#1 made captain this season by jinshuiqian0713 16.01.2020 00:32

LONDON, Ont. -- Azahara Munoz dunked her ball in the water, but it didnt sink her round. Instead, Munoz rebounded to fire a 9-under 63 Saturday to shoot up the leaderboard and vault into contention at the US$2.25-million Canadian Pacific Womens Open. Shes tied with Na Yeon Choi in second place, four strokes behind So Yeon Ryu, who leads at 20-under par going into the final round. "The key of my round was on (hole No.) 4, I was going for it in two with a 4-iron and I hit in the water," Munoz said. "But I kept it calm, I knew I could still make up and down for par, so I did, and after that everything just went my way." Except, perhaps, for Ryu, who didnt drift back to the pack by shooting a 67. Shes looking to become the sixth wire-to-wire winner in this tournaments history and the first since Michelle Wie in 2010. Munoz had six birdies on the back nine as part of a bogey-free round, tying the course record at London Hunt and Country Club that Ryu set Thursday. The 26-year-old Spainard felt like she was doing "everything" right. "I was driving the ball really well, and I was hitting really good iron shots into the greens," Munoz said. "I had so many chances. And then I made lots of putts, too -- I made a couple really long ones and quite a few shorter ones." As dazzling as Munozs round was, she still has some work to do to catch up to Ryu, who has been remarkably consistent through three rounds with 21 birdies and just one bogey. Ryu is looking for her first victory since 2012. "I havent won any tournaments the last two years," the 24-year-old said. "If Im going to win this tournament, Im going to break that. I really want to break it, I really want to stop it." Ryu is on pace to snap the tournament record of 18 under set by Suzann Petterson in 2009 and is within range of the LPGA Tour record of 26 under, which belongs to the legendary Annika Sorenstam. "I think my lowest record is 29 under when I was 16 at the Asian Games," Ryu said. "If I have the chance I want to break my career record, and also if I can I want to break another LPGA record." Determined to focus on her own game, the South Korean said she didnt peek at the leaderboard Saturday. But Ryu already set a goal of sinking seven birdies in the final round. Ryu, Munoz and Choi, who shot a 6-under 66, tee off as the final group at 11:45 a.m. Sunday. Behind them on the leaderboard are LPGA Championship winner Inbee Park at 14 under, Swede Anna Nordqvist at 13 under and Americans Brittany Lincicome and Danielle Kang at 12 under. Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., shot a 1-under 71 to get to 4 under as the lowest Canadian left. Fellow amateur Jennifer Ha of Calgary moved to 2 under with a 73, while Jennifer Kirby of Paris, Ont., shot a 76 to drop to 1 under and Sue Kim of Langley, B.C., shot a 74 to drop to 1 over. Choi set the tone for the low-scoring weekend with an 8-under 64 Thursday morning. After seeing that, Park wondered if it would take 20 under to win the tournament. Given the way Ryu has been driving, chipping and putting, that turned out to be a conservative estimate. "Its going to be over 20, thats for sure," Park said. "I dont know how So Yeon is going to play tomorrow, but if she goes really low tomorrow, 25-under pars definitely possible." Despite being four strokes back of a player she conceded was even more "on fire" than her, Choi was plenty confident about her chances given the course conditions. "Someone can shoot 9 under, 8 under," she said. "Even I could shoot like 8, 9 under tomorrow." Munoz showed that was possible Saturday, even with more difficult pin placements for the 87 players who made the cut. Her only real glance at the leaderboard was Thursday when she saw Chois 64 before she even teed off, but that didnt make her task feel any more daunting. "Its actually good because you have that number in mind, you know its possible," Munoz said. "So at least you go out there thinking you can make lots of birdies." Birdies are available all over the course, and players are mindful that each one on the 17th hole means a $5,000 donation from title sponsor Canadian Pacific for the London-based Childrens Health Foundation. But Ryu hasnt been saving her best for the second-to-last hole, and Park knows that her friend is so locked in that rivals will have to shoot very low to beat her. Ryu hasnt won since the 2012 Jamie Farr Toledo Classic but won two of the three previous times she held the 54-hole lead. "I definitely think shes due," Park said. "I think she was due a long time ago, but she probably threw her opportunities away. If I cant do it this time, hopefully she does it. Im really rooting for her." Stanley Morgan Jersey . "I love the game, its the best job you can have," he explained Tuesday as the players left Joe Louis Arena for the summer. "Ill sit down with my wife and well go from there. Norm Snead Jersey . 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"It looked to me that - the year before we had a lot of injuries and a number of the key guys didnt play very much - we came to camp with a full group, maybe we thought we were going to be better than we were going to be and, certainly, we didnt compete at the same level. Theres no question. Maybe there was a comfort that the stars were back, so the other guys didnt have to work so hard." Murray, heading into his eighth year at the helm of the club, insists that things will be different this season. "At the end of last year, we had a long, intense meeting with all of management and coaching staff," he explained. "This year, a week ago, we had a sit-down again to review what we had talked about, but also have some objectives going forward starting with training camp and the first visit we have with our players. Theres no question that we have a plan that we think its going to allow our players to be more productive." That plan, he added, begins with a commitment to defence, something that he believes was the source of the teams biggest failings last year that saw the Senators finish fifth in the Atlantic Division, 11th in the Eastern Conference and five points outside the final playoff spot. "I dont think we played defence at all last year," he said. "A lot of people blamed our goaltending, but I dont think our defensive corps were any good. I think each and every one of them took a step backwards. I dont think we were focused at all on preventing or that type of thing and we werent disciplined. I thought our penalties were far too high. Our goals against were far too high. Shots against in every game were far too high. The focus has got to be getting back to the team game and the team game starts at playing defence." For Murray, defence will start from the back out, with the team signing goaltender Craig Anderson to a three-year extension late last month worth $12.6 million. Anderson, 33, is coming off of a season where he went 25-16-8 in 53 games, posting a save percentage of .911 and a goal against average of 3.00. Despite the emergence of Robin Lehner, a player Murray says "is ready to be a No. 1 goaltender," Murray is a strong believer in the importance of having two NHL-calibre keepers. "To get a deal done in the league at this time, you just cant ask a guy to sign a one-year deal and then go away," said Murray. "We didnt wanna do that. Craig Anderson is a good goaltender. He might be in the top half of the league in goaltending, certainly, at this point in time. I like the fact that he have two. I think Paul is going to give opportunity to the guy who plays the best to play the most and thats all we can ask for. I think that the two of them appear to get along very well at this point in time and, if we have to make a move later on, then well do it. But we didnt want to walk a away from a good person and a good goaltender." One player the team walked away from in the offseason was captain Jason Spezza. After 11 seasons in the nations capital, Spezza, the teams leader and best player, was traded to the Dallas Stars for Alex Chiasson, a pair of prospects and a second-round pick next summer. Murray believes that the time was right for Spezza to move on. "Jason Spezza hasnt been happy, really, for a couple of years in Ottawa," hee said.dddddddddddd"I think the finger-pointing at him, sometimes, was a little harsh. We all thought Jason was a quality player, a big point-getting for us, but maybe it was time for him and maybe it was time for us to make the next step and try to get another player in that role or a variety of players to play that role. I think well find the solution and we think Jason will do well with Dallas. We think well do well with the group weve got." In Spezzas absence, Kyle Turris will be looked upon to jump into the No. 1 slot and match up with opposing teams top defensive pairings and checking lines. Murray thinks that Turris is ready, but also is of the opinion that the other pivots around Turris will help provide needed insulation, namely Mika Zibanejad and free agent signing David Legwand. "I think Kyle will handle it, but I think he will have a more difficult time when they play the No. 1 pair of defence against him on a regular basis or the number-one checking centre," he acknowledged. "We think Zibanejad is going to make a huge step this year. He looks big and strong coming into the little bit Ive seen of him so far in the skates that weve had. Getting David Legwand, a veteran guy who probably hasnt scored the points that Nashville thought he was going to get, but has been a good, honest player in the league. We have a couple of other kids that we think can step up. We think Zack Smith can play a more prominent role than hes played. We lost the big guy in the middle and were not discounting it. Thats a big loss for us. We think we have a couple of guys that can handle it and, if its Kyle who has to face the No. 1 guy, then its Zibanejad wholl face the No. 2 guys. I think it will work out, maybe not as quickly as we want, but I think it will work out." With Spezza gone, the Senators, like it was last summer when Daniel Alfredsson signed with the Detroit Red Wings, are without a captain. But Murray doesnt think the team will rush to fill the vacancy. "We have to make the right decision, if we make a decision in that area," said Murray. "It may well be that we go with three As this year and appoint one of them as sort of the senior guy. I think a captain is really important, but I also think that having a core of four or five guys, at least, that relate to the coach and help with the players is just as important." What about superstar defenceman Erik Karlsson for the captaincy? "Hes a guy whos taken leadership as a very important thing for him," he said. "Weve had talks at the end of last year and we didnt like some of the games that a lot of our defencemen played. I think Erik is going to back and hes going to be our star, no doubt." If somebody were to be made captain this season, Karlsson looks to be the frontrunner. "Hes a forceful guy, hes an opinionated guy and hes a talented guy," said Murray. "Hes respected by all of the players in the room. I think we just have to see now, can he take the step that we think hell get back to and I dont think theres a big hurry to put a young guy in a pressure spot at this time. But we may well decide at the end of training camp that there is a need to do that and if we have to, we will." What the team does have to do, says Murray, is return to the post-season and the general manager believes his team is a playoff club. "We work hard, we play right and play more conscious of defence," said Murray of what it will take to direct the team back to success. The Ottawa Senators open training camp on Thursday. ' ' '

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