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Round 4 - Jutanugarn beat Thompson and Chun in playoff

June 11 , 2017

Lexi Thompson looked set to win the Manulife LPGA Classic on Sunday with her lead extending to four shots at one point but a missed four-footer on the 18th set up a playoff with Ariya Jutanugarn and In Gee Chun. Thompson, after a poor chip, was left with a long putt off the green, Chun had a birdie attempt and missed but Jutanugarn sunk hers.

“I just can't believe I win the tournament,” said Jutanugarn. “When I got here I didn't feel comfortable to hit the golf ball and (I was) scared to hit my tee shot.[...] I just (went) out - and today is really windy and pretty hard to make birdie and even hit on the green – I just (made) sure I'm committed to every shot and go out and have fun.”

Pos. Player Scores Total To Par Prize Money
1 Ariya Jutanugarn 67 - 70 - 65 - 69 271 -17 $255,000.00
2T In Gee Chun 67 - 66 - 68 - 70 271 -17 $136,119.00
2T Lexi Thompson 67 - 65 - 67 - 72 271 -17 $136,119.00

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Round 3 - Thompson takes the lead on windy day

June 10, 2017

Lexi Thompson has taken the lead at the Manulife LPGA Classic on a windy day in Ontario with a 5-under 67.

“Today was a lot windier than the last two days, so there was just more shot-making and some pins were pretty difficult to get to. It was more just making pars and getting off the hole,” she said. “I'm playing very well and making some good putts, so hopefully just continue that tomorrow.”

Lindy Duncan also played 5-under to finish second one shot behind her.

Jackie Stoelting fired the round of the day with an 8-under par 64 and ten birdies making the most of an earlier round before the wind picked up in the afternoon. She is tied for ninth at 12-under.

“It was an awesome day,” said Stoelting. “This was my fourth (made) cut in a row, but the last three cuts I've moved the opposite direction on Saturday. I really tried to play more aggressively today.

Alena Sharp still leads the Canadians tied for fourth at 14-under.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Lexi Thompson
-17
67
65
67
199
2
Lindy Duncan
-16
68
65
67
200
3
In Gee Chun
-15
67
66
68
201
T4
Ariya Jutanugarn
-14
67
70
65
202
T4
Alena Sharp
-14
66
66
70
202
T6
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-13
66
69
68
203
T6
Suzann Pettersen
-13
64
71
68
203
T6
Minjee Lee
-13
68
66
69
203
T9
Jackie Stoelting
-12
72
68
64
204
T9
Brittany Marchand
-12
67
70
67
204
T9
Perrine Delacour
-12
71
62
71
204

Round 2 - Local Sharp moves into joint lead in Ontario

June 09, 2017

Alena Sharp, who lives near Whistle Bear in Hamilton, Ontario, shot a 6-under 66 to move into joint lead with Lexi Thompson and Hyo Joo Kim on Friday.

An early double bogey didn't hold her back and she finished the day with six birdies and an eagle.

“I felt good starting the day,” said Sharp. “I got up and had a nice little run. Just got the nervous energy out. Had a good warm up and just felt -- I don't know. This week has been different. I just walked up to the golf course yesterday and today just feeling like it was going to be a good day. Just had these good vibes coming out.”

Thompson played 7-under to get to the top and feels the course suits her game.

“I'm playing very well so far. Overall just having fun on the golf course, staying very relaxed, and focusing on doing my routine,” said Thompson. “I played some great golf, so hopefully that will continue into the weekend.”

Perrine Delacour fired a tournament-record score of 62, 10-under par. She hit al 18 greens in regulation, four birdies on the front nine and six on the back. Delacour finished round 1 1-under and is now tied for fourth place.

“Yesterday I hit 17 greens and I just couldn't make any putts. Then, today, I had really good putting. I spent 20 minutes yesterday on the putting green and I fixed it,” she explained of the secret to her success in the second round.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
T1
Lexi Thompson
-12
67
65
132
T1
Alena Sharp
-12
66
66
132
T1
Hyo Joo Kim
-12
65
67
132
T4
Perrine Delacour
-11
71
62
133
T4
Lindy Duncan
-11
68
65
133
T4
In Gee Chun
-11
67
66
133
T7
Bronte Law
-10
69
65
134
T7
Minjee Lee
-10
68
66
134
T7
Shanshan Feng
-10
65
69
134

Round 1 - Pettersen and Lee tied for lead in Canada

June 08, 2017

Mi Hyang Lee and Suzann Pettersen have taken the opening lead in the Manulife LPGA Classic with bogey-free, 8-under 64s, helped along by perfect conditions on Thursday.

“We woke up this morning to perfect conditions. You can fire at pins and get to par fives, which is fun,” Pettersen said. “I think it's the best way to set up a golf course and get low scores. I'm very happy with the opening round I played.”

Shanshan Feng, who won two weeks ago at the Volvik LPGA Championship, played 7-under and is tied in third place with Hyo Joo Kim and Laura Escallon.

“I think after I captured the victory at the Volvik Championship I think my condition is pretty good. Everything is not bad. I mean, my ball striking is as good as usual and my putting is working also. I think I made six birdies and an eagle today, rolled it from outside of the green. So I'm really happy about what I did today,” she said.

Local Alena Sharp leads Canadian players with a round of 6-under 66 and is tied for sixth place.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
T1
Suzann Pettersen
-8
64
T1
Mi Hyang Lee
-8
64
T3
Shanshan Feng
-7
65
T3
Laura Gonzalez Escallon
-7
65
T3
Hyo Joo Kim
-7
65
T6
Emily K. Pedersen
-6
66
T6
Alena Sharp
-6
66
T6
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-6
66

Scores

Pos. Player Scores Total To Par Prize Money
1 Ariya Jutanugarn 67 - 70 - 65 - 69 271 -17 $255,000.00
2T In Gee Chun 67 - 66 - 68 - 70 271 -17 $136,119.00
2T Lexi Thompson 67 - 65 - 67 - 72 271 -17 $136,119.00
4 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 66 - 69 - 68 - 69 272 -16 $88,542.00
5T Laura Gonzalez Escallon 65 - 72 - 70 - 67 274 -14 $64,788.00
5T Mi Hyang Lee 64 - 72 - 70 - 68 274 -14 $64,788.00
7T Perrine Delacour 71 - 62 - 71 - 71 275 -13 $43,336.00
7T Minjee Lee 68 - 66 - 69 - 72 275 -13 $43,336.00
7T Lindy Duncan 68 - 65 - 67 - 75 275 -13 $43,336.00
10 Suzann Pettersen 64 - 71 - 68 - 73 276 -12 $34,985.00
11T Austin Ernst 73 - 65 - 72 - 67 277 -11 $29,391.00
11T Chella Choi 70 - 68 - 70 - 69 277 -11 $29,391.00
11T Brooke M. Henderson 71 - 67 - 68 - 71 277 -11 $29,391.00
11T Hyo Joo Kim 65 - 67 - 73 - 72 277 -11 $29,391.00
15T Mi Jung Hur 69 - 69 - 71 - 69 278 -10 $21,744.00
15T Angel Yin 67 - 72 - 69 - 70 278 -10 $21,744.00
15T Lizette Salas 70 - 68 - 70 - 70 278 -10 $21,744.00
15T Tiffany Joh 70 - 69 - 68 - 71 278 -10 $21,744.00
15T Paula Reto 69 - 66 - 71 - 72 278 -10 $21,744.00
15T Shanshan Feng 65 - 69 - 72 - 72 278 -10 $21,744.00
15T Alena Sharp 66 - 66 - 70 - 76 278 -10 $21,744.00
22T Alison Lee 69 - 69 - 70 - 71 279 -9 $17,795.00
22T Charley Hull 69 - 68 - 70 - 72 279 -9 $17,795.00
22T Emily K. Pedersen 66 - 69 - 71 - 73 279 -9 $17,795.00
25T Karine Icher 69 - 67 - 73 - 71 280 -8 $15,895.00
25T Candie Kung 70 - 68 - 70 - 72 280 -8 $15,895.00
25T Ashleigh Buhai 73 - 66 - 67 - 74 280 -8 $15,895.00
28T Pavarisa Yoktuan 69 - 71 - 70 - 71 281 -7 $12,806.00
28T Belen Mozo 69 - 70 - 71 - 71 281 -7 $12,806.00
28T Caroline Masson 70 - 69 - 70 - 72 281 -7 $12,806.00
28T Danielle Kang 68 - 70 - 71 - 72 281 -7 $12,806.00
28T Megan Khang 70 - 69 - 69 - 73 281 -7 $12,806.00
28T Haeji Kang 68 - 68 - 72 - 73 281 -7 $12,806.00
28T Lee-Anne Pace 69 - 71 - 66 - 75 281 -7 $12,806.00
28T Sarah Jane Smith 68 - 71 - 66 - 76 281 -7 $12,806.00
36T Lee Lopez 67 - 69 - 71 - 75 282 -6 $10,409.00
36T Jackie Stoelting 72 - 68 - 64 - 78 282 -6 $10,409.00
38T Jing Yan 73 - 66 - 73 - 71 283 -5 $9,001.00
38T Jane Park 68 - 74 - 67 - 74 283 -5 $9,001.00
38T In-Kyung Kim 69 - 69 - 71 - 74 283 -5 $9,001.00
38T Mariajo Uribe 71 - 69 - 68 - 75 283 -5 $9,001.00
38T Amy Yang 69 - 69 - 70 - 75 283 -5 $9,001.00
43T Gaby Lopez 69 - 73 - 68 - 74 284 -4 $7,630.00
43T Dori Carter 74 - 67 - 69 - 74 284 -4 $7,630.00
43T Angela Stanford 70 - 71 - 69 - 74 284 -4 $7,630.00
46T Ryann O'Toole 69 - 70 - 73 - 73 285 -3 $6,450.00
46T Mina Harigae 70 - 71 - 69 - 75 285 -3 $6,450.00
46T Beatriz Recari 72 - 68 - 68 - 77 285 -3 $6,450.00
46T Sun Young Yoo 68 - 67 - 72 - 78 285 -3 $6,450.00
46T Bronte Law 69 - 65 - 73 - 78 285 -3 $6,450.00
46T Brittany Marchand 67 - 70 - 67 - 81 285 -3 $6,450.00
52T Annie Park 70 - 72 - 69 - 75 286 -2 $5,528.00
52T Nicole Broch Larsen 73 - 67 - 69 - 77 286 -2 $5,528.00
52T Felicity Johnson 70 - 65 - 73 - 78 286 -2 $5,528.00
55T Thidapa Suwannapura 74 - 68 - 73 - 72 287 -1 $4,751.00
55T Sadena Parks 71 - 70 - 72 - 74 287 -1 $4,751.00
55T Mindy Kim 72 - 66 - 75 - 74 287 -1 $4,751.00
55T Jacqui Concolino 68 - 71 - 72 - 76 287 -1 $4,751.00
55T Giulia Molinaro 68 - 70 - 73 - 76 287 -1 $4,751.00
55T Dani Holmqvist 69 - 72 - 69 - 77 287 -1 $4,751.00
61 Ilhee Lee 70 - 72 - 72 - 75 289 1 $4,233.00
62T Allie White 71 - 71 - 74 - 74 290 2 $3,974.00
62T Holly Clyburn 70 - 71 - 75 - 74 290 2 $3,974.00
62T Catriona Matthew 71 - 68 - 74 - 77 290 2 $3,974.00
62T Kelly Shon 72 - 69 - 71 - 78 290 2 $3,974.00
62T Karen Chung 72 - 70 - 67 - 81 290 2 $3,974.00
67 Laura Davies 70 - 72 - 70 - 80 292 4 $3,715.00
68T Min Seo Kwak 71 - 71 - 76 - 76 294 6 $3,585.00
68T Laetitia Beck 71 - 71 - 72 - 80 294 6 $3,585.00
70 Britney Yada 73 - 69 - 72 - 82 296 8 $3,456.00
71 Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras 69 - 70 - 77 - 82 298 10 $3,413.00
CUT Jenny Coleman 73 - 70 143 -1 $0.00
CUT Olafia Kristinsdottir 73 - 70 143 -1 $0.00
CUT Luciane Lee 73 - 70 143 -1 $0.00
CUT Brianna Do 71 - 72 143 -1 $0.00
CUT Julieta Granada 70 - 73 143 -1 $0.00
CUT Daniela Iacobelli 70 - 73 143 -1 $0.00
CUT Augusta James 70 - 73 143 -1 $0.00
CUT Karlin Beck 74 - 70 144 E $0.00
CUT Shannon Fish 74 - 70 144 E $0.00
CUT Cindy LaCrosse 73 - 71 144 E $0.00
CUT Nannette Hill 72 - 72 144 E $0.00
CUT Kristy McPherson 72 - 72 144 E $0.00
CUT Mariah Stackhouse 72 - 72 144 E $0.00
CUT Cheyenne Woods 72 - 72 144 E $0.00
CUT Brittany Lang 70 - 74 144 E $0.00
CUT Maddie Szeryk 78 - 67 145 1 $0.00
CUT Allyssa Ferrell 77 - 68 145 1 $0.00
CUT Pornanong Phatlum 76 - 69 145 1 $0.00
CUT Michelle Piyapattra 75 - 70 145 1 $0.00
CUT Beth Allen 74 - 71 145 1 $0.00
CUT Sarah Kemp 74 - 71 145 1 $0.00
CUT Maude-Aimee Leblanc 74 - 71 145 1 $0.00
CUT Stephanie Meadow 74 - 71 145 1 $0.00
CUT Caroline Inglis 73 - 72 145 1 $0.00
CUT Maria Parra 76 - 70 146 2 $0.00
CUT Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong 76 - 70 146 2 $0.00
CUT Celine Herbin 75 - 71 146 2 $0.00
CUT Stephanie Kono 75 - 71 146 2 $0.00
CUT Wichanee Meechai 74 - 72 146 2 $0.00
CUT Laura Diaz 73 - 73 146 2 $0.00
CUT Justine Dreher 72 - 74 146 2 $0.00
CUT Kris Tamulis 72 - 74 146 2 $0.00
CUT Emily Tubert 71 - 75 146 2 $0.00
CUT Emily Collins 74 - 73 147 3 $0.00
CUT Katie Burnett 73 - 74 147 3 $0.00
CUT Vicky Hurst 73 - 74 147 3 $0.00
CUT Madeleine Sheils 73 - 74 147 3 $0.00
CUT Joanna Klatten 72 - 75 147 3 $0.00
CUT Briana Mao 77 - 71 148 4 $0.00
CUT Hannah Burke 76 - 72 148 4 $0.00
CUT Jennifer Kirby 76 - 72 148 4 $0.00
CUT Min-G Kim 74 - 74 148 4 $0.00
CUT Ayako Uehara 74 - 74 148 4 $0.00
CUT Demi Runas 73 - 75 148 4 $0.00
CUT Kelly Tan 72 - 76 148 4 $0.00
CUT Prima Thammaraks 72 - 76 148 4 $0.00
CUT Katie Kempter 77 - 72 149 5 $0.00
CUT Julie Yang 76 - 73 149 5 $0.00
CUT Jaclyn Lee 75 - 74 149 5 $0.00
CUT Rachel Rohanna 74 - 75 149 5 $0.00
CUT Caroline Westrup 74 - 75 149 5 $0.00
CUT Jennifer Ha 72 - 77 149 5 $0.00
CUT Jessy Tang 77 - 73 150 6 $0.00
CUT Giulia Sergas 76 - 74 150 6 $0.00
CUT Alejandra Llaneza 75 - 75 150 6 $0.00
CUT Nontaya Srisawang 74 - 76 150 6 $0.00
CUT Samantha Richdale 79 - 72 151 7 $0.00
CUT Ji Young Oh 78 - 73 151 7 $0.00
CUT Nicole Jeray 77 - 74 151 7 $0.00
CUT Simin Feng 76 - 75 151 7 $0.00
CUT Maia Schechter 76 - 75 151 7 $0.00
CUT Grace St-Germain 72 - 79 151 7 $0.00
CUT Wendy Doolan 78 - 74 152 8 $0.00
CUT Vivian Tsui 76 - 76 152 8 $0.00
CUT Silvia Cavalleri 75 - 77 152 8 $0.00
CUT Bertine Strauss 80 - 73 153 9 $0.00
CUT Jaye Marie Green 77 - 76 153 9 $0.00
CUT Lorie Kane 76 - 77 153 9 $0.00
CUT Krista Puisite 79 - 75 154 10 $0.00
CUT Ssu-Chia Cheng 77 - 77 154 10 $0.00
CUT Samantha Postillion 77 - 79 156 12 $0.00
WDC Nasa Hataoka 74 74 2 $0.00

Preview

DATES: June 08-11
SITE: Whistle Bear Golf Club, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
PRIZE MONEY: $1,700,000
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Masson Primed for First Title Defense

In 2016, Germany’s Caroline Masson, picked up her first victory on the LPGA Tour at the Manulife LPGA Classic at Whistle Bear Golf Club, defeating Karine Icher, Minjee Lee and Mi Hyang Lee by one stroke. Masson started the day three shots back of the lead and fired a final round 6-under 66 to step inside the winner’s circle.

“Obviously this week is really special to me,” Masson said after a practice round on Tuesday. “It’s my first time defending, and, yeah, I’m just trying to soak it all in and trying to bring back those memories and those feeling that I had last year winning.”

Ever since the final putt dropped in 2016, Masson has been waiting to hear her name called on the first tee as the defending champion. “I think it’s a pretty cool moment hopefully to be introduced as the defending champion,” she said. “After that, it’s just another golf tournament. I have to focus on my golf and get that mindset that obviously I want to win this week, like I want to every week.”

Hometown Hero

When Brooke Henderson teed it up at last year’s Manulife LPGA Classic, the 2015 LPGA rookie was already a three-time LPGA winner, a major champion and a successful Cambia Portland Classic title defender.

It’s been 26 starts since the Smith Falls, Ontario, native last found herself in the winner’s circle, but she says that’s no cause for panic. “I think if I continue to be patient and make that one or two more putts early in the week,” Henderson said on Tuesday, “and hopefully once I feel the rush of the fans and feel their positive energy I can continue to improve and get better and get back to having some top-10 finishes.”

This week marks Henderson’s third appearance in her home country at the Manulife LPGA Classic, and while she has yet to post a top-25 finish, she likes her odds this week. “I haven’t had a great finish here yet at the Manulife Classic, especially since it’s moved to Whistle Bear,” Henderson said, “but I really like the course and I think it’s going to set up well for my game this week.”

While she hasn’t had a top-10 performance in her home country, she likes the excitement that comes with it. “Of course there is going to be a little bit more pressure,” she said. “But I love big crowds. I love playing in front of all my fans. I hope a lot of people come out and a lot of people support, and hopefully I can put on a good show for them.”

Quotable

“Coming home, seeing fans, I want to really show them how much I appreciate their support every single week.”

- On what Brooke Henderson is looking forward to this week

“Four majors still left, and I can have the chance to go and defend my first major championship in a few weeks down at Olympia Fields, and then I have a chance to go and defend in Portland again for the third time later this summer.”

- Henderson on what she’s got on her mind for the rest of the season

“Reminds me a little bit of home with just how everything looks and how green it is.”

- German native Caroline Masson on why she likes coming to Whistle Bear Golf Club

Quick Hits

• Brooke Henderson is one of 13 Canadians teeing it up in their home country this week at Whistle Bear Golf Club
• Henderson is one of only seven Tour players to have started in all 13 LPGA tournaments this season, collecting 10 top-25 finishes, two top-10s and a season-best T4 at the HSBC Women’s Champions
• Heading into this week, Henderson is ranked third among Tour players for number of birdies with 168
• Last season, Henderson became the second-youngest player in LPGA history to win a major championship with her victory at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship (18y/9m/2d), trailing only Lydia Ko
• Also last season, Henderson made the most starts on Tour (31), had the second-most top-10s (15) and finished third on the LPGA Official Money List
• In three starts at the Manulife LPGA Classic, Caroline Masson has finished 10th (2014), T19 (2015) and first (2016)
• In 10 starts this season, Masson has made eight cuts and posted four top-25 finishes, including a season-best T10 finish at the Bank of Hope Founders Cup, where she also has her lowest tournament score to par of -19
• Masson is the highest ranked German player in the world at No. 58 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings
• Masson has been a member of Team Europe in the last two Solheim Cups (2013, 2015), and in May was part of a Team Europe practice round at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club (site of the 2017 Solheim Cup)

Sponsor Spotlight: Thank You Manulife

While this is the final year of the Manulife LPGA Classic, all of us at the LPGA are incredibly grateful for the partnership we enjoyed with Manulife and the Kitchener-Waterloo area! We will certainly do our best to bring an LPGA tournament back to this area and these tremendous golf fans.

Activities of interest during tournament week:

#RedDayFriday - spectators, pro golfers, volunteers and the community are encouraged to wear Red on Friday, June 9

Support Manulifematch.com - until Sunday, June 11, all donations to St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation through the Manulife Match program are doubled by Manulife!

On Saturday, June 10, Manulife Bank will host an on-site event that will give spectators the chance to qualify to make a putt for $50,000 on the 18th green at Whistle Bear Golf Club.





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