By year’s end, Yani Tseng wants to be No. 1 in the world. The 2010 LPGA Player of the Year took a step closer to her goal Sunday with victory at the Women’s Australian Open. Jiyai Shin, who is atop the world pecking order, was among the runners-up.
Spain has its team for 2011 Comunitat Valenciana European Nations Cup. Pro players Azahara Muñoz and Maria Hernandez will make their debuts at the fourth edition of the match-play contest between 18 countries, the Ladies European Tour announced this week.
Laura Davies needs a top-2 finish at the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters for a shot to steal the Henderson Money List crown from Lee-Anne Pace. Both players notched five victories this season on the Ladies European Tour, and just 32,000 euros stands between them. Pace can seal it with a top-5 finish – no matter what the Englishwoman does.
It’s now clear what Laura Davies must do to steal the Ladies European Tour Order of Merit title from Lee-Anne Pace. The seven-time merit champion needs one more victory like Saturday’s, in the season finale next month in Dubai.
Nicollet Sharmila is India’s newest rising star and certainly isn’t short on ambition. The 19-year-old from Bangalore comes into the Hero Honda Indian Open with only the intention to win the co-sanctioned Ladies European Tour and Ladies Asian Golf Tour event.
As Hyun-Ji Kim stood off the 18th green Sunday awaiting a possible playoff, she breathed a sigh of relief as Soo-Jin Yang’s birdied putt slipped past the hole.
There would be no playoff pressure this year.
Lee-Ann Pace is looking for a place in the record books.
After Pace’s back-to-back wins in China, the South African is hoping to complete a trifecta in Asia. If she’s successful, she’ll equal the feat of Marie-Laure de Lorenzi – the only other player in Ladies European Tour history to have won three consecutive events. Lorenzi accomplished her victory streak in 1989.
Even a four-way playoff can’t keep Lee-Anne Pace down.
The 29-year-old South African came from six shots back Sunday to win the Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open, a week after her victory at the Sanya Ladies Open in Hainan.
Lee-Anne Pace knows this isn’t the time to tweak any part of her game. The South African regained the Ladies European Tour money-list lead Oct. 24 after her fourth victory of the season at the Sanya Ladies Open. This week she bids for win No. 5 as she tees off Friday at the €200,000 Suzhou-Taihu Ladies Open at Suzhou-Taihu International Golf Club, near Shanghai.
With Laura Davies competing at the LPGA event in Malaysia, Lee-Anne Pace can retake the top spot on the 2010 Ladies European Tour Henderson Money List this week at the inaugural Sanya Ladies Open in China.
Azahara Munoz rushed from a mandatory financial planning meeting Tuesday afternoon to the Prattville, Ala., FedEx to finish off paperwork required for her Korean visa. Such is the life of a globetrotting LPGA rookie.
Laura Davies thought she blew her chances to win the Spanish Women’s Open on Sunday with a quadruple-bogey-8 on the 13th hole. But the Englishwoman still secured a two-stroke win over compatriot Rebecca Hudson, Australian Frances Bondad and Christina Kim of the United States at the Flamingos Golf Club.
LPGA leading rookie Azahara Muñoz returns home to Málaga this week for the Spanish Women’s Open on the Ladies European Tour circuit. Muñoz, who enjoyed a stellar amateur career, winning the 2002 Spanish Amateur Championship and British Women’s Amateur in 2009, turned pro last year just before capturing her maiden title at Madrid Ladies Masters.
Laura Davies downright owns the Golf Club Fohrenwald.
Davies won the Austrian Ladies Open on Sunday for the third time in four years; she finished runner-up in 2009. She fired a closing-round 70 for her 75th career victory, and her third title of the season.
Lee-Anne Pace brings her top game into the Austrian Ladies Open this week at Raiffeisen Golf Club Fohrenwald. On a tear, Pace of South Africa has won twice and added a runner-up finish in her last three events.
Lee-Anne Pace of South Africa, who just missed out on another Ladies European Tour victory last week with a tie for second at the Ladies Scottish Open, didn’t go home empty-handed. The 29-year-old from Mossel Bay moved to the top of the Henderson Money List.
While conditions were clear and calm Sunday, the previous rounds at the Wales Ladies Championship of Europe this week took a player who knew how to navigate harrowing conditions. Enter Lee-Ann Pace of Mossel Bay, South Africa.
A new event will kick things off for the Ladies European Tour in its four-week swing in Asia.
The tour announced last week that the Yalong Bay Golf Club will host the inaugural €200,000 Sanya Ladies’ Open on Oct. 22-24.
Sophie Gustafson continued her winning streak in Ireland by claiming her fourth Ladies Irish Open title on Sunday at Killeen Castle. The Swede enhanced her prospects of returning to the course next September as part of Europe’s Solheim Cup team.
The best in women’s golf are gathered for the year’s final major. Victory remains a wide-open affair, but the possibilities would have been even more tantalizing if not for the absence of one phenomenal teenager.
There’s a reason why Shin Ji-yai is dubbed by Korean media as the “final-round queen.” The 22-year-old South Korean lived up to her nickname at the Evian Masters on Sunday with another dramatic last-day victory charge. To top it off, she'll regain her No. 1 world ranking.