Nelly Korda clinches genuine family Grand Slam in Australia
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Nelly Korda added to her family's impressive sports pedigree Down Under with a win Sunday in the Women's Australian Open.
Korda led by three strokes after the third round, increased it to four with a tap-in birdie on the 10th and added a 25-foot birdie on the 11th to make it a lead of five.
Five-time winner Webb 2 strokes behind at Australian Open
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Karrie Webb's bid for a sixth Women's Australian Open title began with a 5-under 67 at The Grange, leaving her two strokes behind first-round leaders Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Wei-Ling Hsu.
English player Ewart Shadoff had a bogey-free 65 in calm morning weather Thursday, which included four consecutive birdies from the seventh through 10th holes. Hsu had it tougher in the afternoon but still managed five back-nine birdies.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A player eager for her first win and a rookie top the leaderboard at the HUGEL-JTBC LA Open. Lurking two shots back is a Hall of Famer.
Winless Moriya Jutanugarn overcame a poor start and birdied the 18th for a hard-earned 1-under 70 to tie rookie Jin Young Ko at 9 under on Saturday at Wilshire Country Club.
South Korea’s Jin Young Ko wins Australian Open
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — South Korea's Jin Young Ko shot a 3-under par 69 Sunday to clinch a 3-shot, start-to-finish win the Women's Australian Open.
Playing in her first tournament as a full LPGA member, Ko shot 65, 69, 71, 69 to lead after all four rounds and to finish with a total of 274, 14-under par at the Kooyonga Golf Club. She is the first player to win her first tournament as an LPGA member in the tour's 67-year history.
Jin Young Ko maintains lead at Women’s Australian Open
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Jin Young Ko continued her domination of the Women's Australian Open, shooting a 1-under 71 Saturday to increase her lead to four strokes after three rounds.
The South Korean, who led after each of the opening two rounds of the LPGA tournament, had a three-round total of 11-under 205 at Kooyonga Golf Club.
Australian golfer Hannah Green moved into second place after the round of the day, a 66.
Overnight leader maintains lead at Women’s Australian Open
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Overnight leader Jin Young Ko shot a 3-under 69 on Friday to increase her lead to three strokes after two rounds of the Women's Australian Open.
The South Korean had a 36-hole total of 10-under 134 on the Kooyonga Golf Club course.
Ko said: "I like this course ...Korean courses are more long and narrow. But here it is wider, so stress is less."
American Emma Talley, the 2013 U.S.amateur champion, was in second place after a 69, following her opening 68.
Jin Young Ko takes 1st-round lead at Women’s Australian Open
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Jin Young Ko made six birdies on the back nine in her LPGA Tour debut to take a two-stroke lead in the opening round of the Women's Australian Open on Thursday.
Ko, playing in one of the final afternoon groups at Kooyanga, carded a 7-under-par 65 to move past second-place Jiyai Shin, a fellow South Korean.
Asked about her goals for the week, Ko replied: "First one is make the cut, second one is enjoy."
Ko fires 68 to clinch 1st LPGA Tour victory on home soil
INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — South Korean Jin Young Ko overcame a sluggish start to clinch her first LPGA Tour victory at the KEB Hana Bank Championship on Sunday.
Ko, who had been two strokes in front overnight, bogeyed two of the first three holes at the Ocean Course before carding six birdies for a 68 and an overall 19-under total of 269.
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).