South Korean Ji fires 65 to win Taiwan Championship
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Eun-Hee Ji fired a 7-under-par 65 to win the Taiwan Championship on Sunday for her first LPGA title since the 2009 U.S. Women's Open.
Ji, who had a six-stroke lead heading into the final round, carded seven birdies to finish at 17-under 271, six strokes ahead of Lydia Ko, who also closed with a 65.
"I'm so happy and excited because I haven't won for the past eight years," said Ji. "So I was waiting for this moment for so long, so I'm super happy right now."
Sung Hyun Park rallies to win CP Women’s Open
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Sung Hyun Park added the Canadian Pacific Women's Open title to her U.S. Women's Open crown with a comeback victory Sunday at Ottawa Hunt.
Park birdied the final hole for a 7-under 64 and a two-stroke victory over fellow South Korean player Mirim Lee. Four strokes behind leaders Nicole Broch Larsen and Mo Martin entering the round, The 23-year-old Park finished at 13-under 271. She won the U.S. Women's Open last month in New Jersey for her first LPGA Tour title.
Lee wins Kia by tying tournament record at 20-under par
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Mirim Lee took the lead into the final round of the Kia Classic two years ago and was overhauled by Cristie Kerr, who won with a tournament record of 20-under.
Lee had the 54-hole lead again this year, and she wasn't about to let anyone catch her.
Lee, of South Korea, shot a 7-under 65 to win by six strokes Sunday and tie Kerr's tournament record.
It was her third LPGA Tour victory and first since winning two titles in 2014, her rookie year.
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.
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — A 10-foot putt stood between top-ranked Lydia Ko making the cut or getting a rare weekend off.
She rolled it just right.
So after taking Saturday off, she'll be driving out to Palm Springs on Sunday to start preparing for the season's first major.
Ko, the defending Kia champion, missed the cut for just the second time in 91 LPGA Tour starts when she bogeyed two of her final three holes Friday at the Kia Classic.
In-Kyung Kim wins Reignwood LPGA Classic in China
BEIJING (AP) — In-Kyung Kim won the Reignwood LPGA Classic on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour victory in six years, making an eagle and a birdie on the two late par 5s to lead a South Korean sweep of the top three places.
MILTON KEYNES, England (AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn was flirting with another Sunday meltdown, her six-stroke lead down to one after a double bogey on the par-4 13th at tree-lined Woburn.
Her late collapse in the ANA Inspiration nearly as recent as her three straight LPGA Tour victories, the 20-year-old Thai player held on to win the Women's British Open for her first major title.
"I think everything in the past is good for me, because I learned a lot from that,"...
WOBURN, England (AP) — Mirim Lee followed her opening 10-under 62 with a 71 on Friday in the Women's British Open, leaving her a stroke ahead entering the weekend at tree-lined Woburn Golf Club.
A day after matching the tournament record and falling a stroke short of the major championship mark, the 25-year-old South Korean player had three birdies and two bogeys to reach 11-under 133.
"Today, the tee shot was a little bit difficult," Lee said. "I had issues with...
WOBURN, England (AP) — Mirim Lee shot a 10-under 62 on Thursday to match the Women's British Open record and open a three-stroke lead in the major championship at tree-lined Woburn Golf Club.
Three weeks after shooting a 64 in the first round of the U.S. Women's Open, the 25-year-old South Korean player made the last of her 10 birdies on the par-3 17th and closed with a par.
Lee fell a stroke short of the LPGA Tour major record of 61 set by Hyo Joo Kim in the...
SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — Lydia Ko outlasted Ariya Jutanugarn and Mirim Lee to win the Marathon Classic on Sunday for her fourth LPGA Tour victory of the season.
The top-ranked Ko made a 10-foot birdie putt on the fourth extra hole after Jutanugarn and Lee ran into trouble.
"Just to see a putt drop for birdie I think kind of got my emotions going," Ko said. "I'm not really a huge fist-pump kind of person, but I think it's probably the biggest fist-pump I've ever...
Kim, Lee, Nomura share Marathon Classic lead.
SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — Hyo Joo Kim bogeyed her final hole Thursday for a 5-under 66 and a share of the Marathon Classic lead with fellow South Korean player Mirim Lee and Japan's Haru Nomura.
Celebrating her 21st birthday, Kim had four birdies in a six-hole stretch on her second nine at rain-softened Highland Meadows.
"Last night, it was raining, so it's little bit more softer green," Kim said through a translator. "I hit good shots, a lot of good shots, good...
SAN MARTIN, Calif. — When Sung Hyun Park entered her first U.S. Women’s Open, her goals were modest. Halfway through the tournament, Park has put herself in prime position to contend.
Park capitalized on the favorable morning scoring conditions, shooting a 6-under 72 Friday to take a two-stroke lead after the second round at CordeValle.
Park, a 22-year-old from South Korea, made her LPGA debut last year when she finished second at the KEB-HanaBank Championship...
SAN MARTIN, Calif. — When Mirim Lee walked off the course following her record-tying round, she described her day with words usually not heard when talking about the U.S. Women’s Open.
"So today’s round was easy day — easy round, yeah," Lee said.
She sure made it look that way when she became the fifth golfer to shoot a round of 8-under par at the U.S. Women’s Open on Thursday, making 10 birdies on the way to a 64 to take the first-round lead at...
SAN MARTIN, Calif. (AP) — When Mirim Lee walked off the course following her record-tying round, she described her day with words usually not heard when talking about the U.S. Women's Open.
"So today's round was easy day — easy round, yeah," Lee said.
She sure made it look that way when she became the fifth golfer to shoot a round of 8-under par at the U.S. Women's Open on Thursday, making 10 birdies on the way to a 64 to take the first-round lead at...