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Cheyenne Woods To Make Pro Debut At LPGA Major

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 June 2012 23:12 Sunday, 03 June 2012 21:40

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Cheyenne Woods will make her professional debut this week at the Wegmans LPGA Championship.

It is the tour's second major of the season.

Her second LPGA major will be a big one: the US Women’s Open.
 
Woods qualified for the Open May 30 at Carolina Trace Country Club in Sanford, N.C.
 
Woods, who will play Wegman’s on a sponsor exemption, shot 2-over 146 (74-72) at Women’s Open sectional qualifying to tie North Carolina sophomore Katherine Perry for medalist honors.
 
Because of weather delays, the 36-hole one-day qualifier stretched over two days.
 
Woods, the niece of Tiger Woods and the 2011 ACC individual champion, recently graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in communications.
 
Last week, Cheyenne Woods signed with Excel Sports Management, the same representation as her more famous uncle.
 
In a chat on Google Plus last Tuesday, Tiger Woods expressed pride as his niece embarks on her pro career.
 
"She hit her first golf ball in the same garage I started,” Tiger said, “and to see her progress, and quite frankly grow up into a woman, it's exciting to see how she's changed over the years and matured as a person."
 
   

Munoz Takes LPGA Match Play After Slow Play Controversy

Last Updated on Monday, 21 May 2012 17:29 Monday, 21 May 2012 15:15

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GLADSTONE, N.J. -- Azahara Munoz will never forget her first LPGA Tour win. It was as emotional as it was controversial and possibly tainted.

Munoz beat Candie Kung 2 and 1 on Sunday to win the Sybase Match Play Championship, a title that was set up when Morgan Pressel was penalized for slow play while in control of their semifinal match.

Pressel was one of the first to hug and congratulate Munoz, her good friend, but she also had to be feeling this could have been her first win since 2008 just as easily.
 
It all reverted to the morning semifinal in which Munoz and Pressel were both slow, although Munoz was admittedly a little slower.

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Gulbis Among Those Added For Canadian LPGA Stop

Last Updated on Monday, 21 May 2012 15:13 Sunday, 20 May 2012 18:48

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Stacy Lewis, Morgan Pressel, Natalie Gulbis, and Alena Sharp have been added to the field for the inaugural Manulife Financial LPGA Classic at Grey Silo Golf Course this June.

Lewis has certainly proven herself to be one of the premier female golfers in the world, finishing the 2011 season fourth on the LPGA Money List, racking up 12 top 10 results including her first major title at the Kraft Nabisco Championship.
 
Lewis has shown no signs of slowing down in 2012, winning the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic just two weeks ago, vaulting her to seventh in the latest world rankings.
 
Pressel is the youngest-ever winner of a modern LPGA major championship and is a three time U.S. Solheim Cup team member, going undefeated in singles play.
 
Gulbis, in her 11th season on the Tour and always a fan-favourite, says she's looking forward to the week at Grey Silo in Waterloo, Ontario.

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Tiger's Niece Cheyenne Eyes LPGA Career

Monday, 07 May 2012 01:48

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — There's plenty more to Cheyenne Woods' game than just her famous last name.

With uncle Tiger Woods playing last week across the state in Charlotte, his niece was looking to wrap up her record-setting Wake Forest career with a strong showing in NCAA tournament play.

She will play in the regionals next week, and hopes to qualify for the championship finals later in May before turning pro with the hope of building a career on the LPGA Tour.

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Lewis Holds Off Thompson In Mobile Bay LPGA Classic

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 April 2012 22:32 Sunday, 29 April 2012 22:09

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MOBILE, Ala. -- Stacy Lewis sweated out a win that came down to the last pressurized putt in a day full of them.

Lexi Thompson, meanwhile, was at her poised best -- not her worst -- on a Sunday in Mobile.
 
Lewis outlasted the rising teenager to win the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic by one stroke for her second LPGA Tour title in a round that supplied a measure of vindication for both.

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