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Golf: LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship Scores

Leading final-round scores on Sunday in the LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship, first women's major of the year (USA unless noted, par-72, a-denotes amateur): 274 - Lexi Thompson 73-64-69-68 277 - Michelle Wie 67-71-68-71 281 - Stacy Lewis 73-70-69-69 282 - Cristie Kerr 69-70-71-72, Se Ri Pak (KOR) 67-70-71-74 283 - Feng Shanshan (CHN) 66-73-72-72 284 - Angela Stanford 74-69-69-72, Azahara Munoz (ESP) 72-70-70-72, Charley Hull (ENG) 73-69-66-76 285 - Amy Yang (KOR) 68-73-71-73

Golf: LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship Scores

Leading second-round scores on Friday in the LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship, first women's major of the year (USA unless noted, par-72, a-denotes amateur): 137 - Lexi Thompson 73-64, Pak Se-Ri (KOR) 67-70 138 - Michelle Wie 67-71 139 - Cristie Kerr 69-70, Feng Shanshan (CHN) 66-73 140 - Catriona Matthew (SCO) 72-68, Anna Nordqvist (SWE) 71-69, Morgan Pressel 70-70 141 - Mo Martin 73-68, Amy Yang (KOR) 68-73

Golf: Pak, Thompson share Kraft Nabisco lead

US teenager Lexi Thompson fired eight birdies in a sparkling eight-under par 64 on Friday to grab a share of the LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship lead alongside Hall-of-Famer Pak Se-Ri. Thompson's effort in perfect morning conditions on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hills gave her a seven-under par total of 137. She was joined atop the leaderboard at the halfway stage of the first women's major of the year by Pak, who had two birdies in a two-under 70.

World No. 1 Park In-bee to lead S. Korean contingent at LPGA's inaugural int'l event

SEOUL, March 31 (Yonhap) -- The world's No. 1-ranked female golfer Park In-bee will lead the South Korean team at an international competition to be inaugurated by the LPGA Tour this summer. The top women's golf tour will stage the International Crown in Maryland in July. The four highest-ranked players each from eight countries will compete at Caves Valley Golf Club, outside Baltimore, and the representatives were based on the world rankings announced on Monday.

Golf: Kiwi teen star Ko grabs LPGA Founders Cup lead

New Zealand teen Lydia Ko fired a five-under par 67 Saturday to seize a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the LPGA Founders Cup. The South Korean-born world number four, seeking her first professional LPGA title, stood on 16-under par 200 through 54 holes at Wildfire Golf Club. Jessica Korda, the 21-year-old US daughter of retired tennis star Petr Korda; and South Korean rookie Mirim Lee, in her third LPGA event and US debut; shared second on 201 with South Korean Yoo Sun-Young another shot back.

S. Korea to host qualifying tournament for LPGA's U.S. Women's Open

SEOUL, March 3 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will stage its first-ever qualifying tournament for the U.S. Women's Open, one of five majors in women's golf, officials here announced Monday. The Korea Golf Association (KGA) said it has reached an agreement with the United States Golf Association (USGA) to hold the 36-hole qualifying event on May 19 at Woo Jeong Hills Country Club in Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province, about 90 kilometers south of Seoul.

Park In-bee voted top female golfer of 2013 by U.S. golf writers

SEOUL, Jan. 3 (Yonhap) -- South Korean LPGA Tour star Park In-bee has been voted the top female golfer for 2013 by American golf journalists. The Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA) announced on Thursday, U.S. time, that Park received 91 percent of the vote to easily capture the Female Player of the Year honors.

Lydia Ko's performance ranked No. 2 in 13 top LPGA Tour stories

SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Yonhap) -- South Korea-born New Zealander Lydia Ko's successful LPGA title defense in Canada came in at No. 2 on the tour's 13 top stories of the year on Tuesday. LPGA Tour's website,, has been counting down to the end of the year with 13 top storylines of the season. Ko's sensational feat on the tour and her decision to turn professional later in the season claimed the second spot. Ko captured her second straight CN Canadian Women's Open in August, becoming the first amateur to defend an LPGA title.

Golfer Park In-bee to conclude 2013 as world's No. 1

SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's Park In-bee, who is the LPGA Player of the Year, will finish 2013 as No. 1 in women's golf. Park, who first reached the top spot in the world women's rankings on April 15, held the post for the 33rd week in a row in the latest rankings announced early Tuesday (Korean time). She has an average of 11.79 ranking points.

Park In-bee claims second straight LPGA Tour money title

NAPLES, Florida, Nov. 24 (Yonhap) -- South Korean golfer Park In-bee clinched her second straight LPGA Tour money title with a top-five finish at the season's final tournament in Florida on Sunday. Park topped the tour's money list with US$2.45 million in earnings, after finishing fifth at the CME Group Titleholders at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Florida. She carded a 4-under 68 in the final round for the four-round total of 11-under, four strokes behind the champion Feng Shanshan of China.
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