LOTTE Championship. Brooke Bounces Back 4 Big Win.

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Brooke Henderson of Canada bounces back for a big four shot win at the LOTTE Championship at Ko Olina Golf Club in Hawaii.

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Brooke & Trophy

Brooke carded a final round -3 under par 69 to won the LOTTE Championship by four shots at -12 under par, making some good putts on the way in;

“The wind conditions were incredible and I think Brit and I did a great job.”

“My sixth win on Tour continues to be a dream come true.”

“Watching Pernilla  win a major was a lot of motivation. She showed a lot of grit and I thought ‘I could do that too’ so I owe a lot to her.”

“Fortunately I was able to overcome the shaky putting at times. I just tried to be calm and relaxed and made a couple really nice putts coming in.”

Azahara Munoz, Spain, was in second  place on her own at -8 under par, a good last round of -5 under 67 elevating her up the leaderboard;

“I’m hitting the ball the best I could remember.”

“I think I’m back to 2014 when I last contended, but I have gone through quite a few health issues.”

“I’m playing really well right now so I’m quite excited to see that.”

Tied in third place, all at -7 under were, Inbee Park, South Korea, a sad last round of even par 72 today, a decent round would have put her at #1 in the World.  Ariya Jutanugarn, Thailand, -3 under 69, and still World #1 Shanshan Feng of China, with her final round -1 under 71.

Shanshan played well using her A game, but does not think about the number one ranking;

“Even though I didn’t win, I brought out my A-game and I’m happy with that.”

“I don’t really think about the No. 1 ranking. Even if I lose it, I know I can get it back with good play.”

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Lotte Championship. Brooke Henderson 36 Hole Lead.

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Brooke Henderson, Canada, has 36 hole lead at the Lotte Championship, at Ko Olina Golf Club in Hawaii, and is still bogey free.

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Brooke Henderson & sister caddie Brittany / getty

Brooke shot -6 under 66 today to lead the Lotte Championship in Hawaii by two strokes after 36 holes.

Brooke is relying on her putting;

“Today was a lot of fun, I got off to a really fast start.”

“I made a lot of clutch par saves to keep the momentum and keep it bogey-free.”

“I feel like I’m in a great spot and I’m hitting the ball really well and I can depend on my putting right now.”

“I’m seeing the lines and I’m really confident with my putter right now.”

“The wind wasn’t as strong early today and there were softer conditions.”

“Fortunately it didn’t rain too hard and it helped with the softness of the course.”

Mo Martin,USA, -5 under 67 today, is tied in second place, two shots back at -8 under par, with Shanshan Feng of China who carded -3 under par 69 in her second round.

Fourth place is shared between Lindy Duncan, USA, -4 under 68 today, Major winner this year Pernilla Lindberg, Sweden, -4 under 68, and Inbee Park, South Korea, -3 under 69.

Ex World #1 Lydia Ko, New Zealand, continues to struggle, making the cut on the number at +3 over par.

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Lotte Championship. Shanshan Feng Leads.

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Shanshan Feng, China leads the Lotte Championship after the first round at  Ko Olina Golf Club in Hawaii.

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Shanshan recorded a first round -5 under par 67 to lead the Lotte Championship on  a windy day in Hawaii;

“A lot of people would be like worrying, thinking `Oh, my God, it’s so windy,.

“I wake up and I’m like, `Yeah, it’s windy.’ That’s why in this kind of situation I still stay patient on the course and still stay with my routine.”

Three ladies were tied in second place with opening rounds of -4 under 68, Brooke Henderson, Canada, Martina Edberg, Sweden, and Haeji Kang of South Korea

Brooke  and her fellow Canadian players Alena Sharp, Anne-Catherine Tanguay, Brittany Marchand and Maude-Aimee Leblanc wore Green and Gold ribbons in memory of those killed in the Saskatchewan bus crash.

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Honda LPGA Thailand. Jubilant Jess Wins.

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A jubilant Jess Korda, USA, wins the Honda LPGA Thailand at Siam Country Club, her first victory since 2015.

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Jess & Trophy / getty

Jess won the  Honda LPGA Thailand title with a final round -5 under par 67, posting a winning total of -25 under par;

“I can’t believe it, today was such a blur, I was just trying to make birdies.”

“I tried to relax, but I was nervous.”

 “This  was my first event my rookie year. I played really, really well this week.”

“It’s incredible, this is my fifth title. Every single one is so special, but this one, this one is really, really cool.”

“Coming in after surgery I didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t know how I was going to be received.”

Lexi Thompson, USA,  shot a last round -8 under 64 to finish tied second with Moriya Jutanugarn from Thailand, both at -21 under par for the tournament.

Lexi will now move up to #2 in the World Rankings, Shanshan Feng, China, will hang on to her World #1 spot, finishing well to be T5 at -17 under par.

Lexi spoke about Jess;

“I don’t think any of us doubt how talented Jessica is.”

“I think it shows coming out after surgery and that few-month break she had how much talent she actually has.”

“She’s a player to always look out for.”

Minjee Lee, from Australia took fourth place at -18 under par with a last round -3 under 69.

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Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, Brittany Defends Her Title.

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The Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic was shortened to 54 holes, with Brittany Lincicome, USA, defending her title, at the very windy Ocean Club Golf Course in the Bahamas.

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Brittany Lincicome

Brittany closed out the wind-swept tournament with a final round -7 under par 66 to win the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic with a 54 hole total of -12 under par, thanking a great performance from her putter;

“I try not to look at the leaderboard so I was just hoping whatever was happening was in my group.”

“I was just trying to keep up with those girls, I played with two great girls today and I knew it was going to be tough and my putter really saved me all day.”

“I made a lot of great par saves and birdies coming in, and I’m just on cloud nine.” 

Wei-Ling Hsu, Taipei, finished in second place at -10 under, a last round  -5 under par 68 giving her that position on her own. A not so good day with the putter;

“My putt today was so great but still miss, like, three short putts coming in.”

Tied in third place at -9 under were Amy Yang, South Korea, -3 under 70 today, and Shanshan Feng, China, with a last round -2 under 71.

Great tournament, shame about the weather.

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Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic. Brooke Leads at Windy Bahamas.

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Brooke Henderson, Canada, leads the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic at a very windy  Ocean Club Golf Course, where the second round still has to be completed.

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Brooke managed to finish her second round with an even par score of 73, to lead the  Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic with a -5 under total;

“It was windy today, and I feel like overall Britt and I did a really good job again, just calculating numbers and negotiating the wind as best we could.”

“There were a couple of bogeys I would like to take back, but having four birdies is really good.”

“Coming out today I wanted to make that par putt I had left on two and try to get my round turned around a little bit.”

 Shanshan Feng, China, is in second place at -4 under par, but still has nine holes left to play in her second round.

Five ladies are the tied in third place at -3 under par; Ryann O’Toole, -4 under 69 today and Danielle Kang, even par 73, have both completed two rounds. Wei-Ling Hsu, Taipei, Lexi Thompson, USA, and Luna Sobron Galmes, Spain, have still to finish their second rounds.

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Blue Bay LPGA. Back 2 Back Wins For Shanshan.

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Shanshan Feng, completed back 2 back wins with victory here in her home country, China winning the title of Blue Bay LPGA champion. With this victory Shanshan is projected to rise to No. 1 in the Rolex Rankings; the first-ever Chinese player, either male or female, to rise to World No. 1.

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Shanshan on her way to #1 / getty

Shanshan carded a final round -2 under par 70, to claim the Blue Bay LPGA title at Jian Lake Blue Bay Golf Club, with a -9 under par total;

“I’m really, really excited and very proud of myself and I think it’s special because I won this tournament to become world No. 1.”

“I finished first in China, so I actually claimed the world No. 1 in front of all the people at home.”

 “I’m really happy about that, and I hope all the Chinese are going to be watching me and the Chinese can play golf.”

“Hopefully there will be more Chinese getting on the tours and more world No. 1’s coming up from China.”

Little Mo Jutanugarn, Thailand, finished second at -8 under par, and agonisingly had chances, but could not get the important putts to drop. She too had a last round -2 under 70;

“I was just trying to give myself a chance.”

“It’s a pretty good chance out there. As long as I try to give myself a chance, I think it’s a pretty good thing to do.”

“Of course everybody is cheering for her. I mean, Shanshan is a great player, and very happy for her that she played really solid.”

 “I mean, she had a really good week in her home country, which is really cool.”

Four ladies were tied in third place with -4 under par totals, Meghan Khan, -4 under 68 today, and Jess Korda, -1 under 71, both ladies from the USA. They were joined by Ashleigh Buhai, South Africa, +1 over par 73, and World number one Sung Hyun Park, South Korea, who even par for the day.

 

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