Jutanugarns shoot 59 to win Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational
MIDLAND, Mich. — (AP) — Thai sisters Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn won the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational on Saturday, shooting their second 11-under 59 in best-ball play for a three-stroke victory over defending champions Cydney Clanton and Jasmine Suwannapura. The 25-year-old Ariya won for the 12th time on the LPGA Tour and second this season, and the 26-year-old Moriya took her second title. Ariya won the Honda LPGA Thailand in May 9 for her first victory since July 2018. The Jutanugarns finished at 24-under 256 at windy Midland Country Club. “Jasmine and I just talked on the 18th green, man, we felt like we won this one,” Clanton said.wftv.com
Jutanugarn sisters shoot best-ball 59 to take LPGA Tour lead
MIDLAND, Mich. — (AP) — Thai sisters Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn shot an 11-under 59 in best-ball play Thursday to take a two-stroke lead in the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational. “I think just playing together with my sister makes it more comfortable because we can support each other,” Moriya said. “Like when I had trouble or like hit a bad shot she’d cover it, or when she doesn’t hit a good shot, I’m just trying to cover it. It seems like that’s how you should play the best-ball format.”Two-time major champion Ariya got things going, birdieing the first two holes and four of the first five. “She’s really solid, really consistent,” Ariya said.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.
Shibuno passes big test and hangs on to lead in Women's Open
Hinako Shibuno, of Japan, fist bumbs fellow players after her round of golf during the third round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)HOUSTON – Hinako Shibuno passed a big test Saturday in a classic U.S. Women's Open that put a premium on par, keeping the lead with a 3-over 74 going into a final round at Champions Golf Club that figures to be the toughest of all. Shibuno was at 4-under 209 as she bids to become only the third player to make majors their first two LPGA Tour titles. The others were In Gee Chun (2015 U.S. Women's Open and 2016 Evian Championship and Se Ri Pak, who won the LPGA Championship and U.S. Women's Open in 1998. Shibuno won the Women's British Open last year at Woburn, and declined to take up LPGA membership because she didn't think she was ready.
Olson comes up aces and takes 1-shot lead in Women's Open
Amy Olson watches her shot off the third tee during the first round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament in Houston, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. You have to put four really good days together.”She got one out of the way Thursday in the U.S. Women's Open. She also had the 18-hole lead at Royal Troon in the Women's British Open before following that with an 81. And even on a perfect day for scoring, it was clear this Women's Open would be a stern test. And now she's already in the mix at the U.S. Women's Open, along with so many others.