Cydney Clanton and Jasmine Suwannapura soared to a 6-shot victory at the Great Lakes Bay Invitational in an exciting team format

Great Lakes Bay Invitational report: What happened at Midland Country Club?

America’s Cydney Clanton flourished alongside Thailand’s Jasmine Suwannapura as they played their way to an impressive 6-shot victory over Minjee Lee and Jin Young Ko.

The duo held the 54-hole lead and fired a best-ball score of 59 on Sunday to make the most of their advantage, despite a closing round of 12-under from the runners-up.

Both players were playing their own balls and this made for some great scores. Clanton and Suwannapura, who have both been plying her trade on the LPGA Tour since 2012, recorded a brilliant eight birdies a piece on the final day.

Great Lakes Bay Invitational report: Talking point

A big talking point this week was the format which was in play. It saw teams of two play alongside each other but with individual balls.

The best score of the two on each hole was taken towards the team total leading to a simply thrilling week of golf.

There were birdies galore and every player was on the offence. Morgan Pressel and Paula Creamer had a share of the lead at the halfway stage and the former had this to say about the format:

β€œYou have two balls in play, you can play much more aggressively.

β€œI know I certainly could play aggressively knowing that my partner had my back the whole way round.”

Joe Hughes

Tour editor covering men's golf, women's golf and anything else that involves the word golf, really. The talk is far better than the game, but the work has begun to change that.

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