Yonhap News AgencyJuly 11, 2013 06:01
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.