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Ciganda Beats Lee In LPGA Tour Playoff In South Korea

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 October 2016 18:17 Sunday, 16 October 2016 18:12

Carlota CigandaCanadian Press

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Carlota Ciganda overcame an early five-stroke deficit, blew a late five-stroke lead and needed a big break to get in a playoff in the rainy LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship.

The 26-year-old Spaniard then left Alison Lee in tears, beating the American on the first extra hole for her first LPGA Tour title. Ciganda made a 6-foot birdie putt after Lee’s birdie chip from the rough off the back edge missed a half-inch to the right.

“I was just trying to stay in the present and hit as best I could,” Ciganda said. “In the end, it was so close. I think I was the lucky one today and I’m very happy.”



Brittany Lang Leads LPGA HEB HanaBank Championship

Last Updated on Friday, 14 October 2016 06:55 Friday, 14 October 2016 06:39

Brittany LangCanadian Press

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Brittany Lang hit driver for a tap-in eagle on the par-4 15th and birdied the last for a 7-under 65 and the second-round lead in the LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship.

A day after Se Ri Pak ended her Hall of Fame career in front of her home fans, Lang nearly aced the 251-yard 15th. Her ball hopped onto the green, curled right toward the pin and missed by a few inches on the high side before stopping a foot away.

“Yesterday that hole was playing into the wind. I just laid up short of the bunkers and wedged on and still made a birdie,” Lang said. “Today was downwind, so I could carry it. I just hit a nice little high-cut driver just right of the pin. It landed nice and soft and kind of fed down there. ... I swore it was going to go in.”



LPGA Announces Leaders Cosmetics as Newest Official Marketing Partner

Last Updated on Friday, 14 October 2016 06:39 Friday, 14 October 2016 06:36

Leaders Cosmetics CEO, Kim Jin-Goo and LPGA Commissioner Michael WhanDAYTONA BEACH, Florida — The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) announced that Leaders Cosmetics Co., LTD., a global leader in facial masks and skincare products, has joined the LPGA family as an Official Marketing Partner with the designation as Official Sun Care Product of the LPGA.

Leaders Cosmetics is headquartered in Korea, and as an official partner of the LPGA they will bring their innovative sunscreen, cleansing and mask sheets to LPGA players and fans for refreshing recovery from sun damage. 

Leaders Cosmetics will have a presence through the 2017 LPGA season and headline a “Fresh Face on the LPGA” rookie feature on Golf Channel, which will highlight a new rookie playing on the LPGA. 



Se Ri Pak Ends Hall Of Fame Career In Front Of Home Fans In The LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 October 2016 21:26 Thursday, 13 October 2016 21:10

Se Ri PakCanadian Press

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Se Ri Pak ended her Hall of Fame career in tears Thursday in front of her adoring home fans in the LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship.

Overcome at the end of the sunny afternoon at Sky 72, Pak cried nearly throughout a retirement ceremony on the 18th hole. The Little Angels children’s choir sang, players wore “SE RI” hats and farewell messages were played in a video montage.

“A lot of emotion going on through my mind,” Pak said.



Augusta James, Best Chance To Gain LPGA Tour Card

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 October 2016 18:38 Thursday, 13 October 2016 17:57

Augusta JamesAugusta James, the fourth-ranked player in Canada, has the best chance to gain her LPGA Tour card among Canadians currently playing on the Symetra Tour. James enters the Tour Championship 13th on the money list with the season’s Top-10 earning cards for 2017. She will likely need a Top-10 result in the season-ending event to secure her card.



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