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Sung Hyun Park Leads By Two at LPGA Volvik Championship

Sung Hyun Park is living up to the hype.

With the nickname Shut Up and Attack, expectations were high for the 2017 rookie when she took up membership on Tour this season. Friday, Park fired a 7-under par, 65 to take a two-stroke lead into the weekend at the LPGA Volvik Championship at Travis Pointe Country Club. Park sits at 12-under par through 36-holes, ahead of Suzann Pettersen and Minjee Lee at 10-under par. Lizette Salas, Cydney Clanton, Shanshan Feng, Sarah Jane Smith and Jennifer Song are tied for fourth at 9-under par.

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Lewis, Hsu set the early pace at LPGA Volvik Championship

What a difference a year makes. In 2016, warm temperatures made for a firm and fast Travis Pointe Country Club, site of the inaugural LPGA Volvik Championship. 12 months later, conditions couldn’t be more different.

Thursday, a mix of rain and clouds, along with 60-degree temperatures, made for a much different and tougher test than players faced last season.

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Lexi Thompson chasing consecutive wins at LPGA Volvik Championship

Top-ranked American Lexi Thompson will tee it up this week in Ann Arbor fresh off of a record-setting performance at last week’s Kingsmill Championship.

Thompson went wire-to-wire and finished at 20-under par for her eighth career LPGA victory, besting Annika Sorenstam’s tournament scoring record of 19-under par in 2008 in the process. 

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Ariya Jutanugarn hopes to go two for two at LPGA Volvik Championship

Ariya Jutanugarn won the inaugural LPGA Volvik Championship in convincing fashion last year to cap a run of three consecutive wins on the LPGA Tour, something that hadn’t been done since Inbee Park accomplished the feat in 2013.

Better yet, the streak began with the first win of her career at the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic, making the Thai native the first player in Tour history to have the first three wins of her career come in consecutive tournaments. 

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Lexi Thompson eases to Kingsmill Championship title

Lexi Thompson calmly tapped in a 3-foot par putt on 18 to capture her eighth career win on the LPGA Tour on Sunday at the Kingsmill Championship.

The 22-year-old took command early in the week with an opening-round 6-under 65 to take the outright lead after round one. Thompson posted another 6 under on day two and cruised on the weekend, posting 69 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead entering the final round and closing with a 6-under 65 to win by five strokes ahead of In Gee Chun.

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Lexi Thompson hangs on to 3-stroke lead at Kingsmill Championship

Lexi Thompson takes a three-shot advantage into the final round of the Kingsmill Championship. Thompson leads In Gee Chun by three after shooting 2-under 69 in the third round on the River Course at the Kingsmill Resort.

“I feel good. I played very well today,” said Thompson. “Pretty solid, just was all over the lips today on the greens. But I put some good strokes on a lot of my putts, so that’s all that matters. Hopefully bring that into tomorrow.”

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Thompson opens up 3 stroke lead at Kingsmill Championship

After an hour delay due to storms in the area, Lexi Thompson said she wasn’t too loose on her first iron shot, but that didn’t seem to slow her down. Thompson sits atop a packed leaderboard at 12-under 133 and holds the 36-hole lead at the Kingsmill Championship. Thompson leads fellow American Gerina Piller by three strokes and has a group of pursuers within five shots of the lead.

Thompson is looking pick up her first win of the 2017 season. She carded six birdies on the day to finish with a 6-under 65, hitting 16 of 18 greens in regulation.

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Lexi Thompson sets early pace at Kingsmill Championship

Lexi Thompson had the round of the day and sits atop the leaderboard at the Kingsmill Championship after the first round. Thompson carded a 6-under 65 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead over fellow Americans Gerina Piller, Brittany Lincicome and Angel Yin, taking advantage of the ideal condition in the morning on the River Course at Kingsmill Resort.

Thompson started on the back nine and admitted to getting off to a slow start, sitting even at the turn, but with a birdie on No. 1 (her 10th hole), it all started to come together, with six birdies in seven holes.

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Stanford University’s Casey Danielson Named Recipient of 2017 Dinah Shore Trophy

Casey Danielson of Stanford University has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Dinah Shore Trophy, cementing her status as one of the top collegiate female golfers who has made an impact on the course through her leadership and on society through charitable endeavor.

Administered by the LPGA Foundation, the Dinah Shore Trophy Award recognizes female collegiate golfers who excel in both academics (3.2 on a 4.0 scale) and athletics – playing in at least 50 percent of the team’s scheduled events – while maintaining a 78.00 or less scoring average. In addition, nominees must demonstrate outstanding leadership skills and community service.

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