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LPGA May Be The United Nations Of Golf, And, If So, The Capital Is South Korea

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 August 2012 09:57 Sunday, 26 August 2012 08:54

 by Alfie Lau

 

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Norwegian Suzann Pettersen called the LPGA the "United Nations" of golf pros and it's hard to argue with that. 
 
World number 1 Yani Tseng is from Taiwan and the nationalities of the players who made the cut at the 2012 CN Canadian Women's Open was dotted with players from New Zealand, the Netherlands, Australia, Wales, Japan, Sweden, China, the United States and the little country of South Korea.
 
South Korean players are all over the place and 15 of them cashed a cheque in Coquitlam, which is quite appropriate since the city is home to one of the largest Korean populations in Canada.

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Lydia Ko Takes Solo Lead At CN Canadian Women's Open

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 August 2012 15:21 Saturday, 25 August 2012 14:58

 by Alfie Lau

 

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If nerves are going to hit 15-year-old Lydia Ko at the CN Canadian Women's Open, there doesn't seem to be any sign of it happening any time soon.
 
Ko shot an even-par 72 on Saturday and has a one-stroke lead over a group of four players at (-7), including the South Korean trio of Jiyai Shin, Inbee Park and Chella Choi, along with American Stacy Lewis.

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Jessica Shepley The Only Canadian To Make Cut At CN Canadian Women's Open

Last Updated on Friday, 24 August 2012 23:08 Friday, 24 August 2012 19:02

 by Alfie Lau

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Jessica Shepley couldn't stop smiling after her final hole on Friday afternoon.
 
Shepley had just made a left-to-right downhill 10-foot slider for bogey, but that was enough for her to finish (+3) on the tournament and make the cut on the number.
 
"I didn't play that last hole well," she laughed, "But I'm looking forward to playing this weekend." Shepley is the lone Canadian standing among the 15 who started the tournament on Thursday morning.

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Youngsters Steal The Show At CN Canadian Women's Open

Last Updated on Friday, 24 August 2012 19:02 Friday, 24 August 2012 18:27

by Alfie Lau

 

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It's hard to think of 21-year-old Chella Choi being old, but when you have a young whippersnapper like 15-year-old Lydia Ko tied with Choi at the top of the leaderboard at the CN Canadian Women's Open, that's the cold, hard reality of the LPGA Tour.
 
Yes, the women are good, but the girls may be even better, as Ko followed up her opening round 68 with another 68 to take a share of the second-round lead at the Vancouver Golf Club in Coquitlam.

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Sex Sells, But Golf Wins The Day At CN Canadian Women’s Open

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 August 2012 22:31 Thursday, 23 August 2012 23:21

 

by Alfie Lau
 

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It was the question everybody was dying to ask Norwegian golfer Suzann Pettersen: What has the reaction been to her appearance in ESPN: The Magazine’s Body Issue.
 
An unclothed Pettersen – with strategically placed limbs and props to cover up what the English call “the naughty bits” – knew the question was coming, yet her answer was still refreshingly funny.

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