asia for these five weeks and looking for a win.”

“I know every week is getting close, and next week in Taiwan, it would be a great win in Taiwan.”

World No.2, Lydia Ko had the opportunity to move to No.1 in the world with a win or runner-up finish here, but uncharacteristically struggled to an even par, 72. Lydia blamed poor putting as the reason she did not win;

“I’m a little disappointed more that I left my two putts short on 15, 14, where I think if I just hit it a little bit harder, it would have dropped.”

“But I played solid, I was struggling in the middle of my round, but to know that I was maybe able to turn it around a little bit in the end, I think that’s a good sign.”

Lydia shared fourth place with Amy Yang and Gerina Piller, all at -13 under par. Amy showed what was on offer in the last round, carding a -10 under par 62, Gerina shot a final round -5 under 67.



LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship. Sung Hyun Park Leads. Equals Course Record.

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Sung Hyun Park equals the course record to lead the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship in South Korea.

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Sung Hyun Park posted a bogey free -10 under par 62 at the  LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship, to equal the course record for Sky 72 Golf Club’s Ocean Course.

The new girl in the ranks, who has two victories this season, having won last week on the KLPGA Tour as well as the season’s first Major championship, the Korea Women’s Open, explained how excited she was to be playing here, especially partnering Lexi Thompson and Michelle Wie;

“Last year I came here to watch the championships, and so it’s a great honor to take part in the championships as a qualified player.”

“And at this point, I really feel that I have come a long way personally, as well, and I just really want to put in more effort and hard work and do my best, and I also want to thank the people who have helped me to come this far.”

I was playing with very long hitters today, Michelle and Lexi, and they are taller and bigger than I am and they are much more powerful than I am, but I notice that maybe my swing speed is a bit faster than them, and that might contribute to me being able to hit the ball as far as I do.”

Charley Hull, from England, and American Gerina Pillar are tied in second place at -6 under par after their not too shabby opening rounds of 66, but are four shots off the pace.

Gerina thinks it was the warmer conditions that helped the ball fly as far as it did, and good putting certainly was a factor;

“This course, the rough has always been tough and firm greens, firm and fast; I think the weather had a lot to do with it.”

“I think years in the past, it’s been a little chilly and that makes the ball obviously go nowhere at all.”

“ So to get a little warmth and get the ball a little higher, a little more spin, and so I think that’s a huge part of it.”

“I just made some putts, the greens are rolling pretty quick, and they are pretty pure.”

“But I think just getting the putter going, I missed the green on the first hole and I had about a 10-footer, so I think that just kind of kick started the whole day.”

Charley said she had played a solid round of golf;

“I’ve just been hitting it really well, touch wood, and putting good and hit it close. I just felt like I was pretty solid out there.”

 “On the back nine, I gave myself nearly a birdie chance on every hole, and I just didn’t kind of make them. But I felt like it was a good score out there today.”

World numbers one and two, Lydia Ko and Inbee Park are way back at -3 under par on day 1.



Evian Championship. Lexi Thompson & Mi Hyang Lee Lead 1st Round.

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Lexi Thompson and Mi Hyang Lee share the lead after the 1st round of the season’s final Major. The Evian Championship.

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Lexi shared the first round lead with her bogey free-5 under par 66,  Mi Hyang included two bogey’s in her round at the Evian Championship in France.

Lexi said it was an exciting day, and the Eagle at the 499 yard par five 13th helped;

“I’m definitely pretty happy with my first round.”

“I had a good stretch on my first nine on the back nine there and made a few birdies and an eagle, so helped out with the scorecard.”

“But, yeah, overall very exciting ride.”

I mean, I’m a very laid back, goofy person once you get to know me. It’s just golf, I’ve matured at a young age.”

“I’ve always played in older age divisions as a young kid, and growing up with two older brothers has made me mature at a lot younger age.”

“But off the golf course, I’m just a regular person.”

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Eun-Hee Ji of South Korea, Thailand’s Pornanong Phatlum and Gerina Piller of the U.S.A are tied in third place at -4 under par 67.

Gerina had a good day with the putter, and also benefitted from some lessons from her coach;

“I hit my driver really well and I had some pretty; I hit my irons good, so I was hitting it close.”

 “But the bogeys, there are just some spots on this course you cannot get in.”

“Coming out I think the key this week is staying away from the big numbers, and I hit it a couple times where you just can’t really miss it and didn’t get up and down.”

“But I think overall, my driving was really good today and my putting.”

“As a player you love when they say this is easy. So he took me in the video room and it was just a simple I was letting my right knee float a little bit on the back swing, and that’s why I really like him because he just keeps it simple.”

“Something like that I’m not trying to work on my swing path, my face or anything like that. It’s just so simple and it clicked. Yeah, hitting it good.”

Last week’s Helsingborg Open champion Nicole Broch Larsen is among a group of six players on -3 under par;

“I played very good today, very solid, and when I missed the green I made some great up and downs.”

“Actually I missed a few short ones for birdies but minus three is a nice start. I hit a good drive, 5 wood to 11 metres and made that one.”

In the battle for the #1 spot in the Rolex Rankings, Lydia Ko at #2 shot a -2 under par 69, while Inbee Park,#1 started with a +1 over par 73.



Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic. Round 2 Suspended.

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Round 2 of the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic has been suspended due to poor weather conditions, with Yani Tseng sitting on top of the leaderboard with a completed second round.

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Yani swept back the year as she carded a second round -8 under par 64, to top the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic leaderboard;

“Just want to keep playing as happy Yani and just enjoy it.”

“I’ve been working on my game forever like every day. It’s just exciting. I really want to win a tournament for sure.”

 “We only have probably seven, eight tournaments left, but it’s never too late. Just very happy my game’s really coming back.”

“I’m really happy to be playing golf and just I want to win. But it doesn’t matter, it will come.”

“It doesn’t matter if it’s this week or next week or next year, just try to be patient as much as I can and stay positive.”

“If I can drive the ball well, I can stay aggressive,  if I can put my ball in position, I’m going to really have fun on the course.”

“Especially a course like this, it’s good for a long hitter. If I can keep on the fairway, I’m going to play well.”

“But you have to putt well, too. I can really see my shot and hit those good drives on the golf course.”

Austin Ernst is in second place, just one shot back at -9 under par. A second round -7 under par 65, elevating her up the leaderboard.

Austin said she has been playing well, just needs some putts to fall;

“I’ve been playing well. It’s really just a matter of getting some putts to fall.”

“I hit it really well today. I had a few holes that where I kind of hit some loose shots, but kind of just took my bogey and kind of went on with it.”

“And then I had probably three wedge shots that I hit up within a foot and I just went up and tapped them in. I think I hit two more where I had about 3 feet.”

Lexi Thompson is in third spot at -8 under par, a solid -5 under par 67 moving her into contention.

The top three have all completed their second rounds, and coming up behind them are Julieta Granada and Sydnee Michaels, both on -7 under par, and holes still to play in the second round.

Meijer LPGA Classic. Lexi Wins The title.

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Lexi Thompson wins the Meijer LPG Classic at Blythefield Country Club, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Lexi fired in a final round -6 under par 65 to capture the Meijer LPGA Classic title, with a tournament total of -18 under par, giving her a one shot victory.

This was Lexi’s fifth LPGA Tour win, and she was so excited, and praised the good weather for helping her;

“It feels amazing.”

“It still hasn’t really hit me yet because everything happened so fast. But it was a great day out there and we had perfect weather for it, so couldn’t ask for anything more.”

“Really the whole day I was just trying to play my own game.”

“I was just trying to focus on my own game, focus on my pre shot routine and having fun in between shots and I think that’s what helped me shoot 6 under today.”

“I had been working on the mental side of the game with John Denny down in South Florida and that has helped me out tremendously just to relax and have fun instead of just grinding 24/7 on the golf course.”

“It’s helped me out a lot. I knew it was coming, I was just trying to be patient.”

“It’s definitely momentum going into the next week being a major and going over to the British Open.”

Gerina Piller made her way up the leaderboard Sunday shooting a final-round -7 under par 64 to finish Tied second, with the leader at the start of the day Lizette Salas, both at -17 under par for the competition.

Gerina said she got off to a quick start and putted well;

“You know, I think I just got off to a really good start.”

“On the first tee, for me, that tee shot’s a really difficult one because it narrows up as far as you hit it.”

“So hitting it in that fairway and getting it up there in two and making birdie to start off the round, I think that was huge.”

“Just kind of carried that momentum and just hit really good shots and putted well.”

“You know, just coming out here and just giving myself a chance to win, I’ve never won before, so that’s a success in my own book.”

“I just keep doing what I’m doing. Like I said, the rest will take care of itself.”

Lizette saw her four shot lead crumbling away early as Lexi birdied three of the first five holes, while she could only respond with par’s, she had a last round -1 under par 70;

“It just didn’t come off to the start that I wanted.”

“And obviously I can’t control what Lexi does and she played an amazing day of golf, so really proud of her.”

“Hopefully this week will impress Captain Juli Inkster with the way I performed.”

“Solheim is on my mind and it’s a primary goal, but in order to get there you have to hit good golf shots and you’ve got to make putts, so I’ll make sure to be doing that in the following weeks.”

Meijer LPGA Classic. Lizette, Lexi and Alison Have Have-Way Lead.

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Lizette Salas, Lexi Thompson and Alison Lee all share the half-way lead in the Meijer LPGA Classic at  Blythefield Country Club.

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Lizette carded a second round -2 under par 69, Lexi fired -7 under par 64 and Alison -5 under par 66, to share the top of the Meijer LPGA Classic leaderboard at -9 under par, at the half-way stage in the competition.

Lizette spoke of the windier afternoon conditions;

“You know, the wind definitely kicked in this afternoon and you had to be really precise on your targets.”

“And it caught the rough a little bit today, had to have a good short game.”

“It’s the difference between a morning wave and afternoon wave and you just have to deal with it.”

Lexi also mentioned the difference in the morning and afternoon conditions, from the other perspective;

“Playing in the morning without the wind and the greens are a little bit softer in the morning, so it’s easier to just control the way your irons are going to bounce out onto the greens.”

“So it’s a lot easier to control than yesterday in the afternoon.”

“I’ll take the same approach just go in the weekend with a positive attitude and do my routine going into every shot focus on my breathing and just have fun out there.”

” Obviously I always want to make birdies out there but you have to take one shot at a time.”

Alison, the rookie in the top group, loved playing alongside the top players;

”We kind of pushed each other through the day, I was fired up today going into the round and wanted to shoot a low number.”

“It’s great to be in contention. I mean, this is my rookie year and I’m still learning.”

”The wind definitely kicked in this afternoon and you have to be really precise to your targets.”

”We have 36 more to go and I’m going to try to be patient and stay calm and just be committed to every shot.”

There are five ladies all tied in fourth position at -8 under par, while world #1 Inbee Park probably has next week’s  Women’s British Open on her mind. She is currently at -4 under par for the tournament;

”The most important thing is just work on my game so it’s ready to go next week.”

”You know, make sure that your ball striking, your swing feels good, make sure you’re feeling good on the greens.”

“This is the last chance to try it on. I’m trying to get my game to the level I want. It’s not quite there, but trying to get there.”

LPGA North Texas Shootout. Lexi & Inbee in Pole Position

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Inbee Park and Lexi Thompson are in pole position at the top of the North Texas Shootout going into the final round tomorrow at Irving, Texas.

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Inbee and Lexi stand at the top of the North Texas Shootout leaderboard with -9 under par totals, Lexi scored  -3 under par 68 third round while Inbee was at -2 under par 69.

Lexi is aware that the leaderboard is jam packed, and intends to concentrate on her own game;

“The leaderboard is very stacked right now, so I’m expecting low scores.”

“But really I’m just going to focus on my game and doing my routine on every shot, focus one shot at a time and not focus on anybody else.”

Inbee knows it will be a shootout tomorrow, and intends to be aggressive in her approach to the round;

“There’s a lot of contenders out there that’s within like two shots.”

“Whoever plays well tomorrow is going to win, so I definitely need to play aggressively and score well tomorrow to win.”

“I think it’ll take three or more to win tomorrow. I need to definitely improve myself from today.”

Tied in third place at -8 under par are Brooke Henderson, Angela Standford and Karrie Webb.

Karrie carded the low round of the day, a -7 under par 64, to catapult her into contention for the title;

“I’ve worked really hard the last 12 months, made a few changes in my swing, and really the last couple of weeks, it’s really sticking.”

“That’s good to feel and good to be able to hit shots that I want to hit out on the golf course.”

Brooke wants to eliminate the mistakes, but said she is playing well;

“I hit it pretty well. I made a couple of mistakes and just a few putts on the back nine I wish I would have made.”

“But I’m still in good position, and I didn’t play that well today, and I’m still right there. I think I grinded it well, and I’m looking forward to tomorrow.”

“It’s definitely going to be a fun day. Great players, amazing players, and definitely role models for me and everyone out here.”

“I’ve just got to play my game and see what happens.”

Angela is looking forward to a fun day tomorrow;

“Any time there’s that many people around the top, anything can happen.”

“Should be fun to watch. I hear the wind may blow a little harder tomorrow, so I think that’s good. It adds another element to the day.”

World number one Lydia Ko survived the secondary cut, and keeps her run of no cuts intact, but at even par for the tournament her expectations are on the low side;

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“Really, I think of the last two days, I’m realizing that one shot, one little putt can make a huge difference.”

“I started off well. I haven’t shot under par on the back nine before, but did that.”

“I missed a couple putts, birdie putts coming down the stretch, but luckily I’m playing four days, and after the first day, you know, I didn’t know if I was going to play through.”