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Mi Jung Hur Tops South Korean-Dominated Leaderboard

Last Updated on Friday, 29 April 2016 00:23 Friday, 29 April 2016 00:16

Mi Jung HurCanadian Press

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Mi Jung Hur topped the South Korean-dominated leaderboard in the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout, opening with a 5-under 66 in breezy conditions.

Hur made five straight birdies on the 15th to the first hole. The two-time LPGA Tour winner bogeyed the par-4 fifth and rebounded with a birdie on the par-4 eighth.

“My putting just was everything on the course,” Hur said. “My shot wasn’t that good and my address wasn’t that comfortable, but my putting did really well.”



This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 19:18 Tuesday, 26 April 2016 18:54

Zurich ClassicCanadian Press

All Times Eastern



Site: Avondale, La.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: TPC Louisiana. Yards: 7,341. Par: 72.

Purse: $7 (First Prize: $1.26 million).



LPGA Announces STI:L as Newest Official Marketing Partner

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 09:00 Tuesday, 26 April 2016 08:45

LPGA partners with STI:LDAYTONA BEACH, Florida — The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) announced that STI:L has joined the LPGA family as an Official Marketing Partner.



Japan’s Haru Nomura Wins Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 April 2016 22:53 Sunday, 24 April 2016 22:43

Haru NomuraCanadian Press

DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Haru Nomura held on in strong wind to win the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic for her second LPGA Tour victory of the year.

The 23-year-old Japanese player closed with a 1-over 73 in steady 35-40 mph wind at Lake Merced to finish at 9-under 279 and beat South Africa’s Lee-Anne Pace by four strokes.

“It wasn’t the windiest conditions I’ve ever played in, but it was certainly up there, but also temperature-wise, I thought it was one of the coldest days,” Nomura said. “Everybody same situation today, so I try my patience. I picked up my patience. ... I feel so cold, but I also feel happy.”

Nomura won the Australian Women’s Open in February, pulling away to beat top-ranked Lydia Ko by three strokes for her first LPGA Tour title.



Japan’s Haru Nomura Takes 3-Shot Lead in Swinging Skirts

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 April 2016 00:40 Saturday, 23 April 2016 00:32

Haru NomuraCanadian Press

DALY CITY, California (AP) — Haru Nomura shot a 2-under 70 in windy conditions at Lake Merced to take the second-round lead in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic.

The 23-year-old Japanese player had a 9-under 135 total for a three-stroke lead over South Koreans So Yeon Ryu and Na Yeon Choi and Australia’s Minjee Lee.

“Today very windy, so I thought today’s best score even par,” Nomura said. “So, I keep my patience, so I’m so relaxed, and a couple putts go in.”

She opened with 11 straight pars, then made 15-foot birdie putts on the par-3 12th and par-4 13th. She dropped a stroke on the par-4 16th after driving into the right rough and short-siding herself in the left greenside bunker, and rebounded with a birdie on the par-4 17th.

“I will try and keep the patience this weekend,” Nomura said.



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