Jutanugarn, Hull, O'Toole tied for lead at windy Dumbarnie
FIFE, Scotland — (AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn bogeyed the final two holes for an even-par 72 on Saturday at windy Dumbarnie Links, leaving her tied for the lead with Charley Hull and Ryann O’Toole in the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open. Three strokes ahead entering the round, Jutanugarn had five birdies, three bogeys and a double bogey in wind gusting to 28 mph. O'Toole had a 68, and Hull shot her third straight 69 to match Jutanugarn at 9-under 207. “The wind actually felt warmer, as well, so the ball was going a little bit farther," Hull said. I feel good.wftv.com
Ariya Jutanugarn takes lead at windy Women’s Scottish Open
FIFE, Scotland — (AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn had five birdies in a six-hole stretch on the back nine and shot a 6-under 66 on Friday to take the second-round lead in the LPGA Tour’s windy and rainy Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open. Playing in the morning in wind gusting to 40 mph at Dumbarnie Links, Jutanugarn birdied Nos. “I don’t really feel like I’m really confident or I’m not confident at all. Felt really good. “My chipping has been really good.wftv.com
Ewing beats Kang to reach LPGA Match Play semifinals
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. — (AP) — Ally Ewing made a 5-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th hole Saturday to beat local favorite Danielle Kang 1 up and join three major champions in the LPGA Match Play semifinals. “I haven’t played 36 holes for so long.”In the other semifinal, Sophia Popov will play Shanshan Feng. Ewing, then known by her maiden name of McDonald, also held off Kang in late October in Florida at Reynolds Lake Oconee for her lone LPGA Tour victory. “I rely a lot on my ball-striking, but you’ve got to be able to putt in match play,” Ewing said. Feng played 41 holes Saturday, She beat Brittany Altomare in 22 holes in the morning, tying the match on 18.wftv.com
Wei-Ling Hsu, Moriya Jutanugarn share lead at Kingsmill
LPGA Tour Golf Wei-Ling Hsu tees off on the 10th hole during the second round of the LPGA Tour's PureSilk Championship golf tournament Friday, May 21, 2021, in Williamsburg, Va. (Kaitlin McKeown/The Virginian-Pilot via AP) (Kaitlin McKeown)WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — (AP) — Wei-Ling Hsu birdied the final hole Saturday for a 6-under 65 and a share of the third-round lead with Moriya Jutanugarn in the LPGA Tour’s Pure Silk Championship. Jutanugarn eagled the par-5 seventh in a 65 to match Hsu at 10-under 203 on Kingsmill Resort's firm and fast River Course. The 26-year-old Hsu, from Taiwan, is winless on the LPGA Tour. The Thai player's younger sister, Ariya Jutanugarn, won at Kingsmill in 2016 and 2018. Salas won the 2014 tournament.wftv.com
Taiwan's Wei-Ling Hsu takes LPGA Tour lead at Kingsmill
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — (AP) — Wei-Ling Hsu shot a bogey-free 5-under 66 on Thursday at Kingsmill Resort to take the first-round lead in the LPGA Tour’s Pure Silk Championship. Winless in her seven-year LPGA Tour career, the 26-year-old Taiwanese player birdied the River Course’s two front-nine par 5s and made three in a row on Nos. The 22-year-old Chinese player won two of the first three events this year on the Symetra Tour. “Two lip-outs for birdies, but other than that it was good.”Playing partner Ariya Jutanugarn, coming off a victory two weeks ago in her home LPGA Tour event in Thailand, opened with a 70. Paula Creamer shot a 76 in her first LPGA Tour start since tying for 63rd in the BMW Ladies Championship in October 2019.wftv.com
Ruixin Liu, Wei-Ling Hsu share LPGA Tour lead at Kingsmill
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — (AP) — Ruixin Liu birdied the final two holes late Thursday afternoon for a 5-under 66 and a share of the first-round lead with Wei-Ling Hsu in the LPGA Tour’s Pure Silk Championship. 3 and 6 and rebounded with the birdies on the par-4 eighth and ninth holes at Kingsmill Resort. Seeking her first LPGA Tour victory, the 22-year-old Chinese player won two of the first three events this year on the Symetra Tour. Winless in her seven-year LPGA Tour career, the 26-year-old Taiwanese player birdied the River Course's two front-nine par 5s and made three in a row on Nos. Paula Creamer shot a 76 in her first LPGA Tour start since tying for 63rd in the BMW Ladies Championship in October 2019.wftv.com
US Women's Open pushed to Monday because of thunderstorms
Rain falls during a weather delay in the final round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Houston. The U.S. Women's Open was postponed from early June because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be the first Monday finish for the U.S. Women's Open since So Yeon Ryu won at The Broadmoor in Colorado in 2011. Se Ri Pak was the most recent in 1998 at the LPGA Championship and U.S. Women's Open. They will pick up where they left off on Monday; the USGA decided against calling the final round a wash and starting over.
No longer a surprise, Shibuno leads by 3 at US Women's Open
Hinako Shibuno, of Japan, smiles after putting on the 17th green during the second round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament in Houston, Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. That was bright as ever Friday as the Japanese star posted a 4-under 67 and opened a three-shot lead going into the weekend of the U.S. Women's Open. She looked the part of a major champion at the U.S. Women's Open, where the forecast of rain and strong wind never quite materialized. The USGA used two courses for the first time because the pandemic forced the Women's Open to be postponed six months to December with limited daylight. Kerr played bogey-free at Jackrabbit and shot 69, and the 43-year-old former Open champion says the injury at least has tempered her expectation.
Lewis, Munoz share lead at Ladies Scottish Open
NORTH BERWICK American golfer Stacy Lewis shot a 5-under 66 for the lowest round of the week at the Ladies Scottish Open to take a share of the lead with Azahara Munoz after the second round on Friday. Lewis, a former top-ranked player and a 12-time LPGA Tour champion, birdied the final four holes to bounce back from her only dropped shot -- at the 12th -- at the Renaissance Club in North Berwick. The two-time major winner is looking for her first win in nearly three years since when she has given birth to her first child, Chesnee to take into next weeks Womens British Open, which she won in 2013. Jennifer Song was a stroke behind after a 70, with Amy Olson and Olivia Cowan a further shot back after 71s. It is the first international event on the LPGA Tour since the Womens Australian Open in February.
Thomas assured $2 million bonus as tour heads to postseason
He has not made it to the Tour Championship since 2017, the year of his last victory. CLUTCH PARFormer Masters champion Charl Schwartzel had reason to celebrate on Friday without ever being in the hunt at the PGA Championship. That got the attention of the PGA of America, which gave him an exemption into the PGA Championship. The LOCALiQ Series for players on the Canadian, China and Latin America circuits for the PGA Tour now has a conclusion. STAT OF THE WEEKIn the last five years of the PGA Championship, players have posted all four rounds in the 60s without winning 16 times.