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Ariya Jutanugarn Hosted a Golf Clinic for Special Guests of Honda

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 February 2015 19:36 Tuesday, 24 February 2015 19:25

altAriya Jutanugarn knows first hand what an important influence an LPGA player can make on a young golfer. As a young golfer, she was fortunate to attend a clinic run by an accomplished LPGA player.

“When I was younger, I went to a clinic with Cristie Kerr and I felt like it helped me a lot.” Jutanugarn said. “And to now be able to help someone else makes me feel so good.”



16-Year-Old O’Sullivan Becomes Youngest Symetra Tour Winner

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 February 2015 19:23 Sunday, 22 February 2015 19:17

Hannah O’SullivanMESA, Arizona — Hannah O’Sullivan of Chandler, Arizona became the youngest player in Symetra Tour history (16 years, 9 months, 11 days) to win a tournament by firing a 3-under 69 to capture the Gateway Classic at Longbow Golf Club with a three-day score of 15-under 201, which is a tournament record. O’Sullivan also becomes just the third woman to win on the LPGA Tour or the Symetra Tour before her 17th birthday. Lydia Ko and Lexi Thompson are the only other women to win as a 16-year-old.

O’Sullivan betters the age mark previously held by Cristie Kerr, who won the 1995 Ironwood FUTURES Classic at Ironwood Golf Course in Gainesville, Florida at the age of 17. The high school junior also becomes the first amateur to win a Symetra Tour event since 1999 when Kellee Booth won the Pacific Bell FUTURES Classic.



Canadian Brooke Henderson Loving Life as a Full-Time LPGA Tour Pro

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 February 2015 18:12 Sunday, 22 February 2015 18:08

Brooke HendersonCanadian Press

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Brooke Henderson finished tied for 33rd in her first tournament as a pro and faces having to qualify for many of the LPGA Tour events she wants to play this season, but the Canadian teen couldn’t be happier.

Just over two months after declining a golf scholarship at Florida to play full-time on the LPGA Tour, the 17-year-old native of Smiths Falls, Ont., is relishing her decision.



Lydia Ko Wins Women’s Australian Open by 2 Strokes

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 February 2015 17:49 Sunday, 22 February 2015 17:43

Lydia KoCanadian Press

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — New Zealand’s Lydia Ko made her second start as world No. 1 a winning one, shooting a final-round 2-under 71 for a two-stroke victory over South Korea’s Amy Yang in the Women’s Australian Open.

The South Korean-born Ko finished with a 72-hole total of 9-under 283 on the composite course at Royal Melbourne. Yang shot a final-round 72.

Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand, who was tied with Ko after three rounds in the LPGA, European Tour and Australian Ladies event, shot a 76 to finish third, five strokes behind Ko.

Defending champion Karrie Webb, who won her fifth Australian Open last year at nearby Victoria Golf Club, shot 71 and finished 10 strokes behind.



This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 01:29 Tuesday, 17 February 2015 19:31

Northern Trust OpenCanadian Press

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Site: Los Angeles.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: The Riviera Country Club (7,349 yards, par 71).

Purse: $6.7 million. Winner's share: $1,206,000.



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