Trio lead qualifiers in Jamaica
Cristie Kerr, Na Yeon Choi and Amanda Blumenherst led the qualifiers in the LPGA Tour’s inaugural Mojo 6 tournament.
Cristie Kerr, Na Yeon Choi and Amanda Blumenherst led the qualifiers for the final day’s play in the LPGA Tour’s inaugural Mojo 6 tournament in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
The two-day tournament at Cinnamon Hill Golf Course at Rose Hall is being played under a new “Raceway” format that pits 16 golfers against one another over a series of six-hole matches.
Each player had three matches on the first day with points awarded for each hole won and a bonus point for each victory, with the winner then choosing her next opponent.
The top eight at the end of the day progress to the Championship day when there will be a knockout competition of further six-hole match play contests.
American Kerr opened with a 5-2 win over Spain’s Beatriz Recari and then tied 3.5-3.5 with compatriot Kristy McPherson before a 4.5 to 2.5 win against Mariah Stackhouse.
Korean Choi’s 13 points came courtesy of a 4.5-2.5 win over Brittany Lang, a 3.5-all tie with Sweden’s Sophie Gustafson and a 5-2 defeat of Morgan Pressel.
Blumenherst could afford to lose her final match to Recari following a 6-1 opening win over Gustafson and a 4.5-2.5 defeat of Stackhouse with Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist and American Christina Kim next on the leaderboard with 12.5 points.
American Lang qualified next on 12 points while Recari and Norway’s Suzann Pettersen needed a two-hole play-off to break a tie on 11.5 points with Angela Stanford of the USA and make up the top eight.
Kerr faces Recari again in the quarter-finals, with Choi up against Pettersen and Blumenherst playing Lang, while Nordqvist will meet Kim.
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