Hanson Leads Weather-Suspended LPGA Event

By Sports NetworkMay 11, 2001, 4:00 pm
Tracy Hanson carded a second consecutive 5-under 67 for a 36-hole total of 10-under-par 134 and a one-shot lead at the weather-suspended Electrolux USA Championship. First-round leader Pat Hurst completed her round of 71 as the horn sounded and holds second place at minus-nine with Jill McGill, who completed 15 holes on Friday.
 
A combination of rain, wind and lighting had the players coming and going throughout Friday's second round at The Legends Club's Ironhorse Course. The start of play was delayed 45 minutes due to lightning, and later the weather was the cause of a three hour and 30 minute delay. The action resumed later in the afternoon but more lightning in the area forced play to be suspended for the day at 6:35 pm ET.
 
A total of 96 players will return Saturday morning at 8:30am ET to complete round two. The 36-hole cut will be made after the completion of the round, and the start of the third round will follow.
 
Annika Sorenstam, the winner of five of her last six events, stands at 6-under through 15 holes. Top-ranked Karrie Webb bogeyed her first hole to fall to 3-under but still has 16 holes to play.
 
'I am very fortunate to have the tee time I had,' said Hanson, one of only 48 players to finish two rounds. 'That's how it's been for many years, sometimes you get a good tee time and sometimes you get a bad one. I feel bad for those who have to finish tomorrow. It's going to be a long day tomorrow, we don't know when we are teeing off, so we'll just have to wait and see.'
 
Hanson birdied four of her first 11 holes Friday before taking a bogey at the 12th after failing to get up and down out of a bunker. She knocked a 7-iron to eight feet for a birdie at the 16th, then added another after a sand wedge to two feet at the 17th.
 
Hanson, who joined the LPGA Tour in 1995, is in search of her first victory.
 
Hurst, who won this event last year for her third career title, seemed in control after starting her day on the back nine. She birdied three of her first five holes to get to 11-under, but dropped two shots with bogeys at Nos. 15 and 16. Although she added a birdie with a wedge to four feet at No. 17, she gave the stroke back with a bogey at the par-5 4th.
 
'I think anytime you get done you are happy and my guess would be when you are not done nobody's happy, not you or the caddie or your family,' said Hurst, who shot a tournament-record 64 for the lead on Thursday. 'It is good when you can get done.'
 
Full-field scores from the Electrolux USA Championship
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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.

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Rose leads Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose completed the final two holes of his second round early Saturday for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose, who had a first-round 62, was among a quarter of the field forced off the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course after weather delays on Friday.

The Englishman, who bogeyed his last hole, had a two-round total of 13-under 131.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who completed his 64 on Friday, was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters. He has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season.

Newsmaker of the Year: No. 2, Donald Trump

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 1:00 pm

Even away from the White House, President Donald Trump generated plenty of headlines this year.

Trump’s first year in office didn’t dim his enthusiasm for the game, as he made splashy appearances at two big events, tweeted about golf to his more than 44 million followers, teed it up with some of the sport’s biggest stars, including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Lexi Thompson, and fired a few eyebrow-raising scores. Logging more than 75 rounds since his inauguration, the 3-handicap has only bolstered his reputation as the best golfing president, particularly after his alleged 73 with Sen. Lindsey Graham.

None of his appearances created a bigger stir than when he attended the U.S. Women’s Open. Despite protests and calls for the USGA to move its premier women’s event from Trump Bedminster – the president reportedly threatened to sue – his weekend there went off without incident, as Trump watched the action and hosted players in his private box near the 15th green.


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Despite his controversial rhetoric on a variety of national issues, Trump has remained a staunch supporter of women’s golf, and he became the first sitting president to attend the U.S. Women’s Open.

An honorary chairman of the Presidents Cup, Trump also flew to Liberty National for the biennial team event, where he presented the trophy to the U.S. team and dedicated the victory to the hurricane victims in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

In late November, amid tweets about the national anthem, Turkey, Egypt and Time Magazine, Trump announced that he was playing a round in South Florida with Woods and world No. 1 Dustin Johnson.

Yes, that too became a headline, just like everything else Trump did in 2017.


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Newsmakers of the Year: Top 10 in 2017

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 12:30 pm