Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play Day 3

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Bronte Law moves on to Round of 16
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May 29, 2021
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LPGA Match-Play 2021 3
May 26-30
Shadow Creek, Las Vegas, Nevada
Day 1, Day 2, Day 4, Day 5

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Just a few weeks away from September's Solheim Cup at Inverness Club, England's Bronte Law beat three Team USA hopefuls to survive group play and reach the Round of 16 at the Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play Hosted by Shadow Creek. Her 6&5 win over Annie Park was tied for the widest margin of victory on Friday, the final day of group play.

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“You still have to execute the shots, but obviously feeling that little bit of momentum shift is what you have to grab when you're in match play,” said Law, who won eight of 13 holes in her match with Park. “I can sense it when it's there. I think that's one of the things that I like the most, it's the quality that you kind of need to have in that situation.”

Law will take on Las Vegas' own Danielle Kang who beat close friend Lizette Salas on Friday, winning the first hole to grab a 1-up lead and cruising to a 4&3 win.

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“Of course I want to win whoever I'm playing, but it's just different. It's a different feeling, especially with Lizette,” said Kang. “Every time she missed a putt, any time she missed I'd go, ‘Oh, go in.' My heart just kind of dropped because I don't ever want her to miss putts. I'm not wishing that on her or anything.”

Kang is the only player who went 3-0-0 in the group-play format.

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American Jenny Coleman drained a par putt on 18 in the day's final match to tie with Ashleigh Buhai and reach the Round of 16. Coleman built a 3-up lead through six holes, but Buhai chipped away at the deficit and tied the match with a birdie at the 11th. Buhai nearly chipped in for birdie from the front of the green at 18 to force a playoff, but two pars gave the group victory to Coleman.

“We'd been back and forth all day hitting like good shot, getting rewarded, hitting a good shot, not getting rewarded. You name it, it could happen,” said Coleman. “Just being very patient and hoping you get a little luck.”

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Six matches went to sudden-death playoffs to set Saturday's match-play bracket. The longest playoff saw Jenny Shin knock out Alison Lee with a par on the fourth playoff hole. Anna Nordqvist made a two-putt par on the first playoff hole to eliminate No. 1 seed Jin Young Ko, after beating her by a 5&3 margin earlier in the day.

“I played really well this morning. She is a World No. 1, so I knew she was going to be a really tough match,” said Nordqvist. “Part of me felt like I didn't have anything to lose because I knew I had to get my point to have a chance at a potential playoff, so just very proud of myself.”

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Playoff Results
Group 1 – Anna Nordqvist eliminated Jin Young Ko with a par on the first playoff hole
Group 3 – Brittany Altomare eliminated Sei Young Kim with a par on the second playoff hole
Group 6 – Jenny Shin eliminated Alison Lee with a par on the fourth playoff hole
Group 9 – Mel Reid eliminated Azahara Munoz with a birdie on the first playoff hole
Group 11 – Eun-Hee Ji eliminated So Yeon Ryu with a par on the second playoff hole
Group 16 – Ariya Jutanugarn eliminated Sarah Schmelzel with a par on the first playoff hole

Match 65335Yu Liu<4&362Ayako Uehara
Match 66840Cheyenne Knight1UP>57Jaye Marie Green
Match 67537Madelene SagstromTIED60Albane Valenzuela
Match 681010Nasa HataokaTIED23Mi Jung Hur
Match 691043Jasmine Suwannapura4&3>55Jing Yan
Match 7077Patty Tavatanakit<5&426Stacy Lewis
Match 71739Mi Hyang LeeTIED58Sarah Kemp
Match 721515Sophia Popov<6&518Sung Hyun Park
Match 731547Su Oh<2UP50Hee Young Park
Match 7422Inbee Park<2&131Gaby Lopez
Match 75234Celine Boutier<3&163Jennifer Chang
Match 761111So Yeon Ryu4&3>22Mirim Lee
Match 771143Eun-Hee Ji<1UP54Ryann O’Toole
Match 7866Hyo Joo Kim<1UP27Megan Khang
Match 79638Jenny Shin<4&259Alison Lee
Match 801414Jeongeun Lee61UP>19Shanshan Feng
Match 811446Brittany Lincicome2&1>51Pajaree Anannarukarn
Match 8233Sei Young Kim<2&130Brittany Altomare
Match 8399Hannah Green1UP>24Mel Reid
Match 84941Azahara Munoz<2&156Gerina Piller
Match 8588Minjee Lee<4&325Moriya Jutanugarn
Match 861616Ariya JutanugarnTIED17Carlota Ciganda
Match 871648Sarah Schmelzel<3&249Lauren Stephenson
Match 8811Jin Young Ko5&3>32Anna Nordqvist
Match 89133Caroline MassonTIED64Natalie Gulbis
Match 901212Austin Ernst<5&421Amy Olson
Match 911244Bronte Law<6&553Annie Park
Match 9255Danielle Kang<4&328Lizette Salas
Match 931313Jennifer Kupcho1UP>20Ally Ewing
Match 941345Leona Maguire1UP>52Christina Kim
Match 9544Brooke M. HendersonTIED61Angela Stanford
Match 96436Ashleigh BuhaiTIED29Jenny Coleman
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