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Friday, May 27, 2016

Charley Hull, Catriona Matthew in top 10

Christina Kim opens one-shot lead at LPGA 

Volvik Championship

Christina Kim leads the LPGA Volvik Championship after Round One.
Christina Kim leads the LPGA Volvik Championship after Round One. (Getty Images)

Coming into the LPGA Volvik Championship, Christina Kim hadn’t posted a sub-70 score in her last 21 rounds.
On Thursday she obliterated that barrier.
Kim fired an 8-under 64 at Travis Pointe Country Club to take a one-shot lead in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apparently, despite the scores, this was a long time coming.
“Well, to be honest, I’ve been playing really well. It’s just the scores haven’t reflected how I’ve been playing,” Kim said.
She’s being closely pursued though by the hottest player on the LPGA. Ariya Jutanugarn, winner of the circuit’s last two events, opened her tournament with a bogey-free 7-under 65. No other player posted a round better than 68 on the day.
For Jutanugarn, it was done by a steady stream of birdies and a late surge of three in four holes as she closed out her round. There was a bogey on Kim’s card, but only after a birdie-eagle stretch on Nos. 13 and 14 (Kim started the round on No. 10). She followed with six birdies in nine holes from Nos. 18 to 8.
World No. 1 Lydia Ko opened the tournament with a 1-under 71 and sits in a tie for 17th for her effort.
Kim is a three-time LPGA winner.



For a second consecutive week, Rolex Rankings No. 2 Inbee Park was forced to withdraw due to a nagging thumb injury.
She withdrew after returning a score of 84.
“Well, it was a torture out there today, but even if I don’t get to play tomorrow, I really wanted to finish it off today and just I just didn’t want to give it up in the middle of the round like last week,” Park explained. 
“So that was really the main goal.  Obviously I’m just really restricted on my swing, to make a couple movements it’s painful.  And just, yeah, just wanted to play with the pain and just to see if I can get over it.” 
Park is planning to skip next week’s ShopRite LPGA Classic and try to tee it up again at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.
“I was really looking forward into going to the Hall of Fame moment.  So I really like to play in the KPMG tournament, defend my title,” Park said. “I have a lot of family and friends coming that week so I like to play through that week.  So I don’t know, that could be it so I’m just going to have to wait and see.”

 par 72
1 Christina Kim 64

2 Ariya Jutanugarn 65

T3 Minjee Lee 68

T3 So Yeon Ryu 68

T3 Marina Alex 68

T6 Sadena Parks 69

T6 Samantha Richdale 69

T6 Sakura Yokomine 69

T6 Azahara Munoz 69

T10 Dori Carter 70

T10 Giulia Molinaro 70

T10 Brittany Altomare 70

T10 Austin Ernst 70

T10 Brittany Lincicome 70

T10 Catriona Matthew 70

T10 Charley Hull 70

T17 Victoria Elizabeth 71

T17 Hyo Joo Kim 71

T17 Lydia Ko 71

T17 Gaby Lopez 71

T17 Mi Jung Hur 71

T17 Kim Kaufman 71

T17 Caroline Masson 71

T17 Suzann Pettersen 71

T17 Beatriz Recari 71

T17 Min Lee 71

T17 Sarah Kemp 71

T17 Candie Kung 71

T17 Angela Stanford 71

T17 Sei Young Kim 71

T17 Alison Walshe 71

T17 Julie Yang 71

T33 Lisa Ferrero 72

T33 Ayako Uehara 72

T33 Ginger Howard 72

T33 Mi Hyang Lee 72

T33 In Gee Chun 72

T33 Laura Davies 72

T33 Mirim Lee 72

T33 Cristie Kerr 72

T33 Lee-Anne Pace 72

T33 Jessica Korda 72

T33 Stephanie Kono 72

T33 Sarah Jane Smith 72

T33 Belen Mozo 72

T33 Brooke Mackenzie Henderson  72

T33 Jodi Ewart Shadoff  72

T33 Pannarat Thanapolboonyar   72

T49 Becky Morgan 73

T49 Angel Yin 73

T49 Lee Lopez 73

T49 Prima Thammaraks 73

T49 Moriya Jutanugarn 73

T49 Katie Burnett 73

T49 Eun-Hee Ji 73

T49 Megan Khang 73

T49 Alena Sharp 73

T49 Ashleigh Simon 73

T49 Mariajo Uribe 73

T49 Sydnee Michaels 73

T49 Cydney Clanton 73

T49 Brianna Do 73

T49 Se Ri Pak 73

T49 Amy Yang 73

T49 Ai Miyazato 73

T49 Pornanong Phatlum 73

T49 Laetitia Beck 73

T49 Cheyenne Woods 73

T49 Lindy Duncan 73

T70 Jaye Marie Green 74

T70 Caroline Hedwall 74

T70 Jiayi Zhou 74

T70 Budsabakorn Sukapan 74

T70 Ji Young Oh 74

T70 Jane Park 74

T70 Celine Herbin 74

T70 Tiffany Joh 74

T70 Dewi Claire Schreefel 74

T70 Casey Grice 74

T70 Xi Yu Lin 74

T70 Pernilla Lindberg 74

T70 Shanshan Feng 74

T70 Lexi Thompson 74

T70 Chella Choi 74

T70 Karine Icher 74

T70 Anne-Catherine Tanguay 74

T70 Nontaya Srisawang 74

T70 Vicky Hurst 74

T70 Jennifer Johnson 74

T90 Haeji Kang 75

T90 Meena Lee 75

T90 Heather Bowie Young 75

T90 Ssu-Chia Cheng 75

T90 Yani Tseng 75

T90 Amy Anderson 75

T90 Sandra Changkija 75

T90 Rachel Rohanna 75

T90 Christine Song 75

T90 Nicole Jeray 75

T90 Jing Yan 75

T90 Jennifer Song 75

T90 Demi Runas 75

T90 Kelly Shon 75

T90 Ryann O'Toole 75

T90 Kris Tamulis 75

T90 Annie Park 75

T90 Daniela Iacobelli 75

T90 Alejandra Llaneza 75

T109   Michelle Wie 76

T109 Maude-Aimee Leblanc 76

T109 Giulia Sergas 76

T109 Christel Boeljon 76

T109 Sarah Hoffman 76

T109 Ashlan Ramsey 76

T109 Amelia Lewis 76

T109 Sun Young Yoo 76

T117 Katherine Kirk 77

T117 Paula Creamer 77

T117 Su-Hyun Oh 77

T117 Ayeon Cho 77

T117 Benyapa Niphatsophon 77

T117 Caroline Westrup 77

T117 Jane Rah 77

T117 Samantha Troyanovich 77

T117 Nannette Hill 77

T117 Bertine Strauss 77

T117 Ilhee Lee 77

T117 Marion Ricordeau 77

T129 SooBin Kim 78

T129 Cyna Marie Rodriguez 78

T129 Jaclyn Jansen 78

T129 P.K. Kongkraphan 78

T129 Wei-Ling Hsu 78

T134 Grace Na 79

T134 Felicity Johnson 79

T134 Dani Holmqvist 79

T137 Karlin Beck 81

T137 Simin Feng 81

T137 Briana Mao 81

T137 Sherman Santhiwiwatthan 81

141 Paula Reto 82

WD Haru Nomura WD

WD Perrine Delacour WD

142 Inbee Park 84 WD

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