#1 was lucky, Van Gerwen told Sky Sports Rod von lebaobei123 16.04.2019 02:26

Mexico City, Mexico (SportsNetwork.com) - Christina Kim fired a second-round, 3-under 69 on Friday and she was able to hang on and maintain her 1-shot lead heading into the weekend at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational. Kim, who entered the day one shot ahead of Azahara Munoz, finished 36 holes at 10-under-par 134 at Club de Golf Mexico. Kim has not won on tour since taking home the Tournament of Champions title back in 2005. Paula Creamer was the biggest threat to Kim on Friday as she held the lead by herself at one point. Creamer finished the day with a 7-under 65 and she is alone in second at 9-under 135. Suzann Pettersen also had a strong day, shooting a 6-under 66 and jumping into a tie for third place with Pornanong Phatlum (68), 17-year-old LPGA Rookie of the Year Lydia Ko (69) and Munoz (71). World No. 1 Inbee Park is alone in 10th at 4-under 140 after a 70 on Friday, while world No. 2 Stacy Lewis (70) is tied for 27th at 2-over 146. Defending champion Lexi Thompson (72) is eight shots back at minus-2 and she is tied for 14th with four others. After going bogey free on day one, Kim tripped to a couple bogeys on Friday, but she was able to hold on to her lead. Kim started her day on fire, however, as she drained three birdies on her first four holes on one, two and four. Following a pair of pars on five and six, Kim dropped two shots in three holes with bogeys on seven and nine, putting her at 8-under as she made the turn. Kim was able to put her game in cruise control on the back nine. Following a trio of pars from 10, Kim made her fourth gain on the par-4 13th. Another pair of pars on 14 and 15 preceded Kims fifth and final birdie of the day on 16, which broke a tie with Creamer atop the leaderboard. Kim finished up with two pars to remain in the lead after 36 holes. Yesterday I was lucky enough to have two eagles so that immediately made the score a lot better. And I had no bogeys yesterday, Kim said. Today I had two bogeys. Its just difficult when youre in the lead and theres such a fantastic field and everyones coming after you. Its been a while since Ive been in this position. And just trying to get back into it. Just enjoying myself. Creamer finished day one with a 2-under 70, but she made up for it with a very strong day on Friday. Creamer also began her day well with three birdies in her first four holes on one, three and four, getting her well into red numbers early. Following three straight pars from five, Creamer rolled in her fourth gain on the par-4 eighth before closing out the front nine with a par on nine. It was more of the same on the back side for Creamer. After another par on 10, Creamer made three more birdies in four holes on 11, 13 and 14. The birdie on 14 gave Creamer a lead at 9-under before Kim later made a gain on 13 to tie. Creamer ended her round strong with four straight pars to end one shot behind the leader after Kims final birdie on 16. I just have a lot of confidence, Creamer said about her putting. Im really, my routine and what I do when Im over the ball is the same every time. Its more about speed instead of thinking about my stroke or thinking about this. I know that its solid and weve been working really hard on that. Its more of a confidence and seeing the ball go in the hole. NOTES: Creamer finished runner-up to Michelle Wie at this event back in 2009 ... Creamer has one win this season at the HSBC Womens Champions ... Wie (69) is eight shots behind the leader Kim at 2-under 142 through two rounds ... After making eagles on two and 17 Thursday, Kim played those two holes at 1- under with one birdie Friday. Nike Shoes Discount Sale .Y. -- The Detroit Red Wings had just enough time to salvage a point. Cheap Nike Shoes From China . -- The Detroit Lions made it crystal clear to Golden Tate that he was their top target in free agency. http://www.nikeshoesdiscount.com/.Manager Brendan Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo on Friday that Sturridge pulled his calf muscle in training as he prepared to return from a five-week layoff due to a thigh strain. Nike Shoes Discount . 5 Trade Deadline is drawing closer and teams will be deciding on whether to buy or sell while figuring out which players can make the biggest difference and hold the greatest value. Nike Shoes Discount Outlet . Costa Rica followed up its wins over Uruguay and Italy by holding England to a dour 0-0 draw on Tuesday, enough to finish first in Group D.Michael van Gerwen will face a rejuvenated Phil Taylor in Sundays World Matchplay final after both players eased through their semi-finals. The worlds top four players clashed in the last four, with current holder and world No 1 Michael van Gerwen easing past 2013 finalist Adrian Lewis 17-9 before 15-time champion Phil Taylor turned back the clock to dismantle back-to-back World Champion Gary Anderson 17-8.Taylor, who has only lost seven times in Blackpool since 1994, produced a demolition job over The Flying Scotsman, averaging 101.63 to book his place in the final. He also landed nine maximums and finished with an impressive 49 per cent on the doubles to lay down his marker ahead of Sundays showdown with Dutchman Van Gerwen.The Power averaged a remarkable 114.99 during the early stages of his clash and broke twice, winning five legs on the trot to move 7-2 up before the Borders thrower held in the 10th leg. The 55-year-old was in electrifying form on the Winter Gardens oche, throwing metronomic and fluid arrows to go eight clear at 12-4.Anderson was receiving a major hiding, despite averaging just under 100, and although the Scot broke his opponents throw for the first time in the match in the 17th leg, Taylor stepped on the gas to set up a repeat of the 2014 final. Phil Taylor will face Van Gerwen in the final after The Power thumped Gary Anderson Taylor admitted he punished Anderson at crucial times as he looked to be back to his ruthless best on the second biggest stage on planet darts.He put himself under pressure and he knows that. I was something like 11-4 thinking I need another six legs here, thinking this is hard work, he told Sky Sports.He is now expecting another classic encounter against top-ranked Van Gerwen which is a clash he is truly relishing.It will be a good game, of course it will. I fancy my chances. Hes in for a battle. Im over the moon to be in the final, he added. Van Gerwen triumphs [picture courtesy of Lawrence Lustig/PDC] Van Gerwen returned to the final with a destructive 17-9 victory over Adrian Lewis in the first semi-final.The world No 1 improved on the form which saw him overcome Jamie Caven, Kyle Anderson and Dave Chisnall so far this week in his bid to add a 12th tournament victory of 2016. Taylor is not a normal 55-year-old Phil Taylor has the belief to beat Michael van Gerwen in Matchplay final, says Wayne Mardle Van Gerwen completed a sixth win in his last seven televised meetings with Lewis, whose only win came in the final of the World Cup of Darts last month, in emphatic style.Stoke thrower Lewis fought back from an early deficit to level up at 3-3, but then the 27-year-old went into overdrive, winning five legs in a row to move 8-3 up. Michael van Gerwen felt he was lucky to win after his 17-9 victory over Adrian Lewis World No 4 Lewis landed his arrow in wrong bed when aiming for double top just when he looked like making a comeback at 8-5, and Van Gerwen duly punished him for the lapse in concentration.dddddddddddd.At 12-9, the game looked in the balance but Mighty Mike turned on the afterburners to accelerate away, winning the last five legs to complete the job.He finished with an impressive 101.23 three-dart average, with eight maximums and 49 per cent success on the doubles to reach his third World Matchplay final on the spin. Wayne Mardle and Rod Harrington share their views on the final between Taylor and Van Gerwen I thought I was lucky, Van Gerwen told Sky Sports Rod Studd. Im a lucky man tonight and Im really glad I won.Van Gerwen was left furious with Lewis antics on stage as he tried to slow the Dutchmans play down, which he felt was wrong.I dont know why the top players in the world try to slow me down and need to try everything in the book. I think thats out of order. I just want to play a good darts game. I dont need all the hassle, he added.Theyre probably a bit scared, I think Im a fair player but I won the game and thats the most important thing.And on Taylor, Van Gerwen added: You can never underestimate Phil Taylor. Hes a fantastic player. Check out daily Darts news on skysports.com/darts, our app for mobile devices and iPad and our Twitter account @skysportsdarts and watch the final between Michael van Gerwen and Phil Taylor, live on Sky Sports 1 HD this Sunday. By purchasing a Sky Sports Day Pass for £6.99 or Sky Sports Week Pass for £10.99, you can enjoy access to all seven Sky Sports channels and watch on a TV with a NOW TV Box or on a range of devices. Also See: As it happened... Sky Bets darts odds Live on Sky Player Profiles NOW TV ' ' '

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