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Round 4 - Angel Yin wins Omega Dubai Ladies Masters in playoff

December 09, 2017
Angel Yin, Omega Dubai Ladies Masters

Angel Yin displayed her vast potential and power off the tee as well as a soft touch around the greens in a three-way playoff to capture the Omega Dubai Ladies Classic in a riveting finish at Emirates Golf Club on Saturday.

The 19-year-old Los Angeles native saved par after finding the water on the closing hole in a bogey-free final round of 67 to match the clubhouse target of a 15-under-par set by South Korea’s In-Kyung Kim and Celine Herbin of France.

Long-hitting Yin, who averages 276.75 yards off the tee, and Kim birdied the first extra hole (the 18th) to stay in the hunt while Herbin was eliminated after finding the water with her third shot. A tap-in birdie on the drivable second playoff hole (254-yard, 17th) saw Yin clinch the issue as the South Korean agonizingly missed her birdie effort in the first ever play-off since the tournament’s inception in 2006.

“I feel amazing. Actually, it’s my first major tour professional win, so this is big for me,” said an elated Yin after receiving the winner’s trophy from Hend Bilselah and Walid Al Attar of Emirates Global Aluminium.

“It’s been a long week and I’m happy to be here in Dubai for the second time. I had a great time last year and I’m happy to be here again,” said Yin, who tied for 10th in the event in 2017.

“Two days ago, I went to the aquarium in the Dubai Mall and today I’m going to see penguins with my friends — yes! I loved the course and it was in great shape,” said the rising star who became the second American after Lexi Thompson to win the season-ending Ladies European Tour event.

Herbin, who shot a final round of 64, wasn’t too disappointed at being eliminated with a double-bogey on the 18th hole after finding the water with her third shot.

She said: “I mean, it was really a bonus for me to in this play-off today. It was an awesome round for me, my personal best, minus eight and I had nine birdies. I enjoyed it a lot today.

“I played very well, really, but so I spent a little bit too much time without playing. I finished earlier and I lost a little bit of rhythm, I would say. I could feel it on the drive and even the 7-iron on the lay-up.

“The sand wedge went out of the clubface, but today is a very nice day for me. It’s nice to finish well in this tournament, one of the biggest of the LET and I’m very happy.”

Kim, the 2009 champion, admitted that she was disappointed to have missed her birdie putt from six feet on the 17th hole in the play-off, but felt that she had given it her best.

She said: “You know, just getting myself in contention on the back nine, that was my goal. I was able to get into the playoff. I think that was the best scenario that I could ever have ask for before teeing off. I’m sure that a lot of girls played well today, and we all have a similar story. The course was set up for more aggressive play, but I think I took good advantage of it.”

Overnight leader Anne Van Dam fired a final round of 71 and ended two strokes back in fourth place, with Aditi Ashok, Charley Hull and Pernilla Lindberg tied for fifth.

Thidapa Suwannapura was eighth, while Olivia Cowan and Michele Thomson completed the top 10 spots.

Georgia Hall, who had already wrapped up the Order of Merit, tied for 21st place and a tie for 66th was enough for Camille Chevalier to end the season as the leading first year professional and be crowned as the LET Rookie of the Year.

Pos.
Player R1 R2 R3 R4 Total Score Prize Money
1
Angel YIN 70 71 65 67 -15 273 € 63,610.50
T2
In-Kyung KIM 73 69 66 65 -15 273 € 31,805.25
T2
Celine HERBIN 70 70 69 64 -15 273 € 31,805.25

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Round 3 - Best round of the day puts Yin in contention

December 08, 2017
Angel Yin, R3 Omega Dubai Ladies Masters

Long-hitting teen sensation Angel Yin fired the day’s best score of a seven-under 65 to haul herself into contention heading into the final round of the Omega Dubai Ladies Classic at Emirates Golf Club on Friday.

Yin, who turned 19 in October, made a blistering start, notching up eight birdies, including four in a row from the second, against one bogey to join Sweden’s Pernilla Lindberg for a share of second on 10-under, just two shots behind the overnight leader Anne Van Dam, who returned an up-and-down third round of 70.

On moving day, as the terminology goes, a number of players, including Dame Laura Davies, the recent Ricoh Women’s British Open winner In-Kyung Kim and Charley Hull moved up onto an exciting bunched-up leader board, with just four shots separating the top 11.

England’s Hull, who finished runner-up to China’s Shanshan Feng last year, and India’s Aditi Ashok, seeking a desert slam of wins in Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, were tied for fourth one nine under while Kim and Davies shot matching 66s to move into a six-way tie for sixth on eight under.

American Katie Burnett, Laura Jansone of Latvia, Florentyna Parker of England and Denmark’s Nicole Broch Larsen completed the group, promising a thrilling finish coming down the stretch on Saturday.

“I am really happy with my round. Overall, I stroked it pretty well and made a few putts,” said Yin, who was tied for 10th last year at the Omega Dubai Ladies Classic as a rookie, before going on to represent the United States at this year’s Solheim Cup in Iowa.

“I hit my iron shots really good. Of the four consecutive birdies, three of them were a foot away from the hole, so it was tap-in. Usually, when you start off well, you don’t close it off that well, but I did that,” said Yin, who managed to save par on the 18th after a wayward drive.

Overnight leader Van Dam got off to a decent start with birdies on second and third, but struggled a bit to keep the early momentum going. “It was a bit up and down. There were quite some good things also. On some little shots I struggled a little bit, but I would say overall, two-under is fine,” said the 22-year-old Dutch star, who claimed her maiden win at last year’s Xiamen Open in China.

Perennial contender Davies attributed her third-round 66 to putting. “Ball striking is decent, but it takes the pressure off when you know you don’t have to hit it stiff to make a birdie anymore. So putting, that’s all it is,” said the veteran golfer, who is chasing her first regular tour win in seven years.

“Winning, that’s the only thing you come here for. As unrealistic as people probably think it is, I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t think I could win.”

Former winner Kim, the 2009 champion, was delighted to remain firmly in contention for a second win in Dubai. “I hit the ball well and gave myself a lot of opportunities. I think it just paid off, staying patient, to birdie the last two holes.”

England’s Hull almost drove the par-4 second and holed the putt from the back edge of the green for an eagle in one of the major highlights of a bogey-free 67. “Played well, but left so many shots out there. Just couldn’t get my putter going at all,” said Hull, acclaimed as one of the finest talents of her generation.

Lindberg, who mixed seven birdies with a bogey, felt there were many players up there with a chance. “Someone is going to go out and play a good round. I’m going to stick to my plan and I’m going to go home and think about what number I’m going to try to reach tomorrow, and that will be my goal,” said the Swede, looking for her first win on Tour.

Pos.
Player
Score
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Anne VAN DAM
-12
69
65
70
204
2
Angel YIN
-10
70
71
65
206
2
Pernilla LINDBERG
-10
69
71
66
206
4
Charley HULL
-9
70
70
67
207
4
Aditi ASHOK
-9
71
68
68
207
6
In-Kyung KIM
-8
73
69
66
208
6
Laura DAVIES
-8
69
73
66
208
6
Katie BURNETT
-8
72
69
67
208
6
Nicole BROCH LARSEN
-8
70
68
70
208
6
Florentyna PARKER
-8
69
70
69
208
6
Laura JANSONE
-8
72
68
68
208

Round 2 - Anne Van Dam takes lead with flawless 65

December 07, 2017
Anne Van Dam, R2 Omega Dubai Ladies Masters

A change of putter worked wonders for long-hitting Anne Van Dam who blistered the front nine to move atop the leaderboard going into the penultimate round of the Omega Dubai Ladies Classic at Emirates Golf Club on Thursday.

Starting the second round two shots off the pace, the 22-year-old Dutch star fired a flawless seven-under 65 to reach 10-under for the tournament, a good two shots ahead of Scotland’s Kelsey MacDonald.

England’s Georgia Hall, placed 14th overnight, carded a sparkling 67 to join Australia’s Celina Yuan and Thidapa Suwannapura for a share of third on seven-under as overnight leader Supamas Sangchan slipped to tied sixth after returning a 71.

Starting from the 10th tee, Van Dam set the tone of the day with a birdie on the 11th before making the turn at two-under. Five in seven holes sparked her round to life, putting her firmly in the frame for her second title on the Ladies European Tour.

The previous day, a massive 350-yard drive on the 18th set her up for an 8-iron approach shot into the green and a comfortable two-putt birdie, however it was her putting which helped her move to the top of the leader board on day two.

“I haven’t been putting great at all for the last half year, but I changed putters two days ago,” said last year’s Xiamen Ladies Open champion, 22, from Arhem in the Netherlands.

“I went for something completely different. Normally I have face-balance and now I have toe-hang. It’s a blade, and normally I have a mallet.”

Van Dam, ranked second in driving distance on tour, with an average drive of 278.60 yards, clearly relished the opportunity to compete in a long-hitting three-ball featuring Brittany Lincicome and Angel Yin, officially first in driving distance at 283 yards.

“We had a lot of fun out there today and yesterday as well,” she said, adding: “We were all under par for two days in a row and we all hit it long, so that helps, helps with the game and we all play aggressively.”

The lively American Solheim Cup player, Yin, 19, insisted on interviewing Van Dam after they finished playing together and commented: “Last year when I played with her, I was like, all that six feet height wasted, and this year was like, oh, I’m impressed.”

Scotland’s MacDonald, who is in second place, credited her caddie, Katy McNicoll, a former LET player and PGA assistant professional at Gullane, for keeping her calm and focused.

“I just lost confidence kind of during the year, and again, just having someone on the bag that’s just reiterating, you know, my thoughts and going over the same things. It’s just putting the confidence back into me. She’s a great friend, too, so that obviously helps,” said MacDonald.

While Van Dam played a power game, the LET’s 2017 order of merit winner Hall plotted her way to a 67, her six birdies including a 30-feet effort on the ninth, which she played as her final hole.

“I did putt well today and I wanted to take advantage of the morning round, because the greens were in better condition and less wind, so I’m glad I did it,” said Hall, still jet-lagged from her trip from the United States.

“I woke up at midnight and didn’t get back to sleep. I wasn’t in the best of moods today. I’m quite tired, but I played well,” said Hall, who took half a club more on most shots to compensate.

Yuan, who had made one cut from six starts on the LET coming into this week, followed her opening 68 with a 69, although it wasn’t as eventful as the first round, when her ball hit an airborne parrot on the third hole and she went on to make a birdie there.

She explained: “I was going to hit my shot and everything was clear and then once I began and I hit my shot, a parrot flew by and I hit it in the air and it passed away. I got my mind off it and focused on my game after that.

“I never really expected to play like this. Really, I wasn’t striking it very well today, but the score somehow turned out pretty good.”

Pos. Player Score R1 R2 Total
1 Anne VAN DAM -10 69 65 134
2 Kelsey MACDONALD -8 68 68 136
3 Thidapa SUWANNAPURA -7 71 66 137
3 Georgia HALL -7 70 67 137
3 Celina YUAN -7 68 69 137
6 Supamas SANGCHAN -6 67 71 138
6 Nicole BROCH LARSEN -6 70 68 138
6 Michele THOMSON -6 70 68 138
6 Sarah SCHOBER -6 71 67 138
10 Hannah BURKE -5 72 67 139
10 Minea BLOMQVIST -5 68 71 139
10 Aditi ASHOK -5 71 68 139
10 Florentyna PARKER -5 69 70 139

Round 1 - Supamas Sangchan takes early lead in Omega Dubai Ladies Masters

December 06, 2017
Supamas Sangchan, R1 Omega Dubai Ladies Masters

Thailand’s Supamas Sangchan fired a bogey-free five-under-par 67 to seize the early initiative at the Omega Dubai Ladies Classic at Emirates Golf Club on Wednesday.

Starting from the 10th tee, the 21-year-old Bangkok native came to life on the front nine after making the turn at one-under, reeling off four birdies in six holes to leave a strong field trailing in her wake.

Noora Tamminen (below) celebrated the centenary of Finland’s independence in style, producing the shot of the day when she aced the par-3, 11th to join fellow countrywoman Minea Blomqvist, also dressed in her national colours, and Nanna Koerstz Madsen of Denmark for a share of second one shot adrift.

Dame Laura Davies mixed five birdies with two bogeys to move into a seven-way tie for seventh on three under as the 2009 Dubai Ladies Classic champion In-Kyung Kim settled for a one-over 73 on a day when 45 players broke par.

“Played some good, solid golf. Going bogey-free always makes you feel good. Happy with the start. You need to putt well here, as the greens are pretty fast,” said Sangchan, who joined the LET after winning the 2016 Sanya Ladies Open in China.

Denmark’s Nanna Koerstz Madsen fired six birdies against two bogeys to round off a good day at work. “I am very pleased with the round. I didn’t hit very close, but made some nice putts and didn’t make too many mistakes, so I’m very happy with the finish.

“It’s a course where you can hit the driver pretty much everywhere, so if you can hit a good driver, then you are good to go. The greens are a bit tricky, not many slopes,” she added.

Scotland’s MacDonald also sounded pleased with her day’s efforts, saying: “I made a couple of birdies in the first few holes which was nice. I have got one of my best friends on the bag and that made things more enjoyable.

“This is my favourite event apart from the Scottish Open. They (the organisers) look after us so well. Also, the course is really good. Each hole is different, but I seem to get momentum going which is really good.”

American Brittany Lincicome, making her debut in Dubai, carded a one-under 71 to sit six shots off the pace along with India’s Aditi Ashok and China’s Muni He, who has just turned professional.

Among the notables, the English duo Charley Hull and Georgia Hall shot matching two-under 70s for a share of 14th as Camille Chevalier, chasing the Rookie of the Year award, settled for a 75 that left her languishing at the bottom end of the leaderboard.

Pos.
Player
Score
R1
1
Supamas SANGCHAN
-5
67
2
Celina YUAN
-4
68
2
Minea BLOMQVIST
-4
68
2
Noora TAMMINEN
-4
68
2
Nanna Koerstz MADSEN
-4
68
2
Kelsey MACDONALD
-4
68
7
Anne VAN DAM
-3
69
7
Amelia LEWIS
-3
69
7
Laura DAVIES
-3
69
7
Florentyna PARKER
-3
69
7
Ana MENENDEZ
-3
69
7
Sophie WALKER
-3
69
7
Pernilla LINDBERG
-3
69

Scores

Pos.
Player R1 R2 R3 R4 Total Score Prize Money
1
Angel YIN 70 71 65 67 -15 273 € 63,610.50
T2
In-Kyung KIM 73 69 66 65 -15 273 € 31,805.25
T2
Celine HERBIN 70 70 69 64 -15 273 € 31,805.25
4
Anne VAN DAM 69 65 70 71 -13 275 € 19,083.15
T5
Aditi ASHOK 71 68 68 69 -12 276 € 13,428.88
T5
Charley HULL 70 70 67 69 -12 276 € 13,428.88
T5
Pernilla LINDBERG 69 71 66 70 -12 276 € 13,428.88
8
Thidapa SUWANNAPURA 71 66 72 68 -11 277 € 10,601.75
T9
Michele THOMSON 70 68 72 68 -10 278 € 9,965.64
T9
Olivia COWAN 71 70 69 68 -10 278 € 9,965.64
T11
Marta SANZ BARRIO 71 69 73 66 -9 279 € 8,693.44
T11
Kelsey MACDONALD 68 68 74 69 -9 279 € 8,693.44
T11
Holly CLYBURN 73 68 69 69 -9 279 € 8,693.44
T11
Katie BURNETT 72 69 67 71 -9 279 € 8,693.44
T15
Karolin LAMPERT 71 73 69 67 -8 280 € 6,926.48
T15
Brittany LINCICOME 71 72 69 68 -8 280 € 6,926.48
T15
Leticia RAS-ANDERICA 75 68 69 68 -8 280 € 6,926.48
T15
Jodi EWART SHADOFF 73 70 67 70 -8 280 € 6,926.48
T15
Hannah BURKE 72 67 70 71 -8 280 € 6,926.48
T15
Laura JANSONE 72 68 68 72 -8 280 € 6,926.48
T21
Supamas SANGCHAN 67 71 77 67 -6 282 € 5,470.50
T21
Christine WOLF 70 70 75 67 -6 282 € 5,470.50
T21
Nanna Koerstz MADSEN 68 72 74 68 -6 282 € 5,470.50
T21
Camilla LENNARTH 74 69 68 71 -6 282 € 5,470.50
T21
Georgia HALL 70 67 72 73 -6 282 € 5,470.50
T21
Nicole BROCH LARSEN 70 68 70 74 -6 282 € 5,470.50
T21
Florentyna PARKER 69 70 69 74 -6 282 € 5,470.50
T28
Celine BOUTIER 73 70 72 68 -5 283 € 4,198.29
T28
Muni HE 71 70 73 69 -5 283 € 4,198.29
T28
Pamela PRETSWELL ASHER 72 68 73 70 -5 283 € 4,198.29
T28
Isabella RAMSAY 73 70 70 70 -5 283 € 4,198.29
T28
Luna SOBRON 70 74 69 70 -5 283 € 4,198.29
T33
Gemma DRYBURGH 70 72 74 68 -4 284 € 3,689.41
T33
Ana MENENDEZ 69 72 71 72 -4 284 € 3,689.41
T33
Marianne SKARPNORD 70 71 70 73 -4 284 € 3,689.41
T36
Klara SPILKOVA 70 71 74 70 -3 285 € 3,180.52
T36
Sarah KEMP 71 71 73 70 -3 285 € 3,180.52
T36
Kylie HENRY 72 72 71 70 -3 285 € 3,180.52
T36
Sarah SCHOBER 71 67 75 72 -3 285 € 3,180.52
T36
Sophie GIQUEL-BETTAN 71 72 70 72 -3 285 € 3,180.52
T41
Gemma CLEWS 73 70 73 70 -2 286 € 2,465.66
T41
Ursula WIKSTROM 73 71 72 70 -2 286 € 2,465.66
T41
Emma CABRERA-BELLO 76 68 72 70 -2 286 € 2,465.66
T41
Vikki LAING 75 70 71 70 -2 286 € 2,465.66
T41
Amelia LEWIS 69 74 72 71 -2 286 € 2,465.66
T41
Ashleigh BUHAI 70 70 73 73 -2 286 € 2,465.66
T41
Laura DAVIES 69 73 66 78 -2 286 € 2,465.66
T48
Isabelle BOINEAU 71 69 77 70 -1 287 € 2,077.94
T48
Stacy Lee BREGMAN 73 71 72 71 -1 287 € 2,077.94
T50
Justine DREHER 74 71 73 70 E 288 € 1,781.09
T50
Felicity JOHNSON 72 72 73 71 E 288 € 1,781.09
T50
Linda WESSBERG 73 71 72 72 E 288 € 1,781.09
T50
Sophie WALKER 69 76 71 72 E 288 € 1,781.09
T50
Sanna NUUTINEN 73 69 73 73 E 288 € 1,781.09
T55
Cathryn BRISTOW 70 75 76 68 1 289 € 1,385.30
T55
Whitney HILLIER 74 70 73 72 1 289 € 1,385.30
T55
Lynn CARLSSON 70 74 73 72 1 289 € 1,385.30
T55
Noora TAMMINEN 68 73 75 73 1 289 € 1,385.30
T55
Celina YUAN 68 69 75 77 1 289 € 1,385.30
T55
Minea BLOMQVIST 68 71 73 77 1 289 € 1,385.30
T61
Victoria LOVELADY 71 74 74 72 3 291 € 1,208.60
T61
Diana LUNA 73 72 73 73 3 291 € 1,208.60
63
Eleanor GIVENS 73 71 76 72 4 292 € 1,144.99
64
Inci MEHMET 75 70 70 78 5 293 € 1,102.58
65
Meghan MACLAREN 71 69 80 75 7 295 € 1,060.18
66
Camille CHEVALIER 75 70 73 78 8 296 € 1,017.77
CUT
T67
Becky MORGAN 71 75 2 146
T67
Valdis Thora JONSDOTTIR 75 71 2 146
T67
Catriona MATTHEW 73 73 2 146
T67
Carly BOOTH 73 73 2 146
T67
Rebecca ARTIS 73 73 2 146
T67
Nicole GARCIA 73 73 2 146
T67
Sophie LAMB 72 74 2 146
T67
Amanda LINNER 74 72 2 146
T75
Beth ALLEN 75 72 3 147
T75
Liz YOUNG 75 72 3 147
T75
Emily Kristine PEDERSEN 76 71 3 147
T75
Agathe SAUZON 72 75 3 147
T75
Hannah GREEN 71 76 3 147
T75
Susana BENAVIDES 73 74 3 147
T75
Margherita RIGON 75 72 3 147
T75
Johanna GUSTAVSSON 76 71 3 147
T75
Maha HADDIOUI 72 75 3 147
T84
Noemi JIMENEZ MARTIN 71 77 4 148
T84
Stacey PETERS 75 73 4 148
T84
Nuria ITURRIOS 73 75 4 148
T84
Anne-Lise CAUDAL 72 76 4 148
T88
Ann-Kathrin LINDNER 75 74 5 149
T88
Lydia HALL 75 74 5 149
T88
Tonje DAFFINRUD 78 71 5 149
T91
Stefania AVANZO 77 73 6 150
T91
Amy BOULDEN 75 75 6 150
T91
Valentine DERREY 74 76 6 150
T91
Jade SCHAEFFER-CALMELS 79 71 6 150
T91
Lina BOQVIST 72 78 6 150
T91
Annabel DIMMOCK 77 73 6 150
T91
Krista BAKKER 76 74 6 150
T91
Titiya PLUCKSATAPORN 75 75 6 150
T91
Isi GABSA 70 80 6 150
T100
Jenny HAGLUND 76 75 7 151
T100
Patricia SANZ BARRIO 78 73 7 151
T100
Maria PARRA 73 78 7 151
103
Stefania CROCE 74 78 8 152
T104
Chloe LEURQUIN 79 74 9 153
T104
Veronica ZORZI 77 76 9 153
106
Cloe FRANKISH 81 74 11 155
Withdrawn Players
Lee-Anne PACE 71 73 E € 975.36
Jessica KARLSSON 86 E

 

Preview

DATES: December 06-09
SITE: Emirates GC, Dubai
PRIZE MONEY: €500, 000
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