Indy Women in Tech Championship R3

Mi Jung Hur holds on to 2-shot lead

September 26-29
Brickyard Crossing Golf Club, Indianapolis, Indiana
$2,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4


Mi Jung Hur held on to her two-stroke lead in the Indy Women in Tech Championship on Saturday, with five birdies in her final eight holes for a 6-under 66.

Hur started her round with a bogey but rebounded quickly with a birdie on the par-5 second. She then birdied on the 9th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 16th and 18th to get to 17-under.

“This is my first time ever in my life I had a lead all three rounds,” Hur said. “So, I just want to keep it. … There is lots of pressure, for sure, no matter where I am,” Hur said. “I’m just trying to enjoy my golf and trying to talking a lot with my caddie. That way it’s easy to not think about my like game more, because you have a lot of pressure.”

The birdie on the 18th doubled her lead.


“That was my best birdie for all three rounds,” Hur said. “Before I putt it, I was thinking about it. I knew I was ahead by one and I was thinking two-shot lead would be a little bit easier for me for tomorrow.”

Alex not letting exhaustion get in her way

Marina Alex may look calm on the golf course, but she said not to let it fool anybody. “My relaxation is honestly fatigue and maybe I’m hoping that it’s just going to work in my favor because I’m tired and I just can’t get wound up about things that I probably would,” said Alex with a laugh. Despite exhaustion, Alex posted her second-lowest round of the year at the Indy Women in Tech Championship, shooting a 64 and heading into Sunday just two shots off the lead.

Her first win came at the 2018 Cambia Portland Classic and the work she has been putting in since trying to defend her championship is starting to show.

“I feel like since Portland probably I just feel like that’s been going in the right direction,” said Alex. “I would like to continue with that tomorrow, first and foremost, and then hopefully through the rest of the season. Like everything else, you learn so much instruction and you put pieces together and you figure out what works for you and what doesn’t.” 


Torres going for history in Indy

Maria Torres may not be feeling the pressure, but the second-year LPGA Tour player could make history on Sunday. Currently in third at -13, if Torres wins, she would become the first player from Puerto Rico to win on Tour. Torres said it does not change her strategy going into the final round.

“[My game plan is] the same as the first three days, just trying to hit the fairway, hit the green and just be patient out there. Trying to be in the present, that has been my goal for the three days, so hopefully we can finish that out,” said Torres.

After eight straight pars to open her round, Torres made six birdies over her closing stretch. Her key to finding the hole? Not overthinking at all.

“I was just putting the ball in the fairway and I was doing a good approach after that. Just try to get a good read on the putt and they were rolling really good, so I’m thankful,” said Torres. 


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Lifestyle
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Mi Jung Hur
-17
63
70
66
199
2
Marina Alex
-15
66
71
64
201
3
Maria Torres
-13
69
68
66
203
4
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-12
65
75
64
204
5
Bronte Law
-11
65
75
65
205
6
Chella Choi
-10
67
72
67
206
T7
Megan Khang
-9
69
70
68
207
T7
Caroline Masson
-9
69
70
68
207
T7
Amy Olson
-9
66
72
69
207
T7
Sakura Yokomine
-9
65
70
72
207
T11
Amy Yang
-8
71
70
67
208
T11
Georgia Hall
-8
69
71
68
208
T11
Clariss Guce
-8
71
68
69
208
T14
Mariah Stackhouse
-7
71
70
68
209
T14
Yu Liu
-7
70
71
68
209
T16
Hyo Joo Kim
-6
70
73
67
210
T16
Alison Lee
-6
70
72
68
210
T16
Christina Kim
-6
72
69
69
210
T16
Pavarisa Yoktuan
-6
70
71
69
210
T16
Inbee Park
-6
69
71
70
210
T16
Alena Sharp
-6
68
72
70
210
T16
Ryann O’Toole
-6
68
72
70
210
T16
Tiffany Chan
-6
73
65
72
210
T16
Pornanong Phatlum
-6
66
72
72
210
T25
Lydia Ko
-5
73
71
67
211
T25
Jing Yan
-5
72
72
67
211
T25
Azahara Munoz
-5
72
71
68
211
T25
Karine Icher
-5
71
72
68
211
T25
Sarah Kemp
-5
71
71
69
211
T25
Brooke M. Henderson
-5
69
72
70
211
T25
Cheyenne Woods
-5
68
73
70
211
T25
Katherine Kirk
-5
72
68
71
211
T25
Anna Nordqvist
-5
70
70
71
211
T25
Nicole Broch Larsen
-5
68
72
71
211
T25
Kendall Dye
-5
69
69
73
211
T36
Su Oh
-4
74
70
68
212
T36
Brittany Altomare
-4
71
73
68
212
T36
Ashleigh Buhai
-4
69
74
69
212
T36
Ruixin Liu
-4
70
72
70
212
T36
Sarah Schmelzel
-4
70
71
71
212
T36
Caroline Hedwall
-4
68
73
71
212
T36
Brittany Lang
-4
68
73
71
212
T36
Peiyun Chien
-4
69
71
72
212
T36
Ally McDonald
-4
67
72
73
212
T45
Madelene Sagstrom
-3
71
72
70
213
T45
Angel Yin
-3
69
74
70
213
T45
Gemma Dryburgh
-3
71
70
72
213
T45
Lauren Stephenson
-3
67
74
72
213
T49
Erica Shepherd (a)
-2
70
74
70
214
T49
Daniela Darquea
-2
68
75
71
214
T49
Xiyu Lin
-2
71
71
72
214
T52
Louise Ridderstrom
-1
71
73
71
215
T52
Austin Ernst
-1
72
71
72
215
T52
Giulia Molinaro
-1
72
71
72
215
T52
Jasmine Suwannapura
-1
69
73
73
215
T52
Anne van Dam
-1
68
74
73
215
T52
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-1
67
72
76
215
T58
Morgan Pressel
E
76
68
72
216
T58
Mi Hyang Lee
E
73
71
72
216
T58
Cydney Clanton
E
72
72
72
216
T58
Jennifer Song
E
71
72
73
216
T58
Katherine Perry
E
72
70
74
216
T58
Mirim Lee
E
67
73
76
216
T64
Klara Spilkova
1
72
72
73
217
T64
Cheyenne Knight
1
68
73
76
217
T66
Hannah Green
2
73
71
74
218
T66
Eun-Hee Ji
2
68
76
74
218
T66
Sarah Burnham
2
69
74
75
218
69
Emma Talley
3
69
75
75
219
70
Ayako Uehara
4
72
72
76
220
CUT
Ariya Jutanugarn
1
74
71
CUT
Na Yeon Choi
1
73
72
CUT
Jacqui Concolino
1
73
72
CUT
Wei-Ling Hsu
1
73
72
CUT
Moriya Jutanugarn
1
73
72
CUT
Kim Kaufman
1
72
73
CUT
In Gee Chun
1
71
74
CUT
Cristie Kerr
1
71
74
CUT
Jane Park
1
71
74
CUT
Linnea Strom
1
71
74
CUT
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
1
71
74
CUT
Jaye Marie Green
1
69
76
CUT
Alana Uriell
2
77
69
CUT
Celine Herbin
2
74
72
CUT
Elizabeth Szokol
2
74
72
CUT
Charley Hull
2
73
73
CUT
Lauren Kim
2
73
73
CUT
Dottie Ardina
2
72
74
CUT
Maria Fassi
2
71
75
CUT
Kris Tamulis
2
71
75
CUT
Lindsey Weaver
2
71
75
CUT
Jenny Shin
2
69
77
CUT
Charlotte Thomas
3
76
71
CUT
Lexi Thompson
3
76
71
CUT
Pajaree Anannarukarn
3
75
72
CUT
Kristen Gillman
3
74
73
CUT
Danielle Kang
3
74
73
CUT
Jeong Eun Lee
3
73
74
CUT
Shanshan Feng
3
72
75
CUT
Sei Young Kim
3
72
75
CUT
So Yeon Ryu
3
72
75
CUT
Laura Gonzalez Escallon
3
70
77
CUT
Sung Hyun Park
3
70
77
CUT
Paula Creamer
4
76
72
CUT
Lee Lopez
4
75
73
CUT
Lindy Duncan
4
74
74
CUT
Muni He
4
73
75
CUT
Youngin Chun
4
72
76
CUT
Dana Finkelstein
5
75
74
CUT
Mina Harigae
5
75
74
CUT
Jennifer Kupcho
5
75
74
CUT
Gerina Piller
5
74
75
CUT
Haeji Kang
5
73
76
CUT
Gaby Lopez
5
73
76
CUT
Angela Stanford
5
72
77
CUT
Suzuka Yamaguchi
5
72
77
CUT
Pernilla Lindberg
5
71
78
CUT
Annie Park
6
77
73
CUT
Kaeli Jones
6
76
74
CUT
Hee Young Park
6
76
74
CUT
P.K. Kongkraphan
6
75
75
CUT
Jenny Haglund
6
74
76
CUT
Marissa Steen
6
73
77
CUT
Isi Gabsa
6
72
78
CUT
Wichanee Meechai
6
70
80
CUT
Brianna Do
7
75
76
CUT
Tiffany Joh
7
74
77
CUT
Annabelle Pancake (a)
8
76
76
CUT
Anne-Catherine Tanguay
11
78
77
CUT
Brittany Marchand
11
77
78
CUT
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
12
83
73
WD
Stephanie Meadow
76
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