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Mi Jung Hur Tops South Korean-Dominated Leaderboard

Last Updated on Friday, 29 April 2016 00:23 Friday, 29 April 2016 00:16

Mi Jung HurCanadian Press

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Mi Jung Hur topped the South Korean-dominated leaderboard in the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout, opening with a 5-under 66 in breezy conditions.

Hur made five straight birdies on the 15th to the first hole. The two-time LPGA Tour winner bogeyed the par-4 fifth and rebounded with a birdie on the par-4 eighth.

“My putting just was everything on the course,” Hur said. “My shot wasn’t that good and my address wasn’t that comfortable, but my putting did really well.”

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This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 19:18 Tuesday, 26 April 2016 18:54

Zurich ClassicCanadian Press

All Times Eastern

PGA TOUR

ZURICH CLASSIC OF NEW ORLEANS

Site: Avondale, La.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: TPC Louisiana. Yards: 7,341. Par: 72.

Purse: $7 (First Prize: $1.26 million).

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LPGA Announces STI:L as Newest Official Marketing Partner

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 09:00 Tuesday, 26 April 2016 08:45

LPGA partners with STI:LDAYTONA BEACH, Florida — The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) announced that STI:L has joined the LPGA family as an Official Marketing Partner.

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Japan’s Haru Nomura Wins Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 April 2016 22:53 Sunday, 24 April 2016 22:43

Haru NomuraCanadian Press

DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Haru Nomura held on in strong wind to win the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic for her second LPGA Tour victory of the year.

The 23-year-old Japanese player closed with a 1-over 73 in steady 35-40 mph wind at Lake Merced to finish at 9-under 279 and beat South Africa’s Lee-Anne Pace by four strokes.

“It wasn’t the windiest conditions I’ve ever played in, but it was certainly up there, but also temperature-wise, I thought it was one of the coldest days,” Nomura said. “Everybody same situation today, so I try my patience. I picked up my patience. ... I feel so cold, but I also feel happy.”

Nomura won the Australian Women’s Open in February, pulling away to beat top-ranked Lydia Ko by three strokes for her first LPGA Tour title.

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Japan’s Haru Nomura Takes 3-Shot Lead in Swinging Skirts

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 April 2016 00:40 Saturday, 23 April 2016 00:32

Haru NomuraCanadian Press

DALY CITY, California (AP) — Haru Nomura shot a 2-under 70 in windy conditions at Lake Merced to take the second-round lead in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic.

The 23-year-old Japanese player had a 9-under 135 total for a three-stroke lead over South Koreans So Yeon Ryu and Na Yeon Choi and Australia’s Minjee Lee.

“Today very windy, so I thought today’s best score even par,” Nomura said. “So, I keep my patience, so I’m so relaxed, and a couple putts go in.”

She opened with 11 straight pars, then made 15-foot birdie putts on the par-3 12th and par-4 13th. She dropped a stroke on the par-4 16th after driving into the right rough and short-siding herself in the left greenside bunker, and rebounded with a birdie on the par-4 17th.

“I will try and keep the patience this weekend,” Nomura said.

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