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Posts Tagged ‘Women’s British Open.’

U.S. Solheim Cup team rounded out with Pressel, Wie

Morgan Pressel (courtesy LPGA)

Michelle Wie (courtesy LPGA)

Morgan Pressel, with an impressive fourth place finish at the recent Women’s British Open has played herself onto the United States Solheim Cup team.

Michelle Wie will return as a captain’s pick.

The Solheim Cup will be played August 16-18 south of Denver at the Colorado Golf Club.

Pressel bumped Jennifer Johnson from the last two spots through the world rankings.

Meg Mallon selected Wie, who is 4-3-1 in the past two Cups, and Solheim rookie Gerina Piller as her captain’s picks for this year.

Inbee Park opens Women’s British Open with a 69

Inbee Park (photo by Keith Allison via wikipedia commons)

Inbee Park has been the hottest golfer on the LPGA Tour this season with three wins, all majors.

She is trying for an unprecendented fourth straight major win.

She began her pursuit at the Women’s British Open in St. Andrews, Scotland on Thursday with a 3-under-par 69.

Park started off the tournament with six birdies in 10 holes.

The 25-year-old South Korean despite her solid round is three shots behind leaders Morgan Pressel and Camilla Lennarth.

LPGA adds 4 tournaments for 2012

 

Commissioner Mike Whan (courtesy of LPGA Tour)

The LPGA Tour, like all professional sporting leagues, have been hurt somewhat by the up-and-down economy, seems to be on the rebound in 2012 with the addition of four tournaments, three in the USA.

Commissioner Mike Whan deleivered a schedule of 27 tournaments worth $47 million, 36.8 million in euros in prize money.

Also improving in the schedule will be the elimination of long droughts.

In 2011, the LPGA Tour went three weeks between the Kraft Nabisco Championship until its next event. This season, even with all of the travel over the globe to 12 countries, the tour will not go more than two weeks in between events.

Returning the LPGA schedule will be two popular events in Ohio and Virginia.

The Jamie Farr Toledo Classic, which was not played a year ago due to the Inverness course also hosting the Senior U.S. Open. Also returning is the Kingsmill Resort tournament in Williamsburg, Virginia. It has not been on the schedule since 2009.

With the season-opening Women’s Australian Open, there are tournaments in Hawaii and Canada.

The Women’s British Open, was moved back a month due to the London Olympics. It’ll be held at Royal Liverpool on September 13-16.

Commissioner Whan said the only tournament lost from the schedule is the State Farm Classic in Illinois.

 

Info compiled from LPGA Tour

 

Tseng successfully defends Women’s British Open title

 

Yani Tseng (file)

Taiwan’s Yani Tseng is victorious again after winning the Women’s British Open for the second straight year, beating Brittany Lang of America by four strokes on Sunday in Carnoustie, Scotland, and became the youngest female golfer to capture a fifth major title.

The world’s #1 player, Tseng shot a 3-under-par 69 to finish at 16-under 272. She trailed Caroline Masson of Germany, the third-round leader, by two strokes entering the final round on Sunday. Masson closed with a 78 to finish tied for fifth.

Lang shot a 67 to finish at 276.

 

Info courtesy of LPGA Tour

Yani Tseng wins Women’s British Open over Katherine Hull

Taiwan’s Yani Tseng made a 6-foot putt on the 18th hole in sunday’s final round to capture the Women’s British Open over Australian Katherine Hull by one stroke.

Tseng, 21, now has three major titles and second of the year to go along with the Kraft Nabisco Championship. She has four LPGA wins overall, having won the 2008 LPGA Championship and the 2009 Corning Classic.

Yani Tseng wins $408,000 (LPGA)

Hull started the final round trailing by four strokes but trailed by only one heading to the 18th hole. But she missed a 20-foot birdie attempt and had to settle for a 70 in her round. Tseng made her par putt to shoot a 73 and total 11-under-par 277 at the Royal Birkdale course in Southport, England.

By winning the Women’s British Open, Tseng earned $408,000.

compiled from staff, wire and LPGA news

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