May 7, 2013 |
GALLOWAY, N.J. - Since she won the 2012 ShopRite LPGA Classic, Stacy Lewis has been making history. She was the first U.S. player in 18 years to win LPGA player of the year and only the second American to be No. 1 since the women's world rankings were introduced in 2006. Note the key word here: American. Despite the presence of outstanding players from the United States such as Juli Inkster, Cristie Kerr, and Paula Creamer, Americans had been shut out of the top for quite some time until Lewis, 28, ascended.
May 5, 2013
Two-time champion Cristie Kerr shot a 5-under 66 to take a 2-stroke lead over second-ranked Stacy Lewis and Suzann Pettersen after the third round of the LPGA Tour's Kingsmill Championship in Williamsburg, Va. Kerr made six birdies to reach 10-under 203. Lewis shot a 69, and Pettersen had a 68. LACROSSE: Syracuse beat host Villanova, 13-9, to win its fourth straight Big East men's title. The Orange never trailed, but the Wildcats scored four straight goals in the second half to pull within two in the fourth quarter.
April 21, 2013
Suzann Pettersen won the LPGA Lotte Championship in Kapolei, Hawaii, beating Lizette Salas with a par on the first hole of a playoff after Salas chunked her approach shot into the water. Charley Hoffman 's quick start gave him a 2-shot lead over U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson after three rounds of the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head Island, S.C., on Saturday. Esteban Toledo , a rookie looking for his first win on the Champions Tour, has a 1-stroke lead heading into the final round of the Greater Gwinnett Championship in Duluth, Ga. Mark Warren of Scotland shot a 4-under 68 to take a 2-shot lead after the third round of the Spanish Open in Valencia, Spain.
April 6, 2013 |
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - Inbee Park took the second-round lead Friday in the Kraft Nabisco Championship, making three birdies in a row early on the back nine and rebounding from a wind-blown bogey with four straight pars. Finishing in gusty conditions on another hot afternoon at Mission Hills, the 24-year-old South Korean player shot a 5-under 67 to reach 7 under. American Lizette Salas was a stroke back after a 68, and Sweden's Carolina Hedwall and Italy's Giulia Sergas followed at 5 under.
April 5, 2013
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - Playing partners Suzann Pettersen and Na Yeon Choi took advantage of perfect morning conditions to share the first-round lead with Jodi Ewart Shadoff in the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Finishing before the temperature climbed into the low 90s on Thursday, Pettersen and Choi had bogey-free rounds of 4-under-par 68 at Mission Hills. Ewart Shadoff matched them late in the afternoon. Anna Nordqvist and afternoon starter Amy Yang were a stroke back at 69 in the LPGA Tour's first major championship of the year.
December 7, 2012
The ShopRite LPGA Classic announced Thursday that the 2013 tournament is scheduled for May 27-June 2 on the Bay Course at Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club in Galloway, N.J. Top women from the Ladies Professional Golf Association will compete for a $1.5 million purse in the 54-hole, LPGA-sanctioned official event. It is scheduled to be televised on the Golf Channel. For more tournament news and information, go to www.ShopRiteLPGAclassic.com .
September 17, 2012 |
HOYLAKE, England - Jiyai Shin avoided mistakes in miserable weather conditions Sunday to cruise to a record 9-stroke victory in the Women's British Open that completed an Asian sweep of the four majors. South Korea's Sun Young Yoo won the Kraft Nabisco, China's Shanshan Feng took the LPGA Championship, and South Korea's Na Yeon Choi won the U.S. Women's Open. In the 36-hole finish in the wind-delayed tournament, Shin took a 3-shot lead into the final round after shooting a 1-under-par 71 in the morning.
August 27, 2012 |
LYDIA KO won the Canadian Women's Open in Coquitlam, British Columbia, on Sunday to become the youngest winner in LPGA Tour history and only the fifth amateur champion. The 15-year-old South Korean-born New Zealander closed with a 5-under 67 for a three-stroke victory. She broke the age record of 16 set by Lexi Thompson last September in the Navistar LPGA Classic in Alabama, and is the first amateur winner since JoAnne Carner in the 1969 Burdine's Invitational. In January, Ko won the New South Wales Open in Australia at 14 to become the youngest player to win a professional tour event, a mark broken by 14-year-old Brooke Henderson in June in a Canadian Women's Tour event in Quebec.
June 12, 2012 |
PITTSFORD, N.Y. - Shanshan Feng closed with a 5-under 67 Sunday to win the LPGA Championship by 2 strokes, becoming the first Chinese player to win an LPGA Tour title and a major. The 22-year-old Feng, the only player from China on the tour, had the lowest round of the tournament at the right time and finished at 6-under 282. "I am so excited right now," Feng said. "I did it!" Stacy Lewis, bidding to win her third straight stroke-play event on the LPGA Tour, shot a 70 to tie for second with Mika Miyazato, Suzann Pettersen, and third-round leader Eun-Hee Ji. Miyazato shot 69, Pettersen 70, and Ji 72. Karrie Webb, who started the day 1 shot behind Ji, had a 72 to finish at 3 under.
June 10, 2012 |
PITTSFORD, N.Y. - Eun-Hee Ji shot a 3-under 69 on Saturday, to take a 1-shot lead over Karrie Webb after the third round of the LPGA Championship. Ji was 4 under at Locust Hill. Webb had a 68, matching Ji for the best round of the tournament. Giulia Sergas, who shared the first-round lead but had a 76 on Friday in the wind-swept second round, moved back near the top with four birdies on the front nine and also finished with a 69. Sergas was tied at 2 under with Stacy Lewis, Suzann Pettersen, and Inbee Park.