HSBC Women’s World Championship. Nelly Korda Cruising.

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Nelly Korda, USA, is cruising at the top of the HSBC Women’s World Championship leaderboard at Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore.

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19 year-old Nelly posted a third round -7 under par 65 to lead the  HSBC Women’s World Championship by one shot with a -15 under par tournament total;

 “I was hitting the correct shots.”

“I was aggressive when I needed to be, so I’m just happy with the way it ended and really looking forward to tomorrow.”

“There are a bunch of great girls on top of the leaderboard, they are going to be making a lot of birdies, so I’m going to have to stay patient and see where the round takes me.” 

Nelly also spoke about her sister Jess, who won last week;

“She’s had a very tough off-season with her surgery and just to come out her first week and win and completely crush everyone, it’s very inspiring.”

“It definitely motivated me a bit more.”

Danielle Kang is in second place at -14 under par, and recorded her first bogey’s of the tournament, two in her last four holes, in a -2 under par round of 70;

“I didn’t want to finish on a bogey but it was a really unlucky lie on the fairway, got plugged in the bunker.”

“But I gave myself a really good par chance and I ended up one shot behind the lead.”

“Got 18 more holes to play and that’s a lot of golf.” 

“I’ve got a couple good friends up there on the leaderboard, so it’s exciting.”

“Hopefully get a good pairing going and it’s going to be an exciting day tomorrow.”

Brooke Henderson, Canada, -7 under 65, shares third place with Minjee Lee of Australia, -4 under 68 today, both ladies at -11 under par.

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Honda LPGA Thailand. Jess Leads By Four Shots.

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Jess Korda leads the Honda LPGA Thailand by four shots after 54 holes at the Siam Country Club.

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Jess carded a third round -4 under par 68 to lead the Honda LPGA Thailand by four shot at -20 under par;

“I had no expectations, but my coach and I have worked together and it is still there.”

 “I was bit nervous on the front nine, but I knocked the rust off.”

“It’s crazy how quick it is coming together, I’m really enjoying it and now have one more day.”

Local girl Moriya Jutanugarn, Thailand, is in second place at -16 under par, charging hard with a third round -7 under par 65, which included an Eagle 2 on the par four 14th hole;

“I really enjoyed my game today, it’s working out pretty good.”

“There is a lot of support and it feels nice having people cheering you on.”

Minjee Lee, Australia, completes the top three with a third round -4 under 68 giving her that place on her own.

The leaderboard is quite compacted behind Jess, ladies like Ariya Jutanugarn at -14 under, Lexi Thompson, -13, with Nelly Korda, Michelle Wie and Amy Yang all at -12 under could easily make a charge. it will be an interesting last day to see how it all unfolds.

Two sisters are involved in this contest, with Ariya and Nelly trying to catch their siblings.

Nelly said she is hoping to make a run at it;

“She’s playing great golf and hopefully she keeps killing it, hopefully I can make a run Sunday.”

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Honda LPGA Thailand. Jess Korda Jumps Ahead.

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Jess Korda, USA, jumps ahead of the Honda LPGA Thailand field, recording an amazing -10 under par 62, a new course record for the Siam Country Club Old Course.

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For Jess it was also a personal best, as well as being the Honda LPGA Thailand low scoring tournament record for 36 holes, -16 under par, which gave Jess a four stroke advantage going into the week-end. What is also amazing is that Jess is coming back from some serious surgery;

“It’s awesome. I was just trying to give myself a chance. It was pretty cool, a pretty cool round.”

“I struggle on this course every year, but this year I have a whole new outlook with everything I’m doing.”

“Basically, I had double jaw surgery. I have a couple screws in my face.”

“I still can’t feel anything. No pain at all on the course, just numb. The headaches are gone.”

Brittany Lincicome, USA,  holds second place at -12 under par, a good second round -7 under par 65;

“It was great out there, me, Jess  and Brooke  were doing well and feeding off each other.”

“It’s nice to see the ball going straight and the ball going in since it’s only my second event of the year.”

Minjee Lee, Australia, is third at -11 under par, a second -5 under 67 giving her that position on her own.

Lexi Thompson, USA, has fourth place at -10 under with her second round -4 under 68, while three ladies share fifth at -9 under, Brooke Henderson, Canada, Moriya Jutanugarn, Thailand, and Michelle Wie, USA.

Michelle is aware of the situation;

“I feel like you just have to make birdies to keep up, pars are definitely not good enough.”

 “I’m just trying to keep my head above water.”

Unfortunately Lexi received a two-stroke penalty for moving a temporary immovable obstruction on hole 15 and dipped from -12 to -10 under. Sponsors should be more careful when erecting their advertising signs out on the course.

There was a local rule that the signs had to stay, and a player could take a free drop if they interfered with play. Lexi was in the first cut, which was pretty long, but the ball was sitting up nicely, a drop could put her ball in a bad place. A two shot penalty, no way, I was surprised that she did not receive a penalty for wearing the mini skirt, which surely breached the dress-code.

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Honda LPGA Thailand. 4 Way Tie at the Top.

 

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There is a 4 way tie at the top of the Honda LPGA Thailand after the first round at Siam Country Club Old Course in Thailand. Lexi Thompson and Jessica Korda, USA, Minjee Lee, Australia, and home town girl Moriya Jutanugarn from Thailand share the lead.

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Lexi, Jessica, Minjee and Moriya all recorded first round scores of -6 under par 66 to lead the Honda LPGA Thailand by one shot.

Moriya is trying to become the first lady from Thailand to win this event;

“I had a good start today, it was better than I expected, I just rested this off-season and ate Thai food at home.”

Lexi was happy to get off to a good start here and was very happy with her putter, requiring just 28 on the day;

“I eagled the first hole and then birdied the second and it was great to get off to a good start.”

“This golf course is a lot of just hitting it in the fairway. Once you’re there, it is also about the second shot.”

Minjee also had a good day with the putter;

“I hit it really solid today, I hit a lot of solid putts so I’m pretty happy with today.”

Jessica is returning to golf after some surgery;

“It’s nice, it’s really, really nice, definitely a lot of rest, but it’s just nice to be out there and be able to hit the shots again.”

“I had a strong finish last year, and just kind of cap that off and then start today it’s pretty nice. Started with an eagle, too, and I was like, damn.”

There are six ladies in a tie for second place at -5 under par after rounds of 67. It is a very compacted leaderboard, lets see if someone can break way tomorrow.

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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.

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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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Indy Women In Tech Championship. Lexi Wins

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Lexi Thompson, USA, wins the inaugural  Indy Women In Tech Championship, cruising to a four shot victory at the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course in Indianapolis.

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Lexi carded a third and final round -4 under 68 to win the Indy Women In Tech Championship title, with a -19 under par total. Like all winners at Indy, she took a swig of milk and gave the traditional kiss to the bricks that line the track’s finish line and enjoyed getting behind the wheel for a victory lap around the famed 2.5-mile oval, reaching a top speed of 122 mph.

“I’m very happy that it was me.”

 “It was such a great week overall and it was a huge honor to be here in Indiana to be able to kiss those bricks. Definitely a memory that I’ll never forget.”

Lydia Ko. New Zealand, was second at -15 under par, a mediocre final round of even par 72, blaming a poor putting performance;

“I just wasn’t putting as well as I did the last few days and that makes a huge difference.”

“When you’re in the final round, final group, you kind of want those putts to drop and unfortunately that wasn’t happening for me.”

“Lexi played great, especially down the stretch.”

“She had some 3-, 4-footers for par and bogey and she was able to knock them all in, so it just shows the confidence that she was playing with.”

“But yeah, I had a great time being in this position.”

Third place went to Minjee Lee from Australia, she carded a final round -5 under 67 to get herself into third on her own at -14 under par for the tournament.

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LPGA Volvik Championship. Shanshan Feng Wins.

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Shanshan Feng of China wins the LPGA Volvik Championship.

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Shanshan carded a final round -4 under par 68 to win the LPGA Volvik Championship with a -19 under par tournament total, and a one shot victory;

“I was trying to win the tournament since the start today and I’m glad that I did it.”

“I’m really happy to have this win because I’ve had six wins on the LPGA so far but only two in the U.S.”

“So I’m really happy that I’m not only playing well in Asia but also in the U.S, and very glad that a lot of the Chinese came today to actually come support me.”

Tied in second place, that one shot back at -18 under par, were Minjee Lee, Australia with  a last round -7 under par 65 a great effort. She was joined by Sung Hyun Park, South Korea, with -6 under 66 today.

Minjee tried to make it, and good putting helped her all week;

“I was like ‘oh, I’m four shots behind with like two holes to go.”

“So just tried to play and make as many birdies as I could on the last two holes.”

“I made one.”

“I’m pretty happy with my result, obviously I’m going to come up a little bit short, but still, yeah, I hit it pretty solid all week and I putted pretty well all week.”