Jordan Smith, the leader bogey free in Antrim

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Jordan Smith, the leader bogey free in Antrim

Jordan Smith's leadership in the men's tournament. The one shared by Chella Choi, Jennifer Kupcho and Gemma Dryburgh in the pink event. In Northern Ireland the ISPS HANDA World Invitational, a race organized by the European Tour, LPGA and Ladies European Tour, did not disappoint from the first lap.

Jordan Smith, results

In County Antrim 288 competitors are on the field: 144 men on one side, 144 women on the other. The parallel competition, staged on the two courses of the Galgorm Castle Golf Club and the Massereene Golf Club, began in the name of balance.

In the men's tournament, the English Smith leads the table with a score of 62 (-8) strokes. And, after a bogey free trial, with 8 birdies, he has two shots ahead of the German Matthias Schmid and the Scottish David Drysdale, both second with 64 (-6); share the 38 / a square (69, -1) Francesco Laporta and Aron Zemmer, the two blues in the race.

Among the projects the South Korean Chella Choi, the American Jennifer Kupcho and the Scottish Gemma Dryburgh lead the leaderboard with 66 (-7) strokes. To follow the other American Emma Talley, 4 / a with 67 (-6). Two cuts are foreseen in both competitions.

The first after 36 holes, the second after 54. Solheim Cup organizers and BMW announced today the creation of the BMW Celebrity Match during the week of the 2021 Solheim Cup, which will take place at Inverness Club from August 31 – September 6 in Toledo, Ohio.

The celebrity match will be held on Thursday, September 2 at 2 p.m. at Inverness Club, with celebrities and players battling for the inaugural crown. “We are excited to be able to bring the BMW Celebrity Match at the Solheim Cup to life during event week,” said Solheim Cup tournament director Becky Newell.

“The match was designed with fans in mind as a way to elevate the experience for those attending the Solheim Cup, and we’re looking forward to watching these players try their hand at Inverness Club as a kickoff to one of women’s golf’s most distinguished team events”.

The celebrity match will have two teams teeing off No. 10 in a scramble format. Three-time U.S. Solheim Cup team captain and 31-time LPGA Tour winner, Juli Inkster, and six-time U.S. Team member and major champion Morgan Pressel are among the participants, as well as Radio Hall of Fame host and former NFL defensive lineman, Mike Golic.

One of the teams will also be captained by none other than multi-Platinum selling and three-time GRAMMY Award-winning country artist, Darius Rucker. “The Solheim Cup is a prestigious event that I always enjoy watching as a fan of great golf,” said Rucker.

“I’m honored to be on the same course as these talented players and can’t wait for some friendly competition in the celebrity match!” The BMW Celebrity Match is open to anyone attending the Solheim Cup on September 2.

Tickets can be found at, with additional participants to be announced in the coming weeks. Along with the celebrity match, BMW becomes an official partner of the Solheim Cup as the official vehicle for the event.

With a full week of action set to take place at the 2021 Solheim Cup, fans can also purchase various ticket and hospitality packages to enjoy every activity in Toledo at Inverness Club. New in 2021 is the Meijer Pavilion, which will give ticketholders a 300-degree view of the surrounding holes and upgraded food and beverage options, with local bands playing everyday from 11 a.m.

– 2 p.m. The 2021 Solheim Cup event will take place Sept. 4-6 at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio. U.S. Captain Pat Hurst, along with Assistant Captains Angela Stanford and Michelle Wie West will lead the best players from the United States as they look to reclaim the Solheim Cup on home soil.

Europe will once again be helmed by Captain Catriona Matthew, with Vice Captains Laura Davies, Kathryn Imrie and Suzann Pettersen by her side. The U.S. and European teams will be finalized following the 2021 AIG Women’s Open.