Cambia Portland Classic R1

Green & Hur tied for lead, Ko's bogey-free run ends

August 29 – September 01
Columbia Edgewater Country Club, Portland, Oregon
$1,300,000
Round 2 , Round 3, Round 4


An afternoon flurry of birdies from Mi Jung Hur and Hannah Green put the duo into a tie for the lead following the first round of the 2019 Cambia Portland Classic. Playing in consecutive groups, both players birdied their closing three holes to finish at -8. 

Cambia Portland Classic R1 - Hannah Masters the Greens
Hannah Green. Credit Gabe Roux/ Chema Saiz


“I had a really good day with my tee shots and long game. The putting wasn’t that good, but I still love it,” said Hur, who carded nine birdies and a lone bogey. “I made a lot of birdies, but I had one bogey on 17, I missed one fairway. If you miss fairways on this course, you have to take a bogey because it’s so tough when you miss the fairway.”

“I knew putting was really key this week. I’d say it’s one of the shorter courses that we play, and it definitely looked more narrow,” said Green, who needed just 23 putts on Thursday. “I knew if I kept doing what I was doing and hitting good shots and just holing a couple putts here and there that you could post a really good score.”

Both players are enjoying breakthrough seasons on the LPGA Tour. Hur won the 2019 Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open for her first victory since the 2014 Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic, while Green became a Rolex First-Time Winner when she captured a major win at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.


Beyond the leaders, all eyes were on Rolex Rankings No. 1 Jin Young Ko , who came to Portland riding a streak of 106 consecutive holes without a bogey. That streak was snapped at 114 holes on No. 9, where she missed a 3-putt par putt to record her first bogey since Aug. 3, on the second hole of the third round of the AIG Women’s British Open.

Jane Park , a 13-year Tour veteran looking for her first career win, and 18-year-old Monday Qualifier Yealimi Noh are tied for second at -7. Defending champion Marina Alex opened with a 2-under 70 and is tied for 52nd.


Ko’s bogey-free streak snapped at 114 holes

Three feet. That’s all it took to snap the longest bogey-free streak in recent professional golf memory. 

Until the ninth hole of today’s first round, the last time Jin Young Ko had recorded a bogey was the second hole of the third round of the AIG Women’s British Open. But on No. 9 at Columbia Edgewater Country Club, her 115th hole, Ko’s 3-footer for par just hit the left edge of the hole and rolled by. Ko immediately knew that her historic streak was over, an emotion clearly visible by the slump of her shoulders.

“First putt was good, but second putt I decelerated, so I made bogey,” said Ko, who three-putted for bogey on No. 9 and ended the day tied for 24th at -4.

Ko’s bogey-free streak of 114 holes is the longest known streak on the LPGA or PGA Tours. On the LPGA Tour, since 1992, only Inbee Park has won a 72-hole event bogey-free. She won the 2015 HSBC Women’s World Championship and went 93 holes bogey-free over that event, the Honda LPGA Thailand the week prior and the Kia Classic.


On the PGA Tour, J.T. Poston won the Wyndham Championship six weeks ago by playing 72 bogey-free holes. Before that, their last player to achieve that feat was Lee Trevino in 1974. Since 2000, there are documented PGA Tour streaks of 110 holes (Tiger Woods, 2000) and 100 holes (Bubba Watson, 2006).

“Bogey free is amazing,” said Ko. “I did 114 holes and then done. It’s cool, especially I did a new record, something like that. I want to do again, 115 holes bogey-free hopefully. But yeah, I’m free. I’m freedom, yeah. I can feel it.”

Game looking up for Park

The last few weeks have been a good upward trend for Jane Park . After missing the cut in five of her first 12 events and only finding the top 20 once, the 13-year LPGA Tour veteran tied for ninth at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open. It was her first top-10 showing since a tie for fourth at the 2018 Kia Classic.

Riding on that high, Park notched a T13 finish at last week’s CP Women’s Open. That momentum carried right on to the Cambia Portland Classic, where she shot a first-round 65. Outside of an opening-round 63 three weeks ago in Scotland, this was Park’s best result since a third-round 64 at the 2018 LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship.

“I really like the Scottish Open, and I obviously love the Canadian Open, and this is pretty much my favorite spot of the entire year because there’s obviously so much great food and the golf course is just pristine,” said Park, who jarred a pitching wedge from 112 yards at No. 1 to open with an eagle. “I’m super happy to get started off well here for a change.”



Lee6 learning from rookie success

In 2017, Sung Hyun Park won the Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year race by 888 points over Angel Yin. In 2018, Jin Young Ko won that award by 504 points over Georgia Hall. 2019 is shaping up for yet another runaway win from a Korean player, with Jeongeun Lee6 holding a 681-point advantage over Kristen Gillman with seven events remaining in the season.

In June, Lee6 became a Rolex First-Time Winner when she captured the U.S. Women’s Open. She has seven other top-10 finishes and finds herself tied for second after a first-round 66 at the Cambia Portland Classic. Columbia Edgewater Country Club is one of many golf courses that Lee6 had never seen prior to this season. In fact, of her 18 events, the only courses she had previously seen are Ko Olina Golf Club, where she played in the 2018 LOTTE Championship, and Evian Resort Golf Club, where she played in the 2018 Evian Championship. The 23-year-old is understandably proud of how she has handled the pressure of starting life on a totally new tour.

“I feel like my golf management has been improving,” said Lee6. “Playing with a lot of good players, it just makes me feel like kind of learning from them, from their experiences. I feel pretty grateful about that.”


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Tours
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
T1
Mi Jung Hur
-8
64
T1
Hannah Green
-8
64
T3
Yealimi Noh
-7
65
T3
Jane Park
-7
65
T5
Angel Yin
-6
66
T5
Marissa Steen
-6
66
T5
Dana Finkelstein
-6
66
T5
Wei-Ling Hsu
-6
66
T5
Jeongeun Lee6
-6
66
T5
Nasa Hataoka
-6
66
T5
Lauren Stephenson
-6
66
T12
Xiyu Lin
-5
67
T12
Lydia Ko
-5
67
T12
Sung Hyun Park
-5
67
T12
Brooke M. Henderson
-5
67
T12
Alena Sharp
-5
67
T12
Giulia Molinaro
-5
67
T12
Charlotte Thomas
-5
67
T12
Silvia Cavalleri
-5
67
T12
Youngin Chun
-5
67
T12
Lee-Anne Pace
-5
67
T12
Lauren Kim
-5
67
T12
Louise Ridderstrom
-5
67
T24
Ellie Slama (a)
-4
68
T24
Mi Hyang Lee
-4
68
T24
Jin Young Ko
-4
68
T24
Pavarisa Yoktuan
-4
68
T24
Sakura Yokomine
-4
68
T24
Pajaree Anannarukarn
-4
68
T24
Carlota Ciganda
-4
68
T24
Georgia Hall
-4
68
T24
Mirim Lee
-4
68
T24
Austin Ernst
-4
68
T34
Dori Carter
-3
69
T34
Brittany Lang
-3
69
T34
Ryann O’Toole
-3
69
T34
Ayako Uehara
-3
69
T34
Azahara Munoz
-3
69
T34
Brittany Altomare
-3
69
T34
Celine Boutier
-3
69
T34
Kristen Gillman
-3
69
T34
Jennifer Kupcho
-3
69
T34
Tiffany Chan
-3
69
T34
Haeji Kang
-3
69
T34
Cydney Clanton
-3
69
T34
Jessica Korda
-3
69
T34
Sarah Burnham
-3
69
T34
Stephanie Meadow
-3
69
T34
Lee Lopez
-3
69
T34
Peiyun Chien
-3
69
T34
Lindsey Weaver
-3
69
T52
Laura Gonzalez Escallon
-2
70
T52
Sarah Kemp
-2
70
T52
Kim Kaufman
-2
70
T52
Su Oh
-2
70
T52
Marina Alex
-2
70
T52
Brianna Do
-2
70
T52
Anne van Dam
-2
70
T52
Aditi Ashok
-2
70
T52
Anne-Catherine Tanguay
-2
70
T52
Katherine Kirk
-2
70
T52
Gaby Lopez
-2
70
T52
Ariya Jutanugarn
-2
70
T52
Chella Choi
-2
70
T52
Lexi Thompson
-2
70
T52
Isi Gabsa
-2
70
T52
Muni He
-2
70
T68
Robyn Choi
-1
71
T68
Simin Feng
-1
71
T68
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-1
71
T68
Cristie Kerr
-1
71
T68
Mariah Stackhouse
-1
71
T68
Maria Torres
-1
71
T68
Gemma Dryburgh
-1
71
T68
Hee Young Park
-1
71
T68
Jennifer Song
-1
71
T68
Olafia Kristinsdottir
-1
71
T68
P.K. Kongkraphan
-1
71
T68
Kelly Tan
-1
71
T68
Cheyenne Knight
-1
71
T68
In Gee Chun
-1
71
T68
Amy Olson
-1
71
T68
Sei Young Kim
-1
71
T68
Pernilla Lindberg
-1
71
T68
Jaye Marie Green
-1
71
T68
Jenny Shin
-1
71
T68
Alison Lee
-1
71
T68
Gerina Piller
-1
71
T89
Jeong Eun Lee
E
72
T89
Lindy Duncan
E
72
T89
Na Yeon Choi
E
72
T89
Karine Icher
E
72
T89
Elizabeth Szokol
E
72
T89
Jacqui Concolino
E
72
T89
Becca Huffer
E
72
T89
Cheyenne Woods
E
72
T89
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
E
72
T89
Emma Talley
E
72
T89
Alana Uriell
E
72
T89
Clariss Guce
E
72
T89
Klara Spilkova
E
72
T89
Sarah Schmelzel
E
72
T89
Suzuka Yamaguchi
E
72
T104
Sandra Changkija
1
73
T104
Celine Herbin
1
73
T104
Brittany Marchand
1
73
T104
Emily Kristine Pedersen
1
73
T104
Kris Tamulis
1
73
T104
Paula Creamer
1
73
T104
Moriya Jutanugarn
1
73
T104
Katherine Perry
1
73
T104
Kendall Dye
1
73
T104
Linnea Strom
1
73
T104
Joanna Klatten
1
73
T104
Tiffany Joh
1
73
T104
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
1
73
T104
Angela Stanford
1
73
T104
Stacy Lewis
1
73
T119
Luna Sobron Galmes
2
74
T119
Daniela Darquea
2
74
T119
Mel Reid
2
74
T119
Suzann Pettersen
2
74
T119
Amy Yang
2
74
T119
Maddie McCrary
2
74
T119
Christina Kim
2
74
T119
Anna Nordqvist
2
74
T119
Morgan Pressel
2
74
T119
Dottie Ardina
2
74
T119
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
2
74
T130
Amelia Lewis
3
75
T130
Nicole Broch Larsen
3
75
T130
Jing Yan
3
75
T130
Ruixin Liu
3
75
T130
Cindy LaCrosse
3
75
T130
Juli Inkster
3
75
T136
Kristy McPherson
4
76
T136
Wichanee Meechai
4
76
T138
Paris Hilinski (a)
5
77
T138
Tze-Han (Heather) Lin (a)
5
77
T140
Kris Tschetter
6
78
T140
Mina Harigae
6
78
T142
Jenny Haglund
7
79
T142
Louise Stahle
7
79
144
Amanda Jacobs
9
81
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