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Last Updated on Thursday, 22 September 2016 19:13 Thursday, 22 September 2016 19:04
ORLANDO, Florida — The ANNIKA Foundation, golf Hall-of-Famer Annika Sorenstam’s charitable organization, announces select winners from its global series of ANNIKA Invitational junior tournaments have been invited to play in the 2016 Faldo Series Grand Final, October 11-13 in Gainsborough, England.
This marks the first time the ANNIKA Foundation has partnered with six-time major champion Sir Nick Faldo’s global circuit of junior tournaments. Beginning in 2017, Faldo Series winners will also receive exemptions into ANNIKA Invitational events.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 September 2016 00:22 Wednesday, 21 September 2016 00:17
Lydia Ko won the 2016 Rolex ANNIKA Major Award thanks to a win at the ANA Inspiration, a runner-up showing at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and a tie for third at the U.S. Women’s Open. She tied for 43rd at the Evian Championship in France.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 September 2016 18:59 Tuesday, 20 September 2016 17:56
Course: East Lake GC. Yardage: 7,385. Par: 70.
Purse: $8.5 million (First Prize: $1.53 million).
Last Updated on Sunday, 18 September 2016 21:57 Sunday, 18 September 2016 21:40
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — In Gee Chun clinched the Evian Championship in record-breaking style, winning by four shots to secure her second major with the lowest ever 72-hole score in a major.
The 22-year-old South Korean sank a difficult 10-feet putt to finish on 21 under, breaking the record for men and women of 20 co-held by Henrik Stenson and Jason Day. She bettered the women’s record by two.
She led from start to finish, although she did share the first-round lead with Sung Hyun Park – who finished tied for second with So Yeon Ryu in a dominant tournament for South Koreans.
Chun finished the day with a 2-under 69, the most modest of her four rounds. Not that it took anything away from her achievement.
Last Updated on Thursday, 15 September 2016 19:07 Thursday, 15 September 2016 18:51
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (Jerome Pugmire/AP) — South Koreans In Gee Chun and Sung Hyun Park shot 8-under 63 to share the first-round lead in the Evian Championship, the last of the LPGA Tour’s five majors.
Top-ranked Lydia Ko’s bid to defend her title — and win a third career major by the age of 19 — got off to a rocky start with a 70.
“It was tricky for me because on the back nine I was not hitting fairways,” said Ko, who has 14 career wins on the U.S. LPGA Tour. “Hopefully I’ll be able to hit some fairways tomorrow.”
Chun, the 2015 U.S. Women’s Open champion, said she felt nervous after missing the cut here last year but hardly let it show.
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