Sport

Jutanugarn charges into Evian Championship lead

Jutanugarn charges into Evian Championship lead”

Thailand's Moriya Jutanugarn watches her drive during the second round of the Evian Championship in France on Saturday.

Moriya has been playing in the shadow of sister Ariya Jutanugarn for the past two years, but Ariya has struggled with a shoulder injury for most of this season.

The decision to re-boot the fifth and final major of this year's Ladies Professional Golf Association European Tour - which carries total prize money of $3.65 million (£2.76 million/€3.07 million) - received criticism from some players and observers, with the United States Jessica Korda, who was leading at two-under when play was scrapped, saying it "sucked".

Uehara enjoyed a sensational day in Evian-les-Bains as she signed for a 66, the Japanese picking up five shots to charge six places up the standings. I try to keep working on my game, keep improve whatever I can.

"At these major events, the keys are the fairways and greens this week", said Moriya, who is still looking for her first LPGA victory.

Moriya Jutanugarn of Thailand plays a shot during the second round of the Evian Championship. "I can win out here, and just keep believing and keep doing the right things, and you never know what happens". While she has yet to win on the LPGA Tour, she has eight top-10 finishes this season for earnings of $864,000.

Jutanugarn - whose sister Ariya won the Women's British Open in 2016 - bogeyed the second but bounced back with birdies on the third, sixth and 11th.

"I probably don't feel that bad playing on the golf course rather than watching my sister play", said Moriya Jutanugarn, who recalled feeling "nervous, excited" previous year when finishing her round to watch Ariya win at Woburn, England.

Katherine Kirk's 66 was her best career round at the Evian Championship.

Katherine Kirk is in the hunt for her second win of the season, she sits solo third at seven-under par.

A pack of major champions will be chasing from three-strokes back on Sunday. Park, who blitzed the field on Friday with a 63, failed to give herself many looks at birdie on day two and required 31 putts en route to a two-over par, 73.

"I didn't play well today, so I have a little gap from the top players", Park said.

"I'm trying to put myself in a good position, and when it's my time, probably it will turn out good", said Moriya.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


16 September 2017
Bombay HC stays Metro 3 work over damage to heritage buildings
While vacating the stay, Chief Justice Chellur said, "We have already observed that Metro is meant for the welfare of the public". It said that on August 25, a portion of the building collapsed on the garden due to vibrations emanating from the tunnelling.

16 September 2017
Texas A&M WR flips fans the bird during halftime
Texas A&M will continue to play multiple quarterbacks when the Aggies host Louisiana in their non-conference finale Saturday. Sportsbook Review now shows Texas A&M as a 24-point favorite over Louisiana-Lafayette, with the O/U set at 60.

16 September 2017
Body of missing Sointula woman has been found
Police say she had last been confirmed to be in the Campbell River or Quadra Island area on September 7 and 8. Roscovich worked with fish-farm opponent Alexandra Morton on the documentary Salmon Confidential.

16 September 2017
Pepper spray used to break up players' brawl after game
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, "tensions on both teams escalated throughout the homecoming game". Players from both teams scrambled in opposite directions, screaming in pain and clutching their eyes .

16 September 2017
WGL Holdings Inc (WGL) Needle Moving -0.53%
FibroGen, Inc .is a science-based biopharmaceutical firm discovering and developing a pipeline of first- in-class therapeutics. The company had revenue of $30.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $24.30 million.

16 September 2017
Islands hit by Irma bracing for another hurricane
Forecasters expected the hurricane to turn gradually to the northeast over the next couple days, keeping it offshore. On the forecast track, the system is expected to approach the Leeward Islands on Monday.

16 September 2017
Jay-Z Dedicates Song at Concert to Colin Kapernick
Jay-Z's performance, though full of energy and excitement, had some other serious tones. Throughout his set, Jay-Z offered concertgoers encouraging words.

16 September 2017
Coloradans make it home after Hurricane Irma ravages US Virgin Islands
The helicopters are headed to the US Virgin Islands to assist in recovery operations following Hurricane Irma . Their focus is on getting food and water to residents as well as clearing roads and helping restore power.

16 September 2017
SRE: Facilitará México regreso de migrantes
El canciller Luis Videgaray dijo que México recibirá con los brazos abiertos a los miles de " dreamers ". México y Estados Unidos comparten una larga frontera y muchos lazos.

16 September 2017
Saina Nehwal biopic: Shraddha visits badminton ace's house, bonds with family
In another one, Saina's father Harvir Singh Nehwal proudly shows the Olympic medal won by his daughter to Shraddha. After Prabhas's lunchbox, Shraddha Kapoor has been spotted eating Saina Nehwal's lunchbox.