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16-year-old South Korean golfer wins top U.S. amateur competition

A 16-year-old South Korean made history by winning the top amateur golf tournament in the United States.Seong Eun-jeong, a golfer from Younpa Girls' High School in Seoul, won the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship at Rolling Green Golf Club in Springfield, Pennsylvania, on Sunday. In the 36...

Updated : 2016.08.08 13:33

Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea to host LPGA's int'l match play competition in 2018

Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Korea, lying just west of the nation's capital, will host the LPGA's international match play competition in 2018.The third edition of the biennial International Crown will ...

Updated : 2016.07.21 09:23

Koreans gear up for 2nd International Crown

Four Korean golfers competing in an international match play event this week said they will try to erase disappointing memories.Korea is the top seed at the second edition of the International Crown, ...

Updated : 2016.07.20 10:46

Injured golfer Park In-bee to announce Olympic status next week

Injured Korean golfer Park In-bee will announce her status for the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics when the field is finalized next week, her agency said Wednesday.Galaxia SM said the world No. 3, who ...

Updated : 2016.07.06 15:48

Ex-LPGA top rookie enters int'l event in place of injured stars

Former LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year Ryu So-yeon will enter an international match play competition this summer in place of injured stars.Ryu, the tour's top first-year player in 2012, was announced Friday as one of four South Koreans at the July 19-24 International Crown. Ranked 11th in th...

Updated : 2016.06.24 10:20

McIlroy opts out of Rio Olympics over Zika concerns

Golfer Rory McIlroy became one of the most high-profile sports stars to opt out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of concerns about the Zika virus, saying Wednesday it is "a risk I am unwilling t...

Updated : 2016.06.22 21:38

Injured Park In-bee going for history at LPGA major

Down but not out, injured South Korean golfer Park In-bee will chase history at the second LPGA major of the season this week.Park is the three-time defending champion of the KPMG Women's PGA Champion...

Updated : 2016.06.07 10:09

Park In-bee withdraws from LPGA stop after career-worst round

South Korean golfer Park In-bee has withdrawn from an LPGA Tour event in Michigan after shooting the worst round of her career.Park, ranked No. 2 in the world, carded a 12-over 84 in the first round of the LPGA Volvik Championship in Ann Arbor on Thursday (local time). She traded three bir...

Updated : 2016.05.27 09:44

Korean Wang Jeung-hun wins 2nd straight European Tour event

South Korean golfer Wang Jeung-hun captured his second straight European Tour win Sunday in Mauritius, powered by a dramatic late rally.Wang shot an even-par 72 in the final round of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at Four Seasons Golf Club at Anahita, for the four-round total of six-under...

Updated : 2016.05.16 11:06

Golfer Shin Ji-yai wins out on Japanese tour over her compatriots

South Korean golfer Shin Ji-yai collected her second win of the season on Sunday after winning the Hoken No Madoguchi Ladies in Japan. At the Fukuoka Country Club in Fukuoka, Japan, Shin shot four-under 68 to finish the tournament with a final score of 10-under 206. She beat her compatriot...

Updated : 2016.05.15 16:51

Korean Wang Jeung-hun wins on European Tour

South Korean golfer Wang Jeung-hun captured his first European Tour win in Morocco on Sunday (local time) in a sudden-death playoff.Wang defeated Nacho Elvira on the second playoff hole to claim the Trophee Hassan II at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam in Rabat, Morocco, and take home 250,000 euros...

Updated : 2016.05.09 09:27

Jenny Shin captures 1st LPGA win in Texas

South Korean golfer Jenny Shin captured her maiden LPGA Tour win in Texas on Sunday.Shin had a bogey-free final round of four-under 67 at the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout in Irving, Texas, for a four-round total of 14-under 270.Shin beat out two fellow South Koreans, Hur Mi-jung an...

Updated : 2016.05.02 11:45

Korean Jang Ha-na withdraws from LPGA event with anemia, insomnia

South Korean golfer Jang Ha-na withdrew from an LPGA Tour event in San Francisco Thursday with symptoms of insomnia and anemia, her Seoul-based agency said.Jang, a two-time winner this season and world No. 8, pulled out during the first round of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic. An officia...

Updated : 2016.04.22 16:29

Injured LPGA star Park In-bee to take one month off from touring

Park In-bee, the world's No. 2-ranked female golfer from South Korea, will take one month from the LPGA Tour to rest and treat a hand injury, her agency announced Monday.Galaxia SM said Park has pulled out of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic scheduled for this week in San Francisco. She wi...

Updated : 2016.04.18 17:25

Chun In-gee rises to qualification spot for Olympic women's golf

Fresh off a runner-up finish at the LPGA Tour's first major of the season, South Korean youngster Chun In-gee rose to the last qualification spot for the Olympics Monday.Chun finished second behind champion Lydia Ko at ANA Inspiration in California on Sunday, and moved up a notch on the la...

Updated : 2016.04.04 17:38