Jordan Smith in Northern Ireland is back in the lead in the men's tournament while in the women's one the Thai Pajaree Annanarukarn and the American Jennifer Kupcho join the American Emma Talley at the helm of the leaderboard.
The "moving day" of the ISPS HANDA World Invitational gave emotions and reserved new releases for the cut. The event organized by the European Tour, LPGA and Ladies European Tour (with two different rankings, on one side the professionals on the other) is preparing to enter the final phase.
Jordan Smith, results
In County Antrim, the race reserved for men is British rule. Jordan Smith, 28 years old from Bath (UK) with a career title on the main continental circuit (in 2017 at the Porsche European Open) and already leader after 18 holes, has put his head back.
And with a total of 195 (62 68 65, -15) he has only one shot ahead of fellow countryman David Horsey, second with 196 (-14). While he slipped from first to third position, with a score of 199 (-11), New Zealander Daniel Hillier (in the lead halfway through the race).
Francesco Laporta dates back to positions. The Apulian, 34 / o yesterday, is now 27 / o with 206 (69 69 68, -4) after a third round marked by a 68 (-2) with three birdies and a bogey. Great balance in the squad competition with Annanarukarn, Talley and Kupcho sharing the record with a total of 205 (-13).
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!”