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Round 4 - Henderson battles through to win New Zealand Open

October 02, 2017 Embed from Getty Images

Brooke Henderson battled through the elements all week long and emerged with a five-shot victory for her fifth career LPGA title on Sunday at Windross Farm Golf Course in New Zealand.

The 20-year-old Canadian played her first six holes at 3-under par on Sunday before play was ultimately suspended due to weather and the tournament finish was pushed on to Monday. Brooke went on to play her remaining 12 holes at even par and secured her second win of the season.

“That is the toughest conditions I have played in terms of winds, rain and delays – and how long it took to play a round of golf,” Henderson said. “I feel mentally drained by it but running on adrenaline to know this trophy is mine.”

The result was Henderson’s first win outside of the United States, which makes her the only player with multiple victories in both 2016 and 2017. She noted that her sister and caddie, Brittany, was particularly helpful in judging how to play shots in the tough conditions.

“I really depended on her today and she was awesome today. On 17 she called me off, and then I was able to hit it to 20 feet – that hardest hole on the golf course today. She was awesome with wind direction, how hard I had to hit it.”

Finishing in solo second was China’s Jing Yan, who locked up her best career result on the LPGA this week. Hee Young Park of the Republic of Korea climbed up the leaderboard to finish in solo third and American Jennifer Song shot a final round 68 to capture solo fourth.

Third round leader Belen Mozo of Spain finished in a tie for fifth alongside fellow countrywomen Beatriz Recari and Australian Su Oh. Tournament host Lydia Ko tied for 22nd place at 5-under par.

Pos. Player Scores Total To Par Prize Money
1 Brooke M. Henderson 65 - 70 - 67 - 69 271 -17 $195,000.00
2 Jing Yan 70 - 66 - 69 - 71 276 -12 $120,057.00
3 Hee Young Park 69 - 70 - 69 - 69 277 -11 $87,093.00

Click here for full scores & prize money.

Ko finishes off host week

Lydia Ko was the main attraction this week in New Zealand and the fans came out in droves to watch the 20-year-old from Auckland go at a fourth New Zealand Women’s Open title. Although she didn’t finish the way she would have liked, Ko (-5) was kind enough to meet with media one last time after her round and talked about her appreciation for all of the support.

“The highlight of this week was definitely the fans,” said Ko, who is the key reason for the LPGA’s venture to New Zealand for the first time. “It is Monday morning, it is this cold and this windy and there are still people out there supporting us. So I think the fans were probably the biggest highlight for me and I think for many of the players. The Clubhouse have done an amazing job to make a goal or a dream come reality and done an amazing job.”

More than a result

Jing Yan’s runner-up performance was made extra memorable because of the circumstances she faced this week.

“I had different expectations,” the 21-year-old Yan said. “This week is a lot different because my grandmother passed away and it is hard on my dad who is on my bag. We were meant to go back on Friday but didn’t because the family said it is okay to stay and play. It was different to have that feeling – I am very sombre and not too emotional.”

Henderson moves up in the final stretch in the Race to the CME Globe

This week’s MCKAYSON New Zealand Women’s Open is the 27th event in the season-long Race to the CME Globe. Thanks to her win, World No. 12 Brooke Henderson earns 500 more points and climbs up to fourth in the standings with 2,546 points. Lexi Thompson leads in the Race with 3,192 points, with World No. 1 So Yeon Ryu (2,652 points) and World No. 3 Sung Hyun Park (2,563 points) close behind.

In 2017, the reset points for the Race to the CME Globe will be modified slightly. As a result of these modifications:
• The top five finishers entering Naples will control their own destiny at the CME Group Tour Championship
• If a player in the top five wins in Naples, she will also win the $1M CME Globe
• The top 12 finishers entering Naples will have a mathematical chance to win the $1M CME Globe
• Please note that previously, the top three controlled their destiny and top nine had a mathematical chance

CME Group Cares weekend eagles update

CME Group Cares Weekend is a season-long charitable giving program that turns eagles into donations. For each eagle recorded during weekend play (Saturday and Sunday) throughout the 2017 LPGA Tour season, CME Group donates $1,000 to the program’s total donation count. The money raised will go towards a charitable pool and be split evenly between Wounded Warrior Project® and Bright Pink®.

Players scored seven eagles over the weekend at the 2017 MCKAYSON New Zealand Women’s Open, raising another $7,000 for charity. This brings the total to 251 eagles on the year, which translates to $251,000 raised.

Round 4 - Play suspended due to heavy rain

October 01, 2017

Play was suspended and resumed several times on Sunday due to unplayable course conditions following heavy rains and was finally suspended for the day at 5:16 p.m. local time. It will resume at 8:15 a.m. Monday.

Round 3 - Mozo narrowly hanging on to lead

September 30, 2017 Embed from Getty Images

Belen Mozo started the day with a 5-stroke lead and posted a 1-under 71 to hold on to her lead ahead of Brooke Henderson whose 5-under 67 places her just one shot behind.

“It was a grind-out day for sure. I had to talk to my caddie in the middle of the round because obviously I couldn't compare the golf I was playing today with the golf that I played yesterday under perfect conditions,” said Mozo. “I was able to manage bad shots better than yesterday, and converted a not-so-good round into an under-par round, so that's fine.” 

Henderson admitted earlier in the week that Windross Farm was not the type of course where she expected great results, three of her four titles were won on tree-lined courses but she was happy with her game on Saturday.

“I am extremely happy with my 5-under, especially with no bogeys on the card because it was really tough conditions, with the wind really picking up especially on our back nine,” said Henderson. “I am excited to be in the spot I am in right now and hopefully I can go out tomorrow and make a lot more birdies and see what happens.” 

Pos. Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1 Belen Mozo
-15
66
64
71
201
2 Brooke M. Henderson
-14
65
70
67
202
T3 Brittany Lincicome
-11
67
72
66
205
T3 Jing Yan
-11
70
66
69
205
T5 Thidapa Suwannapura
-10
70
66
70
206
T5 Mariajo Uribe
-10
68
68
70
206
T5 Amy Boulden
-10
66
70
70
206
T8 Nicole Broch Larsen
-9
72
69
66
207
T8 Beatriz Recari
-9
67
70
70
207
T8 Madelene Sagstrom
-9
68
67
72
207

Lincicome makes moves

Brittany Lincicome’s 6-under par 66 matched the low round of the day and the American climbed her way up the leaderboard to T3 after starting the day in a tie for 18th.

Another low day on Sunday could make Lincicome the second American with multiple wins on the season, joining Lexi Thompson - Lincicome won the season-opening Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic in late January. She hopes most of the rain that is forecasted for tomorrow will pass over the area quickly.

“I feel I am hitting the ball well and playing well,” Lincicome said. “The golf course sets up for my game. I can bomb it on most holes and not get into too much trouble or I can hit three week and still get it down there. It just depends on the weather tomorrow. I like to think I am good under the pressure of weather but me and wet weather are not the best of friends so hopefully it will pass through like it did today with a couple of showers.”

Brooke may crash Lydia's party a second time

Just over a year ago, Brooke Henderson took down Lydia Ko in a playoff to win her first major championship at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. Henderson could spoil the Ko-coming-home party this week and earn her fifth career win, and second of the season, in the Kiwi’s home country on Sunday.

Despite the rivalry that has budded between the two young superstars, Henderson has enjoyed plenty of cheers from the New Zealand crowd this week. She also knows it’s anyone’s ballgame at Windross Farm.

“There are a lot of players around me that could shoot a low number so everyone has to go out and shoot a lot of birdies,” said the 20-year-old. “It depends a lot on the conditions but if it is like today, then 5-under or 6-under will probably win tomorrow.”

Quotable

“It is what it is. And you have to play with what you have.” - Lydia Ko on the challenges of playing in inclement weather

Quick hits

• Seven players in the top 10 on the leaderboard heading into the final round have never won an LPGA event.
• There have been two Rolex First Time Winners in 2017 and both won at major championships - Danielle Kang (KPMG Women’s PGA Championship) and Sung Hyun Park (U.S. Women’s Open).
• Nine countries are represented in the top-10 on the leaderboard heading into the final round.
• Belen Mozo has four career top-10s on the LPGA and four career top-10s on the Ladies European Tour - she has not won on either Tour to date.
• Jing Yan, a 2015 LPGA rookie, has a career-best finish of T4 at the 2016 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G.
• Brittany Lincicome has won multiple tournaments just one season in her 12-year LPGA career - she won twice in 2011.

Round 2 - Mozo fires low round of the day to grab lead

September 29, 2017 Embed from Getty Images

Belen Mozo was in top form on Friday, playing 31 on the front nine to take the lead. She played an ace on the par 3 13th. Another birdie on the 14th was offset by a double bogey on the 17th but she finished the day with another birdie on the last hole to close with a 64 placing her at 14-under five shots ahead of Emily Tubert, Brooke Henderson and Madelene Sagstrom in second place at 9-under.

“When you score like this, everything seems so easy. I got perfect weather but you still have to perform well,” Mozo said. “I played really easy golf and left myself very makeable putts. I struck the ball really well and overall I was in a very calm state of mind.”

Pos. Player To Par R1 R2 Total
1 Belen Mozo -14 66 64 130
T2 Emily Tubert -9 70 65 135
T2 Madelene Sagstrom -9 68 67 135
T2 Brooke M. Henderson -9 65 70 135
T5 Thidapa Suwannapura -8 70 66 136
T5 Jing Yan -8 70 66 136
T5 Mariajo Uribe -8 68 68 136
T5 Amy Boulden -8 66 70 136
T9 Pernilla Lindberg -7 69 68 137
T9 Beatriz Recari -7 67 70 137
T9 Na Yeon Choi -7 67 70 137


American rookie re-finds her passion

LPGA Rookie Emily Tubert hopes she has re-found her form and her love of the game after firing a seven-under par 65 to grab the clubhouse lead from the morning scores on day two of the MCKAYSON New Zealand Women’s Open.

The American moved to nine-under par after 36 holes, a shot ahead of playing partner Amy Boulden (Wales) who followed her opening round 66 with a two-under 70 today.

Tubert, who played against Boulden in the 2012 Curtis Cup, believes the pair worked well together over the first two days.

“I had the pleasure with Amy which was neat. We both played well and fed off that.”

For more on the fantastic run from the tournament invite, click here.

Ko still in contention

New Zealand’s Lydia Ko is eight shots back of the lead at 6-under par for the tournament. The crowds have been swarming Ko all week as she bids for her fourth career New Zealand Women’s Open title and 15th career LPGA victory.

Ko knows that perfect conditions and a hot round could put her right back in the mix for the win.

“We still have 36 holes to go and a lot of golf to be played,” Ko said. “You never know until the final putt drops on the last day. If it is calm someone could shoot 10 under and be the ones holding the trophy. I think the weather will be a huge factor for the weekend.”

Mexican players donating winnings to earthquake relief fund

Gaby Lopez is playing for a bigger purpose this week at the MCKAYSON New Zealand Women’s Open. Lopez is donating 100% of her winnings for the week towards aiding the victims of the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that killed 331 people and damaged more than 11,000 homes in Mexico City last week.

Symetra Tour player Margarita Ramos teamed up with Lopez and Alejandra Llaeneza in Auckland and donating her winnings from the IOA Golf Classic and the Symetra Tour Championship, along with a $25 birdie pledge. Click here for more.

Lopez is part of a group called LoveArmyMexico that empowers the people by paying them for participating in the re-building. Their goal is to raise $1 million which will go directly towards rebuilding houses for those who have lost their homes as a result of the earthquake. Each rebuild should cost approximately $10,000 - if they reach their goal, they could rebuild close to 100 homes.

“I commit myself to donate all my earnings this week to help Mexico,” Lopez said. “I don’t know what it’s going to be, but I’ll just play my heart out and play my best for Mexico.”

Those interested in donating can do so here.

78 Players make cut

The cutline fell at 1-over par after Friday’s second round, leaving 78 players in the field for the weekend.

Notable players to miss the cut include veteran Angela Stanford (+3), 2017 Team Europe Solheim Cup member Emily K. Pedersen (+) and 2017 rookie from Iceland Olafia Kristinsdottir (+6).

Quick hits

• Belen Mozo is searching for her first top-10 finish of the year - she has five in her LPGA career and has never won on the LPGA Tour.
• Mozo holds the lead heading into the weekend for the first time in her LPGA career.
• Mozo’s 8-under par 64 was the lowest round of her LPGA career.
• Prior to this week, Emily Tubert had made the cut in 6-of-15 starts in her rookie campaign with a season-best T41 finish at the Cambia Portland Classic.
• Madelene Sagstrom (-9) was the 2016 Symetra Tour Player of the Year.

Round 1 - Shadoff and Henderson tied for lead in New Zealand

September 28, 2017 Embed from Getty Images

Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Brooke Henderson teed off together and made the most of the morning's calm weather. Both shot rounds of 7-under 65 to share the lead ahead pf Amy Boulden and Belen Mozo tied for third place one shot behind.

“To shoot minus seven on a golf course that I didn't think completely suited my game is really exciting,” Henderson said after her round. “My fast start really set-up my round and gave me a lot of momentum and a lot of confidence.”

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
T1
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-7
65
T1
Brooke M. Henderson
-7
65
T3
Amy Boulden
-6
66
T3
Belen Mozo
-6
66
T5
Na Yeon Choi
-5
67
T5
Beatriz Recari
-5
67
T5
Brittany Lincicome
-5
67
T8
Perrine Delacour
-4
68
T8
Madelene Sagstrom
-4
68
T8
Mariajo Uribe
-4
68

Ko bolstered by big crowds

Tournament Host Lydia Ko was buoyed by outstanding crowd support for her early morning tee time on the opening round at Windross Farm today.

The world number eight managed a 2-under par 70 today, with three birdies on her opening nine holes starting from the 10th, mixed with two bogeys and a birdie coming home.

Overall Ko was stunned and thrilled with the size of the gallery at the first ever LPGA on New Zealand soil.

“It makes you proud to play in your national open and being an LPGA event these world’s best golfers are getting this experience in our backyard, and to see all the crowds then these are the positives for these players. This was really good start.”

Birdies for BCRF

Jodi Ewart Shadoff, alongside Omni United whom the 29-year-old is a brand ambassador for its Radar Tires brand, will be donating $100 each to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) through the “Birdies for BCRF” program for every birdie that she makes in her tournaments during the month of October (officially recognized as the Breast Cancer Awareness Month).

Additionally, the opportunity to pledge a specific dollar amount for every birdie that Jodi makes during the month of October is open to other companies and individuals, donation categories are available at different levels ($100, $50, $25, $10) for each birdie achieved throughout all or some of the tournaments. Click here to make a pledge/one time donation.

The program is being run through BCRF’s partner organization, Play for P.I.N.K., a grassroots organization dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research through sporting and lifestyle events, donating 100% of all proceeds to its sole beneficiary, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). BCRF’s Play for P.I.N.K. initiative has raised nearly $50 million to date and currently encompasses 300 tournaments across 30 states, with over 30,000 golfers, guaranteeing that “Birdies for BCRF” will get broad and targeted exposure.

“It is an honor for me to be associated with Omni United and Radar Tires in supporting and advancing the mission of BCRF. In addition to wearing pink during the month, I am hoping to go above my average of 20 birdies per tournament and make as many birdies as I can during October, to raise lots of funds for the BCRF. I hope others will engage in this challenge and join us as well,” said Shadoff.

Ewart Shadoff had 7 birdies in her opening round at the MCKAYSON New Zealand Women’s Open, translating to a $1400 donation made from the English player and Radar Tires to support breast cancer research.

Mozo in sync with New Zealand

Spain’s Belen Mozo fired her best round in three years with a six-under par 66 to be in third place among the morning scores of the first round at Windross Farm.

The 28-year-old made four birdies in her first nine holes and two more without blemish coming home to complete a stunning start.

“To be honest, I played one of the most perfect golf days,” Mozo said. “I don’t remember a bad shot at all. True, I made lots of putts. The ones that I didn’t make I left them short, which is very annoying for a golfer, super annoying. These greens are slower than my preference, so I just have to get used to it a little bit more and keep grinding.”

Quick hits

• Brooke Henderson holds at least a share of the lead after the first round for the second time in her LPGA career and second time this season - she captured her fourth career LPGA victory after taking the first round lead at the 2017 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give.
• Henderson’s 7-under 65 ties the second lowest round of her career - she has twice shot 63.
• Jodi Ewart Shadoff has gone 140 starts on the LPGA without a win - she has 14 career top-10 finishes and has twice been the runner-up, including at this year’s Ricoh Women’s British Open.
• Helped by two finishes inside the top-4 this season, Ewart Shadoff has climbed to No. 30 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings and is the second highest ranked English player behind Charley Hull.
• Amy Boulden’s best career LPGA finish in 11 starts was a T9 result at the 2015 Ricoh Women’s British Open.
• Belen Mozo’s last finish inside the top-10 (four in her LPGA career) was a fifth place result at the 2016 LPGA Volvik Championship.

Quotable

“I love the food and I just love the nature. I love the sheep – it might sound silly, but to me it’s just amazing. People might say, ‘Oh, the course is like in the middle of nowhere.’ It’s better, it’s much better.” - Belen Mozo on her favorite parts about coming to New Zealand

Scores

Pos. Player Scores Total To Par Prize Money
1 Brooke M. Henderson 65 - 70 - 67 - 69 271 -17 $195,000.00
2 Jing Yan 70 - 66 - 69 - 71 276 -12 $120,057.00
3 Hee Young Park 69 - 70 - 69 - 69 277 -11 $87,093.00
4 Jennifer Song 72 - 69 - 69 - 68 278 -10 $67,373.00
5T Su Oh 69 - 70 - 69 - 71 279 -9 $45,244.00
5T Beatriz Recari 67 - 70 - 70 - 72 279 -9 $45,244.00
5T Belen Mozo 66 - 64 - 71 - 78 279 -9 $45,244.00
8T Cheyenne Woods 73 - 67 - 71 - 69 280 -8 $27,212.00
8T Lindy Duncan 73 - 69 - 67 - 71 280 -8 $27,212.00
8T Nicole Broch Larsen 72 - 69 - 66 - 73 280 -8 $27,212.00
8T Madelene Sagstrom 68 - 67 - 72 - 73 280 -8 $27,212.00
8T Brittany Lincicome 67 - 72 - 66 - 75 280 -8 $27,212.00
13T Christina Kim 71 - 70 - 71 - 69 281 -7 $19,719.00
13T Alena Sharp 72 - 73 - 66 - 70 281 -7 $19,719.00
13T Gaby Lopez 70 - 72 - 67 - 72 281 -7 $19,719.00
13T Amy Boulden 66 - 70 - 70 - 75 281 -7 $19,719.00
17T Catriona Matthew 73 - 70 - 69 - 70 282 -6 $16,038.00
17T Lee Lopez 72 - 67 - 72 - 71 282 -6 $16,038.00
17T A-Yean Cho 70 - 71 - 69 - 72 282 -6 $0.00
17T Paula Reto 70 - 70 - 70 - 72 282 -6 $16,038.00
17T Bronte Law 72 - 66 - 72 - 72 282 -6 $16,038.00
22T Ryann O'Toole 72 - 71 - 68 - 72 283 -5 $14,329.00
22T Lydia Ko 70 - 68 - 70 - 75 283 -5 $14,329.00
24T Laura Eum 71 - 71 - 70 - 72 284 -4 $12,568.00
24T Na Yeon Choi 67 - 70 - 75 - 72 284 -4 $12,568.00
24T Danielle Kang 71 - 70 - 69 - 74 284 -4 $12,568.00
24T Jodi Ewart Shadoff 65 - 73 - 71 - 75 284 -4 $12,568.00
24T Thidapa Suwannapura 70 - 66 - 70 - 78 284 -4 $12,568.00
29T Ayako Uehara 74 - 67 - 71 - 73 285 -3 $10,736.00
29T Ally McDonald 71 - 69 - 70 - 75 285 -3 $10,736.00
29T Selin Hyun 73 - 65 - 72 - 75 285 -3 $0.00
29T Pavarisa Yoktuan 69 - 69 - 72 - 75 285 -3 $10,736.00
33T Eun Jeong Seong 72 - 68 - 74 - 72 286 -2 $0.00
33T Cathryn Bristow 76 - 69 - 68 - 73 286 -2 $8,798.00
33T Annie Park 72 - 69 - 72 - 73 286 -2 $8,798.00
33T Sun Young Yoo 69 - 70 - 74 - 73 286 -2 $8,798.00
33T Pernilla Lindberg 69 - 68 - 74 - 75 286 -2 $8,798.00
33T Peiyun Chien 72 - 67 - 71 - 76 286 -2 $8,798.00
33T Rachel Rohanna 71 - 68 - 71 - 76 286 -2 $8,798.00
33T Mariajo Uribe 68 - 68 - 70 - 80 286 -2 $8,798.00
41T Megan Khang 72 - 71 - 67 - 77 287 -1 $7,263.00
41T Sarah Kemp 72 - 69 - 69 - 77 287 -1 $7,263.00
43T Jane Park 74 - 71 - 70 - 73 288 E $6,190.00
43T Youngin Chun 72 - 73 - 70 - 73 288 E $0.00
43T Celine Herbin 73 - 68 - 74 - 73 288 E $6,190.00
43T Giulia Molinaro 74 - 69 - 69 - 76 288 E $6,190.00
43T Laura Gonzalez Escallon 70 - 73 - 69 - 76 288 E $6,190.00
43T Brianna Do 70 - 72 - 70 - 76 288 E $6,190.00
43T Madeleine Sheils 69 - 72 - 71 - 76 288 E $6,190.00
50T Becky Morgan 71 - 72 - 71 - 75 289 1 $5,094.00
50T Sarah Jane Smith 73 - 66 - 72 - 78 289 1 $5,094.00
50T Min Seo Kwak 70 - 72 - 68 - 79 289 1 $5,094.00
50T Holly Clyburn 72 - 67 - 71 - 79 289 1 $5,094.00
54T Mel Reid 71 - 74 - 73 - 72 290 2 $4,338.00
54T Therese O'Hara 70 - 70 - 76 - 74 290 2 $4,338.00
54T Perrine Delacour 68 - 76 - 70 - 76 290 2 $4,338.00
54T Sandra Changkija 71 - 74 - 68 - 77 290 2 $4,338.00
54T Min Lee 74 - 70 - 69 - 77 290 2 $4,338.00
59T Hyeon Ju Heo 74 - 71 - 70 - 76 291 3 $3,812.00
59T Mina Harigae 71 - 73 - 70 - 77 291 3 $3,812.00
59T Dana Finkelstein 71 - 71 - 72 - 77 291 3 $3,812.00
62T Karen Chung 74 - 71 - 72 - 75 292 4 $3,369.00
62T Amy Olson 74 - 69 - 72 - 77 292 4 $3,369.00
62T Kris Tamulis 73 - 70 - 71 - 78 292 4 $3,369.00
62T Yani Tseng 69 - 70 - 73 - 80 292 4 $3,369.00
66T Hanee Song 72 - 72 - 76 - 73 293 5 $3,056.00
66T Katherine Kirk 71 - 74 - 71 - 77 293 5 $3,056.00
66T Aditi Ashok 74 - 70 - 69 - 80 293 5 $3,056.00
66T Emily Tubert 70 - 65 - 77 - 81 293 5 $3,056.00
70T Jackie Stoelting 71 - 68 - 79 - 77 295 7 $2,859.00
70T Nontaya Srisawang 69 - 69 - 79 - 78 295 7 $2,859.00
72T Prima Thammaraks 72 - 69 - 77 - 78 296 8 $2,670.00
72T Brooke Pancake 69 - 71 - 76 - 80 296 8 $2,670.00
72T Stacey Peters 73 - 70 - 71 - 82 296 8 $2,670.00
72T Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras 70 - 72 - 72 - 82 296 8 $2,670.00
76 Gemma Clews 72 - 72 - 72 - 82 298 10 $2,563.00
77 Whitney Hillier 74 - 71 - 74 - 80 299 11 $2,530.00
78 Amelia Garvey 70 - 71 - 80 - 82 303 15 $0.00
CUT Kristen Farmer 78 - 68 146 2 $0.00
CUT Marissa Steen 78 - 68 146 2 $0.00
CUT Beth Allen 76 - 70 146 2 $0.00
CUT Simin Feng 75 - 71 146 2 $0.00
CUT Haeji Kang 74 - 72 146 2 $0.00
CUT Alejandra Llaneza 74 - 72 146 2 $0.00
CUT Mariah Stackhouse 74 - 72 146 2 $0.00
CUT Vicky Hurst 73 - 73 146 2 $0.00
CUT Wichanee Meechai 73 - 73 146 2 $0.00
CUT Mohan Du 71 - 75 146 2 $0.00
CUT Maude-Aimee Leblanc 70 - 76 146 2 $0.00
CUT Wei-Ling Hsu 78 - 69 147 3 $0.00
CUT Demi Runas 78 - 69 147 3 $0.00
CUT Brittney Dryland 76 - 71 147 3 $0.00
CUT Angela Stanford 76 - 71 147 3 $0.00
CUT Sadena Parks 75 - 72 147 3 $0.00
CUT Chantelle Cassidy 74 - 73 147 3 $0.00
CUT Dottie Ardina 73 - 74 147 3 $0.00
CUT Tiffany Joh 71 - 76 147 3 $0.00
CUT Amelia Lewis 71 - 76 147 3 $0.00
CUT Breanna Gill 78 - 70 148 4 $0.00
CUT Dani Holmqvist 75 - 73 148 4 $0.00
CUT Kelly Tan 75 - 73 148 4 $0.00
CUT Caroline Hedwall 74 - 74 148 4 $0.00
CUT Wenyung Keh 73 - 75 148 4 $0.00
CUT Ilhee Lee 72 - 76 148 4 $0.00
CUT Julianne Alvarez 78 - 71 149 5 $0.00
CUT Paige Stubbs 78 - 71 149 5 $0.00
CUT Emily K. Pedersen 76 - 73 149 5 $0.00
CUT Juliana Hung 74 - 75 149 5 $0.00
CUT Katherine Perry 72 - 77 149 5 $0.00
CUT Brooke Baker 80 - 70 150 6 $0.00
CUT Jessica Cowie 78 - 72 150 6 $0.00
CUT Lauren Hibbert 78 - 72 150 6 $0.00
CUT Olafia Kristinsdottir 78 - 72 150 6 $0.00
CUT Xiyu Lin 77 - 73 150 6 $0.00
CUT Alexandra Orchard 75 - 75 150 6 $0.00
CUT Lorie Kane 74 - 76 150 6 $0.00
CUT Tania Tare 78 - 73 151 7 $0.00
CUT Hannah Park 74 - 77 151 7 $0.00
CUT Maria Parra 74 - 77 151 7 $0.00
CUT Dori Carter 82 - 70 152 8 $0.00
CUT Jennifer Ha 78 - 74 152 8 $0.00
CUT Tamara Johns 77 - 75 152 8 $0.00
CUT Katie Burnett 73 - 79 152 8 $0.00
CUT Ellen Davies-Graham 81 - 72 153 9 $0.00
CUT Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong 76 - 77 153 9 $0.00
CUT Rose Zheng 71 - 83 154 10 $0.00
CUT Munchin Keh 77 - 78 155 11 $0.00
CUT Sheridan Gorton 76 - 79 155 11 $0.00
CUT Yifan Ji 81 - 78 159 15 $0.00
CUT Jenna Hunter 83 - 77 160 16 $0.00
CUT Lynnette Brooky 80 - 81 161 17 $0.00
CUT Phillis Meti 88 - 78 166 22 $0.00

Preview

DATES: September 28 - October 01
SITE: Windross Farm Golf Club, Auckland
PRIZE MONEY: $1,300,000
Click here for tournament stats & info

Ko comes home

Hometown favorite and three-time New Zealand Women’s Open champion Lydia Ko will be channeling good memories at the MCKAYSON New Zealand Women’s Open this week, however she doesn’t believe she will enjoy any particular advantages over a strong LPGA field.

Seven major champions including 2017 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship winner Danielle Kang and former world number one Yani Tseng are among the field for the first LPGA event in New Zealand, with the tournament beginning tomorrow at the new Windross Farm Golf Course in Auckland.

“To be able to play in front of a home crowd and some of my friends that have actually never watched golf before is going to be great,” said Ko after the Pro-Am today.

“It is really cool to see some familiar faces. I’m hoping a lot of kids come out with 16 and under getting free admission. Hopefully they’ll get inspired by watching us play.”

Could this be the week?

Ko has been knocking on the door of late with top-3 finishes in her last two starts. The 20-year-old has gone 29 starts since her last victory at the 2016 Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning and O-I but has twelve top-10 finishes in that span, including two runner-ups.

Should Ko break through for her 15th career LPGA victory this week, she would be become the first non-American player to win a LPGA tournament in their home country since the Republic of Korea’s Kyu Jung Baek won the 2014 LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship - Baek was not an LPGA member for that victory.

A victory would also push Ko past the $1 million mark on the year, representing the fourth consecutive season she has earned over $1 million - she has earned over $2 million in each of the last three seasons dating back to her rookie year in 2014.

Of note - Mallon, Ochoa inducted to World Golf Hall of Fame

LPGA legends Meg Mallon and Lorena Ochoa were formally inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Tuesday evening at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

Mallon and Ochoa were joined by Henry Longhurst, Davis Love III and Ian Woosnam in the Class of 2017. LPGA.com's Amy Rogers sat down with Mallon and Ochoa to discuss their induction.

Quotable

“This is a new golf course so it’s not like I know it with my eyes closed.” - Lydia Ko, a three-time New Zealand Women’s Open champion, on Windross Farm Golf Course





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