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Amy Yang wins LPGA Thailand by five strokes

Monday, 27 February 2017 03:48

CHONBURI, Thailand – Amy Yang rarely wavered with a big lead during the final round of the Thailand LPGA tournament, shooting a 4-under 68 to win by five strokes Sunday.
Due to rain delays, Yang was forced to play her final five holes of the third round on Sunday morning, and she led by five strokes after 54 holes.

Jang Wins Down Under As Canada’s Leblanc Lands First LPGA Top-10 Finish

Last Updated on Monday, 20 February 2017 00:20 Sunday, 19 February 2017 22:50

Ha Na JangA brilliant eagle-birdie finish has handed South Korea’s Ha Na Jang the ISPS Handa Australian Open Title in Adelaide, South Australia.

Canada’s Maude-Aimee Leblanc finished in a tie for seventh at 5-under – her first ever top 10 finish in an LPGA tournament.

Ontario’s Alena Sharp finished in a tie for 16th on 3-under while World No.8 Brooke Henderson was a stroke further back in a tie for 21st.



LPGA Expands International Safety Net With Global Rescue

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 February 2017 06:12 Thursday, 16 February 2017 06:08

altDAYTONA BEACH, Florida — The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) announced that travel risk management firm, Global Rescue, will serve as the Tour’s Official Travel Risk and Crisis Management Provider. The new agreement highlights the Tour’s continued commitment to safety and security and goes into effect at this week’s ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open in Adelaide, Australia.

“Providing the highest level of safety remains a top priority for the LPGA. Our partnership with Global Rescue provides an additional layer of security for our Tour abroad,” said Heather Daly-Donofrio, Chief Communications and Tour Operations Officer for the LPGA.



Lydia Ko Happy With Coach, Caddie, Club Changes

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 February 2017 04:21 Tuesday, 14 February 2017 04:04

Lydia KoCanadian Press

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Lydia Ko says it was just a coincidence that saw her change her coach, caddie and clubs all at the same time last year.

Ko will start the new season at the Australian Open in Adelaide on Thursday surrounded by a very different team from the one she ended 2016.

She had since parted ways with coach David Leadbetter, hiring South African Gary Gilchrist and replaced her long-time caddie Jason Hamilton with another South African, Gary Matthews. The LPGA’s top-ranked player, Ko has also changed her clubs.



Lydia Ko On-Hand As McKayson New Zealand Women’s Open Announced Ticket Details

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 February 2017 01:02 Tuesday, 14 February 2017 00:59

Lydia KoThe world’s number one golfer Lydia Ko was on hand in her home city of Auckland as organizers announced the ticket details for the historic 2017 MCKAYSON New Zealand Women’s Open.

Tickets will go on sale next month for the first LPGA Tour event to be staged in New Zealand, set for the new Windross Farm Golf Club in Auckland on September 28 to October 1.



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