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El Bandido
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The LPGA Tour starts this Thursday with the Pure Silk Bahamas Classic.

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The 2015 European Tour Fantasy Race to Dubai champion will be there! Excited
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Report Back High Lay Low January 27, 2016 10:37 PM GMT
Is this one of those things where you have to be an American citizen?
Can't see the T&C's on the page.
Report El Bandido January 28, 2016 7:27 AM GMT
I think it's US/Canada only to be eligible for prizes. I'm just playing for the kudos!
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 24, 2018 8:08 PM GMT
YEAH it's that time of the year again for the Ladies TOUR to pull up their skirts and get back in action...will be surprised with a reply Devil

First stop of the season for the LPGA...only 108 player field.
fwiw, most of these will do well this week on Paradise Island in the Pure Silk Bahamas Classic - Stacy Lewis, Ariya Jutanugarn, IK Kim, Celine Boutier, Hannah Green.


http://www.puresilkbahamasclassic.com/
Report Catch Me ifyoucan March 29, 2018 10:24 PM BST
ANA INSPIRATION.....sponsored by All Nippon Airways (in Japan).

THE FIRST MAJOR of the LPGA Tour Season from Mission Hills Country Club, Dinah Shore Tournament Course, Rancho Mirage, California, in the desert southeast of Palm Springs.

This event began in 1972 and it became a major in 1983. The Dinah Shore course has hosted since inception (also a Palmer & Dye course). A Par72, 6763yd, second shot course where GIR is the key stat. Driving accuracy is also required from the ladies on this challenging layout with lots of trees, unlike most desert courses.
The 2015 edition came with a new name – the ANA Inspiration – but the history of this championship remains the same. The winner on Sunday will still jump into Poppie’s Pond and will be donned with the iconic white robe on the 18th green Sunday. The tournament has become a popular tourist/holiday destination for some lesbians and bisexual women, drawing thousands of lesbian spectators each year to the golf events and associated parties. It has been referred to as "spring break for lesbians."

REMEMBER 2017: Lexi Thompson was penalised 4 shots mid-final round, for a previous ball-marking error, on the Saturday!!! ffs and then the poor girl lost in the playoff to So-Yeon Ryu.....Lets just say more than a few tears did fall. Also see "Lexi Thompson 4 shot penalty" thread.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan March 29, 2018 10:32 PM BST
4 for SUNDAY...

Ariya Jutanugarn 12/1
In-Bee Park 9/1
Jin-Young Ko 33/1
Cristie Kerr 12/1
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 4, 2018 8:01 PM BST
1  Lindberg, Pernilla     -15    F    -1    65    67    70    71    273
T2 Park, Inbee             -15    F    -5    70    69    67    67    273
T2 Song, Jennifer     -15    F    -5    69    69    68    67    273
T4 Jutanugarn, Ariya     -14    F    -7    72    69    68    65    274
T4 Korda, Jessica     -14    F    -6    67    68    73    66    274
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 4, 2018 8:03 PM BST
MASTERS Chairman Fred Ridley announced today the establishment of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship.
Report kincsem April 4, 2018 8:31 PM BST
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Great news.  That is a fantastic new tournament for women's golf.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 4, 2018 9:33 PM BST
TOP 72 in the World Rankings for Lady amateurs
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 13, 2018 4:11 PM BST
Henderson takes Round 2 lead in Lotte LPGA in KAPOLEI, Hawaii

Brooke Henderson remained bogey-free Thursday to take the second-round lead in the Lotte Championship.
Henderson, the 20-year-old Canadian ranked 14th in the world, birdied four of her first six holes to surge into the lead in relatively calm morning conditions. She finished with a 6-under 66 at Ko Olina Golf Club - the day's low round - to get to 10 under. No one could catch the five-time LPGA Tour winner as the wind gusted to 20 mph later in the day.
"I think going birdie-birdie to start allowed me to be kind of more aggressive, knowing that I already made up two shots, which is good," Henderson said. "On my back nine I started to not be as aggressive, kind of laid back a little bit. I kind of got into more trouble, so I went back to my aggressive ways."

Top-ranked Shanshan Feng, the first-round leader, was two strokes back with Mo Martin after a bogey-free 69. Martin, the 2014 Women's British Open, had a 67.
Pernilla Lindberg and Inbee Park were together again on the leaderboard at 6 under, two weeks after Lindberg beat Park on the eighth extra hole in the major ANA Inspiration. Lindberg shot 68 and Park had a 69. Lindy Duncan also was 6 under after a 68.
Hawaii's Michelle Wie, who has risen 100 spots to No. 13 since last March, made her 16th straight cut. She was 1 over after a 73. Defending champion Cristie Kerr also shot 73 and was another shot back. The $2 million LPGA event ends Saturday.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 4, 2019 5:25 PM BST
ANA INSPIRATION has just kicked off - also clashes with the Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 4, 2019 10:58 PM BST
NCAA champion Jennifer Kupcho didn't immediately grasp the significance of hitting the opening shot Wednesday in the inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur until the somber silence that greeted her on the first tee. Seeing her name atop the leaderboard at the end of the day felt much more normal.

Kupcho, the top-ranked female amateur in the world, played bogey-free at Champions Retreat Golf Club for a 4-under 68 and a share of the lead with 16-year-old Zoe Campos to take a big step toward competing at Augusta National. The top amateurs had to decide between playing in the first LPGA major of the season or the first women's event at Augusta National. They had a one-shot lead over Kaleigh Telfer of South Africa.
After another round at Champions Retreat, the top 30 from the 72-player field face a final round Saturday at Augusta National, making them the first women to compete at the home of the Masters.

"It was awesome," said Kupcho, a senior at Wake Forest. "This round, I think this is the first time I've ever had no bogeys and hit 18 greens. So probably the first perfect round I've played." It helped to play in the opening group with Olivia Mehaffey of Northern Ireland, whom Kupcho knows from the Curtis Cup. Mehaffey made the first birdie of the tournament and opened with a 73. Joining them was Atthaya Thitikul of Thailand, who won the Asia-Pacific Women's Amateur last year. Thitikul did not make a birdie in her round of 79, hurting her chances of competing at Augusta National on Saturday. All 72 players will get to play at least a practice round at Augusta National on Friday.

Kupcho wasn't aware she was hitting the opening tee shot until it was pointed out to her Tuesday. It was a different experience, with club chairman Fred Ridley among those solemnly standing by for the big moment. "It was very official," Kupcho said. "I walked up, everyone was very quiet, like no talking to each other at all. I was like, 'Oh my gosh, this is crazy.' But yeah, it was a great experience to have everyone there. Mr. Chairman was there. It was exciting to get to hit it. I was a little nervous, but somehow it went straight."

Maria Fassi of Mexico, a big-hitting senior at Arkansas, was among those at 70. The group another shot behind included Haley Moore, who made the winning putt at the NCAA championship last year, when Arizona captured the team title. Alexa Pano, the 14-year-old from Florida who last month had a share of the lead going into the final round of a Symetra Tour event, had a wild day that ended with a 77. She was 4 over through six holes, ran off three consecutive birdies and then shot 40 on the back nine.

The players began the week with dinner at Augusta National, an event to inspire them to get back there with a silver trophy on the line. It appeared to work for Campos.
"Seeing Augusta for the first time, it was unbelievable, and like just seeing how everything is set up, and how everything looks, it's just so perfect," she said. "Looking at that makes me more motivated to play better, to play at that course, because I think it would be an unbelievable experience to play there." - ESPN.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 6, 2019 7:20 PM BST
Mexico’s FASSI vs KUPCHO are both clear of the field at -8 with 3 to play Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 6, 2019 7:25 PM BST
That 16th birdie for Jennifer KUPCHO vs bogey for Maria Fassi should decide it for the World #1 Female Amateur.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 6, 2019 9:13 PM BST
AUGUSTA NATIONAL WOMEN'S AMATEUR.

https://www.golfchannel.com/video/2019-augusta-national-womens-amateur-april...
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 7, 2019 2:38 PM BST
ANA INSPIRATION
Last year’s ANA ended in marathon fashion, needing an 8-hole playoff to crown Pernilla Lindberg the champion. It was the longest sudden-death playoff in women’s major championship history. Close finishes have become the norm at the ANA Inspiration: 12 of the last 17 years, the tournament has been decided by either 1 stroke or a playoff.

LEADERBOARD - three South Korean (Ko, Kim & Lee) & one USA (Kang) at the top
1 Jin Young Ko -8 69 71 68 @5/6
2 In-Kyung Kim -7 71 65 73 @5/2
T3 Mi Hyang Lee -5 70 73 68 @14/1
T3 Danielle Kang -5 72 69 70 @9/1

T5 Alena Sharp -3 76 70 67 @100/1
T5 Jeongeun Lee6 -3 71 71 71 @22/1
T5 Katherine Kirk -3 71 68 74 @80/1
T8 Sung Hyun Park -2 71 70 73 @40/1
T8 Brooke M. Henderson -2 71 72 71 @66/1
T8 Jessica Korda -2 70 73 71 @80/1
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 7, 2019 2:43 PM BST
Probably a good thing Jin Young Ko @5/6 - given her last 5 events 2, 1, 3, 29, 2.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 7, 2019 3:38 PM BST
One year after Sung Hyun Park matched Nancy Lopez as the only ones to win Rolex Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year in the same season, JIN YOUNG KO started 2018 as if she wants to make that elite duo a threesome.

A three-stroke victory in the 2018 Women’s Australian Open, the rookie from South Korea became the first player in 67 years to win in her debut tournament as an LPGA member, winning at Kooyonga Golf Club in Adelaide leading wire-to-wire. At the Bank Of Hope Founder Cup last month, 23yo Ko closed with bogey-free rounds of 64 and 65 at Desert Ridge, Phoenix, to win her first US title in the event that honours the 13 women who founded the LPGA Tour, a goal she said she thought about too much last year.

KO, a 10-time winner on Korean tour, who earned LPGA membership when she won the KEB Hana Bank Championship October 2017 (as a non-Member), burst on the scene when she finished second to Inbee Park in the 2015 Ricoh Women’s British Open at Turnberry after squandering a three-stroke lead on the back nine at the age of 20. It seems as if that painful experience was a steppingstone for her rather than a stumbling block as she won three times on the KLPGA in both 2016 and 2017 and awarded the 2018 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year.

This is the 40th anniversary of when Lopez burst on the scene as a 21-year-old and captured the hearts and minds of the entire sporting world in 1978 with nine wins, including a record five in a row as she launched a Hall-of-Fame career in which she notched 48 LPGA titles. Looking at all the young talent now on tour you can’t help but wonder who could rise above the crowd and put up Lopez-like numbers.

The last half-dozen Rookie of the Year winners have been an impressive crew that includes Park, In Gee Chun, Sei Young Kim, Lydia Ko, Moriya Jutanugarn and So Yeon Ryu. None of those have proven to be a fluke and all seem to be here to stay. Park, Chun, Ko and Ryu have won Major championships and both Ko and Ryu have been Player of the Year. Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 7, 2019 10:32 PM BST
NOT waiting up for JIN YOUNG KO..... nite nite sweet dreams Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 7, 2019 11:57 PM BST
Oh my, now 1.31...... Total Matched: EUR 28,025
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 9, 2019 1:34 AM BST
Jin Young Ko is a Major Champion...with a final-round 70 for -10 under par, Ko wins the ANA Inspiration at Mission Hills Country Club in Southern California to earn her first Major Championship Title and fourth career LPGA victory - Ko's second victory in just three weeks - as she finished three shots clear of Mi Hyang Lee and earned a winners cheque of $450,000.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 9, 2019 1:42 AM BST
CADDIE Dave Brooker, became the first caddie to leap into Poppie’s Pond with three different Champions at the ANA Inspiration⁩ - Grace Park in 2004, Lorena Ochoa in 2008 and now Jin Young Ko in 2019.
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