Salas takes advantage of Park’s mistake to grab LPGA lead

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lizette Salas waited patiently for Sung Hyun Park to make a rare mistake Saturday. When the South Korean mishit her approach shot into the water on the par-4 16th, Salas capitalized quickly. She rolled in her birdie putt then watched Park make double bogey – a three-shot swing that gave Salas the lead and the momentum heading into the final round of the Indy Women in Tech Championship. Salas closed out her 8-under 64 with a birdie on No. 18 to reach 21 under – two shots…

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3 tied for lead at rain-delayed LPGA event in Indianapolis

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about 3 tied for lead at rain-delayed LPGA event in Indianapolis Jin Young Ko moves into 3-way tie for lead in rain-delayed LPGA event in Indianapolis Post to Facebook Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. AP Published 12:03 p.m. ET Aug. 18, 2018 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jin Young Ko moved into a three-way tie for the lead after shooting a 6-under…

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George Bennett and Kruijswijk to lead LottoNL-Jumbo at Vuelta a Espana

George Bennett will lead the LottoNL-Jumbo team at the Vuelta a Espana later this month with Steven Kruijswijk also set to target the overall classification for the Dutch squad. While the main priority will be the GC, the team also brings Danny van Poppel as they hunt for stage wins in the sprints. Related Articles Tom Leezer, Lars Boom, Floris De Tier, Bert-Jan Lindeman and Sepp Kuss will complete the line-up. Kuss is making his Grand Tour debut after taking a commanding victory at the Tour of Utah earlier this…

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Park, Salas share LPGA Tour lead in rainy Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sung Hyun Park relied on the same, steady style that has helped make her one of the LPGA Tour’s top players. When her putts kept rolling in Friday, she was virtually unbeatable. Park shot a 9-under 63 for a share of the lead with Lizette Salas during the suspended second round of the Indy Women in Tech Championship. ”The best round of the year,” the South Korean player said through an interpreter. ”My putting overall was what really helped.” Salas, the first-round leader after a 62, had…

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Doug Garwood shoots 64 to take Dick’s Sporting Goods lead

ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) — Doug Garwood birdied the final three holes for an 8-under 64 and the first-round lead Friday in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open. The 55-year-old Garwood had nine birdies and a bogey, playing his final nine holes – the front nine at En-Joie Golf Club – in 6-under 31. ”Drove it well, hit the irons well, pitched well, putted well, thought well,” Garwood said. ”I got to a point I was just making birdies and I kind of lost track of how it was going,” Garwood said.…

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Salas shoots 62 to tie course record, take Indy LPGA lead

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lizette Salas’ waited 77 minutes to line up her 4-foot putt to take the lead Thursday at the Indy Women in Tech Championship. She refused to let the weather delay get to her. When the 29-year-old California player returned to the course, she quickly rolled in the birdie putt, finished her round with another birdie at No. 18 and took a two-shot lead over Angel Yin and Nasa Hataoka with a course record-tying 10-under 62. “I didn’t even think about it the entire time,” Salas said. “I…

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Brandt Snedeker’s first-round 59 gives him four-stroke lead at Wyndham Championship

On his opening tee shot Thursday at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C., Brandt Snedeker badly snap-hooked a 3-wood into the trees down the left side of Sedgefield Country Club’s 10th hole. He went on to bogey the hole, which is nothing a tour pro couldn’t recover from, but it wasn’t the most confidence-inspiring way to begin a tournament. But Snedeker did more than just recover as he went on to play the round of his life, carding an 11-under 59 even with that bogey, marking the 10th sub-60 round…

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Sordet shoots 8-under 62 to lead in Sweden

GOTHENBURG, Sweden (AP) — Clement Sordet opened with four straight birdies to shoot 8-under 62 and take the first-round lead of the Nordea Masters on Thursday. Sordet says ”I wasn’t really focusing on the score, I was just enjoying it.” The Frenchman, who shot his lowest European Tour round, has a two-stroke lead over Scott Jamieson of Scotland and Lee Slattery of England. Hunter Stewart is the highest-placed American after a 5-under 65 left him on a four-way tie for fourth with Christofer Blomstrand, Tapio Pulkkanen and Richard Green. Defending…

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Phinney and Martinez lead EF Education First-Drapac at Colorado Classic

Taylor Phinney and Daniel Martinez will lead the EF Education First-Drapac squad at the second edition of the Colorado Classic. Stagiaire Jose Neves will make his debut in team colours with Nate Brown, Hugh Carthy and Joe Dombrowski completing the line-up. Related Articles Based in Boulder, the four-day event is the team’s home race. It begins on August 16 and is centred around Vail and Denver, with the high-altitude time trial in Vail one of the key stages. Both Phinney and Martinez have enjoyed a short break from racing following…

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USGA, R&A announce outside firm to lead global research project on distance

The USGA and R&A’s investigation into the distance topic, the so-named “Distance Insights” project, will now employ an outside market research firm to ask golfers and non-golfers alike around the world what they think about distance. That outside research firm, Sports Marketing Surveys, is an international group with experience working with golf organizations and even a string of golf equipment companies to provide consumer and market research. What is their mission with golf’s ruling bodies? On one hand, it’s doing the heavy lifting of understanding the global picture of distance…

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