Blue Bay LPGA. Sei Young Kim Wins.

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Sei Young Kim from South Korea wins the Blue Bay LPGA tournament at Jian Lake Blue Bay Golf Course, in China.

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Sei Young rolled in a birdie putt on the last hole to win the Blue Bay LPGA title. A final round of -2 under par 70 gave the victory on that score and avoid a play-off that would have included Kim Kaufman, Candie Kung and Stacy Lewis, who all finished the tournament at -1 under par.

Sei Young picked up her third victory this season, and said she could not believe it. She has matched Lydia Ko’s three victories (in 2014) in their respective rookie seasons;

“I couldn’t believe it.”

“Yeah, Stacy Lewis was my idol.”

“She is one of my favorite players, so I’m very honored to play with her.”

“But I win, she still is my idol.”

“As soon as I saw this course, I realised it was my type of layout and really wanted to win, so I am very happy right now.”

The top four on the leaderboard were the only ladies to finish the tournament under par. Kim, who was -3 under today, Stacy -2, and Candie a -1 under par final round, all tied in second place just one shot off the pace at -1.

Sandra Gal, Xi Yu Lin and Alena Sharp ended tied for fifth on +3 over par, while World number one Lydia Ko played the weekend  -4 under par, after a terrible start to this tournament, finished T8 at +4 over.

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.

 LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship

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.




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There are two ladies tied at the top of the LPGA Keb Hana Bank Championship, Lydia Ko is joined by Sung Hyun Park at the end of day 3 in South Korea.

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Lydia had a strange -3 under par 69 third round, which included two bogey’s and a double to post her -13 under par total, while Sung Hyun carded a -5 under 67 to join her at the top of the LPGA Keb Hana Bank Championship leaderboard with the same total.

Lydia explained that the first bogey, on eleven was the catalyst of her collapse, and tomorrow it will be good putting that will get her into the winners circle;

“I thought I hit the ball pretty good until the shot on 11, pushed it on 12. I think that the 11th hole was a turning point where I started not hitting the ball very good.”

“On the front nine, I thought I put myself in good position.”

“I thought it was an okay ball-striking day. You know, it wasn’t fantastic, but it was still playable.”

“I think that when you do hit those missed shots, you kind of have to pray to get a good lie in the rough or get a little fortunate.”

“I think the winner tomorrow will probably be holing a lot of putts. I think putting is the most important thing.”

“You may miss the fairway, but to put yourself in good position and hole out the birdie or a good par save, I think that’s the crucial thing about being in that winner’s circle.”

Sung Hyun had never considered winning, but now her chances have gone up, and she is already proud of her achievement so far in her first LPGA Tour event;

“To be really honest, I don’t think I ever really thought about winning, and so I wasn’t really confident coming into this week.”

“I was more worried and nervous, but I’m quite proud of myself. So I think that would explain how I feel.”

“I think my chances of winning have gone up significantly higher today, and so it’s actually a great honor for me to start in the leaders group tomorrow.”

“And this is my first LPGA championship, so I’m actually very pleased and it’s a great honor. But I’m sure as all of you all know, golf is a very unpredictable sport, so I think I still have to give my best every hole tomorrow.”

Mirim Lee and Lexi Thompson share third place, both just one shot back at -12 under par.  Mirim with a -3 under par 69 third round and Lexi -5 under 67.

They are followed by Moriya Jutanugarn and Yoon-Ji Cho, both at -11 under par.

It is a very congested leaderboard with six players within three shots of the lead starting the final round tomorrow. Lydia must be ruing those four dropped shots today.

LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship. Lydia Comes From Seven Back to Lead.

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Lydia Ko comes from seven shots back to lead the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship in South Korea.

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An amazing bogey free -7 under par 65 second round for a -10 under total has taken World #2 Lydia Ko to the top of the  LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship leaderboard, coming from seven strokes back at the start of play today.

Lydia spoke about trying to catch someone who has gone low;

“When a player shoots 10-under, 7-under, 8-under, whatever, they had a great day and all you can do is play good golf yourself and just think about it, one shot at a time and see the closer you are to the leader, or if you’re leading, the earlier, the better.”

“Because if you are leading, you’ve got time where you can expand the lead and give yourself a little bit of breathing room I think.”

“I think I put myself in good position, but the weekend is where they say people try to go up the leaderboard.”

“I’m just going to focus on one shot at a time tomorrow and just focus on my game, because I know there’s going to be a lot of great golf from a lot of great players.”

Lexi Thompson is in second place at -9 under par, her -5 under 67 included one bogey, she was full of admiration for Lydia’s effort, even comparing her to the man upstairs;

“It is amazing to see.”

“I played with Lydia a lot on the LPGA Tour, and even since she was younger in the Australian Masters and Australian Open, and I knew she was going to be a great talent coming up the first time I ever played with her.”

“Just goes to show, she has an overall very strong game, not many weakness, great ball-striker, kind of sneaky long and putts it and chips it like God.”

Two South Korean’s share third place, both on -8 under par, Yoo-Ji Cho, -4 under 68 today, and yesterdays runaway leader Sung Hyun Park, who followed her opening round -10 under 62 with a very sad +2 over par 74, she spoke to reporters afterwards;

“I think it would be a lie to say that I didn’t feel any pressure because of the record that I had set yesterday.”

“But as I mentioned yesterday, I was very satisfied with my play yesterday, and I did, as I also mentioned earlier, expect one of the days to be a bit rough or not go my way.”

“So I’m trying to get over it today.”

World #1 Inbee Park is not playing too well on home soil, carding an even par 72 in the second round leaving her way down the table at -3 under overall.


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.

 LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship

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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.



The Presidents Cup. Team USA Wins, By Just One Shot.

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In a fantastic final day at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in South Korea Team USA wins The Presidents Cup, by just one point over the Internationals.

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In a fitting end to this tournament Team USA Captain Jay Haas watched his son, Bill, hold on to a one shot lead coming up the 18th, to win The Presidents Cup, by one point, 15.5 to 14.5.

Bill spoke about the pressure playing the 18th, for the team win;

“That was the hardest position I’ve been in on the golf course in my career.”

His father, Jay was happy for Bill, and the Team;

“I’m so happy for the team, when we put Bill out 12th, we had no idea that was going to happen.”

“I’m just proud of all of them. Couldn’t even have dreamt this. I just feel happy for the guys.”

The International side got singles victories from Adam Scott, Hideki Matsuyama, Steven Bowditch, Marc Leishman and Branden Grace.

Branden  played and won in all five games, and joins Shigeki Maruyama (1998) as the only two International team players to earn five points in a single Presidents Cup. That 1998 competition remains the International team’s lone victory in the 21-year-old competition.

International Team captain Nick Price praised his team for their effort;

“I just had a feeling it was going to come down to one of the last two games.”

“I’m just so proud of my team, they bonded and I’m so proud, irrelevant of the outcome. We put on a show this week. Golf was the victor this week, that’s for sure.”

Sunday Singles Results


USA Score Internationals
Patrick Reed Halved Louis Oosthuizen
Rickie Fowler 6&5 Adam Scott*
Dustin Johnson* 2&1 Danny Lee
J.B. Holmes 1 Up Hideki Matsuyama*
Bubba Watson Halved Thongchai Jaidee
Jimmy Walker 2 Up Steven Bowditch*
Phil Mickelson 5&4 Charl Schwartzel
Chris Kirk 1 Up Anirban Lahiri
Jordan Spieth 1 Up Marc Leishman*
Zach Johnson 3&2 Jason Day
Matt Kuchar 2&1 Branden Grace*
Bill Haas 2 Up Sangmoon Bae

The Presidents Cup. USA Keeps 1 Point Lead On Day 3.

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The USA Team keeps 1 point lead at the end of day 3 in The Presidents Cup at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in South Korea, 9.5 to 8.5.

On a day packed with drama, a big win for Sangmoon Bae and Hideki Matsuyama in the afternoon Four-Ball, 6-5 over Chris Kirk and Jimmy Walker.

For the Americans Jordan Spieth won in both the morning and afternoon sessions.

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Now it is all down to the singles, what a great day of golf is waiting for us tomorrow. All those doubters who say The Presidents Cup competition will not last have obviously not witnessed the passion of the crowd here.


Patrick Reed
Rickie Fowler
3 & 2


Louis Oosthuizen
Branden Grace
Bubba Watson
J.B. Holmes

Adam Scott
Marc Leishman
Bill Haas
Matt Kuchar

Sangmoon Bae
Hideki Matsuyama

Dustin Johnson
Jordan Spieth
1 UP

Jason Day
Charl Schwartzel



J.B. Holmes
Bubba Watson
1 UP


Louis Oosthuizen
Branden Grace

Phil Mickelson
Zach Johnson
3 & 2

Adam Scott
Anirban Lahiri
Jimmy Walker
Chris Kirk
6 & 5


Sangmoon Bae
Hideki Matsuyama

Patrick Reed
Jordan Spieth
3 & 2

Jason Day
Charl Schwartzel