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Inkster Gets Exemption To US Women's Open

Last Updated on Sunday, 05 May 2013 00:24 Sunday, 05 May 2013 00:19

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FAR HILLS, New Jersey -- Juli Inkster won't have to go through qualifying to get back to the U.S. Women's Open.

Inkster was given a special exemption into this year's U.S. Women's Open, which will be played June 27-30, 2013 at Sebonack Golf Club in New York. Inkster, who is in the World Golf Hall of Fame, turns 53 that week.

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Inbee Park Wins North Texas LPGA, 3rd Win In '13

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 16:12 Tuesday, 30 April 2013 15:59

Inbee Park, North Texas LPGA Shootout

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Stephen Hawkins (AP Golf Writer)

IRVING, Texas -- Inbee Park shot a bogey-free 4-under 67 to win the inaugural North Texas LPGA Shootout by a stroke over Carlota Ciganda, whose chance for a first LPGA victory was wiped out in a two-hole stretch.

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Masson Shoots 64 To Lead LPGA In North Texas

Last Updated on Friday, 26 April 2013 01:33 Friday, 26 April 2013 01:18

Caroline Masson 2013 North Texas LPGA Shootout

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Stephen Hawkins (AP Golf Writer)

IRVING, Texas -- Caroline Masson still feels at times like the LPGA Tour rookie she is, even after three seasons on the Ladies European Tour and winning the South African Women's Open last year.

Then there are rounds like Thursday, a bogey-free 7-under 64 that gave her a two-stroke lead over Carlota Ciganda after the first round of the inaugural North Texas LPGA Shootout.

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LPGA Tour Makes First North Texas Stop Since '91

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 April 2013 16:59 Wednesday, 24 April 2013 16:52

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Stephen Hawkins (AP Golf Writer)

IRVING, Texas -- Angela Stanford gets to experience a first in her 13 seasons on the LPGA Tour. She gets to stay at home and sleep in her own bed during a tournament.

"It's great to be home. I'm glad the LPGA is here. You know, I spend most of my time all year telling people how great it is here, so it's nice to have the whole gang here," said Stanford, who lives in nearby Fort Worth and went to school at TCU. "It was a little odd getting off the airplane from Hawaii ... like the whole tour was following me."

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Suzann Pettersen Wins In Hawaii

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 April 2013 00:47 Sunday, 21 April 2013 00:28

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KAPOLEI, Hawaii -- Suzann Pettersen won the LPGA Lotte Championship on Saturday, beating Lizette Salas with a par on the first hole of a playoff after Salas chunked her approach shot into the water.

Pettersen, the leader after the second and third rounds at Ko Olina, bogeyed the final hole of regulation to set up the playoff on the par-4 18th. The 32-year-old Norwegian closed with a 5-under 67, and Salas had a tournament-record 62 to finish at 19-under 269.

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