Park Increases Lead at Q-School

By Associated PressNovember 29, 2007, 5:00 pm
LPGA Tour _newDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Jane Park shot a 2-under 70 on Thursday at LPGA International to increase her lead to three strokes over Kelli Kuehne after the second round of the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament.
The top 17 players Sunday after the fifth round will earn 2008 LPGA Tour cards, while the next 35 will receive conditional status.
Park, the 2004 U.S. Women's Amateur winner, had a 9-under 135 total.
'A 70 is definitely not 65, but I'm very pleased with my score. I was able to pull out another sub-par round and, overall, I'm very pleased with how I played,' Park said. 'I think of it as one day at a time. After I shot 65, I quickly erased it from mind.
'You have to come out with the mind-set that everyone starts at even par. Tomorrow I am looking to do the same thing I've been doing. It's just one shot at a time. I want to clean the slate and go out there and get another sub-par round.'
Kuehne shot a 71.
'I've had some really good prep work coming into this event,' Kuehne said. 'For the past seven weeks, I've been on a mission to get ready for this, and I feel like I'm ready. Hopefully, this turns out the way that I planned for, but I'll accept my fate whatever may come of it.'
Tracy Hanson (66) and Hee Young Park (67) were 5 under, and Carolina Llano (71), Meredith Duncan (71), Hannah Jun (67) and Ashleigh Simon (70) were 4 under.
Full-Field Scores:
The Top 17 (no ties) will receive exempt status on the LPGA Tour in 2008
1Jane Park 65-70135(-9)
2Kelli Kuehne 67-71138(-6)
3Hee Young Park 72-67139(-5)
3Tracy Hanson 73-66139(-5)
5Sarah Lynn Sargent 69-71140(-4)
5Carolina Llano 69-71140(-4)
5Meredith Duncan 69-71140(-4)
5Hannah Jun 73-67140(-4)
5Ashleigh Simon 70-70140(-4)
10Hwan Hee Lee 70-71141(-3)
10Russy Gulyanamitta 69-72141(-3)
10Sarah Kemp 71-70141(-3)
10Liz Janangelo 70-71141(-3)
14Su A Kim 70-72142(-2)
14Beth Allen 71-71142(-2)
14Anja Monke 72-70142(-2)
14Na Yeon Choi 68-74142(-2)
14Jacqueline Yang 69-73142(-2)
14Anna Grzebien 70-72142(-2)
14Cindy Pasechnik 73-69142(-2)
14Sofie Andersson 73-69142(-2)
14Song Hee Kim 74-68142(-2)
14Amie Cochran 72-70142(-2)
14Sophie Giquel 72-70142(-2)
14Emma Cabrera-Bello 73-69142(-2)
26Virada Nirapathpongporn 71-72143(-1)
26Nicole Hage 71-72143(-1)
26Christina Lecuyer 71-72143(-1)
26Sukjin Lee Wuesthoff 69-74143(-1)
26Yani Tseng 70-73143(-1)
26Maru Martinez 72-71143(-1)
26Eileen Vargas 73-70143(-1)
26Becky Lucidi 72-71143(-1)
26May Wood 72-71143(-1)
26Danielle Downey 72-71143(-1)
36Jamie Hullett 71-73144(E)
36Louise Friberg 71-73144(E)
36Adrienne White 70-74144(E)
36Clarissa Childs 71-73144(E)
36*Shanshan Feng 72-72144(E)
36Nontaya Srisawang 73-71144(E)
36Taylor Leon 73-71144(E)
36Sarah-Jane Kenyon 73-71144(E)
36Nina Reis 73-71144(E)
45Anna Rawson 72-73145(+1)
45Angela Jerman 72-73145(+1)
45Eun Jung Yi 73-72145(+1)
45Hana Kim 71-74145(+1)
45Leah Wigger 72-73145(+1)
45Amy Yang 72-73145(+1)
45Jennifer Gleason 73-72145(+1)
45Nicole Jeray 74-71145(+1)
45Chris Brady 75-70145(+1)
45Brandi Jackson 77-68145(+1)
45Allison Hanna-Williams 74-71145(+1)
45Lee Ann Walker-Cooper 74-71145(+1)
45Onnarin Sattayabanphot 74-71145(+1)
58Rachel Bailey 72-74146(+2)
58Kristina Tucker 70-76146(+2)
58Sarah Oh 70-76146(+2)
58Janell Howland 74-72146(+2)
58*Sandra Gal 76-70146(+2)
58Michelle Ellis 75-71146(+2)
58Lauren Espinosa 75-71146(+2)
65Misun Cho 73-74147(+3)
65Kim Williams 74-73147(+3)
65Kelly Cap 74-73147(+3)
65Jennifer Greggain 73-74147(+3)
65Jeanne Cho-Hunicke 71-76147(+3)
65Simi Mehra 73-74147(+3)
65Samantha Head 73-74147(+3)
65Louise Stahle 75-72147(+3)
65Paula Marti 75-72147(+3)
65Kelly Lagedrost 76-71147(+3)
65Na Ri Kim 74-73147(+3)
65Kristen Samp 74-73147(+3)
65Audra Burks 74-73147(+3)
65Lisa Fernandes 74-73147(+3)
79Sarah Huarte 74-74148(+4)
79Hana Chae 76-72148(+4)
79Jimin Jeong 74-74148(+4)
79Mandy Goins 73-75148(+4)
79*Kristie Smith 74-74148(+4)
79Jean Bartholomew 76-72148(+4)
79Tiffany Tavee 77-71148(+4)
79LeAnna Wicks 77-71148(+4)
79Song Choi 77-71148(+4)
79Mo Martin 77-71148(+4)
79Anastasia Kostina 77-71148(+4)
90Jennifer Ackerson 74-75149(+5)
90Catherine Matranga 74-75149(+5)
90Yeon Joo Lee 74-75149(+5)
90Christi Cano 71-78149(+5)
90Hanna Kang 73-76149(+5)
90Irene Cho 73-76149(+5)
90Paige Mackenzie 75-74149(+5)
90Ashley Prange 76-73149(+5)
90Sophia Sheridan 76-73149(+5)
90Dana Je 77-72149(+5)
90Lori Atsedes 75-74149(+5)
90Isabelle Beisiegel 76-73149(+5)
90Kim Welch 76-73149(+5)
103Whitney Wade 75-75150(+6)
103A.J. Eathorne 73-77150(+6)
103Riko Higashio 76-74150(+6)
103D'Rae Ward 78-72150(+6)
103Siew-Ai Lim 76-74150(+6)
108Jin Y. Pak 76-75151(+7)
108Annie Young 79-72151(+7)
110Sae Hee Son 75-77152(+8)
110Brooke Tull 74-78152(+8)
110Celeste Troche 74-78152(+8)
110Angie Hill 76-76152(+8)
110Shinah Ham 81-71152(+8)
110Ashley Gomes 78-74152(+8)
110Joanne Morley 76-76152(+8)
117Pornanong Phatlum 75-78153(+9)
117Vikki Laing 76-77153(+9)
117Nikki Garrett 70-83153(+9)
117Leah Hart 74-79153(+9)
117Lisa Ferrero 79-74153(+9)
117Shayna Miyajima 80-73153(+9)
117Michelle Simpson 76-77153(+9)
117Beth Bauer 76-77153(+9)
125*Manuela Maria Tarazona 78-76154(+10)
126Jin Hyun Kim 77-78155(+11)
126Lee-Anne Pace 81-74155(+11)
128Caryn Wilson 76-80156(+12)
128Vanessa Brockett 79-77156(+12)
128Danah Ford 81-75156(+12)
131Caroline Larsson 76-81157(+13)
131Kiran Matharu 83-74157(+13)
133Patricia Baxter-Johnson 79-79158(+14)
134Diane Irvin 83-76159(+15)
135Natalie Tucker 79-81160(+16)

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    Monty grabs lead entering final round in season-opener

    By Associated PressJanuary 20, 2018, 4:00 am

    KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii – Colin Montgomerie shot a second straight 7-under 65 to take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Mitsubishi Electric Championship, the season opener on the PGA Tour Champions.

    The 54-year-old Scot, a six-time winner on the over-50 tour, didn't miss a fairway on Friday and made five birdies on the back nine to reach 14 under at Hualalai.

    Montgomerie has made 17 birdies through 36 holes and said he will have to continue cashing in on his opportunities.

    ''We know that I've got to score something similar to what I've done – 66, 67, something like that, at least,'' Montgomerie said. ''You know the competition out here is so strong that if you do play away from the pins, you'll get run over. It's tough, but hey, it's great.''

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    First-round co-leaders Gene Sauers and Jerry Kelly each shot 68 and were 12 under.

    ''I hit the ball really well. You know, all the putts that dropped yesterday didn't drop today,'' Kelly said. ''I was just short and burning edges. It was good putting again. They just didn't go in.''

    David Toms was three shots back after a 66. Woody Austin, Mark Calcavecchia and Doug Garwood each shot 67 and were another shot behind.

    Bernhard Langer, defending the first of his seven 2017 titles, was six shots back after a 67.

    The limited-field tournament on Hawaii's Big Island includes last season's winners, past champions of the event, major champions and Hall of Famers.

    ''We've enjoyed ourselves thoroughly here,'' Montgomerie said. ''It's just a dramatic spot, isn't it? If you don't like this, well, I'm sorry, take a good look in the mirror, you know?''

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    The missing link: Advice from successful tour pros

    By Phil BlackmarJanuary 20, 2018, 1:24 am

    Today’s topic is significant in that it underscores the direction golf is headed, a direction that has me a little concerned.

    Now, more than ever, it has become the norm for PGA Tour players to put together a team to assist in all aspects of their career. These teams can typically include the player’s swing coach, mental coach, manager, workout specialist, dietician, physical therapist, short-game guru, doctor, accountant, nanny and wife. Though it often concerns me the player may be missing out when others are making decisions for them, that is not the topic.

    I want to talk about what most players seem to be inexplicably leaving off their teams.

    One of the things that separates great players from the rest of the pack – other than talent – is the great player’s ability to routinely stay comfortable and play with focus and clarity in all situations. Though innate to many, this skill is trainable and can be learned. Don’t get too excited, the details of such a plan are too long and more suited for a book than the short confines of this article.

    So, if that aspect of the game is so important, where is the representative on the player’s team who has stood on the 18th tee with everything on the line? Where is the representative on the team who has experienced, over and over, what the player will be experiencing? In other words, where is the successful former tour player on the team?

    You look to tennis and many players have such a person on their team. These teacher/mentors include the likes of Boris Becker, Ivan Lendl, Jimmy Connors and Brad Gilbert. Why is it not the norm in golf?

    Sure, a few players have sought out the advice of Jack Nicklaus, but he’s not part of a team. The teaching ranks also include some former players like Butch Harmon and a few others. But how many teams include a player who has contended in a major, let alone won one or more?

    I’m not here to argue the value and knowledge of all the other coaches who make up a player’s team. But how can the value of a successful tour professional be overlooked? If I’m going to ask someone what I should do in various situations on the course, I would prefer to include the experienced knowledge of players who have been there themselves.

    This leads me to the second part of today’s message. Is there a need for the professional players to mix with professional teachers to deliver the best and most comprehensive teaching philosophy to average players? I feel there is.

    Most lessons are concerned with changing the student’s swing. Often, this is done with little regard for how it feels to the student because the teacher believes the information is correct and more important than the “feels” of the student. “Stick with it until it’s comfortable” is often the message. This directive methodology was put on Twitter for public consumption a short time back:

    On the other hand, the professional player is an expert at making a score and understands the intangible side of the game. The intangible side says: “Mechanics cannot stand alone in making a good player.” The intangible side understands “people feel things differently”; ask Jim Furyk to swing like Dustin Johnson, or vice versa. This means something that looks good to us may not feel right to someone else.

    The intangible side lets us know that mechanics and feels must walk together in order for the player to succeed. From Ben Hogan’s book:

    “What I have learned I have learned by laborious trial and error, watching a good player do something that looked right to me, stumbling across something that felt right to me, experimenting with that something to see if it helped or hindered, adopting it if it helped, refining it sometimes, discarding it if it didn’t help, sometimes discarding it later if it proved undependable in competition, experimenting continually with new ideas and old ideas and all manner of variations until I arrived at a set of fundamentals that appeared to me to be right because they accomplished a very definite purpose, a set of fundamentals which proved to me they were right because they stood up and produced under all kinds of pressure.”

    Hogan beautifully described the learning process that could develop the swings of great players like DJ, Furyk, Lee Trevino, Jordan Spieth, Nicklaus, etc.

    Bob Toski is still teaching. Steve Elkington is helping to bring us the insight of Jackie Burke. Hal Sutton has a beautiful teaching facility outside of Houston. And so on. Just like mechanics and feels, it’s not either-or – the best message comes from both teachers and players.

    Lately, it seems the scale has swung more to one side; let us not forget the value of insights brought to us by the players who have best mastered the game.

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    Woods, Rahm, Rickie, J-Day headline Torrey field

    By Golf Channel DigitalJanuary 20, 2018, 12:47 am

    Tiger Woods is set to make his 2018 debut.

    Woods is still part of the final field list for next week’s Farmers Insurance Open, the headliner of a tournament that includes defending champion Jon Rahm, Hideki Matsuyama, Justin Rose, Rickie Fowler, Phil Mickelson and Jason Day.

    In all, 12 of the top 26 players in the world are teeing it up at Torrey Pines.

    Though Woods has won eight times at Torrey Pines, he hasn’t broken 71 in his past seven rounds there and hasn’t played all four rounds since 2013, when he won. Last year he missed the cut after rounds of 76-72, then lasted just one round in Dubai before he withdrew with back spasms.

    After a fourth back surgery, Woods didn’t return to competition until last month’s Hero World Challenge, where he tied for ninth. 

    Woods has committed to play both the Farmers Insurance Open and next month's Genesis Open at Riviera, which benefits his foundation. 

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    Even on 'off' day, Rahm shoots 67 at CareerBuilder

    By Ryan LavnerJanuary 20, 2018, 12:36 am

    Jon Rahm didn’t strike the ball as purely Friday as he did during his opening round at the CareerBuilder Challenge.

    He still managed a 5-under 67 that put him just one shot off the lead heading into the weekend.

    “I expected myself to go to the range (this morning) and keep flushing everything like I did yesterday,” said Rahm, who shot a career-low 62 at La Quinta on Thursday. “Everything was just a little bit off. It was just one of those days.”

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    After going bogey-free on Thursday, Rahm mixed four birdies and two bogeys over his opening six holes. He managed to settle down around the turn, then made two birdies on his final three holes to move within one shot of Andrew Landry (65).

    Rahm has missed only five greens through two rounds and sits at 15-under 129. 

    The 23-year-old Spaniard won in Dubai to end the year and opened 2018 with a runner-up finish at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. He needs a top-6 finish or better this week to supplant Jordan Spieth as the No. 2 player in the world.