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Round 4 - LPGA rookie Kim wins playoff

February 08, 2015

It’s been 10 years since 22-year old Sei Young Kim had dreamt of the exact moment of hoisting an LPGA Tour trophy. The 2015 LPGA Tour rookie beat major champion Sun Young Yoo and fellow rookie Ariya Jutanugarn in a one-hole playoff at the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic. Kim becomes the first Rolex First-Time Winner of the season and adds the victory to her five career KLPGA wins.

“It’s definitely a dream,” said Kim. “I’m really happy. Since 10 years ago it’s what I’ve dreamed of.”

Kim finished the third round on Sunday morning with a 1-under 72 and started the final round on at 9-under par and two shots off the third-round leaders, Sun Young Yoo and Inbee Park.

She birdied three of her first five holes to jump up the leaderboard before her only bogey of the round on the par 4 8th hole. Kim said she didn’t look at a single leaderboard all day until the 18th tee. Heading into the final hole, Kim was 13-under par with Yoo and Jutanugarn in the clubhouse at 14-under par. A chip from the front greenside rough to three feet set up a birdie putt to earn a spot in the playoff.

Kim has been no stranger to playoffs in her professional career and played in five during her five-year career on the KLPGA, winning four of them. She said she didn’t feel nervous on the 18th tee to start the playoff but started to feel the pressure standing over her final four-foot birdie putt.

“Just before the last putt I was super nervous, but I was fine,” said Kim.

Kim becomes the second-consecutive South Korean to win this year on the LPGA Tour, joining compatriot Na Yeon Choi as winners to open the 2015 season.

Olympic goal: Kim was surprised with her first career victory on Sunday and said that her goal this week was a top-10 finish. She came into this week coming off a missed cut at the Coates Golf Championship. But a top-10 was just the tip of the iceberg of what the 22-year old wanted to accomplish by moving her career to the LPGA from Korea.

“I joined the LPGA in hopes of making the Korean Olympics team, and this is one step towards that, so this means a lot to me,” said Kim.

She’s projected to move from No. 40 to No. 23 in the Rolex Rankings. Q Baek is currently the fourth and final Korean player in the Olympic rankings at No. 11 in the Rolex Rankings.

Ko keeps No.1 ranking: It looked like Lydia Ko may only hold the No. 1 spot in the Rolex Rankings for one week, but a 5-under 68 and a tie for seventh finish was enough to hold on to the honor for another week. No. 2 Inbee Park shot 1-under 72 in the final round on Sunday and finished in a tie for fifth, not enough to unseat Ko.

“I wasn’t really thinking about it all week. It was great to have the starter say, from New Zealand, Rolex ranking No. 1, and that was really great,” said Ko. “I think it’s only going to last for this week, but Inbee has played great and so have other girls. All I could do the last two days was just try my best and try and shoot a good score today.”

Ko said she kept an eye on the projections throughout the week but tried to keep her focus on birdie opportunities and dropping putts.

“I saw the news or like the projections and how it would change, but I didn’t really think about it,” said Ko. “To me it was more important trying to make a lot of good putts and a lot of good birdies.”

Round 3 - Play suspended again, Piller leading

February 07, 2015

American Gerina Piller sits atop the leaderboard at the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic at 10-under par when third-round play was suspended due to darkness at 5:54 p.m. ET. Piller leads a stacked leaderboard that included 13 players within two shots of the lead. The third-round will resume at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday with the first tee time of the final round starting at 9:38 a.m. Only two groups finished the third round on Saturday.

Fellow American Lexi Thompson had the round of the afternoon and was
7-under through 16 holes. The 19-year old is one shot off the lead at 9-under and is tied with five others including rookies Kelly Shon (thru 10), Sei Young Kim (thru 7), France’s Perrine Delacour (thru 12), Germany’s Sandra Gal (thru 9) and first and second-round leader Brooke Pancake (thru 7).

Rolex Rankings No. 2 Inbee Park (thru 7) and No. 3 Stacy Lewis (thru 15) are in a tie for eighth with four others and sit just two shots off the lead. Park has a chance to unseat Lydia Ko as the top-ranked player in the world with her finish this week. See below for scenarios. No. 1 Lydia Ko is T32 at 4-under par through 15 holes.

Piller, whose best LPGA finish is a runner-up at the CME Group Titleholders in 2013, said she’s felt much more
comfortable this week while playing in contention.

“I did. I was a little nervous on the first tee, but I felt fine,” said Piller. “There’s just been a calm over me, and thank the good Lord that he’s watching over me.”

The sixth-year LPGA player said two 40-foot birdie putts on Nos. 3 and 4 jumpstarted the day and says minimizing mistakes tomorrow will be the key to separating herself from the pack.

“Just minimize the mistakes, and fairways and greens,” said Piller. “I mean, the wind could switch at any second, it can gust, and that’s really hard to deal with. I think just staying steady with fairways and greens and two putting.”

Projections for No.1: Inbee Park seemed to have some motivation this week to get back the No. 1 ranking and is in great position to unseat 17-year old Lydia Ko from her one-week reign at the top of the rankings. Here are scenarios for Park to take over this week:

-Park wins; Ko must finish in a tie for 2nd with at least 1 other player or worse

-Park finishes solo second; Ko must finish in a tie for 4th with at least two other players or worse

-Park finishes solo third; Ko must finish in a tie for 13th with two other players or worse (9.68)

Feeding off the group: Stacy Lewis and Lexi Thompson both knew they had some work to do on Saturday afternoon to put themselves in contention this week in the Bahamas and the American duo played off one another’s momentum early in the round to each jump up the leaderboard. Both players were 5-under through the first nine holes. Thompson is bogey-free with seven birdies on the day through 16 holes while Lewis picked up eight birdies and one bogey through 15 holes.

“I feel good. I would have liked to have finished that round off today, but just going to bed with a good number posted so far, you know, I’m looking forward to tomorrow,” said Lewis. “We’re going to have to, Lexi and I are going to have to keep making birdies like we did and hopefully get off to a good start like we did today.”

Thompson, a three-time winner on Tour, said once their putts started dropping, things fell in place for the duo. Her last victory came at the ANA Inspiration and she has made 19 starts since then.

“We were talking about that we probably had the best golf going on today, we had so many birdies,” said Thompson. “The first two days we were ball striking it well, just didn’t make that many putts, but today we were definitely feeding off each other off of birdies.”

Numbers to know:
13 - Number of players within two shots of the lead with the final groups having 11 holes to finish in the third round on Sunday
6 - Americans in the top-13 on the leaderboard: Gerina Piller (-10), Lexi Thompson (-9), Kelly Shon (-9), Brooke Pancake (-9), Stacy Lewis (-8), Brittany Lincicome (-8)
19 under par- winning score by Jessica Korda a year ago. Current leader Gerina Piller is currently at 10-under par
3 - Number of rookies in the top-13 on the leaderboard: Sei Young Kim (T2, -9), Kelly Shon (T2, -9) and Ariya Jutanugarn (T8, -8)
6 - Number of players who are within two shots of the lead and playing for their first LPGA Tour titles: Gerina Piller, Sei Young Kim, Brooke Pancake, Ariya Jutanugarn, Kelly Shon, Perrine Delacour

Notables to miss the cut: The cut was made on Saturday after the completion of the second round with 74 players making the cut which fell at 1-over par 147. Last week’s winner, Na Yeon Choi (+3), 2014 U.S. Women’s Open champ Michelle Wie (+5) and 2014 RICOH Women’s British Open winner Mo Martin (+7) all missed the cut on Saturday.

Round 2 - Play suspended, Yoo and Lincicome in lead

February 06, 2015

Major champions Sun Young Yoo and Brittany Lincicome hold a share of the lead at the suspended Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic. Play was called on Friday in the second round at 5:44 p.m. due to darkness with 60 players still on the course. Play will resume at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. The duo are tied atop the leaderboard at 7-under par.

60 players finished their first rounds in the morning on Friday leaving players with a quick turnaround for the second-round start at 10:45 a.m.

Yoo and Lincicome, both past winners of the ANA Inspiration, currently lead a group of four players by one shot. The group tied for third includes Rolex Rankings No. 2 Inbee Park (through five holes), Americans Dori Carter (F) and Kelly Shon (F) and South Korea’s Jenny Shin (F).

Yoo, a two-time winner on Tour, finished her second round with the low round of the day, a bogey-free, 4-under 69. Her last victory came nearly three years ago at the ANA Inspiration.

“It was very tough, especially with the wind. I just tried to stay focused and just tried to make the right putt with the wind. Overall, I think I was doing really good the last two rounds, and I still have two rounds to go, so I’m looking forward to it.”

She’s coming of a tie for eighth finish last week at the Coates Golf Championship Presented by R+L Carriers.

Rolex Rankings No. 1 Lydia Ko finished her second round on Friday with a 2-under 71 and is four shots off the lead at 2-under par.

Leaderboard

Pos. 
Player
R1
R2
To Par
T1
Sun Young Yoo
70
69
-7
T1
Brittany Lincicome
68
thru 5
-7
T3
Jenny Shin
69 
71
-6
T3
Kelly Shon
69
71
-6
T3
Dori Carter
68
72
-6 
T3
Inbee Park 
68
thru 5 
-6 

Whoa wind! Winds played a huge factor all day on Friday with steady winds in the 20 mph range with gusts reaching 35-40 mph. Some players said it was the windiest day they’ve ever seen in competition.

“Pretty close. My caddie actually after we hit our approach shot on the last hole said I’m not going to lie, this is the worst conditions I’ve ever seen wind conditions, wind,” said Carter. “He told me on the last hole. He didn’t say it middle of the round. But we laughed about that. And, yes, it’s pretty crazy, but then again we kind of know that is the Bahamas style and like Hawaii and things like that. You just expect it.”

Rookie Kelly Shon didn’t seem fazed by the heavy breezes but said it was a whole new experience for her.

“Oh, I thought I played some really windy conditions last year at Symetra, but this took it to a whole new level,” said Shon.

She recalled watching a PGA Tour event on TV when the flag sticks were bending and had a similar run in on the back nine today.

“I remember watching, maybe it was the Sony Open last year and the PGA TOUR, they had to suspend play because of wind,” said Shon. “I was telling him, when the pin starts bending that way I know it’s pretty bad, and when we got up to 15, right around the water there, it was just like it. I was just waiting for someone to call me off the green right there. So this is probably one of the, maybe the worst wind conditions I’ve played in, yeah.”

Don't mind a quick turnaround: Dori Carter was one of the players faced with a quick turnaround between the finish of her first round and 11:05 a.m. second round tee time on Friday morning. But the fifth-year LPGA member was happy to continue her momentum she gained from her strong first round finish.

“Yeah, hit a couple of balls, hit a couple of putts,” said Carter. “Grabbed a quick bite to eat, and watched the first groups tee off and went right behind them and kept on going.”

Carter’s back-nine to finish her first round included four birdies and an eagle on No. 11.

“Actually, yeah, because of the morning I had, I was like sure, why not, keep going,” said Carter. “But that’s part of it. And it turns out it’s going to turn out to be fair because the afternoon wave’s probably going to have to do that

tomorrow, so the quick turnaround was not that big of a deal.”

Parasailing we go: Kelly Shon made her LPGA Tour debut as a member this week in the Bahamas and her mom, Kae, gave her a little incentive to make the cut.

“My mom promised me that if I made the cut, I could go parasailing, so that would be an adventure,” said Shon.

“Maybe not today (laughs)… Also, I told her we both had to do it.”

After rounds of 69-71, the Princeton graduate can expect to make the cut and make a reservation to do the excursion with her mom later this week. She said she was somewhat surprised to see herself up toward the top of the

leaderboard. She sits just one shot off the lead at the end of play on Friday. She said finishing her first round on Friday morning and a quick turnaround for the start of the second round turned out to be a good thing.

“I was kind of down because I’m going to have a lot of golf to play today with a lot of wind,” said Shon. “There are a lot of negatives to take from that, but I wasn’t putting the best yesterday, and I think the break was good. When I came out, I was really hot with the putter and just started making everything, so I think I got lucky with that.”

Shon finished birdie-birdie on Nos 17 and 18 to get back to 6-under par after dropping two shots on holes 15 and 16.

“I had two bogeys before that. I don’t know if that makes it better for the birdies or worse,” said Shon. “But, honestly, today was not a day when you can kind of look ahead. You had to stay within yourself and stay focused on the shot right there in front of you. One moment of distraction was a big, big flaw today. It made me think a little bit sharper.”

Ready for a comeback: Dori Carter knew it would have to get better this week. After opening the season in Ocala with back-to-back rounds of 80, the Georgia native drew inspiration from a quote she read in a book to boost her psyche.

“Yeah, brutal last week. I saw a quote that really inspired me,” said Carter. “It was, ‘A setback is a set up for a comeback.’ So all week I wrote it down in my yardage book. Just because you had that week last week doesn’t mean you have to do it again. I think it was a book that my sports psychologist told me to read, so I’ve just been trying to move on.”

She clearly put the tough week in the past and arrived on Paradise Island with a new attitude that led her to rounds of 68-72, impressive numbers considering the blustery

conditions. She didn’t let the rough start of the year deter her from much and hopes it could be an omen for a great year. The 28-year old had her best year on Tour last season, finishing 70th on the money list and played in all of the fall Asian events for the first time.

Her rookie season was in 2010, but last year was the first she’s played over 20 events. She made 26 starts and made 20 cuts last season.

“Last year was my first year playing pretty well, and then I got off to a great start and then I kind of like flattened a little bit at the end,” said Carter. “So I worked really hard on trying to prepare myself for a full Tour season, and maybe build some endurance and maybe to try to know what’s coming ahead and mentally prepare. So I also took a lot of rest and took some time off, got away from it. Now I feel like I’m no longer a rookie in a way.”

Round 1 - Pancake takes early lead in Bahamas

February 05, 2015

Third-year LPGA Tour member Brooke Pancake set the pace in the first round of the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic with a bogey-free, 6-under 67. Pancake said she took advantage of the calmer wind conditions early in the round and birdied six of her first seven holes before closing with nine-consecutive pars on her back nine. She leads fellow Americans Brittany Lincicome and Natalie Gulbis, who both finished at 5-under, by one shot.

Play was suspended for the day at 2:47 p.m. ET due to unplayable conditions with the first groups of the afternoon wave through 12 holes. Play will resume at 8:00am ET with the second round planned to start at 10:45am ET.

“I luckily got to get out early this morning and really took advantage of not as strong there’s still wind but not as strong of a wind on my first nine, and I putted really well,” said Pancake. “I gave myself a lot of birdie looks, and I really took advantage of those. It was definitely nice having those going into the back nine and going into the rest of the week.”

Pancake is playing for her first career LPGA Tour win and is coming off a missed cut last week at the season-opening Coates Golf Championship Presented by R+L Carriers. Her career-best finish was a T13 during her rookie year in 2013 at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship.

“It was really nice to be in this position and be able to keep pushing to go lower and lower. I’ve been in situations in the past where I’ll have a really great round going and then I’ll have a couple bogeys here and there,” said Pancake. “I definitely have a lot of trust and confidence in my short game right now, so as I was turning into the front nine, and if I missed a couple greens, it didn’t frazzle me because it was coming so easily on the front nine. It was definitely a really good testament to where my game is headed for the rest of the year.”

Inbee Park, who was unseated from her No. 1 ranking by 17-year old Lydia Ko this week, opened with a 5-under 68 that included an eagle on No. 7 and three birdies on the back nine. Ko was 1-under through eight holes before play Rolex Rankings No. 20 Brittany Lincicome (-5) Rolex Rankings No. 1 Lydia Ko (-1) was suspended with her group on the 18th hole.

“We’ve still got 10 more holes, and I know there are birdie opportunities,” said Ko. “18th is a par 5, too. We’ve just got to stay patient, and hopefully I will make a couple more birdies down the stretch.”

Leaderboard

Position
Player
R1
To Par
1
Brooke Pancake
67
-6
T2
Brittany Lincicome
68
-5
T2
Natalie Gulbis
68
-5
T2
Inbee Park
68
-5

The Passing of the Green Bib: It’s become a tradition for the No. 1 player in the Rolex Rankings to have their caddies don the green bib with the No. 1 on the back. LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan honored history this week by presenting Lydia Ko and her caddie, Jason Hamilton, the bib on the 10th tee before her 12:20pm tee time. Hamilton, who had caddied for former world No. 1 Yani Tseng during her dominant stretch on Tour, is no stranger to the bib, but Ko was excited by the mini ceremony.

“I mean, he had the green bib with Yani before, so he’s used to it more than me,” said Ko. “But that was really cool. It was in this black, very professional little case. You know, it was really cool, and it was great that the commish could present it to Jason. A very special moment.”

Gulbis Back in Good Form: Natalie Gulbis was ready to let her playing do the talking this week in her first start of the 2015 season. The 14-year LPGA veteran has been struggling with injuries, the most recent a hip injury that she had finally got surgery on this past November. She’s now pain free and was thrilled to get off to a strong start with a bogey-free 5-under 68 in the first round.

“I hit it good,” said Gulbis. “The last couple weeks that I have been able to practice, I’ve been practicing a lot and spent a lot of time with Butch and a lot of time at TaylorMade, and I have some new equipment. It’s been like any other getting ready for the season. I didn’t play last week. I wasn’t quite ready last week. I’m just happy to be back.”

Gulbis considers her last event to be the U.S. Women’s Open last July where she missed the cut. She played on sponsor exemptions in Malaysia and Korea in the fall to test out the physical therapy treatments she was trying but didn’t see the results she wanted. She was invited to Lorena Ochoa’s event in November and then had surgery to repair the tears during the week of Thanksgiving. She said she wasn’t ready to make her first start in Ocala last week and spent her time working with some new gear in her bag.

“All TaylorMade. New driver I think is the biggest difference just because I hit it further, and this course is easier hitting it even though it was windy, I probably hit it 10 yards further, 10, 15 yards further than last time, and I could reach par 5s that I couldn’t reach last year,” said Gulbis.

Braving the Weather:It’s not the first time the LPGA has battled weather issues in the Bahamas and it’s the second tournament in as many weeks the Tour has seen weather delays. Last week in Ocala, play was delayed for both frost and fog.

The rain on Paradise Island on Thursday was nothing compared to the record-breaking rainfall the event saw in its inaugural year in 2013. But the 1.10 inches was enough to call play for the day. “We hit a drive on 18, which was the 9th hole for the day, and just before Jessica hit, it started pouring. We decided to wait a little bit, but then the horn blew, so we came in, waited for, what, an hour or so, and apparently there’s still more coming. Hopefully everything will be cleared up by tomorrow morning, but it was good. I didn’t wear any glasses so I didn’t have to wipe anything.”

It was Ko’s first time playing in the rain without her glasses and said she was relieved that she didn’t have to bother with wiping off her thick frames anymore. The contacts held up well through the first eight holes.

“They’re good, no problems,” said Ko. “You know, it was good. It was good that I was like, man, I’ve got nothing. There’s nothing in my way. I didn’t mind the rain. It was a good test.” Windy conditions hit the first round hard with gusts reaching in the low 20’s mph. Brittany Lincicome was in a mid-morning group and felt the effects off the tee.

“It was different out there,” said Lincicome. “Every time I was with a left-to-right wind I either snap-hooked it way left or blocked it way right...but when the wind was right to left, I crushed it and I did really well.”

Quotable: “I mean, it’s just so fun. Tom and his family, Melanie, they’re just such wonderful people, so any time you see them, you just like automatically smile because they’re just so great, like down to earth people, so we’re going to dinner tonight, so that’ll be fun. It is cool to see like my name on the bag, obviously, and then being affiliated with a sponsor of the event like CME, my sponsor sponsoring the event. It’s a really cool feeling.”

-Brittany Lincicome on playing well as a Pure Silk player ambassador

Scores

Pos. Player Scores Total To Par Prize Money
1 Sei Young Kim 70 - 68 - 72 - 68 278 -14 $195,000.00
2T Sun Young Yoo 70 - 69 - 69 - 70 278 -14 $103,323.00
2T Ariya Jutanugarn 69 - 70 - 70 - 69 278 -14 $103,323.00
4 Brittany Lincicome 68 - 73 - 68 - 70 279 -13 $67,210.00
5T Inbee Park 68 - 70 - 70 - 72 280 -12 $49,178.00
5T Danielle Kang 70 - 72 - 69 - 69 280 -12 $49,178.00
7T Gerina Piller 69 - 70 - 72 - 70 281 -11 $31,310.00
7T Azahara Munoz 69 - 72 - 70 - 70 281 -11 $31,310.00
7T Lydia Ko 72 - 71 - 70 - 68 281 -11 $31,310.00
7T Lexi Thompson 71 - 73 - 66 - 71 281 -11 $31,310.00
11T Sandra Gal 70 - 69 - 71 - 72 282 -10 $21,651.00
11T Hee Young Park 70 - 71 - 68 - 73 282 -10 $21,651.00
11T Stacy Lewis 71 - 73 - 67 - 71 282 -10 $21,651.00
11T Kelly Shon 69 - 71 - 71 - 71 282 -10 $21,651.00
11T Jaye Marie Green 72 - 70 - 70 - 70 282 -10 $21,651.00
16T Mina Harigae 72 - 70 - 72 - 69 283 -9 $17,092.00
16T Caroline Masson 72 - 71 - 69 - 71 283 -9 $17,092.00
16T Perrine Delacour 71 - 70 - 70 - 72 283 -9 $17,092.00
19T Amy Yang 72 - 69 - 72 - 71 284 -8 $14,557.00
19T Mika Miyazato 71 - 70 - 72 - 71 284 -8 $14,557.00
19T Anna Nordqvist 72 - 70 - 70 - 72 284 -8 $14,557.00
19T Jenny Shin 69 - 71 - 73 - 71 284 -8 $14,557.00
19T Line Vedel 73 - 68 - 72 - 71 284 -8 $14,557.00
24T Ai Miyazato 73 - 71 - 69 - 72 285 -7 $12,524.00
24T Min Lee 72 - 70 - 72 - 71 285 -7 $12,524.00
24T Moriya Jutanugarn 75 - 66 - 70 - 74 285 -7 $12,524.00
27T Karine Icher 73 - 73 - 71 - 69 286 -6 $10,524.00
27T Christina Kim 71 - 73 - 71 - 71 286 -6 $10,524.00
27T Suzann Pettersen 73 - 73 - 70 - 70 286 -6 $10,524.00
27T Amelia Lewis 73 - 71 - 69 - 73 286 -6 $10,524.00
27T Xiyu Lin 72 - 75 - 69 - 70 286 -6 $10,524.00
27T Minjee Lee 74 - 70 - 69 - 73 286 -6 $10,524.00
33T Morgan Pressel 75 - 72 - 71 - 69 287 -5 $8,917.00
33T Brooke M. Henderson 75 - 69 - 71 - 72 287 -5 $8,917.00
35T Kelly Tan 73 - 70 - 70 - 75 288 -4 $8,065.00
35T Kathleen Ekey 75 - 67 - 71 - 75 288 -4 $8,065.00
35T Ha Na Jang 74 - 70 - 70 - 74 288 -4 $8,065.00
38T Kris Tamulis 77 - 70 - 70 - 72 289 -3 $6,324.00
38T Angela Stanford 73 - 73 - 69 - 74 289 -3 $6,324.00
38T Sydnee Michaels 75 - 72 - 74 - 68 289 -3 $6,324.00
38T Jessica Korda 73 - 74 - 73 - 69 289 -3 $6,324.00
38T Marissa Steen 72 - 74 - 70 - 73 289 -3 $6,324.00
38T Christel Boeljon 71 - 74 - 70 - 74 289 -3 $6,324.00
38T Joanna Klatten 69 - 76 - 68 - 76 289 -3 $6,324.00
38T Brooke Pancake 67 - 71 - 76 - 75 289 -3 $6,324.00
38T Wei Ling Hsu 72 - 75 - 67 - 75 289 -3 $6,324.00
47T Paula Creamer 72 - 74 - 71 - 73 290 -2 $4,573.00
47T Meena Lee 72 - 73 - 75 - 70 290 -2 $4,573.00
47T Ilhee Lee 71 - 73 - 75 - 71 290 -2 $4,573.00
47T Julieta Granada 72 - 74 - 71 - 73 290 -2 $4,573.00
47T Chella Choi 72 - 75 - 72 - 71 290 -2 $4,573.00
47T Pernilla Lindberg 71 - 72 - 72 - 75 290 -2 $4,573.00
47T Mariajo Uribe 73 - 72 - 73 - 72 290 -2 $4,573.00
47T Lizette Salas 74 - 72 - 71 - 73 290 -2 $4,573.00
55T Lisa Ferrero 72 - 71 - 72 - 76 291 -1 $3,737.00
55T Maria Hernandez 76 - 71 - 72 - 72 291 -1 $3,737.00
55T Carlota Ciganda 73 - 72 - 75 - 71 291 -1 $3,737.00
55T Mirim Lee 68 - 74 - 74 - 75 291 -1 $3,737.00
59T Candie Kung 73 - 71 - 72 - 76 292   $3,301.00
59T Dori Carter 68 - 72 - 73 - 79 292   $3,301.00
59T Simin Feng 70 - 73 - 74 - 75 292   $3,301.00
62T Natalie Gulbis 68 - 76 - 76 - 73 293 1 $3,082.00
62T Dewi Claire Schreefel 73 - 74 - 71 - 75 293 1 $3,082.00
62T Thidapa Suwannapura 74 - 71 - 74 - 74 293 1 $3,082.00
65T Brittany Lang 71 - 74 - 73 - 76 294 2 $2,885.00
65T Alison Walshe 74 - 72 - 74 - 74 294 2 $2,885.00
65T Min Seo Kwak 75 - 70 - 74 - 75 294 2 $2,885.00
68T Kristy McPherson 72 - 74 - 75 - 74 295 3 $2,688.00
68T Ji Young Oh 70 - 74 - 77 - 74 295 3 $2,688.00
68T Tiffany Joh 74 - 70 - 75 - 76 295 3 $2,688.00
71T Sarah Kemp 73 - 71 - 72 - 80 296 4 $2,574.00
71T Q Baek 70 - 72 - 79 - 75 296 4 $2,574.00
73 Marina Alex 72 - 73 - 75 - 78 298 6 $2,524.00
74 SooBin Kim 75 - 72 - 78 - 80 305 13 $2,492.00
CUT Jenny Gleason 76 - 72 148 2 $0.00
CUT Alena Sharp 77 - 75 152 6 $0.00
CUT Nicole Castrale 75 - 74 149 3 $0.00
CUT Katherine Kirk 72 - 77 149 3 $0.00
CUT Cristie Kerr 76 - 72 148 2 $0.00
CUT Laura Diaz 76 - 72 148 2 $0.00
CUT Jennifer Rosales 75 - 73 148 2 $0.00
CUT Giulia Sergas 72 - 76 148 2 $0.00
CUT Sarah Jane Smith 76 - 77 153 7 $0.00
CUT Seon Hwa Lee 70 - 78 148 2 $0.00
CUT Karin Sjodin 77 - 75 152 6 $0.00
CUT Eun-Hee Ji 76 - 72 148 2 $0.00
CUT Na Yeon Choi 75 - 74 149 3 $0.00
CUT Ashleigh Simon 73 - 75 148 2 $0.00
CUT Danah Bordner 76 - 77 153 7 $0.00
WD Raquel Riley   0   $0.00
CUT Mo Martin 74 - 79 153 7 $0.00
CUT Mi Jung Hur 78 - 73 151 5 $0.00
CUT Haeji Kang 75 - 76 151 5 $0.00
CUT Jackie Stoelting 73 - 80 153 7 $0.00
CUT Michelle Wie 76 - 75 151 5 $0.00
CUT Pornanong Phatlum 73 - 75 148 2 $0.00
CUT Beatriz Recari 75 - 73 148 2 $0.00
CUT Paula Reto 77 - 71 148 2 $0.00
CUT Victoria Elizabeth 73 - 76 149 3 $0.00
CUT Kendall Dye 75 - 73 148 2 $0.00
CUT Ryann O'Toole 74 - 76 150 4 $0.00
CUT Jennifer Song 77 - 71 148 2 $0.00
CUT Jodi Ewart Shadoff 74 - 75 149 3 $0.00
CUT Nannette Hill 78 - 77 155 9 $0.00
CUT Mallory Blackwelder 78 - 72 150 4 $0.00
CUT Paz Echeverria 75 - 73 148 2 $0.00
CUT Therese Koelbaek 75 - 76 151 5 $0.00
WDC Sadena Parks 79 79 6 $0.00
CUT Demi Runas 76 - 75 151 5 $0.00
CUT Sakura Yokomine 78 - 73 151 5 $0.00
CUT Belen Mozo 72 - 76 148 2 $0.00
CUT Ayako Uehara 75 - 73 148 2 $0.00
CUT P.K. Kongkraphan 77 - 73 150 4 $0.00
CUT Caroline Hedwall 73 - 76 149 3 $0.00
CUT Rebecca Lee-Bentham 73 - 76 149 3 $0.00
CUT Amy Anderson 75 - 76 151 5 $0.00
CUT Austin Ernst 79 - 73 152 6 $0.00
CUT Alison Lee 80 - 72 152 6 $0.00
CUT Katie Burnett 74 - 74 148 2 $0.00
CUT Kim Kaufman 73 - 75 148 2 $0.00

Preview

DATES:  February 05-08
SITE:  Ocean Club, Paradise Island, Bahamas
COURSE ARCHITECT:   Dick Wilson (1954), Tom Weiskopf (2000 - redesign)
PAR:  73
YARDAGE:  6,644
PURSE: $1,300,000
WINNER: $195,000
Tournament stats & info

The LPGA Tour travels to the Bahamas this week for the Pure Silk- Bahamas LGPA Classic at Paradise Island. The event is being held at Ocean Club Golf Course, which opened for play in 1954. Dick Wilson originally designed the course, while Tom Weiskopf redesigned and renovated the layout in 2000.

The top-3 players in the world are in the field - Lydia Ko, Inbee Park and American Stacy Lewis. Ko finished tied for second last week at the season- opening Coates Golf Championship and became the youngest-ever, male or female, to reach world No. 1 at 17 years old. She is nearly four years younger than Tiger Woods was when he first claimed the top spot in the men's world rankings.

The 2013 tournament was the first official event for the LPGA Tour in the Bahamas. The Ocean Club Golf Course previously hosted the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational from 2001 to 2010 and currently stages the Michael Douglas and Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament.

Last year, Jessica Korda carded an unorthodox birdie at the par-5 18th in the final round to edge Lewis. Tied for the lead with Lewis entering the final hole, Korda found the fairway with her drive, then sent her second shot through the back of the green. The ball came to rest near several cables at the base of the grandstands. With her options limited, Korda elected to putt under the cables, which a pair of tournament officials held aloft as the ball rolled onto the green and within five feet of the cup. The 20-year-old converted the birdie effort from there to wrap up her second LPGA Tour victory.

In 2013, Ilhee Lee closed with a 5-under round on Sunday to earn a 2-stroke win at the weather-shortened event. Lee carded a 5-under 42 on Sunday to end the event at 11-under-par 126. This was her first LPGA Tour victory. The event was played in three 12-hole rounds to reach 36 holes, which made the tournament official. Due to the heavy rains, the course was shortened for tournament play.

The LPGA Tour heads to Australia in two weeks for the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open, where Karrie Webb will defend her title in her home country.





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