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Posts Tagged ‘Christie Kerr.’

Pettersen wins LPGA event

 

Suzann Pettersen (file photo)

Norway’s Suzann Pettersen beat Cristie Kerr 1-up to win the Sybase Match Play Championship in Gladstone, New Jersey, ending a 20-month winless drought on tour.

 

 

Info courtesy of LPGA Tour

 

GOLF NEWS: LPGA Tour and PGA Tour

compiled from staff and wire reports

LADIES PROFESSIONAL GOLF ASSOCIATION

Christie Kerr is the top American golfer in the world rankings and she is aiming higher after taking a share of the lead after the first round of the the LPGA Championship in Pittsford, New York.

Christie Kerr (LPGA)

Relying on her clutch putting, and not troubled by a heavy downpour that briefly stopped play Thursday afternoon, Kerr shot a 4-under-par 68 to match Stacy Lewis and Seon Hwa Lee on the Locust Country Club course near Rochester.

PROFESSIONAL GOLFERS ASSOCIATION

Justin Rose birdied five of his final six holes for a 6-under 64 and a share of the first-round lead in the PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut.

Rose, the Memorial Tournament winner three weeks ago who failed to qualify for last week’s U.S. Open, missed a 12-foot birdie putt on number 18, leaving him tied with Padraig Harrington, Charlie Wi and Matthew Googin.

Justin Rose after Memorial win (Joel Torres and Columbus Wired photo)

Harrington birdied his first three holes and was four under at the turn.

Goggin made his run on the back nine, birdieing numbers 13, 15 and 17. Wi had four back-nine birdies.

Christie Kerr first American to win 2010 LPGA event

compiled from staff, wire and LPGA reports

Christie Kerr won her second LPGA State Farm Classic championship on Monday in Springfield, Illinois.

Nothing was going to stop her from winning, her competitors, the weather delays or the fact that she had the flu.

Christie Kerr (LPGA)

She held off late challenges from Anna Nordqvist and Na Yeon Choi at the rain-delayed tournament, shooting a 3-under-par 69 in the final round at Panther Creek Country Club to secure the first LPGA Tour victory by an American since Michelle Wie won the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in November 2009.

Kerr, also won the title in 2004, finished at 22-under-par 266, a shot ahead of Nordqvist and Choi.

With her win, Kerr collected $255,000 to move into second on the money list, $60,000 behind Ali Miyazato.

The popular golfer posted rounds of 67-67-63-69.

GOLF NEWS:LPGA tournament in Illinois delayed another day; US wins Curtis Cup

compiled from staff and wire reports

LPGA

Rain delayed once again, the LPGA State Farm Classic in Springfield, Illinois, forcing tournament officials to move the final round to Monday.

Christie Kerr (LPGA)

Christie Kerr and Anna Nordqvist  lead at 20 under. Na On Min, Jee Young Lee, Katie Fulcher, Gwladys Nocera and Na Yeon Choi are just three shots back of first place.

CURTIS CUP

The United States beat Great Britain and Ireland 12.5 to 7.5 in the 36th Curtis Cup which took place in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts.

The United States needed only two of eight points in the singles to retain the cup.

The competiton consists of amateur female golfers.

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Bell Micro LPGA Classic led by Munoz in Mobile

compiled from staff, wire and LPGA reports

Azahara Munoz shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead over Katherine Hull and Jee Young Lee in the LPGA Bell Micro Classic, the first event since the death of fellow golfer Erica Blasberg who was found dead earlier this week.

Anahara Munoz LPGA arizona state photo)

Munoz, the former Spanish amateur star who won the 2008 NCAA individual title to lead Arizona State to the team championship, garnered a bogey-free round on The Crossings course at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail’s Magnolia Grove complex in Mobile, Alabama.

Christie Kerr, Meena Lee, Janice Moodie and Hye Jung Choi all shot a 67, and Suzann Pettersen, Eunjung Yi, Sun Young Yoo and Amanda Blumenherst opened the tourney with a 68.

The LPGA Tour’s number 1 player, JIyai Shin shot a 70.

The tournament was not played in 2009 because of renovation projects on the course.