KPMG Women's PGA Championship, big duel

In first position with a score of -6 (138 shots) we find the South Korean Amy Yang and the American Sarah Schmelzel

by Andrea Gussoni
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KPMG Women's PGA Championship, big duel
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The (sports) war continues between the best golfers on the international scene and they continue to battle it out in the KPMG Women's PGA Championship (prize money 10.4 million dollars). The American Major, born in 1955 and organized in collaboration between the PGA of America and the LPGA Tour, sees a changing of the guard in command with a tandem leading the leaderboard after half the race.

KPMG Women's PGA Championship, results

In first position with a score of -6 (138 shots) we find the South Korean Amy Yang and the American Sarah Schmelzel. The latter climbed 14 places thanks to a solid round of -5 which promoted her among the best of the day.

The leaders boast a two-point margin over the trio made up of former leader Lexi Thompson, Japanese Hinako Shibuno and South Korean Jin Young Ko. On the par 72 course of the Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish (Washington, United States) in sixth position with a score of -3 we find the Irish Leona Maguire, the Japanese Miyu Yamashita and the South Korean Hae Ran Ryu, capable of recovering the beauty of 48 positions after having achieved a precious -5 daily.

-2 and top ten finally closed in ninth place by the Swede Madelene Sagstrom, and by the Americans Ally Ewing and Lauren Hartlage. Short ranking with 23 golfers all within 6 shots. So anything can still happen in the last two decisive rounds.

Roberta Liti will not be part of the match and leaves the scene, finishing with an overall +11. Right from the start, the Italian didn't find the right feeling with the course, constantly slipping to the bottom of the rankings.

The LPGA Championship (Ladies Professional Golf Association Championship) is one of the five LPGA major tournaments, along with the United States Women's Open Championship, the Women's British Open, The Chevron Championship and The Evian Championship, but is not part of the women's European Tour (LET).

In the history of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), it was the second tournament to be held after the United States Women's Open Championship. It is currently called the KPMG Women's PGA Championship because of its sponsors.

With prize money of 3.5 million US dollars, the winner automatically qualifies for the LPGA Tour Championship, which is held at the end of the PGA Tour season.

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