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Inbee Park Wins North Texas Shootout

Last Updated on Monday, 04 May 2015 00:30 Monday, 04 May 2015 00:20

Inbee ParkCanadian Press

IRVING, Texas (Stephen Hawkins/AP) — Inbee Park won the LPGA Tour’s North Texas Shootout for the second time in three years, closing with a bogey-free 6-under 65 for a three stroke victory.

Park finished at 15-under 269 at Las Colinas for her second victory this year and 14th on the tour. The 26-year-old South Korean player, the HSBC Women’s Champions winner in March in Singapore, earned $195,000 to push her career total to nearly $10.8 million.

Cristie Kerr and Hee Young Park tied for second. The 37-year-old Kerr had three consecutive birdies to finish her round of 66. Hee Young Park also had a 66, birdieing the final two holes after her only bogey at No. 16.

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Thompson Ricochets to Share of LPGA Tour Lead with Park; Henderson Tied for 3rd

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 May 2015 15:14 Saturday, 02 May 2015 14:57

Lexi ThompsonCanadian Press

IRVING, Texas (Stephen Hawkins/AP) — Long-hitting Lexi Thompson was going for the green in two with her approach on the 18th hole. She got there with a fortunate ricochet, and grabbed a share of the lead in the LPGA’s North Texas Shootout.

Thompson hit a screamer well left of the green on the closing par 5 in the third round. The ball struck the front facing of a grandstand and ricocheted onto the green, skimming just over the top of a bunker.

“I wouldn’t say I was trying to nail that grandstand,” Thompson said with a chuckle after the long two-putt birdie to close a round of 3-under 68.

Thompson shared the lead at 9-under 204 with 2013 North Texas winner Inbee Park, who finished a round of 69 with a more conventional birdie at No. 18. Park hit her third-shot approach inside a foot.

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Crowded Leaderboard Has Alena Sharp One Back of the Lead in the North Texas Shootout

Last Updated on Friday, 01 May 2015 09:35 Friday, 01 May 2015 09:30

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IRVING, Texas (AP) — Lydia Ko sent her caddie up a pine tree behind the 14th green – and tumbled down the leaderboard in the North Texas Shootout.

Lydia Ko had a triple bogey after losing a ball in the tree and dropped three more strokes on the next two holes to put her career-long LPGA Tour cuts streak in jeopardy.

“I would never have imagined for it to be stuck up there,” Ko said.

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Lydia Ko Donating Earnings to Nepal Relief Effort

Last Updated on Friday, 01 May 2015 08:01 Friday, 01 May 2015 07:53

Lydia KoCanadian Press

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Lydia Ko is donating her earnings in the LPGA Tour’s North Texas Shootout to the earthquake relief effort in Nepal.

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LPGA Announces Acer as New Official Marketing Partner

Last Updated on Friday, 01 May 2015 07:09 Friday, 01 May 2015 07:03

altDAYTONA BEACH, Florida — The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) announced that Acer, a global leader in computers, software and technology services, is the newest Official Marketing Partner in the LPGA family and will be the Official Tablet of the LPGA this tournament season.

As an Official Marketing Partner for the LPGA, Acer is sponsoring Acer Connection Zones, lounges outfitted with its award-winning Aspire Switch Series 2-in-1 notebooks at upcoming tournaments in North America. The popular Acer Aspire Switch Series are the Official Tablet of the LPGA and combine a full Microsoft Windows 8.1-based notebook and tablet in one flexible device that can switch between four modes including notebook, pad, display and tent.

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