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We Promise Foundation Tops $1 Million Mark in 2014

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014 22:13 Tuesday, 07 October 2014 22:09

altVIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia (LPGA) — Recently, several celebrities rocked out and teed up during a two-day fundraising rally hosted by Chartway Federal Credit Union's We Promise Foundation to make dreams come true for children battling life-threatening illnesses. As a result of the 9th Annual Diamonds in the Sky Gala, the 16th Annual Charity Golf Classic and all of its fundraising events this year, the credit union's charitable arm is proud to announce that 2014 contributions will pass the $1 million mark for the first time in the organization's history.

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Banner Year for Kylie Walker and the LPGA Tour is Next

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014 22:09 Tuesday, 07 October 2014 22:07

altVENICE, Florida (Symetra Tour) — Five years ago, Kylie Walker (Glasgow, Scotland) came to the LPGA Qualifying Tournament as an amateur. She has not been back since. Until now.

"I was just focusing on Europe (and the Ladies European Tour) at that time and in my first couple years I needed to finish the season strong to keep my full card on the LET," said Walker, who shot a 2-under 70 on Wednesday and is T34 after two days. "This year has been a really good season and that is why I have come back to try to get on the LPGA Tour."

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Azahara Muñoz Retains Lacoste Ladies Open de France

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014 19:04 Tuesday, 07 October 2014 18:57

altST JEAN DE LUZ, FRANCE (LPGA) — Azahara Muñoz of Spain came from four strokes behind the overnight leader Maria Hernández to retain her Lacoste Ladies Open de France title at Golf de Chantaco.

The 26-year-old from San Pedro de Alcántara, near Malaga, birdied the last two holes to end a stroke clear of Hernández and Amy Boulden.

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Lewis Shoots 66 to Take Lead at Reignwood Classic

Last Updated on Friday, 03 October 2014 00:11 Friday, 03 October 2014 00:07

Stacy Lewis

Canadian Press

BEIJING, China (AP) — Top-ranked Stacy Lewis birdied five of her final seven holes for a 7-under 66 and the first-round lead in the Reignwood LPGA Classic.

"You learn you just got to stay patient," Lewis said. "You're not going to go shoot a 66 or 65 every single day. Yeah, I want to be in the lead. That's where I want to be. I want to be in the lead coming up 18 on Sunday as well. It's a good start, but we have a long ways to go."

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Brogan McKinnon Overcomes Injury and Leads First-Round LPGA Qualifying Tournament Stage II

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 05:26 Wednesday, 01 October 2014 05:22

altVENICE, Florida (LPGA) — Brogan McKinnon (Mississauga, Ontario) is not your average professional golfer. She has several visible tattoos including one that extends up her forearm, she was homeschooled, she is Buddhist and she loves to skimboard. On Tuesday in Stage II of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament at Plantation Golf and Country Club, McKinnon proved she isn't average on the golf course either by firing a 6-under 66 to hold the 18-hole lead by three strokes.

"I putted well, putting was the big difference," said McKinnon, who played in seven Symetra Tour events and one LPGA Tour event (Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic) in 2014. "I didn't really miss any that I should have made."

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