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Pettersen Holds Off Muñoz, Wins Taiwan LPGA

Last Updated on Monday, 28 October 2013 00:21 Monday, 28 October 2013 00:15

Suzann Pettersen

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YANGMEI, Taiwan (AP) — Suzann Pettersen shot a 3-under 69 and held off a furious rally from Azahara Munoz to win her second consecutive Taiwan Sunrise LPGA championship.

Pettersen finished at 9-under 279, beating Munoz by five shots. The Spaniard had a final-round 70.

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Yang Beats Seo in Playoff to Win KEB HanaBank

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 October 2013 23:34 Sunday, 20 October 2013 23:25

Amy Yang

Canadian Press

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Amy Yang birdied the first playoff hole to beat South Korean compatriot Hee Kyung Seo and win the KEB HanaBank Championship for her first career title.

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Lydia Ko Turns Pro Next Month

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 October 2013 05:09 Thursday, 17 October 2013 04:53

Lydia Ko

Canadian Press

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (AP) — Amateur sensation Lydia Ko is turning pro and has asked the LPGA Tour to waive its age limit.

The 16-year-old from New Zealand already is a two-time winner on the LPGA Tour — both wins at the Canadian Women's Open — and last year became the youngest winner in LPGA history. She also contended at the Evian Championship last month in the year's fifth and final major championship.

The LPGA Tour confirmed that it received a petition from Ko asking that it waive its minimum age requirement of 18.

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Lexi Thompson Wins LPGA Malaysia Event by Four

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 02:28 Tuesday, 15 October 2013 02:20

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Canadian Press

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — American teenager Lexi Thompson shot a two under 69 to comfortably win the LPGA Malaysia, beating the field by four strokes.

The 18-year-old, who won her second career LPGA title and first of the season, finished on 19-under 265 to end the South Korean dominance at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.

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Kirby and Sholer Head Canadians Off to LPGA Final Q-School Stage

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 01:37 Tuesday, 15 October 2013 01:25

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VENICE, Florida — Third-round leader Amy Anderson punched her ticket to the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament with a final round 4-under 68 on the Bobcat course at Plantation Golf and Country Club to earn medalist honors at Stage II LPGA Qualifying Tournament. She edged second round co-leader and five-year Symetra Tour member Jenny Suh by six-strokes.

Jennifer Kirby of Paris, Ont., and Hamilton’s Ashley Sholer topped all Canadians at the second stage of LPGA Tour qualifying school in Venice, Fla., on Friday. Kirby and Sholer tied for 33rd and will move on to the final stage in early December at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla.

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