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Anna Nordqvist closes with 69 to rally for ShopRite LPGA Classic win

  Anna Nordqvist birdied the 16th and 17th holes to break out of the pack and win the ShopRite LPGA Classic by a stroke Sunday. With her mother visiting from Sweden, the 27-year-old Nordqvist closed with a 2-under-par 69 in windy conditions to finish at 8-under 205 at Stockton Seaview's Bay Course. The former Arizona State player has five career LPGA Tour titles, winning twice each...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Morgan Pressel retains lead in ShopRite LPGA Classic

  Morgan Pressel said she knew Saturday that it was going to be a tough day in the second round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic. The wind was strong and steady, the greens were bumpy and she failed to convert some early birdie chances. But Pressel showed some veteran patience throughout the day and effectively battled the elements well enough to shoot a 2-under-par 69 and maintain...
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May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Morgan Pressel keeps lead in ShopRite LPGA Classic

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) Morgan Pressel kept her patience Saturday despite a steady breeze and greens that grew bumpy in the afternoon, shooting a 2-under 69 to maintain a one-stroke lead in the ShopRite LPGA Classic. Pressel had three birdies and a bogey to reach 7-under 135 on Stockton Seaview's Bay Course. The 27-year-old American won the last of her two LPGA Tour victories...
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May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

LPGA: Pressel leads ShopRite LPGA Classic after first round

  Morgan Pressel wasn't thrilled with the first 16 holes she played Friday in the first round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic. Her final two holes really improved her demeanor. A birdie-eagle finish gave her a 5-under 66, good enough to top the leaderboard in near-perfect conditions on Stockton Seaview's Bay Course. ''I really didn't put myself in a whole lot of trouble,'' Pressel...
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May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Morgan Pressel leads ShopRite LPGA Classic

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) Morgan Pressel closed with a birdie and an eagle for a 5-under 66 and a one-stroke lead Friday after the first round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic. The 27-year-old Pressel, seeking her first LPGA Tour win since 2008, held the advantage over Anna Nordqvist of Sweden, Alena Sharp of Canada, rookie Min Lee of Taiwan and American Ryann O'Toole on the Bay...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Joanna Klatten birdies 5 of 6 holes en route to Kingsmill lead

  France's Joanna Klatten had five birdies in a six-hole stretch and finished with a 6-under-par 65 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the LPGA Tour's Kingsmill Championship. Klatten birdied Nos. 3-6 and 8 and closed with a par on No. 9 on Kingsmill Resort's River Course. "I made a few bombs, which is nice, but it was just solid," Klatten said. "I've been playing pretty...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

France's Joanna Klatten leads Kingsmill Championship

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) France's Joanna Klatten had five birdies in a six-hole stretch and finished with a 6-under 65 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the LPGA Tour's Kingsmill Championship. Klatten birdied Nos. 3-6 and 8 and closed with a par on No. 9 on Kingsmill Resort's River Course. ''I made a few bombs, which is nice, but it was just solid,'' Klatten said. ''I've...
Via AP on Fox
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

LPGA: Henderson leads in North Texas; Ko tallies to make cut

  Brooke Henderson is too young for LPGA Tour membership. She's good enough to top the leaderboard - again. Henderson shot a 6-under 65 on Friday in the North Texas Shootout, giving the 17-year-old Canadian the lead going into the weekend for the second straight week on the LPGA Tour. Henderson had a bogey-free round to reach 8-under 134 total at Las Colinas, a stroke ahead of 2013...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Brooke Henderson leads North Texas Shootout

IRVING, Texas (AP) Brooke Henderson shot a 6-under 65 on Friday in the North Texas Shootout, giving the 17-year-old Canadian the lead going into the weekend for the second straight week on the LPGA Tour. Henderson had a bogey-free round to reach 8-under 134 total at Las Colinas, a stroke ahead of 2013 winner Inbee Park and 54-year-old Juli Inkster. Denied a waiver to the LPGA Tour...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Lydia Ko defends her title at Lake Merced

DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) The steady hands over important putts. The easy laughter even while playing a sudden-death playoff. Lydia Ko can make it seem like child's play on the LPGA Tour even as she keeps piling up victories at an alarming rate. The 18-year-old says she gets just as nervous as anyone else. ''You have to take my word on that,'' Ko said with a smile after winning the...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Ko wins Swinging Skirts for 2nd straight year

DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) Lydia Ko won the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic for the second straight year, beating Morgan Pressel on the second hole of a playoff. The 18-year-old Ko never had the lead Sunday until she rolled in a 5-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th hole for her seventh career victory. She also made birdie on the 18th in regulation for a 2-under 70 to force a playoff. Pressel...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

LPGA: Canadian teen Henderson holds 1-shot lead in Swinging Skirts

  Not old enough to join the LPGA Tour without permission, 17-year-old Brooke Henderson has been good enough for long enough to know about pressure. She could get her fill of that in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic. Leading by as many as five shots Saturday with Lake Merced at its toughest all week, Henderson closed with a pair of bogeys that reduced the Canadian teen's margin...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Canadian teen Henderson has 1-shot lead in LPGA Tour event

DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) Brooke Henderson had a one-shot lead and lost momentum going into the final round of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic. Henderson led by as many as five shots on a chilly afternoon at Lake Merced until making bogeys on her last two holes. The 17-year-old Canadian had to settle for an even-par 72 and the lead over Morgan Pressel and Min Seo Kwak. Pressel birdied...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Na Yeon Choi takes early lead in LPGA Tour's Lotte Championship

  Na Yeon Choi played her second nine in 4-under-par 32 on Wednesday to take the early first-round lead in the Lotte Championship. The South Korean shot a 5-under 67 in her morning round at windy Ko Olina Golf Club. She won the season-opening Coates Golf Championship in Florida for her eighth LPGA Tour title. Founders Cup winner Hyo Joo Kim and Kia Classic champion Cristie Kerr...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Na Yeon Choi takes early lead in Lotte Championship

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) Na Yeon Choi played her second nine in 4-under 32 on Wednesday to take the early first-round lead in the Lotte Championship. The South Korean shot a 5-under 67 in her morning round at windy Ko Olina Golf Club. She won the season-opening Coates Golf Championship in Florida for her eighth LPGA Tour title. Founders Cup winner Hyo Joo Kim and Kia Classic champion...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Sei Young Kim opens 3-shot lead in ANA Inspiration

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) Sei Young Kim made two late birdies Saturday to take a three-stroke lead in the ANA Inspiration. The long-hitting South Korean player shot a 3-under 69 to reach 10 under at Mission Hills with a round left in the first major championship of the year. Kim holed a downhill 18-footer from the fringe on the par-4 16th and made a 10-foot birdie putt on the par...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Charley Hull comfortable at Mission Hills

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) Charley Hull is comfortable at Mission Hills. ''I do like this golf course,'' Hull said. ''Who wouldn't? The atmosphere around here is beautiful with the mountains and everything.'' The 19-year-old English player opened with a 2-under 70 on Thursday, leaving her three strokes behind first-round leader Morgan Pressel in the ANA Inspiration. ''I could have...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

LPGA: Pressel shoots 64, ties Lee atop Kia Classic leaderboard

  Morgan Pressel matched the course record with an 8-under 64 on Friday for a share of the second-round lead in the Kia Classic with Mirim Lee. Pressel had eight birdies in her bogey-free morning round at Aviara to match Lee at 10-under 134. The American won the last of her two LPGA Tour titles in 2008. ''It was kind of stress-free golf out there today. It was nice,'' Pressel said...
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March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Morgan Pressel, Mirim Lee top Kia Classic leaderboard

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) Morgan Pressel matched the course record with an 8-under 64 on Friday for a share of the second-round lead in the Kia Classic with Mirim Lee. Pressel had eight birdies in her bogey-free morning round at Aviara to match Lee at 10-under 134. The American won the last of her two LPGA Tour titles in 2008. ''It was kind of stress-free golf out there today. It was...
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March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Watney hopeful he is turning the corner

LOS ANGELES (AP) One month into the new year, Nick Watney already is putting last year out of his mind. Watney was hampered early by a back injury that forced him out of the final round at Doral, and the birth of his first child the following week. But those should have been merely speed bumps. He didn't need to elaborate on a season that produced only two top 10s and knocked him...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Morgan Pressel Recognized For Charitable Contributions

Morgan Pressel lost her mother to breast cancer when she was just 15 years old. Since then, raising money to fight the disease has been a cause near and dear to her heart and one she’s approached head-on since turning pro. On Monday, Pressel was chosen to receive the Golf Writers Association of America’s Charlie Bartlett Award, which is given to a player who contributes to the...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

The Clubhouse: Style Scramble

Charles Everett joined Will Christien on The Clubhouse to breakdown some of the best looks in golf — both on and off the course. Off the course, the top players on the LPGA Tour got dolled up on the red carpet for the Rolex Players Awards, including Michelle Wie, Lexi Thompson, Morgan Pressel and Sandra Gal. On the men’s side, the DP World Tour Championships brought out colorful...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

CME Group Tour: Granada clings to one-shot lead at LPGA finale

NAPLES, Fla. -- Julieta Granada has a one-shot lead going into the final round of the CME Group Tour Championship. Just as close is a four-player race for $1 million. Granada had four birdies in her round of 2-under 70. Morgan Pressel and Carlota Ciganda of Spain each made big putts on the 18th hole to stay one shot behind. Pressel made a 5-foot birdie putt for a 70. Ciganda made...
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November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Granada clings to 1-shot lead at LPGA finale

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) Julieta Granada has a one-shot lead going into the final round of the CME Group Tour Championship. Just as close is a four-player race for $1 million. Granada had four birdies in her round of 2-under 70. Morgan Pressel and Carlota Ciganda of Spain each made big putts on the 18th hole to stay one shot behind. Pressel made a 5-foot birdie putt for a 70. Ciganda made...
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November 22, 2014  |  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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