May 24, 2016

Golfer Arimura to leave U.S., return to Japan

Chie Arimura has decided to leave the U.S. LPGA tour and shift her base back to Japan, the Japanese golfer said on her blog site on Tuesday. In an entry posted a day earlier, Arimura cited the Kumamoto earthquake disaster in April as one ...

Miyazato takes lead at Kingsmill Championship

May 20, 2016

Miyazato takes lead at Kingsmill Championship

Mika Miyazato had five birdies in a six-hole stretch and finished with a 6-under 65 on Thursday to take the first-round lead at the Kingsmill Championship. In tricky conditions on the rain-soaked River Course, the 26-year-old closed her opening nine with the birdie run, ...

Nomura wins Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

Apr 25, 2016

Nomura wins Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

Haru Nomura held on in strong wind to win the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic on Sunday for her second LPGA Tour victory of the year. The 23-year-old Japanese player closed with a 1-over 73 in wind gusting to 35 mph at Lake Merced to ...

Kim matches Sorenstam's scoring record

Mar 21, 2016

Kim matches Sorenstam's scoring record

Kim Sei-young turned an anticipated Sunday shootout into a record-tying blowout. The 23-year-old South Korean player matched Annika Sorenstam’s LPGA Tour scoring record of 27 under, closing with a 10-under 62 at Desert Ridge for a five-stroke victory in the JTBC Founders Cup. “It’s ...

South Korean legend Pak to retire at end of LPGA season

Mar 18, 2016

South Korean legend Pak to retire at end of LPGA season

Pak Se-ri is retiring after the season, ending a Hall of Fame career that inspired a wave of South Korean players who followed her to the LPGA Tour. The 38-year-old Pak broke the news Thursday after opening with a 3-under 69 in the JTBC ...

Nomura holds off Ko for first title on U.S. tour

Feb 21, 2016

Nomura holds off Ko for first title on U.S. tour

Harukyo Nomura won her first title on the U.S. LPGA tour, beating World No. 1 Lydia Ko in an enthralling final-round battle to capture the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open on Sunday. “I’m excited,” the 23-year-old Nomura said. “It hasn’t sunk in yet that ...

Dec 6, 2015

Japan triumphs in The Queens match play tournament

Japan collected a total of 41 points to beat the South Korean, European and Australian teams and claim victory at The Queens women’s golf match play tournament on Sunday. Misuzu Narita was among the six Japanese who won their singles matches on the final ...

Stanford, O'Toole tied for Toto Japan Classic lead

Nov 6, 2015

Stanford, O'Toole tied for Toto Japan Classic lead

Americans Angela Stanford and Ryann O’Toole shared the lead at 7-under 65 on Friday in the LPGA Tour’s Toto Japan Classic. The 37-year-old Stanford had eight birdies and a bogey at Kintetsu Kashikojima in the event also sanctioned by the Japan LPGA. She has ...

LPGA legend Suggs dies at 91

Aug 8, 2015

LPGA legend Suggs dies at 91

Louise Suggs, an LPGA founder and among the best women to ever play with 61 wins and 11 majors, died Friday. She was 91. The LPGA Tour said she died in a hospice in Sarasota, Florida, of natural causes. Suggs was perhaps the most ...

Mar 28, 2015

Yokomine stays in hunt at Kia Classic

Sakura Yokomine shot up the leaderboard at the LPGA’s Kia Classic on Friday with a second-round, five-under 67 that left her tied with three others for fifth place. Yokomine, who started the day 17th at the par-72 Aviara Golf Club, reeled in eight birdies ...

Miyazato, Yokomine beat Swedes in opener

Jul 25, 2014

Miyazato, Yokomine beat Swedes in opener

Ai Miyazato and countrywoman Sakura Yokomine led Japan to the top of their pool with a win and tie over Sweden on the opening day of the inaugural International Crown on Thursday. Japan leads Pool B with three points. South Korea and Australia have ...

LPGA rookie Arimura tied for lead in Arkansas

Jun 24, 2013

LPGA rookie Arimura tied for lead in Arkansas

Chie Arimura fired a bogey-free 65 to take a share of the lead after the second round of the NW Arkansas Championship on Saturday. LPGA Tour rookie Arimura, who started the day in a tie for fourth, reeled off six birdies to reach 10-under ...