CAMARILLO, Calif. — Jodi Ewart ShadoffFour straight birdies were made by her late round on Thursday, giving her an 8-under 64 and a 2-shot advantage in the LPGA Mediheal Championship.
Ewart Shardoff has played 245 rounds on the LPGA Tour but has not won. However, she is off to a strong start and hopes to end more than a decade searching for elusive titles.
She said, I just felt really relaxed today. Everything just seemed to flow. I was just rolling it very well with the putter. Its great when everything is just coming together.
Thitikul was the winner in Arkansas two weeks back and could have reached No. Thitikul won in Arkansas two weeks ago and could have been No. 1 by winning last weeks Texas championship, but she stalled to finish fourth.
Thitikul was not slowing down at The Saticoy Club in Ventura County, a course that was designed by William Bell and is a century old.
Thitikul stated that he enjoys the more challenging aspects of golf. When you face a challenge, its like another test. Its another learning experience. [youre]going to get. Then, if you play in challenging courses, you will know how your game is.
Ewart Shadoff, a 34 year-old Englishman who played college golf in New Mexico, started her round on the par-3 10, with a birdie. She was steadily moving along until she got a 3-wood to a height of 10 feet for an eagle at the par-5 14th.
Ewart Schadoff said, That eagle really jumped-started me round, Then it just kinda got hot from there.
Her only bogey was on the first hole, when she hit a poor 7-iron. Then, she continued her winning streak with birdies down to the stretch, two of which were on par-5s.
No. Ewart Shadoff, 44th in the points race is well placed to reach the CME Group Tour Championship in November. The top 60 finishers make it to this final event. This is the last domestic event on the LPGA. There are two tournaments in Asia before the return to Florida for the final two events.
Liu is the No. 97.
Liu said, Being capable of shooting a low round like this today definitely helps my confidence and going ahead.
Kang went to Pepperdine school, where her brother was also a student. Alex KangShe plays on the Korn Ferry Tour. Kang revealed at the U.S. Womens Open this summer that she has a spine tumor, but has not spoken about it.
After being out for more then two months, she returned and showed flashes in Arkansas two week ago. She was runner-up. She is now just over the foothills of her college and has a great feel for the course.
I gave my self a lot of opportunities today, and I could understand these greens pretty well. Kang said, Ive been around here. So there are a lot double breakers, a lot putts that break more then two, three cups. I was just trying my best to express myself.