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U.S. Solheim Cup team rounded out with Pressel, Wie

Morgan Pressel (courtesy LPGA)

Michelle Wie (courtesy LPGA)

Morgan Pressel, with an impressive fourth place finish at the recent Women’s British Open has played herself onto the United States Solheim Cup team.

Michelle Wie will return as a captain’s pick.

The Solheim Cup will be played August 16-18 south of Denver at the Colorado Golf Club.

Pressel bumped Jennifer Johnson from the last two spots through the world rankings.

Meg Mallon selected Wie, who is 4-3-1 in the past two Cups, and Solheim rookie Gerina Piller as her captain’s picks for this year.

Inbee Park opens Women’s British Open with a 69

Inbee Park (photo by Keith Allison via wikipedia commons)

Inbee Park has been the hottest golfer on the LPGA Tour this season with three wins, all majors.

She is trying for an unprecendented fourth straight major win.

She began her pursuit at the Women’s British Open in St. Andrews, Scotland on Thursday with a 3-under-par 69.

Park started off the tournament with six birdies in 10 holes.

The 25-year-old South Korean despite her solid round is three shots behind leaders Morgan Pressel and Camilla Lennarth.

Munoz holds off Pressel in semifinals of LPGA event in New Jersey

 

Azahara Munoz (2010 photo by Wojciech Migda via wikipedia commons)

Azahara Munoz of Spain held off 23-year-old Morgan Pressel in the semifinals of the Sybase Match Play Championship after a slow-play penalty against the American on the 12th hole help turn the match.

Pressel had won the 12th hole at Gladstone, New Jersey’s Hamilton Farm Golf Club, to go 3 up  with just six holes to play.

When the group reached the 13th tee, match timer Doug Brecht told Pressel that she had violated the tour’s pace of play by taking 2 minutes, 9 seconds to shoot her three shots at the par-3 hole. The violation was 39 seconds over the allotted 90 seconds allowed. The penalty in match play is the loss of a hole.

The timer had warned Munoz and Pressel earlier about slow play after the ninth hole.

The 24-year-old Munoz, who is just 5-foot-5 inches tall, is an Arizona State graduate who has 2 pro wins and has been on the LPGA Tour since 2009.

Munoz will play veteran golfer Candie Kung for the title.

 

Info compiled from LPGA Tour, Radio & TV news

Tseng wins fourth LPGA career major tourney in Rochester

Yani Tseng (file photo)

Yani Tseng, the number-1 ranked golfer in the world, won the LPGA Championship by 10 strokes and became the youngest golfer to win four LPGA Tour majors at age 22.

Tseng went wire-to-wire as the tournament leader after opening with rounds of 66, 70 and 67. It was her eight career LPGA Tour win, second in a row and third of the season.

Tseng closed the final round with a 6-under 66 to finish at 19-under 269 at Locust Hill Country Club outside of Rochester, New York.

The native of Taiwan match the LPGA record low score at a major.

Finishing second was Morgan Pressel (71), Cristie Kerr (69), Suzann Pettersen (67) and Paula Creamer (69) tied for third at 8-under-par.

 

Info courtesy of the LPGA Tour

Morgan Pressel conquers Royal Birkdale course with a record-65

 

Morgan Pressel shot a course record 7-under 65 to move back amongst the leaders at the British Women’s Open in Southport, England.

American Morgan Pressel (LPGA)

After dropping shots on the first two holes, Pressel, an American, had eight birdies and an eagle while dropping just one more stroke to move from four overnight to three under at the Royal Birkdale course.

Pressel is five shots behind overnight leader Yani Tseng of Taiwan, who will start her third round later Saturday.

compiled from staff, wire and LPGA news

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