Jin Young Ko rallies to win LPGA Tour’s Founders Cup
PHOENIX (AP) — Jin Young Ko channeled her inner Dustin Johnson to win for the first time in the United States.
After an even-par 72 left her five strokes back heading into the weekend at the...
PHOENIX (AP) — Yu Liu got through a stressful final-group pairing Saturday to take the Founders Cup lead, outplaying top-ranked Sung Hyun Park. She'll have do it again Sunday, this time alongside...
Yang holds off Lee to win third LPGA Thailand title
CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — Amy Yang won the LPGA Thailand for the third time after holding off Minjee Lee by one stroke on Sunday.
Yang, from South Korea, carded a final-round 65 and a...
Thompson leads LPGA finale, Jutanugarn eyes more trophies
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Lexi Thompson has control of the CME Group Tour Championship, and Ariya Jutanugarn is in control of just about everything else.
Thompson's 4-under 68 on Saturday pushed her to 16 under after three rounds of the LPGA's season-ending event. She moved three shots clear of Nelly Korda and six ahead of Carlota Ciganda at Tiburon Golf Club. Korda shot her second consecutive 67 to get to 13 under, and Ciganda grinded out a 69 to get to 10 under for the week.
Local favorite Nasa Hataoka fires 67 to win Japan Classic
SHIGA, Japan (AP) — Local favorite Nasa Hataoka shot a 5-under 67 on Sunday to win the Japan Classic for her second LPGA title of the season.
Hataoka offset a pair of bogeys with seven birdies at the Seta Golf Club to finish at 14-under 202, two strokes ahead of compatriots Momoka Ueda, Saki Nagamine and Spain's Carlota Ciganda, who all shot 68.
Kang finishes strong to win LPGA Shanghai by 2 strokes
SHANGHAI (AP) — Danielle Kang shot a 3-under 69 on Sunday to win the LPGA Shanghai by two strokes for her second career title.
Kang, who started the final round one stroke off the lead, offset a lone bogey on the par-5 fourth hole with four birdies after the turn to finish at 13-under 275 and hold off a late charge by Lydia Ko, who had the day's lowest score of 66.
Ciganda shoots 67 to share lead at LPGA Shanghai
SHANGHAI (AP) — Carlota Ciganda of Spain shot a 5-under 67 Saturday to share the lead with Sei Young Kim after the third round of the LPGA Shanghai.
Ciganda carded her fifth birdie of the day on the par-4 18th to finish tied with overnight leader Kim at 11-under 205. Kim shot a 71 with four bogeys and five birdies.
Ciganda leads, top-ranked Park struggles in Evian 1st round
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Carlota Ciganda shot a 6-under 65 Thursday to take an early two-stroke lead at the Evian Championship, the final women's major of the season.
The 21st-ranked Spaniard had six birdies, including on three of the four par-5s, as the early starters played through excellent conditions on the 6,523-yard Evian Resort Golf Club course. Brooke Henderson and Nasa Hataoka both finished their rounds at 4 under.
KILDEER, Ill. (AP) — Lydia Ko birdied the first hole and just kept rolling from there — all the way into contention for another major victory.
Ko shot a 6-under 66 on Friday in the second round of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship to move two strokes off the lead.
The 21-year-old New Zealander shook off an opening 74 at Kemper Lakes to reach 4 under and give herself a shot to win her third major.
Ireland wins GolfSixes on European Tour
ST. ALBANS, England (AP) — Ireland won the second edition of the European Tour's innovative GolfSixes tournament as Gavin Moynihan and Paul Dunne beat the French pair of Romain Wattel and Mike Lorenzo-Vera in the final on Sunday.
The Irish overcame the England Women's team of Charley Hull and Georgia Hall 2-0 in the quarterfinals of the six-hole matchplay event, then beat South Korea in the semifinals, with Moynihan chipping in for a birdie on the first playoff hole.
US sweeps Solheim Cup fourball matches, takes 3-point lead
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The favored Americans found themselves trailing Europe after a sluggish start to the Solheim Cup.
The U.S. settled down on Friday afternoon, pulling away with a record-setting fourball performance.
The United States swept the afternoon fourball matches to take a 5 1/2-2 1/2 lead at Des Moines Golf and Country Club.
Carlota Ciganda wins Lorena Ochoa Invitational
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Carlota Ciganda rallied to win the Citibanamex Lorena Ochoa Invitational on Sunday for her second LPGA Tour victory in four starts.
The 26-year-old Spaniard shot a 4-under 68 at Club de Golf Mexico for a two-stroke victory over six players. She played the four par-5 holes in 5 under, making an eagle on No. 2 and birdies on 6, 11 and 17.
Ciganda, Smith share Lorena Ochoa Invitational lead
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Carlota Ciganda birdied three of the last six holes Thursday for a 5-under 67 and a share of the lead with playing partner Sarah Jane Smith in the Citibanamex Lorena Ochoa Invitational.
Ciganda had a bogey-free opening round at Club de Golf Mexico.
"I really like this course," Ciganda said. "I really like it because is really similar to my home course in Spain."
The former Arizona State player won last month in South Korea for her first LPGA Tour title.
Ciganda beats Lee in LPGA Tour playoff in South Korea
INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Carlota Ciganda overcame an early five-stroke deficit, blew a late five-stroke lead and needed a big break to get in a playoff in the rainy LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship.
INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Carlota Ciganda beat Alison Lee with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff Sunday in the rainy LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship after each player lost big leads.
The 26-year-old Spaniard won her first LPGA Tour title with a 6-foot putt after Lee's birdie chip from the rough off the back edge of the green missed a half-inch to the right.