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Baek Wins Playoff to Take LPGA South Korea

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 01:15 Tuesday, 21 October 2014 01:09

Kyu-Jung Baek

Canadian Press

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Kyu Jung Baek of South Korea won a three-way playoff to claim the LPGA’s KEB-HanaBank Championship.

Baek, making the first LPGA start of her career, shot a final-round 67 to finish tied at 10-under 278 with Brittany Lincicome of the United States and compatriot In Gee Chun, then birdied the first playoff hole on the Ocean Course at the Sky72 Golf Club to take the title.

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The ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer Will Be Held May 25-31, 2015

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 00:56 Tuesday, 21 October 2014 00:52

ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by AcerGALLOWAY, New Jersey (LPGA) — The 27th ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer will be held May 25-31, 2015, tournament officials announced. Defending champion Stacy Lewis, who has held the World No. 1 ranking since winning this year’s tournament, will join one of the best fields in women’s professional golf in their annual return to the historic Bay Course at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club.

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LPGA Launches New Teaching HER Online Course

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 00:52 Tuesday, 21 October 2014 00:47

altDAYTONA BEACH, Florida (LPGA) — The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) announce the launch of the new online Teaching HER course, created to educate teaching professionals about how to comfortably and successfully teach the game of golf to women. The LPGA partnered with Pearson, the world's leading learning company, with 40,000 employees in more than 80 countries, to create the course. Pearson is headquartered in London, England.

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Marvol Barnard Receives LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Award

Last Updated on Monday, 20 October 2014 01:29 Monday, 20 October 2014 01:13

altDAYTONA BEACH, Florida (LPGA) — The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), Teaching and Club Professional (T&CP) Membership is pleased to announce that Marvol Barnard of Green Valley, Ariz., has been chosen as the 2014 recipient of the Marilynn Smith Service Award.

The Marilynn Smith Service Award was established in 2012 by the Central Section in recognition of the unlimited and outstanding service, time and dedication demonstrated by Marilynn to the LPGA Central Section, the LPGA and the game of golf. This annual award is given to an LPGA professional who emulates the qualities and the spirit of Smith: promotion of golf, community and charitable involvement, dedication, leadership and the ability to inspire fellow professionals.

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Kang Takes 1st-Round Lead in LPGA Event at Incheon

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014 19:42 Thursday, 16 October 2014 18:23

Haeji Kang

Canadian Press

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Haeji Kang shot a 5-under 67 on Thursday to take a two-stroke lead over five players, including three fellow South Koreans, after the first round of the LPGA’s KEB-Hanabank Championship.

Lee Il-hee and defending champion Amy Yang shot 69s along with another South Korean, Mirim Lee. Australian Minjee Lee and Catriona Matthew of Scotland were also tied for second on the wind-swept Ocean Course at the Sky72 Golf Club.

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