LPGA of Korea Tour http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/59856/all en Trailblazing golfer Ku Ok-hee dies in Japan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130711/trailblazing-golfer-ku-ok-hee-dies-japan-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, July 11 (Yonhap) -- Ku Ok-hee, the first South Korean to win on the LPGA Tour, has passed away at the age of 56, the local governing body of women's golf said Thursday.</p> <p>The Korean LPGA (KLPGA) said Ku died of a heart attack on Wednesday at a golf club in Shizuoka, Japan. Ku had been staying in her residence on the course and didn't play golf on the day she passed away, the KLPGA added.</p> <p>Ku won the Standard Register Turquoise Classic on the LPGA Tour in March 1988, becoming the first South Korean to find the winner's circle in the world's most prestigious women's tour.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130711/trailblazing-golfer-ku-ok-hee-dies-japan-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Ku Ok-hee LPGA of Korea Tour Ok-Hee Ku Yonhap News Agency Thu, 11 Jul 2013 11:01:45 +0000 5881286 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korean women's golf tour to donate to ferry victims http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140430/s-korean-womens-golf-tour-donate-ferry-victims <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, May 1 (Yonhap) -- The operator of South Korea's top women's golf tour said it will donate a portion of the total purse at an upcoming tournament for victims of a recent ferry sinking.</p> <p>The Korea LPGA (KLPGA) said 5 percent of the 500 million won (US$484,000) purse at the KG-E Daily Ladies Open, which starts on Friday, will be donated to help those affected by the deadly sinking of the Sewol.</p> <p>The KLPGA joins other sports organizations, athletes and teams in making donations in light of the April 16 accident, which has left some 300 people dead or missing.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140706/kim-claims-back-back-wins-dominant-performance-clpgaklpga--0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Kim Hyo-Joo LPGA of Korea Tour Women's golf Xinhua News Agency Sun, 06 Jul 2014 15:45:03 +0000 6197271 at http://www.globalpost.com Kim claims back-to-back wins with dominant performance in CLPGA/KLPGA Tour Weihai event http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140706/kim-claims-back-back-wins-dominant-performance-clpgaklpga-to <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WEIHAI, China, July 6 (Xinhua) -- Kim Hyo-joo captured her second consecutive victory on Sunday when the 18-year-old South Korean closed with a 69 for a dominant seven stroke win at the Kumho Tires Ladies Open in Shandong Province.</p> <p>With a score of 13-under 203 at the 500,000-US-dollar tournament, a co-sponsored event between the China LPGA Tour and LPGA Tour of Korea, the Seoul-area teenager earned nearly 100,000 dollars to remain atop of the KLPGA Order of Merit.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. 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