Kupcho takes 6-shot lead into Mission Hills major finale
Kupcho shot an 8-under 64 on anther hot and sunny afternoon in the Coachella Valley for a tournament-record 16-under 200 total. Defending champion Patty Tavatanakit, playing alongside Kupcho in the second-to-last group, was second after a 70. The tournament that started in 1972 and became a major in 1983 is moving to Houston after failing to attract a sponsor willing to keep it at history-packed Mission Hills. But Tavatanakit missed the eagle putt and Kupcho got up-and-down for birdie, holing a 6-footer to match Tavatanakit. Kupcho broke the 54-hole record of 14 under set by Pernilla Lindberg in 2018 and matched by Tavatanakit last year.wftv.com
Atthaya Thitikul wins JTBC Classic for first LPGA Tour title
LPGA Tour Golf Atthaya Thitikul, of Thailand, holds up the ball after finishing her round during the final round of the JTBC LPGA golf tournament, Sunday, March 27, 2022, in Carlsbad, Calif. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy) (Denis Poroy)CARLSBAD, Calif. — (AP) — Atthaya Thitikul won the JTBC Classic on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title, three-putting for bogey on the second hole of a playoff to outlast Nanna Koerstz Madsen. At 19 years, 25 days, Thitikul is the youngest winner on the LPGA Tour since Brooke Henderson in the 2016 Portland Classic at 18 years, 9 months, 23 days. Koerstz Madsen lost two weeks after winning a playoff in Thailand to become the first Danish champion in LPGA Tour history. Koerstz Madsen drove left on the second playoff hole and hit her second from an awkward stance near the cart part into the greenside water. Koerstz Madsen, three strokes ahead of Na Rin An and and six in front of Thitikul entering the round, had a 70.wftv.com
Nanna Koerstz Madsen hangs onto JTBC Classic lead
LPGA Tour Golf Nanna Koerstz Madsen, of Denmark, hits her tee shot on the first hole during the third round of the JTBC LPGA golf tournament, Saturday, March 26, 2022, in Carlsbad, Calif. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy) (Denis Poroy)CARLSBAD, Calif. — (AP) — Nanna Koerstz Madsen was tied for the lead in the JTBC Classic when she teed off Saturday on the par-4 18th. Coming off a breakthrough victory two weeks ago in Thailand that made her the LPGA Tour’s first Danish champion, Koerstz Madsen took advantage of An's closing triple bogey to pull away at Aviara Golf Club. “I do think it’ll be easier going into tomorrow with a lead than it was in Thailand,” Koerstz Madsen said. “It does tell me that I’ve come a long way,” Koerstz Madsen said. The greens are really, really, really tricky.wftv.com
Madsen triumphs in playoff for first LPGA Tour victory
Thailand LPGA Golf Nanna Koerstz Madsen of Denmark kisses the trophy for photographs during the award ceremony after winning the LPGA Honda Thailand golf tournament in Pattaya, southern Thailand, Sunday, March 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Kittinun Rodsupan) (Kittinun Rodsupan)CHONBURI, Thailand — (AP) — Nanna Koerstz Madsen became the first Danish player to win an LPGA Tour title after a dramatic second-hole playoff victory over Lin Xiyu of China at the Honda LPGA Thailand on Sunday. Madsen had started her final round at the Siam Country Club Old Course at Pattaya the way she ended her third. Even better, actually, on the way to her first LPGA Tour victory. Her best result on the LPGA was second at the 2019 Indy Women in Tech Championship.wftv.com
Lewis goes home to Ohio for Solheim Cup as assistant captain
(AP Photo/Scott Heppell) (Scott Heppell)Stacy Lewis is returning to her hometown in Ohio for the Solheim Cup, just not as a player. The Solheim Cup is Sept. 4-6. Maguire (Ireland) and Castren (Finland) will be the first players from their countries to play in the Solheim Cup. Normally, telling a player she has been picked for the Solheim Cup is a source of happy news. The boost of getting into the Solheim Cup will hopefully help.”Copyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Nordqvist wins Women's British Open for 3rd major title
Britain Golf Women's British Open Sweden's Anna Nordqvist celebrates on the 18th green as she wins the Women's British Open golf championship, in Carnoustie, Scotland, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell) (Scott Heppell)CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — (AP) — Anna Nordqvist of Sweden won her third major title with a one-shot victory at the Women’s British Open at Carnoustie on Sunday. Nordqvist tapped in for par at the last hole for a 3-under 69 to finish on 12-under par for the tournament. Nordqvist also won the 2009 LPGA Championship and the 2017 Evian Championship. ___More AP golf: https://apnews.com/hub/golf and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCopyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Korda rides hot putter in the desert to early 36-hole lead
One hole later, after hitting a fat shot from the fairway, she again had to make a par putt from some 25 feet. Korda was at 11-under 133, two shots clear of Mirim Lee, who also played bogey-free in the rising heat for a 65. If the lead holds, it would be the first time she takes a 36-hole lead into the weekend at a major. “I didn't miss a lot of shots, so I look forward to the next couple rounds,” Lee said. “The thing out here is you hit a solid putt and it keeps on going,” Korda said.
Stacy Lewis wins Ladies Scottish Open in 4-way playoff
USA's Stacy Lewis on the second tee during day two of the Ladies Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club, North Berwick, Scotland, Friday Aug. 14, 2020. (Jane Barlow/PA via AP)NORTH BERWICK Stacy Lewis won the Ladies Scottish Open with a 23-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff Sunday, giving the American her first title in nearly three years and a confidence boost ahead of the Womens British Open. Thats this type of golf, Lewis said. So I really just tried to wait for my opportunity and just kept hanging in there.After Lewis holed her birdie putt in the playoff, Knight missed a 10-foot birdie try. She parred the final three holes to get into the playoff, two-putting from 30 feet on the par-4 18th.