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England's Georgia Hall wins Victoria Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) England teenager Georgia Hall held her nerve to claim a one-stroke victory in the Victoria Open on Sunday while Australia's seven-time major winner Karrie Webb shot 68 to finish in a tie for 11th. The 19-year-old Hall shot a two-under 71 in Sunday's final round to finish at 11-under 281, a shot ahead of Denmark's Nanna Madsen, who finished with a 69,...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Olympic Club gets another US Open, this time for women

SAN DIEGO (AP) The Olympic Club is getting another U.S. Open, this one for women. The USGA announced Saturday that Olympic Club will host the U.S. Women's Open in 2021. The San Francisco club has hosted the U.S. Open five times, most recently in 2012 when Webb Simpson won. The USGA also announced at its annual meeting that the inaugural U.S. Senior Women's Open in 2018 will be...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

LPGA team event moves to Merit Club near Chicago

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) The LPGA Tour is moving the International Crown to the Merit Club outside Chicago next year. The match-play event among eight countries was to be held July 21-24 at Rich Harvest Farms in the southwestern Chicago suburbs. The LPGA didn't say why it was moving from the home of the 2009 Solheim Cup. LPGA commissioner Mike Whan says he was flattered so many...
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November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Evian Championship: Lee takes sole lead at 9 under

  What she lacks in experience, the 22-year-old Mi Hyang Lee makes up for with advice from her 69-year-old caddie. The South Korean took the sole lead at the Evian Championship after a 4-under 67 Friday in the second round. With a 9-under total of 133, Lee heads into the weekend of the final major of the season with a one-shot lead over American Morgan Pressel. While Pressel has...
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September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Golf Capsules

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) Lexi Thompson played a four-hole stretch in 5 under and finished with a 5-under 66 on Thursday in the Evian Championship for a share of the lead with Mi Hyang Lee. The 20-year-old Thompson began her run with a birdie on the par-4 12th, hit a 7-iron to 20 feet to set up an eagle on the par-5 13th, and added birdies on the par-3 14th and par-5 15th. She...
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September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Reaction to death of LPGA founding player Louise Suggs

Louise Suggs, an LPGA founder and among the best women to ever play with 61 wins and 11 majors, died Friday at age 91. A look at reaction to her death: --- ''It's with a sad heart to learn today of my good friend Louise Suggs' passing. I feel so very grateful and honored to have gotten to know Louise throughout my career and to be able to call her my friend. Louise always joked with...
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August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

J. Park, Webb, Alex in three-way tie at U.S. Women's Open

LANCASTER, Pa. -- Jane Park made a birdie and four pars as play resumed at the U.S. Women's Open, moving the American into a three-way tie for the lead after the rain-delayed first round. The 2004 U.S. Amateur champion is tied with Karrie Webb and Marina Alex at 4-under 66. Na Yeon Choi, the 2012 U.S. Open winner, and Amy Yang are a stroke back. Top-ranked Inbee Park returned to...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Marina Alex, Karrie Webb jump out to early lead at U.S. Women's Open

LANCASTER, Pa. -- Veteran Karrie Webb and relative LPGA Tour newcomer Marina Alex each shot 4-under 66 Thursday and emerged as unlikely co-leaders midway through the first round of the U.S. Women's Open. The 40-year-old Webb reeled off four birdies on her second nine holes and finished with her first round in the 60s in an Open since 2001, when the Australian won her second straight...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Friday's Sports In Brief

GOLF MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Brooks Koepka is tuning up quite nicely for the U.S. Open at the event he added at the deadline. Koepka, who had a share of the lead after the first round, shot a 3-under 67 to lead the St. Jude Classic by a stroke after 36 holes. He turned in a four birdie-one bogey round for a 9-under 131. Fellow American Austin Cook (64) was at 132. Steve Alker briefly...
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June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

LPGA Tour: Sei Young Kim shoots 5-under 68 for 2nd-round lead

  Sei Young Kim of South Korea has already won twice in her rookie season on the LPGA Tour. Now the 22-year-old is taking aim at a major title, making an eagle on the 15th hole for a 5-under 68 Friday and a one-shot lead after the second round of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship. Kim overtook Hall-of-Famer Karrie Webb, who birdied the 18th for a 71. Kim, who turned pro in 2010...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Sei Young Kim shoots 5-under 68 for lead in Westchester

HARRISON, N.Y. (AP) Sei Young Kim of South Korea eagled the 15th hole for a 5-under 68 Friday to take a one-shot lead after the second round of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, the second major of the season. Kim overtook Hall of Famer Karrie Webb, who birdied the 18th for a 71. Two-time defending champion Inbee Park (68) joined Webb a stroke back. The 22-year-old Kim, a two-time...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Karrie Webb shoots 2-under 71 at Women's PGA championship

HARRISON, N.Y. (AP) Hall of Famer Karrie Webb birdied the 18th hole for a 2-under-par 71 to take the early lead at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, the second major of the season. The 40-year-old Webb, who has won seven majors, finished at 7-under 139 Friday after the second round at the Westchester Country Club. Canadian teenager Brooke Henderson was a shot back after a 73, and...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Jenny Shin shoots bogey-free 66, leads Women's PGA Championship

  South Korean Jenny Shin shot a bogey-free, 7-under-par 66 Thursday for a one-stroke lead after the opening round at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, the second major of the season. Canadian teenager Brooke Henderson had a three-putt bogey on the final hole (9) to drop a shot back after Shin birdied No. 18 at the Westchester Country Club. Shin had five birdies and an eagle on...
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June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Shin shoots bogey-free 66, leads Women's PGA Championship

HARRISON, N.Y. (AP) South Korean Jenny Shin shot a bogey-free, 7-under 66 Thursday for a one-stroke lead after the opening round at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, the second major of the season. Canadian teenager Brooke Henderson bogeyed the final hole to drop a shot back after Shin birdied the 18th at the Westchester Country Club. Shin had five birdies and an eagle on the par...
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June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Mirim Lee birdies every par-5 hole, takes Kia Classic lead

  Mirim Lee birdied all four par-5 holes and finished with a bogey-free 7-under-par 65 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Kia Classic. Lee took the outright lead with an 8-foot putt on the par-5 fifth -- her 14th hole in her afternoon round at Aviara -- and hit a wedge to 3 feet to set up her final birdie on the par-5 eighth. The 24-year-old South Korean player won...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Mirim Lee leads LPGA Tour's Kia Classic

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) Mirim Lee birdied all four par-5 holes and finished with a bogey-free 7-under 65 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Kia Classic. Lee took the outright lead with an 8-foot putt on the par-5 fifth - her 14th hole in her afternoon round at Aviara - and hit a wedge to 3 feet to set up her final birdie on the par-5 eighth. The 24-year-old South Korean...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Hyo Joo Kim leads LPGA's Founders Cup in Phoenix

PHOENIX -- Hyo Joo Kim took the third-round lead Saturday in the LPGA Tour's JTBC Founders Cup, finishing another long day at Desert Ridge in the dark on the 18th green. The 19-year-old South Korean player shot a 6-under 66 to take a two-stroke lead over 2013 winner Stacy Lewis into the final round. She holed her 1 1/2-foot par putt on the final hole at 6:51 p.m. -- 11 minutes after...
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March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Ko shares first-round lead at LPGA event in Phoenix

PHOENIX -- Lydia Ko was tired after a long day at the JTBC Founders Cup. "It's going to be an early night tonight," Ko said. After waking up at 4:50 a.m. and waiting out a four-delay because of rain and wet conditions, the 17-year-old New Zealander shot a 6-under 66 on Thursday at Desert Ridge for a share of the lead in the suspended first round. "I had a little nap and then had...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Top-ranked Lydia Ko back at Founders Cup

PHOENIX (AP) The JTBC Founders Cup honors the 13 women who started the LPGA Tour in 1950 and helps fund LPGA-USGA Girls Golf. At 17, top-ranked Lydia Ko is the same age as the oldest girls in the junior program. ''To see a lot of the girls here that are not much younger than me or the same age, it's pretty cool,'' said Ko, set to open play Thursday at Desert Ridge's Wildfire Golf...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

LPGA: Ko wins Women's Australian Open by 2 strokes

  New Zealand's Lydia Ko made her second start as world No. 1 a winning one, shooting a final-round 2-under 71 for a two-stroke victory in the Women's Australian Open over South Korea's Amy Yang. The South Korean-born Ko finished with a 72-hole total of 9-under 283 on the composite course at Royal Melbourne. Yang shot a final-round 72. Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand, who was tied...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Lydia Ko wins Women's Australian Open by 2 strokes

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) New Zealand's Lydia Ko made her second start as world No. 1 a winning one, shooting a final-round 2-under 71 for a two-stroke victory in the Women's Australian Open over South Korea's Amy Yang. The South Korean-born Ko finished with a 72-hole total of 9-under 283 on the composite course at Royal Melbourne. Yang shot a final-round 72. Ariya Jutanugarn of...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

South Korea's Ilhee Lee takes lead at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) South Korea's Ilhee Lee took advantage of calm morning conditions at Royal Melbourne to shoot a 5-under 68 and take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Women's Australian Open. Lee had four back-nine birdies while Ariya Jutanugarn bogeyed her final hole to finish with a 69. The 19-year-old Thai earned a spot in an LPGA tournament in Thailand...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

All of 17, Lydia Ko already mapping out retirement plans

  Only 17, top-ranked Lydia Ko says she's already planning to retire from golf by the time she's 30, and become a psychologist. Ko makes her second start at No. 1 in Thursday's first round of the Women's Australian Open at Royal Melbourne along with Karrie Webb and Australia's Su Oh, an 18-year-old who won the Australian Ladies Masters last week in her second start as a professional...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

17-year-old golfer Lydia Ko already looking to retirement

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Top-ranked women's golfer Lydia Ko may only be 17 but is already planning for her retirement and says it could come by the time she's 30. The South Korean-born Ko says she will soon start an on-line psychology degree to prepare for life after golf - "I say my plan is to retire when I'm 30, so I'm not just going to go to the beach and hang out for the rest...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Mi Hyang Lee win playoff to claim Mizuno Classic

SHIMA, Japan (AP) Mi Hyang Lee of South Korea birdied the fifth hole of a three-way playoff Sunday to win the Mizuno Classic for her first LPGA title. Lee sank a birdie putt to beat compatriot Ilhee Lee and Japan's Kotono Kozuma. Lee shot 69 in regulation to finish tied at 11-under 205 with Ilhee Lee (70) and Kozuma, who also had a 69 in the final round. Laura Davies, who held a...
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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