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.
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.
Ko fires 66 to take lead in South Korea
INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Jin Young Ko fired a bogey-free 6-under 66 Saturday to take a two-shot lead after the third round of the KEB Hana Bank Championship.
The South Korean carded six birdies on the Ocean Course, including two in her last three holes, to post a 15-under total of 201. Compatriots Sung Hyun Park and In Gee Chun both shot 68 and are tied for second at 13-under 203.
Yin leads KEB Hana Bank Championship by 2 after 2nd round
INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Angel Yin shot a 7-under 65 and took a two-stroke lead after the second round of the KEB Hana Bank Championship on Friday.
Yin had an eagle on the par-5 fifth hole and six birdies, offset by a lone bogey on No. 17, to finish at 11-under 133, two shots ahead of overnight leader Sung Hyun Park (69).
Park, who won the U.S. Women's Open for her first major and was ranked No. 2 in the world, was tied with fellow South Koreans In Gee Chun (65) and Jin Young Ko (67).
Stacy Lewis wins, gives earnings to hometown relief efforts
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Stacy Lewis won for Houston.
Lewis ended a long winless streak Sunday at Cambia Portland Classic, with her $195,000 in winnings going to the relief efforts in her hometown area. Her two biggest sponsors also stepped up, with KPMG matching her donation and Marathon Oil kicking in $1 million.
Lewis tied for lead, giving winnings to hurricane relief
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Stacy Lewis shot an 8-under 64 on Friday for a share of the Cambia Portland Classic lead — and a chance to make a big donation to hurricane relief in her hometown.
From The Woodlands in the Houston area, Lewis is giving her earnings this week to the relief efforts. The 11-time LPGA Tour champion also is trying to win for the first time since 2014.
In Gee Chun leads in Portland; Brooke Henderson shot back
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In Gee Chun shot a 6-under 66 on Thursday in the Cambia Portland Classic to take a one-stroke lead over two-time defending champion Brooke Henderson and five others.
Playing the event for the first time, the sixth-ranked Chun had seven birdies and a bogey at tree-lined Columbia Edgewater.
"Before coming here everyone said the course is really good," Chun said. "I agreed. I like big trees. It's amazing. And the greens are very consistent and really good condition."
In Gee Chun leads in Canada; Brooke Henderson survives cut
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — In Gee Chun took the lead Friday in the Canadian Pacific Women's Open, and Canadian star Brooke Henderson did just enough to stick around for the weekend at Ottawa Hunt.
Chun closed with a birdie on the par-5 ninth for her second straight 4-under 67, giving the South Korean player a two-stroke lead over Americans Mo Martin, Brittany Lincicome and Marina Alex.
CAMBRIDGE, Ontario (AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn was seated by the scorer's tent after finishing her final round Sunday, snapping selfies with In Gee Chun and thinking there was little chance they would return to the course for a playoff at the Manulife LPGA Classic.
A short time later, Jutanugarn was posing for pictures as winner of the Manulife LPGA Classic.
Thompson shoots 67 for 1-shot lead after 3rd round
CAMBRIDGE, Ontario (AP) — Lexi Thompson shot a 67 for a 17-under 199 total and a one-stroke lead after the third round of the Manulife LPGA Classic on Saturday.
Fellow American Lindy Duncan was in second after a 67, followed by South Korea's In Gee Chun (68) another shot back. Canada's Alena Sharp (70), who was in a three-way for the lead with Thompson and South Korea's Hyo Joo Kim, fell into a tie for fourth with world No. 2 Ariya Jutanugarn (65) of Thailand.
CAMBRIDGE, Ontario (AP) — Alena Sharp shot her second straight 66 Friday to move into a share of the lead at 12-under 132 after the second round of the Manulife LPGA Classic.
Sharp, from nearby Hamilton, was tied with American Lexi Thompson (65) and South Korea's Hyo Joo Kim (68). Perrine Delacour (62) of France, American Lindy Duncan (65) amd South Korea's In Gee Chun (66) were one shot back.
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Lexi Thompson remained in position for her first victory since a rules infraction cost her a major title, shooting a 2-under 69 in tricky wind conditions Saturday to take a three-stroke lead over In Gee Chun into the final round of the Kingsmill Championship.
Thompson is playing her third event since losing the ANA Inspiration in a playoff after being penalized four strokes for a rules violation that a TV viewer reported.
Lee takes 1-shot lead over Hur in Kia Classic.
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Moving day at the Kia Classic set up what should be an exciting final 18 holes at Aviara on Sunday.
Mirim Lee shot a 5-under 67 in the third round Saturday to go to 13-under and take a one shot lead over Mi Jung Hur, who made a 67-foot putt on No. 18 to card a 66.
Another South Korean, In Gee Chun, was tied at 10-under with Cristie Kerr, who was in a three-way tie for the lead after the first round and was alone atop the leaderboard after 36 holes.
Kerr, Martin, Chun tied for Kia Classic lead at 66
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Cristie Kerr, Mo Martin and In Gee Chun each shot a 6-under 66 Thursday to share the lead after the opening round of the Kia Classic at Aviara.
Kerr, the 2015 Kia champion, and Martin, a native of Southern California, were among the first groups to tee off.
Anna Nordqvist wins Founders Cup in college homecoming
PHOENIX (AP) — Anna Nordqvist caught up with some college friends — and left everyone else behind Sunday on another hot afternoon at the Bank of Hope Founders Cup.
The 29-year-old former Arizona State player shot a 4-under 68 to hold off fellow major champions Ariya Jutanugarn, Stacy Lewis and In Gee Chun by two strokes in record 96-degree heat at Desert Ridge.
Stacy Lewis flirts with 59, shares Founders Cup lead
PHOENIX (AP) — Stacy Lewis was 9-under par after 11 holes Thursday in the Bank of Hope Founders Cup, putting herself in position to make a run at the second sub-60 round in LPGA Tour history. Then her ball stopped behaving in the thin, hot desert air.
"The ball started going really far," Lewis said. "Maybe some adrenaline, I'm not really sure. Or just the dry air."
Jutanugarn wins LPGA player of the year, Hull wins finale
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn was unable to accept the CME Globe trophy when it was first being presented to her, needing both hands to hold a big plastic cube stuffed with $1 million in cash.
That's a great way to end a season.
Jutanugarn's breakout year ended with a haul of prizes Sunday at the CME Group Tour Championship— the LPGA Tour's player of the year award, the money title and the season-long Race to CME Globe points competition that comes with a $1 million bonus.
China’s Shanshan Feng leads LPGA Tour season finale
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Shanshan Feng was right back on top of an LPGA Tour leaderboard Thursday, shooting a 6-under 66 to take a one-shot lead over So Yeon Ryu and Charley Hull after the first round of the CME Group Tour Championship.
Coming off consecutive victories in Malaysia and Japan, Feng is one of nine players who entered the season finale with a chance to win the Race to the CME Globe season title and $1 million bonus. The Chinese star won in 2013 at Tiburon Golf Club.
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — In Gee Chun won the Evian Championship with the lowest 72-hole score in major championship history, finishing at 21-under 263 for a four-stroke victory.
The 22-year-old South Korean player made a 10-foot par putt on the par-4 18th to break the overall major record of 20 under set by Henrik Stenson and Jason Day and the women's mark of 19 under.
She led from start to finish, although she did share the first-round lead with Sung Hyun Park.
Caddie helps Chun set a major record at Evian Championship
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Walking toward the 18th green at the Evian Championship with one putt to make golfing history, In Gee Chun felt the nerves gripping her.
After some motivating words from her caddie, she steadied herself and sank a putt from 10 feet to hold a difficult par. That putt saw her win on 21 under to record the lowest 72-round ever in a men's or women's major.
It was the 22-year-old South Korean's second major after winning last year's women's U.S. Open.
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — South Korea's In Gee Chun shot a 6-under 65 in the rain Saturday to extend her lead to four strokes with one round left in the Evian Championship.
Chun had a 19-under 194 total in the last of the LPGA Tour's five major championships. The 22-year-old Chun won the 2015 U.S. Women's Open.
South Korea's Sung Hyun Park was second after a 67.
Chun in control at Evian Championship with record in sight
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — South Korean golfer In Gee Chun knows she's in sight of her second major — and a record — after extending her lead to four shots after the third round of the Evian Championship on Saturday.
Chun carded a 6-under 65 in the rain to go to 19-under overall at Evian Resort.
"My game plan for tomorrow is not to think about winning," Chun said. "Because it puts too much pressure on me."
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — In Gee Chun shot a 5-under 66 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead in the Evian Championship, keeping the South Korean player on course for the second major title.
The 22-year-old Chun, the 2015 U.S. Women's Open champion, had six birdies and bogey in in rainy and overcast conditions to reach 13-under 129 on the picturesque resort overlooking Lake Geneva.
Ariya Jutanugarn falters late, has 2-shot lead in Canada
PRIDDIS, Alberta (AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn missed a chance to take a big lead into the final round of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open, making two late bogeys Saturday at Priddis Greens.
A week after withdrawing from the Rio Olympics because of a left knee injury, the 20-year-old Thai player bogeyed the par-4 16th and par-5 18th for a 5-under 67.
"Feeling good," Jutanugarn said. "I mean, I had two bogeys the last three holes, but I still shot 5 under, so it's still good.
Ariya Jutanugarn shoots 64 to take Canadian lead
PRIDDIS, Alberta (AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn had five birdies in a six-hole stretch and shot an 8-under 64 on Friday to take a three-stroke lead in the Canadian Pacific Women's Open.
A week after withdrawing from the Rio Olympics because of a left knee injury, the 20-year-old Thai star played 20 holes Friday at Priddis Greens. She bogeyed the par-5 18th for a 68 in the completion of the delayed first round, then made eight birdies in her bogey-free second round.
GURNEE, Ill. (AP) — Women's golf gets off to a running start this week on its return to the Olympics with the UL International Crown, a 32-player, eight-team event that could provide a preview to which nation rules the upcoming Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Spain won the inaugural title two years ago, but won't be back to defend its title when play begins Thursday at The Merit Club some 40 miles northwest of Chicago. Neither will 2014 runner-up Sweden, which also fell...