Connect to share and comment

Golf: Pornanong wins Dubai Ladies Masters

Thailand's world number 47 Pornanong Phatlum ended her year on a high when she produced sensational golf over the closing stretch of the Majlis course to beat American world number three Stacy Lewis by one shot in the 500,000 euros Dubai Ladies Masters Saturday. Pornanong, who celebrated her 24th birthday on Wednesday, the opening round of the season-ending championship of the Ladies European Tour, made it a memorable week by closing with a six-under par 66.

Golf: Lewis storms to top in Dubai

Stacy Lewis stormed to the top at the halfway stage of the 500,000-euro Dubai Ladies Masters, the season-ending championship of the Ladies European Tour, with a superb round of seven-under par 65 on Thursday. The 28-year-old American world number three, the highest ranked player in the tournament, gave the fans exactly what they expected from her. Eight birdies and a single bogey gave her a one-shot lead on top over Sweden's Pernilla Lindberg at nine-under par 135.

Golf: Lewis and Feng favourites in Dubai

Regulars on the LPGA Tour, American world number three Stacy Lewis and Chinese world number four Feng Shanshan, the defending champion, will start as pre-tournament favourites at the season-ending Dubai Ladies Masters on Wednesday. With the European Tour Order of Merit crown already secured by world number two Suzann Pettersen of Norway in just three starts, all eyes will be on the two top-ranked stars in the field. Both have been on form of late.

Park In-bee ready to start fresh after disappointing Women's British Open

INCHEON, Aug. 6 (Yonhap) -- After coming up short in winning her fourth straight LPGA major last weekend, South Korean star Park In-bee said Tuesday she is ready to put the disappointment behind her. Park arrived home on Tuesday to rest after competing at the Ricoh Women's British Open at the Old Course in St Andrews, Scotland. She was seeking to become the first golfer, male or female, to win four consecutive professional majors in the same season, but she finished tied for 42nd at 6-over par, 14 shots behind the champion, Stacy Lewis of the United States.

Park In-bee comes up short in bid to win fourth consecutive major

ST ANDREWS, Scotland, Aug. 4 (Yonhap) -- South Korean Park In-bee came up well short in her bid to win her fourth LPGA major in a row on Sunday, finishing tied for 42nd at the Ricoh Women's British Open. Park closed out the tournament with a 6-over 78 on Sunday at the par-72 Old Course at St Andrews, 14 shots behind the champion, Stacy Lewis of the United States. Park ended her tournament at 6-over 294. Having captured the first three majors of 2013, Park was trying to become the first golfer, male or female, to win four straight professional majors in the same season.

Park In-bee comes up short in bid to win fourth consecutive major

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, Aug. 4 (Yonhap) -- South Korean Park In-bee came up well short in her bid to win her fourth LPGA major in a row on Sunday, finishing tied for 42nd at the Ricoh Women's British Open. Park closed out the tournament with a 6-over 78 on Sunday at the par-72 Old Course at St. Andrews, 14 shots behind the champion, Stacy Lewis of the United States. Park ended her tournament at 6-over 294. Having captured the first three majors of 2013, Park was trying to become the first golfer, male or female, to win four straight professional majors in the same season.

Golf: Lewis captures British Open, Park flops

Stacy Lewis's love affair with the Old Course continued at St Andrews on Sunday when she finished birdie, birdie to win the Women's British Open. In 2008, the American won all five matches over the Home of Golf's famous links in leading her country to victory over Great Britain and Ireland in the Curtis Cup. Five years on and the 28-year-old winner of the 2011 Kraft Nabisco Championship collected her second major with a final round 72 for eight under 280. Choi Na Yeon and Park Hee Young both shot 73 and were joint runners-up on six under.

Golf: Lewis captures British Open, Park flops

Stacy Lewis's love affair with the Old Course continued at St Andrews on Sunday when she finished birdie, birdie to win the Women's British Open. In 2008, the American won all five matches over the Home of Golf's famous links in leading her country to victory over Great Britain and Ireland in the Curtis Cup. Five years on and the 28-year-old winner of the 2011 Kraft Nabisco Championship collected her second major with a final round 72 for eight under 280. Choi Na Yeon and Park Hee Young both shot 73 and were joint runners-up on six under.

Golf: Park, Lewis fight for LPGA top ranking in Texas

World number one Park Inbee of South Korea and second-ranked American Stacy Lewis will fight for the top spot again this week at the inaugural Texas LPGA Shootout that starts on Thursday. The $1.3 million event is the first LPGA stop in the "Lone Star" state in more than 20 years and features 144 players with a cut to the top 70 and ties after 36 holes and a second cut to the low 50 and ties after 54 holes.

CORRECTED: Golf: World No. 1 Lewis aims for another major title

Stacy Lewis returns this week to the scene of her first title, at the Kraft Nabisco Championship in 2011, but this time she'll pursue a major crown with the world No. 1 ranking next to her name. Lewis said the first thing on her mind this week will be trying to win a tournament, rather than holding on to that coveted top ranking. "There are so many things that I can't control," the Texas native said. "I can't control how Yani (Tseng) plays, how In-bee Park plays. "If they go out and play better than me, then I lose the No. 1 ranking.
Syndicate content