In Gee Chun fires 66 to win KEB Hana Bank Championship
INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Local favorite In Gee Chun fired a 6-under 66 to win the KEB Hana Bank Championship on Sunday and clinch her third LPGA Tour victory.
In, who started the final round two strokes off the pace, carded seven birdies against a lone bogey at the Sky 72 Ocean Course to finish at 16-under 272, three strokes ahead of Charley Hull who shot a 71.
"Before this week, I won 13 times as a professional," said In. "I am glad that I am done with the No. 13. I really hate that number."
Kang, Hull keep one-shot lead at KEB Hana Bank Championship
INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Danielle Kang and Charley Hull shot 4-under 68s to retain the lead after three rounds of the KEB Hana Bank Championship on Saturday.
Ariya Jutanugarn was one stroke behind after a 69.
Local favorite In Gee Chun shot a 66 and was two back and tied for fourth with Minjee Lee (67) and Lydia Ko (68) at 10 under.
No. 1-ranked Sung Hyun Park, who shared the overnight lead, carded a 71 that included three bogeys and a double bogey.
Park and Ariya in four-way tie for lead in South Korea
INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — No. 1-ranked Sung Hyun Park and No. 2 Ariya Jutanugarn were among four sharing the lead after two rounds of the KEB Hana Bank Championship on Friday.
Park shot a second straight 4-under 68 and Ariya was better with a 67 for two-round totals of 8-under 136 at the Sky 72 Ocean Course.
Hataoka fires 7-under 65 to lead in South Korea
INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Nasa Hataoka of Japan fired a 7-under 65 to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the KEB Hana Bank Championship on Thursday.
Danielle Kang and Charley Hull were two shots back on a chilly, windy, damp day at the Sky 72 Ocean Course.
Sung Hyun Park, the U.S. LPGA Tour's top-ranked player, was among a handful of players three shots back.
Park could have been closer but took a double-bogey 5 on the par-3 17th.
Hataoka was matter-of-fact about the tough conditions.
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.
5 female golfers to take part in men’s European Tour event
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Five female golfers will compete in a men's European Tour event in May as part of more innovations to the GolfSixes tournament.
Suzann Pettersen and Mel Reid will form a European Women's team and Georgia Hall and Charley Hull will combine for an England Women's team in the six-hole match-play tournament at Centurion Club, England, on May 5-6.
In another team, Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn will join forces with Solheim Cup captain Catriona Matthew.
Ko, Jutanugarn set for LPGA finale showdown, chasing Hull
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Lydia Ko and Ariya Jutanugarn will settle the LPGA Tour's biggest awards and prizes Sunday at Tiburon. They're chasing Charley Hull in the CME Group Tour Championship.
"I think it's going to be a very interesting Sunday," Ko said Saturday after dropping into a tie for fourth in the season finale.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Stacy Lewis made 11 birdies on Thursday to match the low score at Olympic Golf Course with an 8-under 63, putting her right in the mix for a gold medal.
The American had no complaints about her golf or her position at the halfway point of the first Olympic women's golf competition since 1900. Lewis was one shot behind Inbee Park, the South Korean player who birdied her last two holes for another 5-under 66.
Charley Hull, England lead UL International Crown
GURNEE, Ill. (AP) — Charley Hull is fresh as a daisy, and England is dreaming big.
Hull and surprising England grabbed the lead in the UL International Crown on Saturday, and the United States advanced with a sweep against Japan.
Hull, who missed Friday's four-ball session with a fever and trouble with her asthma, teamed with Melissa Reid for a 3-and-1 victory over sisters Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn of Thailand. Holly Clyburn and Jodi Ewart Shadoff routed...
GURNEE, Ill. (AP) — England's Charley Hull is playing in the UL International Crown after missing the second session because of asthma and fever.
Hull joined partner Melissa Reid for the start of their match on Saturday against sisters Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn of Thailand.
The 20-year-old Hull sought medical attention when she arrived at the course Friday. She was hoping to join Reid at some point, but the medical team advised her to rest.
LPGA’s Hull of England sidelined by illness
GURNEE, Ill. (AP) — Charley Hull has been ruled out for her four-ball match in the LPGA's UL International Crown due to illness.
Hull's absence left Melissa Reid playing for England by herself against Japan's Haru Nomura and Mika Miyazato.
Hull says Friday in a statement released by the LPGA that she sought medical attention for her asthma and a fever when she arrived at the course. She was hoping to join Reid at some point, but the medical team advised her to...
GURNEE, Ill. (AP) — For the United States and Taiwan, the first session of the UL International Crown was a repeat of the first day of the inaugural event two years ago.
Each country is hoping for a better weekend.
The U.S. lost both of its four-ball matches to England, and Yani Tseng helped Taiwan sweep Australia on Thursday in the rare team event on the LPGA Tour.
Lexi Thompson and Cristie Kerr lost 2 and 1 to Holly Clyburn and Jodi Ewart Shadoff, and...