Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia. Amy Yang Leads.

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Amy Yang, from South Korea, leads the Sime Derby LPGA at TPC Kuala Lumpur, East Course.

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Amy had a first round -8 under par 63 to lead the Sime Derby LPGA, and said she likes playing in Southeast Asia;

“I don’t know why, but I do enjoy Southeast Asia. I’d rather play in this weather than cold weather.”

“A lot of golf to play the next three days, so just going to keep being simple.”

Marina Alex is second, a first round -6 under par 65 keeping her in touch with the leader, with a great putting display;

“I putted great.”

“Obviously anyone who shoots a low number is going to say they putted well.”

“I just worked a little bit on it yesterday and I just for whatever reason, the stuff that I was working on really felt good on the course and I holed a bunch of putts.”

“Some are 20 to 30-footers, so it was really nice to see some long putts go in the hole.”

Six ladies are tied in third place at -5 under par, Michelle Wie, Mo Martin, Azahara Munoz, Jenny Shin, Shanshan Feng and Suzann Pettersen.

World number one Lydia Ko, after suddenly dumping longtime caddie, Jason Hamilton,  managed only an even par 71, to be T 30.

Lydia stated;

“I think sometimes change is a good thing.”



LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship. Play-Off Win For Carlota

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There was a play-off win for Carlota Ciganda at the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship on the Sky 72 Golf & Country Club, Ocean Course in South Korea.

LPGA KEB-Hana Bank Championship - Day 4 : News Photo

1st time winner Carlota Ciganda / getty

This win was Carlota’s maiden LPGA Tour victory, and a come from behind win.

Carlotta carded -2 under par 70 in the final round to post a club house lead at -10 under par. Alison Lee could not hang on to her three shot lead, at the start of play, scoring a miserable +3 over par 75 in the last round, but it did get her into the play-off.

Carlota made birdie at the first play-off hole, the par five 18th, Alison could only post par, pushing her back into second place.

Tied in third place were Shanshan Feng, -2 under 70 today, and Min-Sun Kim, -1 under 71, both ladies had -8 under par totals.

Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship. Ha Na Hangs On To Win.


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Ha Na Jang hangs on in Taipei to win the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship, at Miramar Golf & Country Club.

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Ha Na Jang / getty

 Ha Na took nine more shots to complete the final round a 71, than she needed yesterday in the second, 62. But it was still good enough to win the Taiwan LPGA Championship with a -17 under par total, a one shot victory;

“I was like nervous every hole, Shanshan really good play today.”

She make birdie hole No. 15; chip in. It’s like, Oooo, awesome. Like that.”

“After 15 hole I am very nervous, but I am trying talk about myself just be patient. Just you play. Don’t think about other player. Just play.”

“That’s why I got very nervous. And then I’m just simple every hole because weather is just so bad.”

“And then just keep going the fairway and the green. That’s why great score, too. Really happy today. Thank you.”

“Yesterday my agent and all the people text me say just try small celebration. Please just you try it.”

“That’s why I got try a little more small one. But I think it’s really good.”

“Celebration is a little small but looks like a little bigger. It’s like dancing, I like it, I like it like that. So happy, right?”

Chasing the leader down was Shanshan Feng, a last round -6 under par  66, the low round of the day, came so close, finishing in second place with her -16 under par total, a great effort on her part.

Hyo Joo Kim, -3 under 69 today and Brooke Henderson, -2 under 70 tied for third place at -10 under par.

Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship. Happy Ha Na Has Control.

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Happy Ha Na Jang has control over the Fubon LPGA Championship and will take a six stroke lead into the final round tomorrow at Miramar Golf & Country Club in Taiwan.

Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship

Ha Na Jang / getty

Ha Na  posted a fabulous -10 under par 62 in the third round of the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship, posting a 54 hole total of -16 under par, and was surprised at how easy it was in the difficult conditions;

“Really surprise my play because weather so bad on the back nine.”

 “But just be patient every hole. Just simple my thinking. Just thinking hitting the flag and the hitting the fairway and really good score.”

Shanshan Feng is in second place at -10 under par, she carded -5 under 67 today, but realistically has no chance of catching the leader tomorrow, unless she can shoot 62 herself in the final round;

“I would say overall the first few days I’ve done well. In the past three weeks I’ve had some very good tournaments.”

 “So I’m just happy that I can keep on with my good condition. Somebody shot 62 today. Maybe I’ll shoot 62 tomorrow.”

Third place belongs to Hee Young Park at -9 under par, she had -3 under par 69 today.

World number one and defending champion Lydia Ko has no chance of retaining her title, -3 under 69 today gives her a -4 under total, 12 shots off the pace.

Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship. Ha Na Jang & Hee Young Park Share Lead.


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Ha Na Jang & Hee Young Park share the 36 hole lead at the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship at Miramar Golf & Country Club in Taiwan.

Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship

Ha Na Jang & Hee Young Park / getty

Ha Na, and Hee Young both completed consecutive rounds of -3 under par 69 to lead the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship at -6 under par for 36 holes.

It was very difficult conditions today and Ha Na spoke about it in interview after her round today;

“I mean, this week is more like just be patient is very important, because weather is so bad and the golf condition so bad, too.”

 “That’s why I’m just hitting fairway, the green. Very important this week, yep, this weather, this score.”

Hee Young said more or less the same thing, it was all about the weather today, but was pleased with an improvement in her putting;

“Today always difficult with wind and I have to every single shot really careful and more think about. Makes more tired.”

“So hard to focusing end of the hole, so that’s why I tried to; it is my opinion , not much smile and keep calm until finish.”

 “You know what? I improved my putting, so I had confidence from putting.”

“I think that came from the confidence. Even released my whole shot. That’s why I think I hit it more aggressive and more had confidence.”

So Yeon Ryu, -4 under par 68 today, Shanshan Feng, -3 under 69, Lee-Anne Pace, -2 under 70 and Brooke Henderson , -1 under 71 sit one shot off the lead at -5 under par for the tournament in a tie for third place.

World number one, and defending champion Lydia Ko could only manage +1 over par 73, but is still in touch at -1 under, five shots off the pace.

Reignwood LPGA Classic. I.K. Kim Wins With An Eagle.


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An Eagle on 15 set up I.K. Kim for her Reignwood LPGA Classic win at Pine Valley Golf Club in China.

Reignwood LPGA Classic

I.K. Kim. /getty

I.K. shot a final round -7 under par 63, to post the winning score of -24 under par at the Reignwood LPGA Classic.

I.K. was delighted with her win, and her Eagle on 15, and also spoke about the bogey on 9;

“I feel good that I was able to play how I wanted to play, you know? Even the result, I really try not to focus on result so much.”

“Then I wouldn’t be able to perform the way I wanted.”

 “I chose to play my game and kind of paid off, I guess. Really didn’t aim to win it.”

“But actually, I mean, who knows? I can control my game. I can’t control anyone else’s game.”

”I think the 15 was really big, too. I wasn’t sure go for it or not go for it. I felt like today I really played with everything I got. I didn’t really pull back.”

“Even No. 9 I felt was right club, so, yeah, I think I managed.”

“I played aggressively, which I had to on this golf course. And especially back nine I knew that everybody was going to score, so I wanted to do the same thing.”

M.J. Hur finished in second place, just one shot back at -23 under par, a last round -3 under 70 not quite enough, three bogey’s in her first four holes dented her aspirations of winning;

“The problem was I start today’s round with two bogeys on first two holes, which is very frustrating.”

 “But I made four birdies on final five so I’m pretty satisfied with my round today.“

M.J.  was also the winner of the $50,000 prize in this year’s Red Bull Final Five Challenge;

“I’m definitely happy.”

“So exciting to play those five holes, like short par-5 and short par-5, chance to eagle.”

“So I made two eagles on second round. Anyway, it was very exciting. It was good experience.”

Defending champion Mirim Lee was third at -22 under par, a final round -5 under 68 completed a South Korean clean sweep of the top three positions on the leaderboard.

China’s number one player Shanshan Feng, -4 under 69 and Canada’s Brooke Henderson, -2 under 71, tied for fourth place at -21 under.


Reignwood LPGA Classic. M.J. Hur Leads after 54 Holes.


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M.J. Hur leads the Reignwood LPGA Classic after 54 holes at Pine Valley Golf Club in China.

 Reignwood LPGA Classic

M.J. Hur / getty

MJ, from South Korea carded a bogey free third round -6 under par 67 to lead the Reignwood LPGA Classic by just one shot at -20 under par, going into the final round tomorrow.

M.J. does not worry about the winning score, she just wants to follow her game plan. She spoke about playing alongside Brooke and Shanshan today;

“I think nobody knows about the winning score for this year, so I just want to set my goal and try to get it.”

“After that I can think about it.”

“They both are my favorite player on the tour, so I just want to enjoy the game with them.”

“Actually it’s hard to enjoy with them. Try to enjoy, yeah, that game with them.”

Brooke Henderson, of Canada, is in second place, at -19 under par because she sadly messed up the final hole today, carding par on the par five 18th, while the leader got a birdie. She still carded a good bogey free third round of -5 under par 68.

Brooke also lipped out a birdie putt on the par three 17th;

“I think when you finish like that it does give you a little bit more excitement looking forward to tomorrow.”

 “Especially being the final round. Really looking forward to it.”

Shanshan Feng, the favorite from China, Mirim Lee, the defending champion from South Korea and I.K. Kim also from South Korea, all share third place at -17 under par.

Shanshan scored -4 under 69 today, Mirim posted -7 under 66, which included a bogey, and I.K. -5 under 68.