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Trish Johnson Outlasts Juli Inkster In Legends Playoff

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 August 2016 22:50 Sunday, 21 August 2016 22:24

Trish JohnsonCanadian Press

FRENCH LICK, Indiana (AP) — Trish Johnson beat Juli Inkster with a par on the sixth hole of a playoff in The Legends Championship.

Johnson and Inkster each shot 1-under 71 to finish regulation at 5-under 139 on the Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort. The playoff was the longest in the history of the 16-year-old Legends Tour.

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U.S. Solheim Cup Team Captain Juli Inkster Announces Return Of Pat Hurst, Wendy Ward, And Nancy Lopez As Assistant Captains

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 August 2016 18:56 Wednesday, 17 August 2016 18:47

Nancy LopezDES MOINES, Iowa — U.S. Solheim Cup Team Captain Juli Inkster announced that Pat Hurst, Wendy Ward, and Nancy Lopez will return as assistant captains in 2017.  The U.S. will try to defend the Cup on home soil after a historic win in Germany last year when the Americans orchestrated the biggest come-from-behind victory in the event’s history. The 15th staging of the event will be held at Des Moines Golf and Country Club in West Des Moines, Iowa, August 18-20.

The combination of Inkster, Hurst, Ward and Lopez will mark the first time the U.S. Team will have the same coaching staff in back-to-back Solheim Cups since 2002-2003 when Captain Patty Sheehan returned with Assistant Captain Jane Geddes.

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Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn Wins Women’s British Open

Last Updated on Sunday, 31 July 2016 21:24 Sunday, 31 July 2016 19:12

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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,” Jutanugarn said. “I know how to come back. I know how to be like patient. Feels like everybody going to have like bad times in their life and I think I have that already.”

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Alena Sharp Holds Share Of Sixth As Ricoh Women’s British Open Begins

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 July 2016 18:41 Thursday, 28 July 2016 18:29

Alena SharpCanadian Press

WOBURN, England (AP) — Mirim Lee shot a 10-under 62 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 first round of the 2014 Evian Championship. Minea Blomqvist shot a 62 in the third round of the 2004 Women’s British Open at Sunningdale, and Lorena Ochoa had a 62 in first round of the 2006 Kraft Nabisco. Lee also matched her official LPGA Tour career low set in the second round of the 2014 LPGA Taiwan.

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United States Wins UL International Crown

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 July 2016 20:47 Sunday, 24 July 2016 20:31

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GURNEE, Illinois (Jay Cohen/AP) — Cristie Kerr brought the wine for the final team dinner of deep dish pizza. She sent text messages to her teammates to try to keep them loose.

When the United States had a chance to win the UL International Crown, she finished the job.

Kerr held on for a 3-and-2 victory over Melissa Reid on Sunday to give the Americans the title in the rare team event on the LPGA Tour.

“I think I play better when there is more pressure,” said Kerr, who was the last player to tee off for the U.S.

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