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Marina Alex wins LPGA Tour's Palos Verdes Championship

May. 01, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

PALOS VERDES ESTATES, Calif. (AP) — Marina Alex won the Palos Verdes Championship on Sunday for her second LPGA Tour title, breaking a tie with a two-putt birdie on the par-5 16th and parring the final two holes for a one-stroke victory over Jin Young Ko. Three strokes behind...

Hannah Green takes 1-shot lead into Palos Verdes finale

Apr. 30, 2022 22:03 PM EDT

PALOS VERDES ESTATES, Calif. (AP) — Hannah Green held onto the lead Saturday in the Palos Verdes Championship after a frustrating start on the hilly, windswept course perched above the Pacific Ocean. Three strokes ahead of Lydia Ko and three other players entering the day, Green...

Hannah Green opens 3-shot lead in Palos Verdes Championship

Apr. 29, 2022 22:42 PM EDT

PALOS VERDES ESTATES, Calif. (AP) — Hannah Green took the lead into the weekend in the Palos Verdes Championship, rebounding from consecutive bogeys Thursday in gusting wind to birdie the two late par 5s in a 5-under 66. Green had a three-stroke lead over five players at hilly...

Minjee Lee shoots 63, leads Palos Verdes Championship

Apr. 29, 2022 03:01 AM EDT

PALOS VERDES ESTATES, Calif. (AP) — Minjee Lee shot an 8-under 63 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead over top-ranked Jin Young Ko after the first round of the Palos Verdes Championship. Coming off a third-place tie Sunday in the LA Open at Whilshire Country Club, Lee had a...

Hannah Green takes 1-stroke lead at LPGA Lotte Championship

Apr. 14, 2022 01:13 AM EDT

EWA BEACH, Hawaii (AP) — Hannah Green shot a 6-under 66 on Wednesday to take the lead after the first round of the LPGA Lotte Championship. Green had eight birdies, including five on the front nine, at breezy Hoakalei Country Club, a first-time venue in the 10th edition of the...

Kupcho, Lee share lead in last major at Mission Hills

Mar. 31, 2022 21:40 PM EDT

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Jennifer Kupcho shared the lead Thursday in The Chevron Championship in her second — and last — start at Mission Hills, the tree-lined layout she has quickly fallen in love with. “Honestly, I think it’s just being comfortable on this golf...

A mixture of sadness and pride for Patty T at Mission Hills

Mar. 29, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Patty Tavanakit felt a mixture of pride and sadness when she arrived at Mission Hills in California for the first LPGA Tour major of the year. It was a thrill to see her name on the wall of champions. The former UCLA star from Thailand went wire-to-wire last...

Nanna Koerstz Madsen hangs onto JTBC Classic lead

Mar. 26, 2022 21:03 PM EDT

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Nanna Koerstz Madsen was tied for the lead in the JTBC Classic when she teed off Saturday on the par-4 18th. She two-putted for par and a 3-under 69 — and walked off with an unexpected three-stroke lead over Na Rin An. Coming off a breakthrough victory two...

Koerstz Madsen leads JTBC in bid for second win in a row

Mar. 25, 2022 21:58 PM EDT

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Nanna Koerstz Madsen shot a 5-under 67 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead in the JTBC Classic in a bid to win in consecutive starts. Two weeks after breaking though in Thailand to become the LPGA Tour's first Danish champion, Koerstz Madsen was back on top...

Jin Young Ko back on top of LPGA leaderboard at JTBC Classic

Mar. 24, 2022 22:01 PM EDT

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Jin Young Ko picked up where she left off three weeks ago in Singapore on Thursday in the first round of the JTBC Classic. The top-ranked Ko shot a bogey-free 7-under 65 at Aviara Golf Club to take a one-stroke leader over Nanna Koerstz Madsen in the final...