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South Korean Jang Ha-na claims maiden LPGA win

South Korean Jang Ha-na claimed her maiden LPGA Tour victory in Florida on Saturday, becoming the second straight player from the country to win on the world's largest female tour. (Yonhap)Jang won th...

Updated : 2016.02.07 11:56

K.J. Choi falls short of ending PGA Tour drought

South Korean veteran Choi Kyoung-ju fell short of ending his PGA Tour title drought on Monday in California.Choi, better known by his initials K.J., finished alone in second at the weather-interrupted Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, California, on Monday. T...

Updated : 2016.02.02 09:51

Korean Song Young-han edges out world No. 1 Spieth for Asian Tour title

South Korea's Song Young-han edged out world No. 1 Jordan Spieth to capture his first career Asian Tour title in Singapore on Monday.Song shot a 12-under 272 to claim the weather-delayed SMBC Singapore Open at the par-71 Serapong Course of the Sentosa Golf Club, beating Spieth by one strok...

Updated : 2016.02.01 10:19

Park In-bee withdraws from LPGA season opener with back injury

World No. 2 Park In-bee withdrew from the LPGA Tour's season opener on Thursday in the Bahamas with a back injury after shooting her worst round in seven years.Park shot a seven-over 80 at the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic, the worst score in the field of 108 after one round. Park picked ...

Updated : 2016.01.29 09:13

New LPGA season to kick off in Bahamas; S. Koreans eye another

The 2016 LPGA Tour season will kick off in the Bahamas this week, as the South Korean contingent eyes another dominant year.The $1.4 million Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic will start Thursday at the par-73 Ocean Club Golf Course on Paradise Island, Bahamas. South Korean Kim Sei-young, the ...

Updated : 2016.01.26 09:27

Hall of Famer, PGA Tour veteran to coach S. Korea at Olympics

Pak Se-ri, an LPGA great and the lone South Korean in the World Golf Hall of Fame, and Choi Kyoung-ju, veteran of eight PGA Tour wins, will be leading the national women's and men's teams at this year's Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.The Korea Golf Association (KGA) on Monday announced ...

Updated : 2016.01.25 13:29

10-birdie Wi tears it up in Vietnam

HANOI (AFP) -- South Korea's Charlie Wi plundered 10 birdies on his way to nine-under 62 and the first-round lead at the inaugural, $1.5-million Ho Tram Open in Vietnam on Thursday.Wi made five birdies in a row on the front nine, and another five on his way back against just one bogey as h...

Updated : 2015.12.03 21:28

Park In-bee qualifies for LPGA Hall of Fame

South Korean Park In-bee reserved her ticket to the LPGA Hall of Fame on Sunday after winning this season's Vare Trophy awarded to the player with the lowest scoring average.  The world No. 2 hit a final round 3-under 69, earning the final point out of the 27 needed to enter the Hall of ...

Updated : 2015.11.23 11:25

World No. 2 Park In-bee earns 5th LPGA win of '15

South Korean Park In-bee captured her fifth LPGA Tour win of the season in Mexico on Sunday, putting herself in the thick of the race for a major season-ending individual award.Park, world No. 2, claimed the Lorena Ochoa Invitational at 18-under 270, following a bogey-free final round of e...

Updated : 2015.11.16 09:45

Ahn Sun-ju picks up first LPGA Tour victory in Japan

Korean Ahn Sun-jun picked up her first LPGA Tour victory in Japan on Sunday.Ahn captured the Toto Japan Classic in a three-way playoff over fellow South Korean Lee Ji-hee and Angela Stanford of the United States, taking her US$225,000 in the winner's check.The event was co-sanctioned by th...

Updated : 2015.11.08 16:39

World No. 5 Thompson wins LPGA event in S. Korea

World No. 5 Lexi Thompson picked up her second LPGA Tour win of the season in South Korea on Sunday.Thompson shot a final round of three-under 69 to take the US$2 million LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship at 15-under 273 in Incheon, west of Seoul.Former world No. 1 Yani Tseng and Korea LPGA ...

Updated : 2015.10.18 17:38

Top two in women's golf to clash in S. Korea

The two best players in women's golf will clash in South Korea this week, as the LPGA Tour makes its annual stop in the country.  World No. 1 Park In-bee of South Korea and No. 2 Lydia Ko of New Zealand will headline the star-studded field in the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship at the Oc...

Updated : 2015.10.13 10:47

U.S. wins ninth Presidents Cup in S. Korea

The United States won the Presidents Cup for the ninth time Sunday, defeating the International Team 15 1/2 to 14 1/2 after a nail-biting finish on a chilly afternoon by the Yellow Sea.The Americans grabbed six points out of 12 matches at the par-72, 7,380-yard Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Kore...

Updated : 2015.10.11 22:28

Incheon to host S. Korea's lone LPGA event for three more years

Incheon and KEB Hana Bank on Wednesday signed an agreement to stage the only LPGA Tour event in South Korea for three more years in the western metropolitan city.The LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship started out in 2002 under a different corporate sponsor. It was earlier held on Jeju Island ...

Updated : 2015.09.30 14:51

S. Korean golfer Bae Sang-moon apologizes for conscription row

South Korean golfer Bae Sang-moon on Wednesday apologized to his fans for a recent conscription row, saying he will take proper steps to complete his mandatory military service after playing at the upcoming Presidents Cup on home soil.Bae arrived home early Wednesday to prepare for the bie...

Updated : 2015.09.30 08:49