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March 18th, 2017

ANNA NORDQVIST SETS COURSE RECORD, SLEEPS ON TWO-STROKE LEAD

On a day when low scores were abundant at Wildfire Golf Club, it was Anna Nordqivst’s 61 that took the lead in round three of the Bank of Hope Founders Cup.  Nordqvist 11-under par in Saturday’s round set a new tournament course record, previously a round of 62 set in 2016.

The score ties her career low round, which she previously shot in the third round of the 2013 Mobile Bay LPGA Classic.

 Nordqvist went out in the afternoon and got off to a quick start with a 5-under par, 31 on her first nine of the day. This event has a hometown feel for Nordqvist who carded a career-best T-6 in 2015.

Nordqvist is the only LPGA player to have multiple rounds of 61 in her career (twice). Only 13 other players have ever posted a round of 61, with only four players recording a round of 60 and just one player shooting 59 (Annika Sorenstam).

Anna Nordqvist’s 11-under 61 is the lowest round on Tour since Lexi Thompson shot a 12-under 61 on the par 73 layout at the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic.



 

March 10, 2017 – by Denise Saul

Claressa Shields is the REAL DEAL!

I’m so excited for Women’s Boxing! Not since Laila Ali have I been this excited.  Claressa ‘T-Rex’ Shields just made history by becoming the first Women’s boxer to be the main event on a boxing card.  Showtime boxing, #SHObox, made Shields the first woman boxer to be the main event, and it was worth the wait.  In a totally dominating, overpowering performance, Shields showed us just a glimpse of her talent with a fourth round TKO of her opponent Szilvia Szabados, who, by the way is a seasoned veteran. (Click here to watch videos)

Here’s what impresses me most about Shields.  She’s talented, she’s confident (some might say cocky), she loves talking about her sport, but most of all, she’s one tough cookie.

Shields certainly has the credentials to be the face of Women’s Boxing.  She’s a 2-time Olympic Champion (2012, 2016), 2-time World Champion (2014, 2016) and she is a Pan-American Games gold medalist (2015).  All sounds really good during the introductions, and now she’s 2-0, 1TKO.

In the ring, Shields looks the part.  She’s strong, athletic, chiseled and smart, with a dash of flair.  Look for her to “make a lot of noise” and carry the sports of Women’s Boxing to new heights.

No one better than Shields to now carry the banner for Women’s boxing than the current NABF Female Middleweight title holder.

 



March 3, 2017 –

HSBC: Women’s Champions:  Inbee Park Moves Into Lead After 2nd Round

Inbee Park fired her second-consecutive 67 to move into the lead at the HSBC Women’s Champions.

“It’s a good round today,” Park said. “Obviously I got off to a very hot start. I was able to make some putts early in the round and then I had a little bit of a mistake on No. 12. I had a couple of birdies on the back nine, so I was able to clean up my mess on the back nine.”

Park tallied seven birdies against a lone double bogey to post her 5-under round to move to 10-under for the tournament.

Sitting a shot back of Park are first-round leader Michelle Wie, Ariya Jutanugarn and Mi Jung Hur.

MICHELLE WIE STILL IN THE MIX

After an opening-round 66, Michelle Wie was sleeping on the lead for the first time since 2014.

“I was just really excited,” Wie said. “Honestly I woke up before my alarm clock, just ready to go, just being really excited to be out there, and feeling a little bit of nerves but mostly just excitement.”

Wie’s play remained steady as she backed up the 6-under-round with a 69 to sit one shot back of the lead.

“Definitely was a patient round. I had a lot of putts that almost nearly went in. Just kept patient out there today. Made a good birdie on the back nine. It was just a steady round.”



MARCH 2, 2017 –

CHLOE KIM QUALIFY FIRST IN BURTON U.S. OPEN HALFPIPE SEMI-FINALS

Day two of the 35th annual Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships went off with Chloe Kim of California took the top spot in halfpipe semi-finals. Riders took full advantage of the perfectly sculpted 22-foot superpipe sending massive airs and stomping their most progressive runs under crystal clear skies at Vail Mountain. Today’s event narrowed the field down to six women and 10 men advancing into Saturday’s halfpipe finals.

 



MARCH 1, 2017

JAMIE ANDERSON QUALIFY FIRST IN 2017 BURTON U.S. OPEN SLOPESTYLE SEMI-FINALS

Anticipation was through the roof for the 35th annual Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships, which kicked off today with slopestyle semi-finals in perfect conditions at Vail Mountain. Jamie Anderson of California took the top spot leading the field of six women and 10 men who will advance to Friday’s slopestyle finals.

 



MARCH 2, 2017 –

The 2017 SheBelieves Cup continues on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. The highly anticipated tournament, which features four of the top five ranked women’s national soccer teams in the world, continues with the second set of games as France takes on Germany at 2:15 p.m. ET, followed by USA vs. England at 5 p.m. ET on FOX.