Here’s a glance at how the 32 matches performed out on Day 3 of the round-robin format within the Bank of Hope LPGA Match Play.
Players competed in three days of pool play with the participant with the very best report from every of the 16 teams (playoffs, when crucial, decided a group winner) advancing to the knockout stage of match play at Shadow Creek. Click here for group information. Click here for the bracket.
Anna Nordqvist (32) def. Jin Young Ko (1), 5 and 3: Nordqvist, a six-time member of the European Solheim Cup staff, took down the No. 1 seed on Friday. Nordqvist gained the primary two holes of the day and by no means relinquished her lead within the match. Ko gained only a single gap as Nordqvist closed out the match at the par-4 fifteenth.
Caroline Masson (33) vs. Natalie Gulbis (64), tied: Trailing 2 down with 2 holes to play, Gulbis battled again to win each the seventeenth and 18th holes to tie her match with Masson. Gulbis rolled in a 6-footer for birdie at the par-3 seventeenth and drained one other from 12 toes at the par-5 18th to tug even with Masson and deny the German the prospect to advance to the Round of 16.
Playoff: Nordqvist def. Ko: On the primary playoff gap, the par-4 first, Ko discovered the tough off the tee. Nordqvist was in a position to simply two-putt for par to defeat Ko and advance.
Group Winner: Anna Nordqvist
Inbee Park (2) def. Gaby Lopez (31), 2 and 1: The match between Park and Lopez swung each methods for the day at Shadow Creek. Park took an early 1-up lead however Lopez rallied with wins on three of 5 holes on the entrance 9 to flip the lead, 2 up, in her favor. But because the pair made the flip, Park took management. She gained six of the following seven holes to go 3 up within the match with Lopez. Lopez made birdie at the par-5 sixteenth to chop into Park’s lead but it surely wasn’t sufficient to catch the previous world No. 1.
Celine Boutier (34) def. Jennifer Chang (63), 3 and 1: Boutier took command of the match on the primary gap, making birdie at the par 4 to take the lead. She prolonged her result in as a lot as 4 up at the par-4 twelfth. Chang gained holes 13-15, however Boutier responded with back-to-back birdies at the sixteenth and seventeenth holes to win the match.
Group winner: Inbee Park
Yu Liu (35) def. Ayako Uehara (62), 4 and 3: Liu earned her first win of the week with a commanding victory over Uehara. Liu by no means trailed within the match as she gained three of the primary 4 holes to increase her result in 2 up. Uehara gained three holes on the day, however Liu responded with three birdies between holes 12-15 to shut out the match, 4 and 3.
Sei Young Kim (3) def. Brittany Altomare (30), 2 and 1: Kim seemed poised to shut out the match early by going 3 up with three holes to play. But Kim found the closing stretch, recording back-to-back bogeys at the fifteenth and sixteenth holes to open the door for Altomare, who wanted to birdie the seventeenth gap to increase the match. When she failed to take action, Kim gained, 2 and 1.
Playoff: Altomare def. Kim: On the second playoff gap, the par-4 second, Altomare gained with par when Kim made bogey.
Group winner: Brittany Altomare
Brooke Henderson (4) vs. Angela Stanford (29), tied: Henderson received off to a very good begin on Day 3 with a birdie at the primary gap to take a 1-up lead. But Stanford rallied with two birdies on the entrance 9 to seize the benefit. However, the Solheim Cup veteran struggled on the again 9, the place a double bogey-bogey stretch allowed Henderson to tie the match. Henderson took a 1-up benefit at the seventeenth gap when Stanford made double bogey at the par 3, however Stanford made a crucial birdie at the closing gap to tie the match.
Jenny Coleman (61) def. Ashleigh Buhai (36), tied: Coleman’s inconceivable run continued on Friday because the No. 61 seed defeated Buhai in a hard-fought match that got here right down to the 18th gap. Tied at the par-5 18th, Buhai wanted to win the outlet to have an opportunity to power a playoff with Coleman in hopes of advancing to the Round of 16. Instead, her birdie effort got here up inches wanting the outlet, permitting Coleman to two-putt for par to stay tied within the match and advance to Saturday.
Group Winner: Jenny Coleman
Madelene Sagstrom (37) vs. Albane Valenzuela (60), tied: Neither Sagstrom nor Valenzuela gained a match in the course of the first three days at Shadow Creek. They each misplaced their first two matches and ended their duel in a tie. Valenzuela seemed on observe for the win, taking the lead at the fifth gap and lengthening her result in 3 up with three holes to play. That’s when Sagstrom received aggressive and birdied the ultimate three holes to tie the match.
Danielle Kang (5) def. Lizette Salas (28), 4 and 3: Kang and Salas entered the match each with a report of 2-0-0. While each have been off to an amazing begin, it was Kang who was in a position to maintain her momentum rolling on the third day. Salas trailed the whole match and when Kang rolled in a 15-footer at the par-4 14th to go 4 up with 4 to play, it turned a hurdle too excessive for Salas to climb.
Group Winner: Danielle Kang
Jenny Shin (38) def. Alison Lee (59), 4 and a pair of: Lee took early command of the match with Shin, main for the whole entrance 9. But the momentum shifted after the pair made the flip at Shadow Creek when Shin gained the tenth and eleventh holes to flip the match to steer 1 up. She gained holes 14-16 to increase her lead and shut out the match, 4 and a pair of, at the sixteenth gap.
Hyo Joo Kim (6) def. Megan Khang (27), 1 up: Neither participant was in a position to lead greater than 1 up in the course of the course of their match. Kang held a slender 1-up lead at the par-5 sixteenth, however Kim gained the ultimate two holes, together with an eagle at the par-5 closing gap.
Playoff: Shin def. Lee: Shin defeated Lee on Day 3 to advance to the playoff, the place the pair met once more. Shin gained on the fourth additional gap to advance to Saturday.
Group Winner: Jenny Shin
Patty Tavatanakit (7) def. Stacy Lewis (26), 5 and 4: Tavatanakit defeated Lewis, a four-time member of the U.S. Solheim Cup staff. Lewis by no means led within the match as Tavatanakit took an early lead at the second gap when Lewis made bogey. Tavatanakit hit her stride at the par-5 seventh to win six of the following eight holes and shut out her match with Lewis at the par-4 14th.
Mi Hyang Lee (39) vs. Sarah Kemp (58), tied: Kemp took early management in her match with Lee, which she held onto till the ultimate 4 holes. That’s when the momentum shifted Lee’s means, as she gained holes 15-17 to flip the match and take a 1-up lead over Kemp. But Kemp rallied at the final, making birdie at the par-5 18th to tie the match.
Group Winner: Patty Tavatanakit
Cheyenne Knight (40) def. Jaye Marie Green (57), 1 up: Green jumped out to the early lead in her match with Knight by successful two of her first three holes. That would show to be the largest lead of the match as the 2 remained shut the remainder of the best way. Knight gained three of the final seven holes to take a 1-up lead with two holes to play. Green gained the ultimate two holes, together with a birdie at the ultimate gap to win the match.
Minjee Lee (8) def. Moriya Jutanugarn (25), 4 and 3: Lee by no means trailed in opposition to Jutanugarn, successful 5 holes to shut out the match at the par-4 fifteenth. Friday, Jutanugarn’s lackluster efficiency, successful only a single gap, got here as a shock given her success the primary two days in closing out each her matches early.
Group Winner: Minjee Lee
Azahara Munoz (41) def. Gerina Piller (56), 2 and 1: Munoz gained the primary three holes of the day to take a fast 3-up lead over Piller. She led the whole match and closed out issues on the par-3 seventeenth.
Mel Reid (24) def. Hannah Green (9), 1 up: Reid sat 3 right down to Green by way of the par-4 eleventh, however that’s when the tide turned for Reid. She gained with birdies on holes 12-14 to tie the match. Reid gained the ultimate two holes to flip the match and win, 1 up.
Playoff: Reid def. Munoz: On the primary additional gap, Reid made birdie to defeat Munoz and advance to Saturday’s Round of 16.
Group Winner: Mel Reid
Jing Yan (55) def. Jasmine Suwannapura (42), 4 and 3: The lead modified palms 3 times over the course of the match. As the pair made the flip, that’s when the momentum shifted in Yan’s favor. She put collectively 5 birdies during the last six holes to shut out the match at the fifteenth and seize her first win of the week.
Nasa Hataoka (10) vs. Mi Jung Hur (23), tied: The match between Hataoka and Hur remained shut all through as each gamers gained three holes every. Hatoaka held the largest lead of the day when she went 2 up at the par-3 eighth gap, however a crucial win at the par-3 seventeenth allowed Hur to tie the match with one gap to play. Both gamers made par at the ultimate gap to complete the match with a tie.
Group Winner: Nasa Hataoka
Mirim Lee (22) def. So Yeon Ryu (11), 4 and 3: Lee’s first win of the week got here on Friday with a convincing defeat of Ryu. Although Ryu took the early lead with a win at the primary gap, Lee responded with wins at the second and third holes to take a 1-up benefit within the match. She carded three birdies in a four-hole stretch between holes 8-11 to increase her lead over Ryu and closed out the match with one other birdie at the par-4 fifteenth.
Eun-Hee Ji (43) def. Ryann O’Toole (54), 1 up: In this carefully contested match, Ji took a 2-up lead for the primary time within the match at the par-4 fifteenth gap after successful back-to-back holes. O’Toole made birdie at the seventeenth to sit down simply 1 down with one gap to play. Faced with one other birdie at the par-5 18th, O’Toole three-putted to lose the outlet and the match.
Playoff: Ji def. Ryu: On the second playoff gap, Ji drained a par putt from lengthy vary at the par 4 to defeat Ryu, the top-seeded participant in Group 11, to advance to the Round of 16.
Group Winner: Eun-Hee Ji
Bronte Law (44) def. Annie Park (53), 6 and 5: Law gained her second match of the week with a convincing victory over Park. She gained eight holes in a 13-hole stretch to take a 6-up lead on Park, who Law defeated, 6 and 5, at the par-3 thirteenth gap.
Austin Ernst (12) def. Amy Olson (21), 5 and 4: Neither participant gained a single gap till the par-3 eighth, when Ernst gained her first gap of the day. She used that as a springboard, successful 5 of the following six holes to shut out the match at the par-4 14th.
Group Winner: Bronte Law
Ally Ewing (20) def. Jennifer Kupcho (13), 1 up: Kupcho was in command till the par-4 fifteenth, when the momentum shifted in Ewing’s route. It was at the fifteenth that Ewing made birdie to climb simply 1 down with three holes to play. Ewing gained back-to-back holes at the seventeenth and 18th to advance.
Christina Kim (52) def. Leona Maguire (45), 1 up: The match between Maguire and Kim was a story of two nines as Maguire dominated the entrance and Kim the again. The tide turned in Kim’s favor after the pair made the flip and Kim gained three holes in a four-hole stretch to take a 2-up lead on the LPGA rookie. Maguire gained her fourth gap of the day at the par-3 seventeenth to sit down 1 down with one gap to play, however Kim sealed issues with a birdie at the final.
Group Winner: Ally Ewing
Shanshan Feng (19) def. Jeongeun Lee6 (14), 1 up: Feng gained back-to-back holes at the thirteenth and 14th holes to take a 2-up lead within the match. At the par-5 sixteenth, Lee6 rallied with a birdie to sit down simply 1 down with two holes to play. But neither participant was in a position to make a transfer at the seventeenth or 18th holes, giving Feng the 1-up benefit.
Pajaree Anannarukarn (51) def. Brittany Lincicome (46), 2 and 1: The lead on this tightly contested match bounced forwards and backwards between the 2 rivals 5 occasions over the course of the day. Tied with three holes to go, Anannarukarn gained back-to-back holes at the sixteenth and seventeenth to defeat Lincicome, 2 and 1.
Group Winner: Shanshan Feng
Sophia Popov (15) def. Sung Hyun Park (18), 6 and 5: Following a standout efficiency on Thursday that noticed Popov defeat Su Oh, 5 and 3, she did one higher on Friday by defeating Park, 6 and 5. Popov by no means trailed in her match with the previous world No. 1 as she gained eight of 13 holes.
Su Oh (47) def. Hee Young Park (50), 2 up: Oh earned her first win of the week with a defeat of Park. Oh prolonged her result in 4 up with 4 holes to play, however Park gained three of the final 4 holes to climb to only 1 down with one gap to play. Oh responded with a birdie at the final gap to win the match.
Group Winner: Sophia Popov
Sarah Schmelzel (48) def. Lauren Stephenson (49), 3 and a pair of: Schmelzel stumbled early, making bogey at the par-4 second to fall 1 right down to Stephenson. But that was the one weak a part of the match for Schmelzel, who gained her subsequent two holes to flip the match. She by no means trailed the rest of the match.
Ariya Jutanugarn (16) vs. Carlota Ciganda (17), tied: Jutanugarn held a 2-up lead over Ciganda at the par-4 14th, however struggled over the ultimate stretch. Jutanugarn went bogey, double bogey, double bogey on holes 15-17 to open the door for Ciganda, who gained these three holes. Ciganda held a slender 1-up benefit because the pair headed to the par-5 18th, the place Jutanugarn bounced again with a birdie to tie the match.
Playoff: Jutanugarn def. Schmelzel: Jutanugarn gained at the primary additional gap, the par-4 first to maneuver to the knockout stage.
Group Winner: Ariya Jutanugarn