Volvik Championship. Minjee Lee Leads After 54 Holes.

White Dragon Golf

Minjee Lee, Australia, leads the Volvik Championship after 54 holes at  Travis Pointe County Club, after a rain delay of 2 hours and 11 minutes.

Volvik Championship

Minjee Lee / getty

Minjee took control of the Volvik Championship with a bogey free third round -4 under 68, and will take a two-stroke advantage into the final round tomorrow with a -12 under par tournament total;

“I had a pretty solid day today, made no bogeys, four birdies on the card, which is pretty solid for today.”

“I think just keeping it in play was pretty important today.” 

Four ladies are then tied in second place, all at -10 under for the championship, Stacy Lewis, USA, -5 under pa r 67 today, I.K. Kim, South Korea, also -5 under 67, Jodi Ewart Shadoff, England, -3 under 69, and Lindy Duncan, USA, -3 under 69.

Stacy is going to hang around and see what happens;

“This golf course, you can shoot a number. You can shoot 6 or 7-under, but you can also play pretty good and shoot even par.”

“So you’ve just got to get runs like I did there at the end of the day and just keep hanging around and post a number and see what happens.”

 “That’s what wins these things. Excited to be in the hunt.”

Lindy has been working on a swing change;

“I’m just hitting more greens I would say, and then my wedge game improved a lot over the off season.”

“The front nine was solid, birdied the par fives and had three good par saves on 10, 11, 12, so that was pretty much a good round.”

white dragon golf Get In The HOLE, E-Book Putting Manual on Amazon White Dragon Golf



CME Group Tour Championship. Four-Way Tie at the Top.

White Dragon Golf

There is a four-way tie at the top of the CME Group Tour Championship leaderboard after 54 holes at Tiburón Golf Club in Florida.  Kim Kaufman, Michelle Wie, Ariya Jutanugarn and Suzann Pettersen share the honor as Sung Hyun Park falters.

CME Group Tour Championship

Kim Kaufman, Michelle Wie, Ariya Jutanugarn and Suzann Pettersen / getty

Kim, USA, with a bogey free -8 under pr 64, Michelle, USA, -6 under 66, Ariya,Thailand, -5 under 67 and Suzann, Norway, -3 under 69, all share the top of the CME Group Tour Championship leaderboard at -10 under par @CMEGroupLPGA

Michelle ran out of gas playing in six tournaments in a row;

“Basically, I mean, I’ll never play six weeks in a row again.”

“And I told my caddie if I ever want to play six weeks again, just punch me in the face.”

The top four are followed closely by a group of seven ladies at -9 under par, which includes yesterday’s leader Sung Hyun Park, who slipped back today scoring +3 over par 75.

Sung said she just needs to focus

“Keeping my focus will be key.”

Stacy Lewis is in the -9 under group and is now enjoying golf after her first win for some time;

“It was just so much more relaxed going to a tournament, not necessarily dreading it.”

“You’re excited to be there, excited to have a chance to win.”

“Just renewed the love for golf a little bit and the enjoyment of competing.”

white dragon golf Get In The HOLE, E-Book Putting Manual on Amazon White Dragon Golf

Portland Classic. Stacy Donates Winnings to Houston.

White Dragon Golf 

Stacy Lewis donates her Portland Classic winnings to the City of Houston.

Portland Classic

Stacy Lewis / getty

Stacy, USA won the Portland Classic with a final round -3 under 69 to clinch the title by one shot at -20 under par. Stacy’s husband is  head coach of women’s golf at the University of Houston, and he showed up to support her;

“I’m more relieved just knowing that I can pull the shots off when I need to.”

“I knew I could win, but it’s always hard, there are great players on this tour.”

“I was fine until he showed up and then I started crying. But just have to him here and have him support me, you know, the last two and a half three years has been really hard. It’s been really frustrating at times.”

“You go through all the emotions of finishing second when sometimes it’s your fault and sometimes it’s not, and things just don’t have seem to ever go your way and you get really frustrated at times.”

 “He went through all of that with me, and it was probably as hard on him as it was on me. So just to have him here and get to share the win with him was pretty special.”

Charging hard not far behind was In Gee Chun, South Korea, who finished in second place at -19 under par, with a last bogey free round -6 under 66;

“I made another bogey-free round, and then I think it was great round today.”

“Stacy play was good, too. I really enjoy play with Stacy.”

“I know Stacy have a little hard time before, so I want to give to her big congratulations. And then that’s it. I want to try and keep going.”

Two ladies tied in third place at -14 under par, Brittany Altomare, USA, -3 under 69 today, and Moriya Jutanugarn, Thailand, with her last round of even par 72.

Brittany was very happy to put four good rounds together;

“I feel like I had had a few good tournaments where I was playing well, but like didn’t quite capitalize on one round which kept me out of the top 10 by like a shot or two.”

“It was nice to string together four good rounds.”

white dragon golfWhite Dragon Golf

Get in the HOLE, E-Book from Amazon

Portland Classic. Stacy Streaks Ahead.

White Dragon Golf 

Stacy Lewis, USA, streaks ahead in the third round of the Portland Classic aColumbia Edgewater Country Club.

Stacy Lewis prepares to tee off on the 5th hole during the third round of the LPGA Cambia Portland Classic

Stacy Lewis / getty

Stacy shot -7 under par 65 in the third round of the Portland Classic, and will take a three shot lead into the final round tomorrow, with a -17 under par total.

Stacy has been staying calm, very unlike her;

“I’ve been motivated for one, but I’ve just been extremely calm.”

“Anybody who has seen me play knows that’s not normally me.”

“There has just been a calmness about me this week. I haven’t worried about anything and just played really solid.”

Moriya Jutanugarn, Thailand, is in second place, her third round of -6 under 66 giving her that place on her own at -14 under par, the putter starting to work well;

“I put myself in pretty good position. Like just kind of being patient and seeing where I should put it on the green. “

“Then I just started to make the putt, like the ball just drop.”

“Back nine just a little rough sometimes. I still hit a good shot, but sometime it doesn’t really go like what I want. But still, I think I hit it pretty good.”

In Gee Chun, South Korea, has third place, with a -13 under total, a third round -3 under 69 just about keeping her in sight of the leader, patience and a good putter the key;

“I want to try keep patient and same, so just now I think everything is very well, so I want to keep same tomorrow.“

“I think I had a lot of solid shot on the course; much better than yesterday.”

 “I think putter was good, too. Just slightly missed the hole. I want to try keep patient tomorrow.”

white dragon golfWhite Dragon Golf

Get in the Hole, E-Book


Portland Classic. Three-Way Tie at the Top.

White Dragon Golf 

There is a three-way tie at the top of the Portland Classic leaderboard after 36 holes at Columbia Edgewater Country Club. Brooke Henderson. Canada, Stacy Lewis, USA, and first round leader In Gee Chun from South Korea.

Portland Classic

Stacy In Gee and Brooke / getty

Brooke, -5 under 7 today, Stacy, -8  under 64, and In Gee, -4 under 68 are all at the top of the Portland Classic leaderboard at -10 under par for the half-way stage.

Stacy, with the low round of the day, was happy with the greens in the morning, the ball rolled better;

“The golf course was softer this morning; the greens rolled a lot better; and then my swing felt a lot better.”

“Kind of found something after the round yesterday;  obviously felt a lot better out there.”

“Felt like really any hole I could make birdie on.”

 “The goal to start the week, was to take a big check home, ( for the donation to Houston) that’s still the goal. Now I’m in a good spot to do that.”

Brooke would like to continue with her momentum;

“It was just a little bit up and down today. I made a lot of birdies and an eagle, which is awesome.”

“Although I made a couple bogeys that I would like to take off the card for the next few days.”

“Overall I feel like I have a solid game plan, and any time I’m in double digits after two days I’m really happy.”

“Just try and continue that trend over the next two days.”

In Gee likes everything, the course and the people;

“I really like this course, also the spectators are so kind here.” 

Another three ladies are tied in fourth place, two shots back at -8 under par, Jodi Ewart Shadoff, England, -5 under 67 today, Ai Miyazato, Japan, -5 under 67 and Moriya Jutanugarn from Thailand, with her -3 under 69 second round.

white dragon golfWhite Dragon Golf

Get in the Hole, E-Book

Cambia Portland Classic. In Gee Chun 1st Round Leader.

White Dragon Golf

In Gee Chun, South Korea,  is the  1st round leader of the Cambia Portland Classic at Columbia Edgewater Country Club.

Cambria Portland Classic

In Gee Chun / getty

In Gee shot a Portland Classic 1st round -6 under par 66, in her debut at this tournament,  to top the leaderboard by just one shot;

“Coming here everyone said the course is really good. I agreed. I like big trees. It’s amazing.”

 “Greens are very consistent and really good condition. I was confident on the course.”

Tied in second place at -5 under par, after their opening rounds of 67 are;  Nasa Hataoka, Japan, Nicole Broch Larsen, Denmark, Cindy LaCrosse and  Cheyenne Woods, USA,  Moriya Jutanugarn, Thailand, and two-time defending Champion from Canada, Brooke Henderson.

Brooke also likes tree-lined courses;

“I think it just suits my eye. I love tree-lined courses, and it’s so green everywhere you look. The grass is very lush, and I love that.”

“Just playing here I have so many incredible memories from two years ago, and last year, and I just try to feed of the energy and adrenaline that I felt over the past couple years.”

Moriya likes this course, saying it is really nice;

“It’s always very nice to come back on this golf course.”

 “It’s just like a different style. Just more like old-style and different than other, but it’s really nice.”

Broch has had her coach around, and intends to work hard;

“It’s a new week so everything can happen.”

“I had my coach here in the practice days. He’s leaving tomorrow.”

“It’s been really nice having him here and kind of continue the work we started in my two off weeks. I’m just trying to do my things and try to work hard.”

There are another ten ladies another shot back at -4 under par, so it will be a close game all week.

Stacy Lewis, -2 under 70 today will  donate 100 percent of her winnings from this week’s event to the flood relief efforts in Houston;

“I just saw different people doing things with birdies and all that. I just, I don’t know, wanted to do something that was going to make a difference. Just said, why not?”

 “There are so many bad things going on there. It’s not just about this week. It’s going to be going on for a long time.”

“The more help we can get down there the better.”

white dragon golfWhite Dragon Golf

Get in the Hole, E-Book

Ladies Scottish Open. Karrie Webb Leads.

White Dragon Golf

Karrie Webb, Australia, leads the Ladies Scottish Open with a wonderful first round at  Dundonald Links in Scotland.

Ladies Scottish Open

Karrie Webb / getty

Karrie defied the blustery conditions at Dundonald Links to post a Ladies Scottish Open first round score of -7 under par 65, to lead by one shot;

“I sort of really hung in there through the front nine and made a nice birdie on nine to turn at one-under, and then just really started swinging at it well and hitting it quite close and had some good birdie chances and made the most of them,” 

“I did start to hit some good shots, and I just kept telling myself to just keep going. “

“When you make a few birdies, not to just go into the mode of holding on.”

“I felt like I was swinging it pretty well and seeing the reads well and hitting solid putts. I was just tell myself just to keep going and make as many birdies as I could.”

Cristie Kerr, USA, holds second place, that one shot back at -6 under, after her opening  bogey free effort of 66 in the worst of the weather in the morning rounds;

“The score added up really well, but it was tough to stand over the shots and be able to execute.”

“It’s never easy here, so I’m very pleased with the score.”

“I hit the ball in the areas I was trying to hit it in and made some putts as well. It was a great day. It’s never easy here and you can never take anything for granted.”

Third place, at -3 under par is shared between, Stacy Lewis, USA, Inbee Park and Sei Young Kim, South Korea, with Pornanong Phatlum, Thailand, and Lina Boqvist, Sweden.

No problem with dress code here, everyone was dressed up warm, with long pants.

Ladies Scottish Open

Completely covered Michelle / getty