JUTANUGARN SISTERS FINISH TOP-10, INBEE PARK IS BACK AND MORE FROM THAILAND
Thai Player Updates
Moriya and Ariya Jutanugarn both finished in the top-10 at the Honda LPGA Thailand. Moriya finished in solo seventh place at 12-under, while Ariya was a shot behind in a tie for eighth at 11-under.
“I’m very happy with what it is this week,” Moriya said. “I really happy that I can perform in front of Thai fans and play in the last group with great two players and in home country. It’s just great.”
“It feel great and really grateful to play here and play in front of all the Thai fans,” Ariya added. “Like they show me how much support they are.”
The T7 finish is the best for Moriya since June 24, 2016 at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G where she finished T4. She will look to build on her solid start to the 2017 season with top-20 performances at the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic and the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open.
Inbee Park is Back
In her first tournament since capturing Gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Inbee Park finished tied for 25th at 5-under-par.
“Yeah, I feel pretty good,” Park said. “That’s really the most important thing, I guess. I’m ready to play now. Yeah, it’s all good. Four rounds been pretty similar. Ball striking was pretty good. Just around the greens wasn’t getting the feel yet. And the putting was a little bit disappointing this week, obviously. I’m just going to try to stay patient and, yeah, it’s going to drop at some point.”
CME Group Tour Cares Weekends Eagles Update After Honda LPGA Thailand
14 eagles were made on the weekend at the Honda LPGA Thailand raising $14,000 for charity. The total amount for the 2017 thus far is $39,000.
Race to CME Globe Update
Amy Yang earned 500 points to move from 77th into third in the LPGA’s season-long Race to CME Globe.
Amy Yang Crossed the $7 million mark with the win, the 30th player in LPGA history to do so
This is Yang’s first win since this event in 2015, a stretch of 44 events without a win. Yang had 17 top-10 finishes in that time frame
Defending champion Lexi Thompson finished tied for fourth
Eight Americans finished in the top-20 led by Thompson. Americans who finish in the top-20 each week earn Solheim Cup points
World No. 1 Lydia Ko finished tied for eighth her first top-10 of the young season