Hee-Won Han Collects Second Win of 2006

By Sports NetworkOctober 22, 2006, 4:00 pm
2006 Honda LPGA-Thailand CHONBURI, Thailand -- Hee-Won Han posted her third consecutive round in the 60s on Sunday to run away with the Honda LPGA Thailand, her sixth career victory and second of the season.
Han shot a 5-under 67 in the final round, completing the first-ever LPGA event in Thailand at 14-under-par 202 for a five-shot victory over Diana D'Alessio.
It was a surprisingly commanding win for Han, who trailed second-round leader Nicole Castrale by two shots overnight. The first eight holes on Sunday decided everything, with Han collecting five birdies during that stretch while Castrale stumbled to three bogeys.
Castrale closed with a 3-over 75 to share third place with Candie Kung (69) and Gloria Park (71) at 8-under 208.
The trio ended one shot behind D'Alessio, who had a 2-under 70 to take solo second place at 9-under 207. D'Alessio got off to a poor start, but had three birdies on her back nine.
Han, who won the LPGA Corning Classic in May, was the only player to shoot three sub-70 rounds this weekend at Amata Spring Country Club.
Sunday, she posted her first birdie at the second hole, then four straight from the fourth. Han bogeyed the ninth and made the turn at 13 under.
On the back nine, Han got as low as 15-under after birdies at the 11th and 14th. Cruising at that point, she then finished her round bogey-birdie-bogey.
Her birdie at the 17th was her second this week at the 145-yard par-3, Asia's only true island green.
Han claimed $195,000 for the win and moved into eighth on the LPGA Tour money list with more than $1.11 million.
World No. 4 Cristie Kerr, the highest-ranked player in the field, shot a 2-under 70 and shared sixth place with Carin Koch (68), Brittany Lang (70) and Christina Kim (73) at 7-under 209.
Young Kim (69) and Sherri Turner (71) were one shot further back at 210.
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    2018 NCAA Golf Championships TV Schedule

    By Golf Channel DigitalMay 21, 2018, 12:29 pm

    Golf Channel will shine a spotlight on college golf across the next two weeks at the 2018 NCAA Division I Women’s and Men’s Golf National Championships. With more than 60 hours of live tournament and news coverage on-site from Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater Oklahoma (Monday-Wednesday May 21-23 and May 28-30), Golf Channel’s coverage connects 18 straight days of live tournament golf.

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    Golf Channel NCAA Women’s Golf Championships Coverage (all times ET)

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    AT&T Byron Nelson purse payout: Wise a millionaire

    By Golf Channel DigitalMay 21, 2018, 12:05 pm

    PGA Tour rookie Aaron Wise earned his first Tour title on Sunday at the AT&T Byron Nelson. Here's a look at how the purse was paid out at Trinity Forest:

    1 Aaron Wise -23 $1,386,000
    2 Marc Leishman -20 $831,600
    T3 Branden Grace -19 $400,400
    T3 J.J. Spaun -19 $400,400
    T3 Keith Mitchell -19 $400,400
    T6 Ryan Blaum -16 $257,950
    T6 Kevin Na -16 $257,950
    T6 Jimmy Walker -16 $257,950
    T9 Adam Scott -15 $207,900
    T9 Charles Howell III -15 $207,900
    T9 Kevin Tway -15 $207,900
    12 Brian Gay -14 $177,100
    T13 Rory Sabbatini -13 $148,867
    T13 Ethan Tracy -13 $148,867
    T13 Matt Jones -13 $148,867
    T16 Russell Knox -12 $115,500
    T16 Hideki Matsuyama -12 $115,500
    T16 Bronson Burgoon -12 $115,500
    T16 Derek Fathauer -12 $115,500
    T16 Joel Dahmen -12 $115,500
    T21 Jordan Spieth -11 $80,080
    T21 Billy Horschel -11 $80,080
    T21 Robert Garrigus -11 $80,080
    T21 Peter Uihlein -11 $80,080
    T21 Martin Piller -11 $80,080
    T26 Tyler Duncan -10 $55,825
    T26 Anirban Lahiri -10 $55,825
    T26 Parker McLachlin -10 $55,825
    T26 Martin Flores -10 $55,825
    T26 J.T. Poston -10 $55,825
    T26 Shawn Stefani -10 $55,825
    T32 Cody Gribble -9 $39,116
    T32 Johnson Wagner -9 $39,116
    T32 Geoff Ogilvy -9 $39,116
    T32 Nick Taylor -9 $39,116
    T32 C.T. Pan -9 $39,116
    T32 Scott Piercy -9 $39,116
    T32 Nicholas Lindheim -9 $39,116
    T32 Fabian Gomez -9 $39,116
    T32 Beau Hossler -9 $39,116
    T32 Nate Lashley -9 $39,116
    T42 Zac Blair -8 $23,184
    T42 Abraham Ancer -8 $23,184
    T42 Maverick McNealy -8 $23,184
    T42 Denny McCarthy -8 $23,184
    T42 Jonathan Byrd -8 $23,184
    T42 Eric Axley -8 $23,184
    T42 Sam Ryder -8 $23,184
    T42 Brian Stuard -8 $23,184
    T42 J.B. Holmes -8 $23,184
    T42 Sung-hoon Kang -8 $23,184
    T42 Andrew Putnam -8 $23,184
    T53 Ben Crane -7 $17,659
    T53 Steve Wheatcroft -7 $17,659
    T53 Troy Merritt -7 $17,659
    T53 Patrick Rodgers -7 $17,659
    T53 Corey Conners -7 $17,659
    T53 Robert Streb -7 $17,659
    T59 Ryan Armour -6 $16,632
    T59 Peter Malnati -6 $16,632
    T59 Vaughn Taylor -6 $16,632
    T59 Dominic Bozzelli -6 $16,632
    T59 Adam Schenk -6 $16,632
    T59 Hudson Swafford -6 $16,632
    T59 Michael Thompson -6 $16,632
    T66 Matt Atkins -5 $15,862
    T66 Roberto Diaz -5 $15,862
    T66 T.J. Vogel -5 $15,862
    69 Sang-Moon Bae -4 $15,554
    T70 Tom Lovelady -3 $15,246
    T70 Cameron Percy -3 $15,246
    T70 Rod Pampling -3 $15,246
    73 Brian Davis -1 $14,938
    74 Mark Wilson 1 $14,784
    75 Robert Allenby 2 $14,630
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    Howell, Uihlein qualify for U.S. Open via OWGR

    By Will GrayMay 21, 2018, 11:02 am

    Charles Howell III and Peter Uihlein both used strong play at the AT&T Byron Nelson to maintain their positions inside the top 60 in the latest Official World Golf Ranking, thereby ensuring exemptions to next month's U.S. Open.

    Howell moved up three spots to No. 56 in the world thanks to a T-9 finish at Trinity Forest. He'll make his 10th career U.S. Open appearance, but just his second since 2009. Howell missed the cut at Olympic in 2012.

    Uihlein finished T-21 in Dallas, which was barely enough to hold onto a top-60 spot as he actually fell two positions to No. 59. The former U.S. Amateur champ will make his third U.S. Open appearance and second in as many years.

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    The drama for the final spot came down to the wire on Sunday, where Adam Scott's bid to unseat Chesson Hadley at No. 60 came up just short. Needing a solo ninth-place finish, Scott ended up in a three-way tie for ninth to begin the new week at No. 61. Hadley, who didn't play the Nelson, remained No. 60 and will make his U.S. Open debut.

    Others to punch tickets to Shinnecock Hills include No. 52 Luke List, No. 53 Chez Reavie and No. 57 Dylan Frittelli. A second and final top-60 cutoff will be done based off the June 11 world rankings following the FedEx St. Jude Classic, with U.S. Open sectional qualifying conducted in England and the U.S. on June 4.

    The only change among the top 10 in the rankings this week came at No. 10, where Paul Casey moved past Tommy Fleetwood despite an off week for both players. Justin Thomas remains world No. 1 for a second week, followed by Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Jon Rahm and Justin Rose. Rickie Fowler remains No. 6, with Jason Day, Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama and Casey rounding out the top 10.

    Taking the week off following a T-11 finish at The Players Championship, Tiger Woods fell two spots to No. 82.

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    After Further Review: Nelson lost in the shuffle?

    By Golf Channel DigitalMay 21, 2018, 3:40 am

    Each week, GolfChannel.com takes a look back at the week in golf. Here's what's weighing on our writers' minds.

    On the Nelson's future ...

    If the goal was “different” by bringing the AT&T Byron Nelson to Trinity Forest, consider it achieved. But bringing a world-class field south of Dallas could still be tricky.

    Yes, the tournament can always rely on local resident and AT&T spokesman Jordan Spieth to throw his hat in the ring. But even with Spieth strolling the fairways this week, the field strength was among the worst all season for a full-point event.

    The debut of the sprawling, links-like layout likely did little to sway the undecideds, with only the third round offering the challenging conditions that course co-designer Ben Crenshaw had envisioned. And the schedule won’t do them any favors next year, as a revamped itinerary likely puts the Nelson right before the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black.

    The course will inevitably get better with age, and Spieth expects positive word of mouth to spread. But it might be a while before the stars truly align for an event that, for the moment, feels lost in the shuffle of a hectic schedule. – Will Gray

    On Jordan Spieth's putting ...

    Jordan Spieth’s putting is plainly bad right now, but it isn’t going to stay this bad forever.

    He is the second ranked player on Tour in strokes gained: tee-to-green, just like he was last year. This putting slump has lingered, but it’s unfathomable to think this guy just forgot how to putt.

    Sooner rather than later he’s going to remember he’s Jordan Spieth and the 40-footers are going to start pouring in. He’ll be telling Greller to go get the ball because he’s too far away and the tee is in the other direction.

    Bottom line, the ball striking is for real and the putting slump will pass. He’ll win soon – maybe even as soon as this week. – Nick Menta

    On golf and gambling ...

    On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court over tuned a federal ban on sports betting in most states, a move the PGA Tour and many professional sports leagues embraced as a tool to both build fan interest and grow revenue.

    Experts estimate sports betting could become a $150-$200 billion annual industry, and even a small piece of that could be significant for golf, but there will be risks.

    Unlike any other sport, golf is played on multiple fields simultaneously, which inherently creates risks when gambling is introduced to the equation. Although the Tour has gone to great pains to head off any potential problems, like all bets gambling comes with great rewards, and great risks. – Rex Hoggard