But after appearing to have steadied the ship, Ariya made a mess of the par-five 17th and was lucky to escape with a bogey, then missed a 10-foot par putt at the last to win it, signing off with a 73 and limping into a cumulative-score two-hole playoff with Kim, who shot a bogey-free 67.
Despite shooting 41 on the final nine, despite an opponent who gave no quarter until the fourth playoff hole when her putter finally ran out of magic, despite looking as if all her mojo was already gone to Mobile, Jutanugarn had a gold medal around her neck and a sliver trophy by her side Sunday evening. He missed a 3-foot birdie putt on the ninth hole, and then missed a birdie putt from 4 feet on the par-5 15th.
Smith - winless in 222 LPGA Tour stars - ended Friday's weather-delayed round four strokes clear but the Australian's 74 saw her lead vanish on day three.
Smith carded her second straight five-under round for a 10-under total of 134 at Shoal Creek, where thunderstorms led to extensive delays on a course that had been soaked earlier in the week.
Ariya began the round three shots behind Smith and needed just three holes to close the gap to one as she gathered two early birdies.
"I was definitely nervous but not like I've been in the past. I want to be No 1 to inspire all the kids in Thailand", said Ariya, who earned US$900,000 from the win to take her career earnings past the $6 million mark. The lie was not that good in the bunker, but I feel I can do it.
It was not an easy up-and-down for Jutanugarn, who said she didn't have a particularly good lie in the sand. The second round will be completed Saturday with the low 60 scorers plus ties making the cut.
"It was weird (building a big lead)". "So it's just hard to guess and it swirls a lot within the trees so it's just really difficult clubbing".
Smith, 33, hopes to make it consecutive major winners by Australians (and Queenslanders) at Shoal Creek, following Wayne Grady's victory there at the 1990 PGA Championship.
"I think they could have been really good if I had taken the time to do it in the offseason. I felt like I had a last chance to make myself proud". "It's pretty tough, but I don't put too much expectation on me".
"After that, I kind of played a little bit scared", she said, benching both her 3-wood and aggressive play. "Hopefully that keeps going". Lincicome said Friday at the U.S. Women's Open that she was asked to play in the Barbasol Championship in Kentucky July 19-22.
"We were looking at the leaderboard saying Sarah is very greedy, just taking all the birdies", Oh said.
Gillman stood at even par for her round through six holes, still at 2-under for the championship and in a tie for 11th.
"I had a rough second nine, and then didn't play great in the playoff", Jutanugarn said after the win.
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Based on its potential to move financial markets, the jobs report is held under a strict embargo until its official release time. Senior White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow speaks to reporters at the White House in Washington, Friday, June 1, 2018 .
Perez said: 'As you can imagine, after winning the Champions League , to hear this decision is completely unexpected. Wenger also explained his decision to reject offers to become Real Madrid's head coach on more than one occasion.
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England , now number one in the ODI world rankings, defeated Australia 4-1 in a five-match series held in Australia in January. The hard-hitting batsman tweeted: "It's a great honour to be leading the ICC World XI side, that too for such a good cause".
County Managing Director Wil Okabe said his own vacation home in Kapoho Beach Lots was also threatened by lava . The area is primarily home to vacation rentals, but there are a lot of permanent residences there too.
He joined Jesus and Willian in attack, with Coutinho dropping into the midfield place vacated by Fernandinho. He did not warm up with the Brazilian team on Sunday, which had again raised concerns among supporters.
Tom Cairney was the scorer, calmly slotting past Villa goalkeeper Sam Johnstone after a superb through-ball from Ryan Sessegnon . He was tricked by Grealish and could only clumsily bring the 22 year old down.
The League is strongly anti-immigration and a joint plan agreed with the M5S in forming the new government reflects that stance. The opposition Democratic Party warned that the new government would be "Right-wing, populist and unsafe ".
With that being said, we still fought and clawed back at the end of the quarter, being down four, which was good for us. Cleveland Cavaliers centre Tristan Thompson , top, was ejected for a flagrant foul in Game 1 against the Warriors .
As its first step to challenge the US tariffs, the European Union on Friday formally filed a request for consultations at the WTO. The Commission has drawn up a list of 322 United States products on which it will raise duties from next month.
Fred's move to Manchester United backed by Rivaldo
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Verdasco downs Dimitrov in straight sets
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Melania Trump hasn't appeared in public for 19 days
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