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Sunday Mid-Morning Notes and Second Round Statistics

Sunday Mid-Morning Notes and Second Round Statistics

 

Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic

Ocean Club Golf Course – Paradise Island, Bahamas

Jan. 28, 2017

 

LEADERBOARD

1, -7 (70-69) – Shanshan Feng

2, -6 (72-68) – Amy Yang

 

Transcripts can be found at https://tee-scripts.com/transcripts/lpga-tour/pure-silk-bahamas-lpga-2018/

 

Final-round groupings and second-round statistics are attached.

 

SHANSHAN FENG LEADS BY ONE HEADING INTO FINAL ROUND

With 36 holes complete at the 2018 Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, World No. 1 Shanshan Feng sits atop the leaderboard at 7-under 139, one stroke ahead of Amy Yang and two clear of defending champion Brittany Lincicome, 2017 runner-up Lexi Thompson, first-round leader Brooke Henderson, 2018 LPGA rookie Luna Sobron Galmes and fourth-year player Wei-Ling Hsu.

 

Feng played nine holes of her second round on Saturday afternoon, before the round was suspended due to darkness at 5:55 p.m. Starting at No. 1 at 6:59 a.m. Sunday, she birdied the first, fourth and seventh holes to rise to the top of the field. Feng, who is playing in her first Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, is looking to capture her third victory in the last four LPGA events, dating back to the 2017 season. She won the 2017 TOTO Japan Classic, followed the next week by the 2017 Blue Bay LPGA, the victory that made her the first player from the People’s Republic of China, male or female, to reach World No. 1.

 

The third round will start at 10:55 a.m. Eastern, with play in threesomes off the first and 10th tees. The final group of Feng, Yang and Lincicome will tee off at 1:07 p.m. Eastern. The LPGA announced on Friday that due the heavy winds that caused second-round play to be suspended for nearly 27 hours, the 2018 Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic would be a 54-hole event.

 

MAKING THE CUT

78 players were 6-over par or better to make the cut on Sunday morning. The 152 total on the par-73 Ocean Club Golf Course is the highest cutline in the history of this event, and four strokes above the previous high cut (+2 in 2016).

 

Previous Cut Scores at the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic

2013 – no cut due to weather issues (three 12-hole rounds to complete 36 holes)

2014 – +1, 71 players

2015 – +1, 71 players

2016 – +2, 80 players

2017 – -2, 79 players

2018 – +6, 78 players

 

INTERNATIONAL LEADERBOARD

Seven different nations are represented among the top 10 players heading into the final round, with the United States being the only country that has more than one player at 4-under par or better.

 

China – Shanshan Feng

Korea – Amy Yang

U.S. – Brittany Lincicome, Mariah Stackhouse, Lexi Thompson, Michelle Wie

Chinese Taipei – Wei-Ling Hsu

Spain – Luna Sobron Galmes

Canada – Brooke M. Henderson

Australia – Sarah Jane Smith

 

OF NOTE

Shanshan Feng has two wins in her last three LPGA starts.

 

Feng became the first player from China, male or female, to become No. 1 in the world on Nov. 13, 2017; she has held the No. 1 ranking for the past 11 weeks.

 

Feng recorded her first three-win season in 2017, including a title defense at the TOTO Japan Classic and a win the next week at the Blue Bay LPGA; she has nine wins in her LPGA career, including one major championship at the 2012 Wegmans LPGA Championship.

 

 

TV TIMES (all Eastern Time)

Thursday, Jan. 25: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Golf Channel

Friday, Jan. 26: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Golf Channel

Saturday, Jan. 27: 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Golf Channel

Sunday, Jan. 28: 3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m., Golf Channel

 

 

 

 

 

Al Lunsford

Tour Media Official