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Ha Na Jang’s Late Birdie Leads to 1st LPGA Tour Title; Brooke Henderson Settles for Second

Last Updated on Monday, 08 February 2016 06:02 Sunday, 07 February 2016 19:52

Ha Na JangCanadian Press

OCALA, Florida (AP) — Ha Na Jang had to go the final 36 holes with the best player in women’s golf to capture her first LPGA Tour title.

Lydia Ko turned out to be more of a cheerleader than a challenge.

Ko fell back in surprising fashion with three bogeys and a double bogey in a five-hole stretch. Jang suddenly had to worry more about Canadian teen Brooke Henderson, and Ko was at Jang’s side to push her along in the cold and increasing rain over the final hour at the Coates Golf Championship.

“Lydia, she say, ‘Ha Na, you can do it. You’re more confident and comfortable in your mind, no problem. Keep going, keep going,’” Jang said after closing with an even-par 72 for a two-shot victory over Henderson.

“So more confidence in my mind, too.”

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Lydia Ko Opens Season, 4 Shots Behind Ha Na Jang in Ocala

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 February 2016 08:49 Thursday, 04 February 2016 08:33

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OCALA, Florida (AP) — Top-ranked Lydia Ko shot a 3-under 69 in the Coates Golf Championship in her first round of the season, leaving her four strokes behind leader Ha Na Jang.

The 18-year-old Ko closed with a birdie on the par-5 18th, her fourth birdie on the back nine on the Golden Ocala course that features some tributes to holes at Augusta National, St. Andrews and others.

Ko tied for second last year in Ocala to reach No. 1 in the world ranking, and went on to win five times, and sweep the points-based player of the year award, Race to the CME Globe and the money title.

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LPGA Announces Acer’s Renewal as Official Marketing Partner

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 February 2016 06:56 Thursday, 04 February 2016 06:41

altDAYTONA BEACH, Florida — The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) announced that Acer, a global leader in computers, software and technology services, has renewed as Official Marketing Partner in the LPGA family and will continue as the Official Tablet of the LPGA this tournament season. 

As an Official Marketing Partner for the LPGA, Acer is bringing “Technology to the Tee” at every domestic LPGA event. Players and caddies will have the ability on each tee box to view an Acer tablet with a current leaderboard to see exactly where they stand in competition. The popular Acer Iconia Tab 8 is the Official Tablet that will be used on each tee box during domestic tournaments this season.

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This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 February 2016 22:54 Tuesday, 02 February 2016 19:43

Waste Management Phoenix OpenCanadian Press

PGA TOUR

WASTE MANAGEMENT PHOENIX OPEN

Site: Scottsdale, Arizona.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: TPC Scottsdale, Stadium Course (7,266 yards, par 71).

Purse: $6.5 million. Winner’s Share: $1.17 million.

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Hyo Joo Kim Wins LPGA Tour Opener in the Bahamas

Last Updated on Sunday, 31 January 2016 23:01 Sunday, 31 January 2016 22:52

Hyo Joo KimCanadian Press

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Hyo Joo Kim won the season-opening Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, relegating Stacy Lewis to yet another second-place finish.

Kim rebounded from a bogey on the 16th hole with a 9-foot birdie putt on the par-3 17th and closed with a par for a two-stroke victory over Lewis, 2015 champion Sei Young Kim and Anna Nordqvist.

Hyo Joo Kim shot a 7-under 66 at the breezy Ocean Club to finish at 18-under 274. The 20-year-old South Korean player has three LPGA Tour victories, also winning the 2014 Evian Championship and 2015 Founders Cup.

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