Portland Classic. Hannah Green Shoots 63 To Lead.

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Hannah Green of Australia shoots a second round 63 to lead the Portland Classic after 36 holes at the Columbia Edgewater Country Club, Macan Course, in Oregon.

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In a day of low scoring Hannah’s -9 under 63 was not the best round of the day, although it keeps her at the top of the Portland Classic leaderboard with a -17 under total, a five stroke advantage over the field after 36 holes;

“I just don’t want to get too ahead of myself.”

“Obviously this is quite new to me, shooting such low scores back-to-back.”

“I want to make sure I continue to do the same things and don’t get too disappointed if I don’t back it up with another solid round. Going to keep the same game plan.”

Sei Young Kim, carded a new course record -11 under par 61 to be tied in second place, at -12 under par, with Sung Hyun Park, who signed for a second round -7 under 65, both ladies from South Korea,

Sei Young said chasing numbers had not helped her golf;

“I got too many numbers. I need a number, a lot of number, but I realize it’s not helping my golf.”

“So I told (caddie) Paul, just give me one number. I’m just going to hit the pin. “That’s the only one way. So we did a great job today.”

Another low round came from Sarah Schmeizel, USA, who recorded a second round -10 under par 62, to be T8 at that -10 under score.

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Womens British Open. Hinako Holds Top Spot.

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Hinako Shibuno of Japan, in her very first Major tournament, the Womens British Open, holds top spot after 54 Holes at Woburn Golf Club In England.

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Hinako carded a third round -5 under par 67 to lead the Womens British Open by two shots at -14 under, giving her a two shot advantage going into the final round tomorrow, she spoke via an interpreter;

 “I was pretty upset after the three-putt bogey on the ninth, but after the second shot on the 10th hole, I was able to bring myself back.”

“It’s definitely exceeding my expectations. I came here wanting to make the cut, so right now I feel like I’m doing something incredible.”

36 hole leader Ashleigh Buhai from South Africa, wilted under the pressure of Hinako and could only post a third round score of even par 72, but is in second place at -12 under, a three putt bogey unsettled her;

“I made a great sand save on 14 and then a bogey on 16, but I hit some good shots on 17 and 18, which steadied me out. I think it helps being two behind because there’s not as much pressure.”

Sung Hyun Park, South Korea, has third spot, three shots back at -11 under par following her third round -4 under par 68.

Jin Young Ko, South Korea, – 4 under 68 today, with Lizette Salas. -2 under 70, and Morgan Pressel. -6 under 66, both ladies from the USA, are all sharing fourth spot at -11 under par.

Top placed England players are Bronte Law, still bogey free for the tournament and Charley Hull, both -2 under today and both T7, with Carlota Ciganda from Spain, all at -9 under for the competition.

Bronte made some good putts;

“I hit some good putts on the front nine and wasn’t really holing anything and I said, gosh, I could be a couple under on the front nine, so if I hit it as good as I hit it on the front nine and make a couple putts, I’ll do well.”

“I think the fact that I haven’t had any dropped shots is going to help me, if I can continue that tomorrow and start to hole some putts, then I think that I can really rely on the fact that I’m playing solid golf and hopefully I can get a low one tomorrow.”

Charley is just having fun out there;

 “Just going to go out there and have fun. Treat it like another day at the office and pretend I’m out there with my friends playing golf.”

“I’m hitting it well. I’m putting well and I’ve just got to be confident tomorrow.”

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Womens British Open. Ashleigh Buhai Has 1st Round Lead.

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Ashleigh Buhai of South Africa has the1st round lead in the Womens British Open at Woburn Golf Club in England.

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Ashleigh shot an opening round -7 under par 65 to lead the Womens British Open by one stroke at Woburn Golf Club;

Obviously I’m really chuffed to get in at seven under.”

“I lipped out on my first hole for birdie, holed a good putt on my second, and on the third, I actually hit it in the right rough, had to punch it out, but a good bounce, rolled up to like four-feet, so we’ll take that one and then I just played really steady.”

“I hit a bit of a wobble in the middle of my round, and to finish with three birdies and come in strong.

“I had a goal when I saw the lead was six to get to seven, so I holed like a thirty footer on the 16th hole and that got me to seven, so very happy.”

Two ladies are then tied in second place at -6 under par after first rounds of 66, Danielle Kang, USA, and  Hinako Shibuno of Japan.

Woburn Golf Club member Charley Hull, England, Sung Hyun Park, South Korea, Megan Khang, USA and Moriya Jutanugarn of Thailand are all tied for fourth place at -5 under par following rounds of 67,

JIn Young Ko, winner of last weeks Major has a chance to join a very small group of players who have won three Majors in one season, this being the last one for this year;

“If I win again this week, it is really a great honor to my family.”

 “If I win this week, it’s the second Korean player to win three majors in a year. It would be a great honor to join Inbee Park”

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Evian Championship. Hyo-Joo Kim Moves Ahead.

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Hyo-Joo Kim of South Korea moves ahead of the pack on day three of the Evian Championship, finishing just before a thunder storm struck and the heavens opened.

Hyo Joo Kim of Korea plays a shot on the first hole during day 3 of the Evian ChampionshipHyo-Joo / getty

Hyo-Joo carded a third round -6 under par 65 to take a one stroke lead in the Evian Championship with a -15 under total at Evian Resort Golf Club in France. She won this Major tournament in 2014;

“I definitely have good memories of this tournament because of my win.”

“Today was really fun to play with Sung Hyun and Mi Hyang, players that I have known for really, really long time.”

“I think that helped to be comfortable. We were sharing food and just talking together.”

“When I won in 2014, I was a little bit nervous. It seems like this year I’m in the same position.”

“Obviously winning is on my mind a lot, but I’ve won before, and so that will help my confidence for tomorrow. I just need to be focused, and it would be really nice if I played well tomorrow.”

The top of the leaderboard is still all South Korean, with Sung Hyun Park, -5 under 66 today sitting in second place at -14 under par;

“I’m satisfied with the way I played the first three rounds. I think that my putts are getting better.”

 “Of the three days, I think today was the best day with my shots.”

Jin Young Ko, -5 under 66 today and Inbee Park, -2 under 69, are sharing third place at -11 under par.

Keeping the South Korean theme going Mi Hyang Lee, with a third round of even par 71, is tied in fifth spot at -10 under with Shanshan Feng from China.

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Evian Championship. Mi Hyang Lee Leads.

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Mi Hyang Lee of South Korea leads the Evian Championship after two rounds at the Evian Resort Golf Club in France.

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Mi Hyang shot a second round -4 under par 67, despite carding a double bogey on the 9th, to take the Evian Championship lead after 36 holes at -10 under par, before play was suspended for  while because of the threat of lightning.

South Korean ladies dominate the leaderboard with  Sung Hyun Park,-5 under 66 today,  Inbee Park, -3 under 68 and Hyo Joo Kim with her bogey free second round of -7 under par 64, are all sharing second place at -9 under par.

Hyo Koo was obviously very happy with her score today;

“Overall I’m really happy with my score, I honestly did not know how low I shot until I was finished.”

“I didn’t know I went bogey-free until after the round.”

“There were a lot of situations where I could have bogeyed, but I kept thinking to do my best. It helped that what my putter was working really well.”

First round leader Paula Creamer, USA, let the rain delay upset her rhythm, dropping seven shots in five holes, including a triple bogey on the 16th  to card a +5 over par 76 and slip down the leaderboard to be T24 with -2 under for the tournament;

“Yeah, sometimes rain delays get you, sometimes they don’t.”

“Unfortunately, this time it got me.  I’ve been playing really well. It’s unfortunate, obviously, but today is not Sunday. Today is Friday.”

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Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic. 4 Way Tie at the Top.

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There is a four-way tie at the top of the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic leaderboard after 54 holes. Sung Hyun Park, South Korea, Shanshan Feng, China, Tiffany Joh, USA, and Ariya Jutanugarn, Thailand, share the honor.

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Sung Hyun had a three shot lead standing on the 15th tee, a double followed by a bogey wiped out the advantage, signing for -3 under 69, and -20 under total. Tiffany, -6 under 66 today, Ariya, -5 under 67, and Shanshan,-7 under 65 all joined her on that score.

Sung Hyun said afterwards;

“The swings weren’t that good, the play on the green wasn’t good, as well.”

“But I’m relieved that today was just the third round, and I look forward to tomorrow’s round.”

“The third round wasn’t my best round, but I am still at the top of the leaderboard and there is still a chance for me to do well tomorrow.”

“Although the leaderboard is crowded, I’ll try my best tomorrow and focus on every single shot.”

17 year-old Yealimi Noh, USA, is just one shot back at -19 under par, and in fifth spot on her own;

“It’s crazy, I was always watching them on TV and seeing those names, and seeing my name up there and not having to scroll all the way down, it’s really weird.”

“But it’s nice.”

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Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic. Sung Hyun Park Leads.

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Sung Hyun Park from South Korea is at the top of the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic after 36 holes.

Sung Hyun Park of the Republic of Korea hits her tee shot on the second hole during the second round of the Thornberry Creek LPGA ClassicSung Hyun / getty

Sung Hyun sunk four birdies in her last four holes today to post -17 under at the top of the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic leaderboard with a second round -10 under par 62, equaling the course record, and will take a two shot advantage into the week-end;

“I made four birdies in a row twice today. I honestly didn’t know,”

 “When I was 8 under today, I thought I was 7 under.”

17 year-old Yealimi Noh of the USA, a Monday qualifier, has second place at -16 under par, a -7 under 65 second round is an amazing feat for a rookie;

“It means so much, all the hard work, all the months of just like not knowing where I’m going to play and what I’m going to do, just finally playing here and playing well is really like a dream come true.”

“But no matter who I play with and how they’re playing, anything, I just don’t want to think about anything else.”

“Just focus on my score and my game. I don’t want to think too much.”

Ariya Jutanugarn, Thailand, has third position on the leaderboard, a second round -8 under 64 giving her a  -15 under par tournament total;

“Actually, I feel like it’s really tough for me because I felt like every hole, everybody have the chance to make birdie.”

Sharing fourth spot with -14 under totals are Mina Harigae, -9 under 63 today, and Tiffany Joh, -6 under 66, both ladies from the USA.

Tiffany is benefitting from some off-season work;

“At the beginning of the year, the swing changes weren’t taking yet.”

“This week, I’m seeing the fruits of my labor from this offseason.”

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