At this week’s KPMG Girls’s PGA Championship at Aronimink Golf Membership, England’s Laura Davies made her thirty second begin on this occasion, previously the LPGA Championship. (Solely Marlene Hagge, with 35, has extra begins.)
Davies shot 70 on Friday and at 5-over 145 made the minimize for the twenty third time, the final being in 2015 at Westchester Nation Membership in New York in KPMG’s first yr as title sponsor.
Davies gained the McDonald’s LPGA in 1994 and 1996, when the occasion was performed at DuPont Nation Membership in Wilmington, Del. The yr in between victories, Davies was runner-up to Kelly Robbins. That’s 1-2-1 for the 20-time winner and World Golf Corridor of Fame member.
Requested in regards to the match underneath the newer watch of KPMG, the PGA of America and LPGA, Davies, who shot 75 on Saturday, mentioned, “Oh, I do not assume you possibly can acknowledge it. It was nice enjoyable at DuPont when it was the McDonald’s Championship after I gained it a few instances, however it’s moved on. It is moved up a notch. The golf programs we’re taking part in now, clearly this week, those we have performed the previous couple of years because it’s turn into the KPMG, it has moved up a stage, and it is so properly run, and I do not assume anybody couldn’t get pleasure from taking part in on this occasion.”
Davies turned 57 on Monday, and was certainly one of three gamers 40 or older (Cristie Kerr and Angela Stanford the others) to make the minimize and play on the weekend. Two gamers from this week’s beginning discipline (Yealimi Noh, Julia Engstrom) are 19 years outdated, or one-third Davies’ age.