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Defending champion Lorena Ochoa shot a 2-under-par 70 Sunday and won the Navistar LPGA Classic in Prattville, Ala., by four strokes. Ochoa, the world's top-ranked woman golfer, had an overall score of 18-under 270 at the Capitol Hill Golf Club. Ochoa, who won $195,000, said she has been playing well
Alexis Thompson, a 14-year-old amateur trying to give women's golf a much-needed boost, shared the lead Friday after two rounds of the Navistar Classic. Thompson was part of a five-way tie that included some of the top players in the game and her effort came on what was otherwise another bad day for the LPGA Tour. During the tournament's second round, word came that Samsung, sponsor of the Samsung World Championship since 1995, had withdrawn as that event's sponsor. Thompson, who was in...
Sophie Gustafson closed with a 4-under-par 68 Sunday and won the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge at Danville, Calif. Gustafson finished at 20-under 268, four shots ahead of Lorena Ochoa (72), the world's top-ranked woman golfer. The win at the Blackhawk course was the 35-year-old Swede's fifth on the tour. Gustafson
Women's world No. 1 Lorena Ochoa shot a 7-under 65 Saturday to tie Sophie Gustafson for the third-round lead of the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge. Gustafson, who led after the first two rounds, had a 66 Saturday and she and Ochoa share a six-stroke lead at 16-under 200.
Na Yeon Choi lost a big lead but sank a 4-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday and won the LPGA Samsung World Championship in California by a stroke. Choi, who had led by seven shots, closed with a 1-under-par 71 for an overall score of 16-under 272 at the Torrey Pines course.
South Korea's Na Yeon Choi shot a 9-under 63 Saturday for a two-stroke lead at the women's Samsung World Championship. Choi, 21, had a 6-under 30 on the front nine and wound up 54 holes at 15-under 201.
Jiyai Shin, who last week won her third tournament of the year on the LPGA Tour, shared the first-round lead Thursday at the Samsung World Championship. Shin shot a 6-under 66 on the South Course of the Torrey Pines Golf Club to tie Song-Hee Kim for the top spot. A dozen members of the elite 20-player field broke par on the course that hosted the 2008 U.S.
Song-Hee Kim shot a 3-under-par 68 Saturday to move into a two-stroke lead after the second round of the LPGA Arkansas Classic. Kim completed 36 holes at 9-under 133. Angela Stanford (69) is in second place at 135. Na Yeon Choi (65), Sun Young Yoo (67) and Yani Tseng (68) are tied for third at 136.
Suzann Pettersen closed with a 1-under-par 70 Sunday and won the Canadian Women's Open in Calgary, Alberta, by five shots. The Norwegian golfer finished at 15-under 269. The title was Pettersen's sixth on the LPGA Tour and first since 2007, when she won five tournaments. Momoko Ueda (65), Morgan Pressel (66), Ai Miyazato (67), Karrie Webb (69) and Angela Stanford (70) tied for second at 10-under-par 274. This feels absolutely great, Pettersen said.
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