LIVE FROM 2015 ANA INSPIRATION— FINAL ROUND COVERAGE

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LIVE FROM 2015 ANA INSPIRATION— FINAL ROUND COVERAGE

LIVE FROM 2015 ANA INSPIRATION— FINAL ROUND COVERAGE

Mission Hills Country Club, Rancho Mirage, California

SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2015  HAPPY EASTER, GOLF FANS

LIVE reporting by Dan Poppers

LEADERS AFTER 9-HOLES

1. SEI YOUNG KIM  -10

2. STACEY LEWIS -8

T3. LINCICOME -7

T3. CARLOTA CIGANDA-7

T3. ARIYA JUTANUGARN-7

LIVE COVERAGE CONTINUES IN ONE HOUR WHEN LEADERS ARE APPROACHING THE FINAL HOLES.

EARLIER:

SEI YOUNG KIM just gave up 2-strokes on Hole 4 to STACY LEWIS playing together in same twosome.

KIM -8  / LEWIS -7

Now playing on Hole 5. Lewis now putting for par. About 9 feet. Knocks it right in the center of the hole for par.

Kim now putting for par.  4-footer. She makes it. No change in score.

MORGAN PRESSEL and BRITTANY LINCICOME now in the hunt both at -7. Both playing on holes ahead of the leaders. If Young and Lewis are scoreboard watchers, Pressel and Lincicome, by making birdies, can put pressure on Kim and Lewis.

Pressel on 7th Hole. Hits approach shot to the green in the greenside rough-fringe. The rough is thick; not easy to chip out of that stuff!  Young hits approach shot on to the 6th green within 5 feet of the hole; a very makable put for birdie on a very difficult hole. Lewis hits here iron long off the back edge. Young can go 2-up on Lewis by knocking in her putt. There could be a two shot swing on this hole.

Lewis comes up 6 feet short on her putt from the fringe of the rough. Lewis makes and fits her par. Young makes and goes 2-shots ahead of Lewis.

Now on 7th Hole. Lewis tee shot comfortable down the middle. Lewis approach shot on Hole 7; knocks it within 7 feet of the pin. Kim about to hit her approach shot. Hits her iron shot long over the green in the rough. Very possible change in score 0n this hole. Advantage Lewis. Kim has tough lie in the rough. Short chip to the hole about 60 feet. Great shot. Came close to holing it.  Knocks in what she has left; only 1/2 foot. Makes par.

Lewis can still gain a stroke. Makable putt. She makes and gains the stroke.

Leaders KIM & LEWIS on the tee at Hole 8.  Lewis hits approach shot to the green long into the rough. Has to chip it close to make par. Kim now hitting tee shot on Hole 8. Also knocks it long but not as long as Lewis. Kim’s shot is in fringe; probably will putt it rather than chip it. Kim taking a long look at her lie. Her putt — phenomenal touch knocks  it within 3 inches for a kick-in par. Lewis misses putt after coming up short with chip. Bogey for Lewis. Her first bogey.

Kim tees off 9th Hole in perfect location. Lewis’ tee shot fades to the right making it virtually impossible to get on the 9th green on two. The par-5 9th hole is a birdie hole with the right tee shot and Kim’s tee shot puts her in a position to make birdie. Eagle not likely but birdie within reach.

Lewis ready to hit her approach shot (she lies 2) to the 9th green. Her shot from light rough hits the green and rolls long about 35 ft.; ball remains on the putting surface. Has to make a long putt for birdie.

Kim short of the green lying 2. Knocks 70-foot pitch over the bunker and ball goes past the hole. Very difficult pitch to hold on the green. Kim has long 25-foot putt for birdie.

Lewis putts. Comes up short. Has 2-ft for par.

Kim ready to putt for birdie. Ball is rolling; slides right of the hole 3 inches. Kim pars #9. Lewis makes par.

LEADERS AFTER 9-HOLES

1. SEI YOUNG KIM  -10

2. STACEY LEWIS -8

T3. LINCICOME -7

T3. CARLOTA CIGANDA-7

T3. ARIYA JUTANUGARN-7

 

 

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