Tag Archives: Mission Hills Star Trophy

Nov
2
2010

Lorena Ochoa kisses the trophy: a sight we miss seeing

Former world No. 1 Lorena Ochoa never said she was retiring for good. Well, last weekend she came out of semi-retirement and won the pro-celebrity Star Trophy at Mission Hills in China. Ochoa shot scores of 71-71 to beat Colin Montgomerie by two strokes. Actually, Monty incurred a two-shot penalty on the 16th hole; otherwise, the two would have faced off in a sudden death playoff (now wouldn’t that have been fun to watch?).

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Nov
1
2010
By Stephanie Wei under Humor

Colin Montgomerie appears irked by his rules snafu

Add Colin Montgomerie to the list of players that didn’t read the local rules sheet at the Mission Hills Star Trophy in China. Prior to incurring a two-stroke penalty (for one of the most preposterous infractions I’ve heard of), Monty was heading to a playoff with the semi-retired LPGA star Lorena Ochoa.

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Nov
1
2010
By Stephanie Wei under Humor

Ryuji Imada smiling before he's aware that he's been breaking a local rule

Ryuji Imada incurred a 26-stroke penalty in the first round of the Mission Hills Star Trophy, a celebrity pro-am event in China, on Saturday, according to the Golf Channel. Yes, you read that correctly: 26.

Imada, a PGA Tour member, received 13 separate two-stroke penalties. Because of the soft course conditions, players were allowed to lift, clean and place their balls. When this rule is put in effect on the PGA Tour, players are allowed a club length distance to place the ball, so Imada wrongly assumed it was the same. The European and Asian tours permit a scorecard length.

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