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Late golfer Ku Ok-hee to be posthumously honored

SEOUL July 16 (Yonhap) -- The late golfer Ku Ok-hee, the first South Korean to win on the LPGA Tour, will be posthumously awarded a government medal for her contribution to sports, officials said Tuesday. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said in a statement that Ku will be honored with the Maengho Medal, the second highest decoration in the Order of Sport Merit, for her accomplishments. Ku died of a heart attack last Wednesday in her residence near a golf course in Shizuoka, Japan. She was 56 years old.

Trailblazing golfer Ku Ok-hee dies in Japan

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. 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. 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.
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