Fourteen-year-old Rose Zhang earned the final amateur exemption on with her victory at the ANA Junior Inspiration on. She played with Mihelle Wie in the first two rounds a year ago, which she described as "one of the highlights of my career" and "a dream come true". Her performance now, she said, is fueled by avocado toast.
The player to beat, though, could well be Inbee Park, despite her recent struggles with injury. If she can keep her drives in the fairway (Wie is 116 in driving accuracy), Wie can make some noise come Sunday.
"Overall I played really well today". She dropped another shot on the 16th, but played bogey-free golf over her final 11 holes, picking up six shots along the way. She had eight birdies and bogeyed two par-4s.
With a win already to her name in 2018 - the 32-year-old won the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic at the end of January - as well as two other top tens finishes, it's little wonder that she is being quietly tipped by those in the know for a big week. "Sometimes you have to knock it back down and just kind of be free and have fun". In Gee Chun and Cristie Kerr were at 68 with Thompson, Chella Choi, Sung Hyun Park and Brittany Altomare.
"Back nine I felt a lot better".
"It's so nice to have a puppy with you to distract you", Korda said.
"That night was extremely rough", said the world No 2 as she prepared for her bid for redemption in this year's event, having been paired with the rejuvenated Michelle Wie in the opening two rounds at Rancho Mirage. Her current form reads 11-10-14-3 so she is certainly playing herself into contention for the first major of the year.
Playing partner Lydia Ko, the 2016 victor, had a 70.
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This has many implications, as "CC-1" has supposedly forced her slaves to pose nude in photos, and is a "direct slave" of Rainier. The Albany Times Union said that Mack is identified in the NY complaint against Ranier as an "unnamed co-conspirator".
But just as she turned that midround gut punch last spring into a roaring comeback, in which she ultimately lost the championship in a playoff to So Yeon Ryu, Thompson is typically upbeat following such a public disappointment. "So I really enjoyed myself".
"I'm trying not to hit golf balls", Wie said, adding, "I love to grind, so I focus all of my energy on the putting green". "I did make mistakes but I recovered quickly which was good".
A panel was made of some this year's most inspiring and diverse women including Olympic gold medalists and twin sisters Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux who helped the US Women's Hockey team bring home gold for the first time in 20 years, Olympic bronze medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first woman to wear a hijab in Olympic competition, and two-time Olympic soccer gold medalist Carli Llyod.
Lindberg had seven birdies without a bogey at Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage, California, powering past Japan's Ayako Uehara and Spain's Beatriz Recari who shared second place on 66 in the first LPGA major of the season.
Defending champion So Yeon Ryu headlines this year's 118-player ANA Inspiration tournament field.
DIVOTS: Laura Davies shot an 81, two weeks after tying for second in the Founders Cup at age 54.
With a 5-under-par 67 Thursday, Korda is off to her best start in this event. Iceland's Olafia Kristinsdottir had a hole-in-one on the 181-yard 17th in a 72. He taught her how to properly use the bounce of her wedges.