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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LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship. Minjee Lee, Sung Hyun Park and Min-Sun Kim Lead.

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Minjee Lee, AustraliaSung Hyun Park and Min-Sun Kim, from South Korea, all share the lead at the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship, in South Korea.

Minjee Lee, Sung Hyun Park and Min-Sun Kim / getty

Minjee, Sung, who was bogey free and Min-Sun all cared first rounds of -6 under par 66 on the  Ocean Course to top the  LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship leaderboard.

MInjee from Australia would love to get a win here;

“I’ve had a pretty solid year.”

“It would be nice to have a win for the remainder the season. That will be my goal.”

Five ladies are then tied in fourth place at -5 under after opening rounds of 67; last weeks winner on the European Tour, Cristie Kerr, Lizette Salas, and Marina Alex, from the USA, with Min-Ji Park and Chella Choi, from South Korea.

Lydia Ko, from New Zealand is in the group at -4 under par, and T 9.

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New Zealand Women’s Open. Monday Win For Brooke Henderson

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Brooke Henderson of Canada cruised to a Monday win at the New Zealand Women’s Open at Windross Farm Golf Course.

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Brooke carded a final round -3 under 69 to win the New Zealand Women’s Open with a -17 under par total, giving her a five shot winning margin;

“That is the toughest conditions I have played in terms of winds, rain and delays; and how long it took to play a round of golf.”

“I feel mentally drained by it but running on adrenaline to know this trophy is mine.” 

Jing Yan of China claimed second place with a last round -1 under 71, and a total of -12 under par.

Hee Young Park, South Korea was in third position, she signed for a final round -3 under 69 to have third place to herself at -11 under par.

Belen Mozo of Spain finished in a tie for fifth alongside fellow countrywoman Beatriz Recari and  Su Oh, Australia, with tournament host Lydia Ko tied for 22nd place at -5 under par.

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New Zealand Women’s Open. Weather Wins, Monday Finish.

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The weather wins in the Sunday final round of the New Zealand Women’s Open as foul and ferocious weather brought proceedings to a halt, with Brooke Henderson of Canada leading.

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Brooke was leading the New Zealand Women’s Open when play was finally brought to close, after a few delays on the day, recording -3 under from six final round holes for a -17 under par total.

Brittany Linicome, USA, -2 under through six holes and Belen Mozo, Spain, +2 over through the same six holes, they share second place at -13 under par for the tournament.

Brooke is looking a strong favorite right now, but we will have to wait and see what tomorrow brings.

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New Zealand Women’s Open. Belen Mozo Magic.

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Belen Mozo used some magic to ascend to the top of the New Zealand Women’s Open leaderboard at Windross Farm Golf Club.

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Belen, from Spain was thrilled to card a hole in one, at the par three 13th, on her way to carding -8 under 64 in the second round of the New Zealand Women’s Open, to top the leaderboard at the half way stage with a -14 under par total. It could have been much better except for a double bogey 5 at the next par three.

Belen thought she had won the car as a prize, but that  was only on offer at the week-end, this was her response at the news;

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Sitting in second place, five shots back at -9 under par are  rookies Madelene Sagstrom, Sweden, -5 under 67 today,  Emily Tubert, USA, with a bogey free -7 under par 65, and Major champion Brooke Henderson, from Canada with -2 under 70.

Emily was happy with her good round, with the help of her new caddie;

“It is my best in a while, it has been a frustrating few years so it is nice to see a low score out there.”

“My caddy told me to be patient after the slow start and it would be a matter of time before they started to drop.” 

“I think the biggest thing is just the information and then empowering me to then own it. I haven’t quite owned it on the course, like it’s easier to do on the range, but it’s getting better.”

Lydia Ko, from New Zealand had a bogey free -4 under 68 today, which took her to -6 under par and T 12 for the tournament, eight shots off the lead.

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New Zealand Women’s Open. Jodi and Brooke Share1st Round Lead.

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Two ladies share the 1st lead at the New Zealand Women’s Open Jodi Ewart Shadoff, England, and Brooke Henderson from Canada. This is the first ever LPGA sanctioned event to be contested in New Zealand.

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Jodi, bogey free, and Brooke who threw in one bogey, both carded -7 under par 65 playing alongside of each other in the first round of the New Zealand Women’s Open at  Windross Farm Golf Club.

Jodi, who putted well today enjoyed playing alongside Brooke;

“There was a good vibe in the group. Brooke was playing great, there were a lot of birdies and a great environment to be in.”

“I putted well today. I think the greens are great”

“They are running really true. Hopefully I can keep it going.”

“I didn’t expect to play as well as I did, my last tournament I missed the cut at the Evian.”

“My confidence wasn’t too high coming in this week.”

Brooke gained a lot of confidence from today’s round;

“To shoot minus seven on a golf course that I didn’t think completely suited my game is really exciting.”

“My fast start really set-up my round and gave me a lot of momentum and a lot of confidence.”

Sharing third place at -6 under par after their opening rounds of 66 are Amy Boulden, , from Wales, and Belen Mozo of Mexico, both ladies bogey free.

Best placed Kiwi is Lydia Ko, tied 20th at -2 under par following her first round -2 under par 70;

“It makes you proud to play in your national open and being an LPGA event these world’s best golfers are getting this experience in our backyard, and to see all the crowds then these are the positives for these players.”

“This was really good start.”

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The Evian Championship. Anna Nordqvist Wins in a Playoff.

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Anna Nordqvist, from Sweden, wins The Evian Championship in a play-off against Brittany Altomare of USA, in France.

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Amazingly Anna won The Evian Championship with a bogey at the first play-off hole after she and Brittany finished the three round tournament with -9 under par totals.

Anna, -5 under 66 today, said it had been a very tough tournament because of the weather;

“I did grow up in Sweden, but I’ve been in the US for 10 years now, so I really struggle with the cold, and I couldn’t feel my hands on the last few shots in the playoff.”

“These last couple of weeks it’s been hard, it’s been frustrating and disappointing.”

“I was very excited to tee it up in The Solheim Cup and I was absolutely exhausted after. I came back last week, hit it flawless and missed the cut, so it has just been very testing, but I couldn’t be more proud.”

“I just felt like I wanted to go out there today and focus on what I could do. Winning didn’t really cross my mind until I was having a great couple birdies and eagles there down the stretch.”

Brittany, also -5 under 66 today, drained a long putt on 18 to get into the play-off;

“I really didn’t know that that putt was to keep tied for first. I thought it was just for second.”

“But I was still super nervous over the putt. But it was a cool experience.”

Lydia Ko, New Zealand, -2 under 69, Moriya Jutanugarn, Thailand +1 over 72, and Katherine Kirk, Australia, -1 under 70, all tied in third place at -8 under par.

Lydia missed a short putt for par at the 18th hole to finish one-stroke outside the playoff, after chipping in for Eagle at the 15th;

“It was probably the shot of the year for me, the chip-in on fifteen.”

“It was really cool to play here, and I feel like the support was immense.”

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