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Australian Minjee Lee leads LPGA’s Kingsmill Championship as play is suspended due to darkness

Minjee Lee 2014 by Keith Allison - Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons -

18-year-old Australian Minjee Lee dominated a five-hole stretch in 5-under par to open up a four-stroke lead in the final round of play was suspended Sunday evening due to darkness at the LPGA Tour’s Kingsmill Championship in Williamsburg, Virginia.

The tournament is scheduled to resume play today where temperatures are to reach 89 degrees under partly cloudy skies.

Lee, who just turned professional in 2014, has three holes to complete the final round.

Karrie Webb rallies from deficit to win LPGA Phoenix event

Karrie Webb in 2010 (photo by Wojciech Migda via wikipedia commons)

39-year-old Karrie Webb steadily moved up the leaderboard on Sunday by shooting a course-record 9-under-par 63 to win the JTBC Founders Cup tournament in Phoenix.

When the Australia native left the course, she was not the winner. She had to wait 90 minutes to see if anyone could beat her score.

She has now won 57 golf matches, 41 on the LPGA Tour.

Her country’s best female professional golfer, Webb rallied from a six-stroke deficit in the final round to win with an overall 19-under 269 score.

LPGA veteran Webb wins ShopRite Classic; first tournament win since 2011

Karrie Webb (photo by Wojciech Migda via wikipedia commons)

38-year-old Karrie Webb won on Sunday for the 39th time in her illustrious LPGA career. But it was her first tournament win since 2011.

The Australia native rallied from a five-shot deficit to win by two strokes over Shanshan Feng at the ShopRite LPGA Classic in Galloway Township, N.J.

Webb shot a 3-under-par 68 in blustery conditions on Sunday afternoon and finished with an overall score of 4-under 209.

Australian Olympian Rose dies of Leukemia


Murray Rose (photo by Ajayvius via wikipedia commons)

Four-time Olympic champion swimmer Murray Rose of Australia, died on Sunday in Sydney of leukemia.

He was 73.

Rose, who was born in Scotland, won three gold medals at the 1956 Melbourne Games, becoming a national hero at the young age of 17.

During the 1956 Olympics, Rose won the gold in the 400 meter freestyle, 1500 meter freestyle and 4×200 meter freestyle.

He won a gold, bronze and silver in 1960 at the Rome, Italy Games.

In the 1960, Olympics, Rose won the gold in the  400 meter freestyle, silver in the 1500 meter freestyle and bronze in the 4×200 meter freestyle.

Altogether, Rose set 15 world records.


Info compiled from Radio, TV & Olympic news


Poulter with strong final round wins in Australia


Ian Poulter (courtesy of Bones 999 via wikipedia commons)

Ian Poulter of England won the 2011 edition of the Australian Masters on Sunday, spoiling the bid of Geoff Ogilvy for a win on the course he played on as a young boy in Melbourne, Australia.

Marcus Fraser carded a 64 to finish second, just three shots back. Ogilvy, the 2006 U.S. Open champion who matched the course record with a 63 on Saturday, shot a 73 to end up third at 11 under par.

The world’s number-1 golfer, Luke Donald, shot a 72 to tie for 12th at 4 under par.

Poulter, two strokes behind Ogilvy entering the round, closed with a 4-under-par 67 in very windy conditions to finish at 15-under-par 269 for the week.


Info compiled from Radio, TV & golf news

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