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South Korea's In Gee Chun wins U.S. Women's Open in 1st attempt

South Korea's In Gee Chun wins U.S. Women's Open in 1st attempt

South Korea's In Gee Chun won the 2015 U.S. Women's Open at Lancaster Country Club in her first USWO start.

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Lydia Ko all smiles despite not contending at U.S. Women's Open

LPGA golfer Lydia Ko all smiles despite not contending at U.S. Women's Open

Lydia Ko never really contended at the 2015 U.S. Women's Open, but the 18-year-old has made it a point to smile more and enjoy life on the LPGA.

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For Pennsylvania fan, Stacy Lewis rates No. 1 regardless of Open result

For Pennsylvania fan, LPGA golfer Stacy Lewis rates No. 1 regardless of U.S. Women's Open result

Stacy Lewis will play the final round of the U.S. Women's Open with a special fan in her gallery: 19-year-old Grace Desjardins, a golfer who like Lewis dealt with childhood scoliosis.

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Wie struggles with ailing left hip but shoots 68 at U.S. Women's Open

LPGA golfer Michelle Wie struggles with ailing left hip but shoots 68 to contend in U.S. Women's Open

Michelle Wie moved up the U.S. Women's Open leaderboard Saturday with a second straight 2-under 68 despite an ailing left hip.

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Choi flirts with U.S. Women's Open scoring record, but comes up short

Chella Choi flirts with U.S. Women's Open scoring record in Round 3 at Lancaster

LPGA Tour golfer Chella Choi had a shot at the U.S. Women's Open scoring record, but settled for a 64 during Round 3 at Lancaster Country Club.

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Brooke Henderson inspires others as she chases LPGA membership

Canadian teen Brooke Henderson inspires others as she chases LPGA membership

Canadian teen golfer Brooke Henderson inspires others as she chases LPGA Tour membership.

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Lewis moves into position for title run at U.S. Women’s Open

Stacy Lewis moves into position for title run at U.S. Women’s Open

Stacy Lewis shot 3-under 67 Friday at the U.S. Women's Open to earn a spot in Saturday's final group at Lancaster (Pa.) Country Club.

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Sei Young Kim in position for weekend move at U.S. Women's Open

LPGA rookie Sei Young Kim in position for weekend move at U.S. Women's Open

LPGA rookie Sei Young Kim shot 3-under 67 Friday at the U.S. Women's Open to move back into contention at Lancaster (Pa.) Country Club.

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Davies' schedule tight between USWO, Hall of Fame ceremony

Laura Davies' schedule tight between U.S. Women's Open, World Golf Hall of Fame ceremony

After Laura Davies finishes play at the U.S. Women's Open, she'll board a flight across the pond for Monday's World Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in St. Andrews, Scotland.

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Jane Park adds her name to top of U.S. Women’s Open leaderboard

Jane Park adds her name to top of U.S. Women’s Open leaderboard

LPGA player Jane Park returned to Lancaster Country Club early Friday morning and secured a share of the U.S. Women's Open 2015 first-round lead.

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Webb chases eighth major title with 66 at U.S. Women's Open

Karrie Webb chases eighth major title with opening 66 at U.S. Women's Open

LPGA Tour golfer Karrie Webb shares the lead in Round 1 of the 2015 U.S. Women's Open at Lancaster Country Club.

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Amateurs look up to Pressel, especially on U.S. Women’s Open leaderboard

Amateurs look up to Morgan Pressel, especially on U.S. Women’s Open leaderboard

LPGA Tour golfer Morgan Pressel plays practice round with amateur golfers, including Suzuka Yamaguchi, before posting a 68 at 2015 U.S. Women's Open.

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Khang makes U.S. Women's Open start as LPGA Q-School decision looms

Megan Khang makes U.S. Women's Open start as LPGA Q-School decision looms

Junior golfer Megan Khang held the 2015 U.S. Women's Open lead for a brief period during Round 1 at Lancaster Country Club and is playing as she faces decision to play Q-School or go to college.

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Lewis reverses course for opening 69 at U.S. Women's Open

Stacy Lewis reverses course for solid round at 2015 U.S. Women's Open at Lancaster

LPGA Tour golfer Stacy Lewis turned a disappointing day at the 2015 U.S. Women's Open at Lancaster Country Club into a solid round with a strong back nine.

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Alex gets off to strong U.S. Women's Open start with Francella on bag

LPGA Tour golfer Marina Alex gets off to strong U.S. Women's Open start with Meaghan Francella on bag

LPGA Tour golfer Marina Alex plays at 2015 U.S. Women's Open with former LPGA golfer Meaghan Francella serving as her caddie at Lancaster Country Club.

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Hyo Joo Kim merits attention in U.S. Women’s Open debut

Hyo Joo Kim merits attention in U.S. Women’s Open debut

LPGA Tour golfer Hyo Joo Kim became the No. 1 golfer in the Golfweek/Sagarin Women's Pro Rankings before her debut U.S. Women's Open appearance.

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Charley Hull takes on LPGA with veteran's game but teen's spirit

Charley Hull takes on LPGA with veteran's game but teen's spirit

LPGA Tour golfer Charley Hull of England takes on LPGA life with the game of a veteran but the attitude of a teenager.

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Inbee Park's major record makes her U.S. Women's Open favorite

Inbee Park's major record makes her 2015 U.S. Women's Open favorite

Chart for how LPGA Tour golfers rank in major championship performance since 2013, with Inbee Park topping the list ahead of the 2015 U.S. Women's Open.

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U.S. Women's Open takes center stage in Amish country

U.S. Women's Open takes center stage in Amish country

It will be hard to top Pinehurst, but the 2015 U.S. Women's Open at Lancaster (Pa.) Country Club figures to still provide plenty of sizzle.

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Photo finished: USGA ejects Sei Young Kim’s caddie from Women’s Open

Photo finished: USGA ejects Sei Young Kim’s caddie from U.S. Women’s Open

LPGA caddie Paul Fusco, who loops for Sei Young Kim, was removed from the U.S. Women's Open Tuesday after being caught taking photos of a worksheet containing possible hole locations.

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Stacy Lewis brings Arkansas golf to center stage in one week

LPGA golfer Stacy Lewis brings Arkansas golf to center stage in one week

LPGA Tour golfer Stacy Lewis brings Arkansas golf to center stage with AJGA junior golf event and Walmart NW Arkansas Championship to state of her alma mater women's Arkansas Razorback program.

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Solheim points race: Creamer needs strong finish, Lee could bring new blood

Solheim Cup points race: Paula Creamer needs strong finish, Alison Lee could bring new blood

LPGA standout Paula Creamer needs a strong finish to make the Solheim Cup team on points, which might free up a captain's pick for Alison Lee.

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Se Ri Pak withdraws from U.S. Women's Open

LPGA golfer Se Ri Pak withdraws from 2015 U.S. Women's Open at Lancaster

LPGA Tour golfer Se Ri Pak has withdrawn from the 2015 U.S. Women’s Open at Lancaster Country Club.

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LPGA hopeful Brooke Henderson, 17, granted Symetra membership

LPGA hopeful Brooke Henderson, 17, granted Symetra Tour membership

LPGA hopefuly Brooke Henderson finally got LPGA commissioner Mike Whan to accept her petition, only it wasn’t for the LPGA.

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Derek Bard closes with 66 to win Sunnehanna Amateur

Virginia's Derek Bard closes with 66 to win Sunnehanna Amateur

Virginia men's golfer Derek Bard won the 2015 Sunnehanna Amateur men's golf tournament.

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Jimin Kang's long journey back to health and the LPGA will include USWO

Jimin Kang's long journey back to health and the LPGA will include U.S. Women's Open start

Jimin Kang is making the long journey back to the LPGA tour after health issues, and the biggest step could come at the U.S. Women's Open 2015.

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Inbee Park extends New York winning streak at KPMG Women's PGA

LPGA's Inbee Park extends New York winning streak at KPMG Women's PGA Championship

LPGA player Inbee Park claimed the KPMG Women's Championship for the third year in a row and returned to World No. 1.

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Suzy Whaley plays as marker at KPMG Women's PGA Championship

PGA Secretary Suzy Whaley plays as marker at KPMG Women's PGA Championship

PGA of America secretary Suzy Whaley played as a marker at the 2015 KPMG Women's PGA Championship LPGA Tour major championship with daughter Jennifer as caddie.

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Park leads Kim entering KPMG Women's PGA final round

Inbee Park leads Sei Young Kim entering KPMG Women's PGA Championship final round

Inbee Park leads LPGA rookie Sei Young Kim by two shots after 54 holes of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship at Westchester Country Club.

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Sahalee C.C. to host 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

Sahalee Country Club to host 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

The 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship LPGA Tour golf major championship will move to Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash.,

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Lydia Ko's LPGA cut streak ends at KPMG Women's PGA

Lydia Ko's LPGA cut streak ends at KPMG Women's PGA Championship

The LPGA Tour's KPMG Women's PGA Championship Lydia Ko misses cut, sees made-cut streak come to an end at LPGA major championship.

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Lewis in thick of star-studded leaderboard at KPMG Women's PGA

Stacy Lewis in thick of star-studded leaderboard at KPMG Women's PGA

The LPGA Tour's 2015 KPMG Women's PGA Championship Stacy Lewis is in the hunt through Round 2 among LPGA star Inbee Park and young golfer Brooke Henderson.

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Michelle Wie's new swing makes major debut at KPMG Women's PGA

Michelle Wie's new swing makes major debut at KPMG Women's PGA Championship

LPGA player Michelle Wie, who recently underwent a complete overhaul with her swing, moved inside the cut line Friday at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship.

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Brooke Henderson’s path to LPGA remains clear: Just win

At KPMG Women's PGA, Brooke Henderson’s path to LPGA remains clear: Just win

The LPGA Tour's 2015 KPMG Women's PGA Championship Canadian Brooke Henderson seeks permanent LPGA status with win at her first major championship as a professional golfer.

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Lincicome gets New York star treatment ahead of KPMG Women's PGA

Brittany Lincicome gets New York star treatment ahead of KPMG Women's PGA

LPGA Tour golfer Brittany Lincicome rang the Nasdaq Bell and threw out the first pitch at a New York Mets game with jockey Victor Espinoza before the 2015 KPMG Women's PGA Championship.

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Michael Greller leaves classroom to carry Jordan Spieth's bag

Michael Greller leaves classroom to carry PGA tour player Jordan Spieth's bag

Caddie Michael Greller leaves the classroom to help PGA tour player Jordan Spieth find major success.

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KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit empowers women with influential speakers

KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit empowers women with influential speakers

The 2015 KPMG Women's PGA Championship week opens with KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit that included speakers Condoleezza Rice, John Veihmeyer and Stacy Lewis.

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It's in the details: KPMG Women's PGA has that special something

It's in the details: KPMG Women's PGA has that special something on LPGA tour

There’s a certain energy at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship as the LPGA takes center stage at Westchester Country Club.

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Hurley III, McCarthy co-medal at U.S. Open Rockville qualifier

Billy Hurley III, Denny McCarthy co-medal at U.S. Open Rockville sectional qualifier

The 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay sectional qualifying in Rockville, Md., PGA Tour golfer Billy Hurley III, and former Virginia men's golfer Denny McCarthy co-medal to advance with Timothy O'Neal winning a playoff.

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In LPGA circles, Val Skinner an inspiration for giving back

In LPGA circles, Val Skinner an inspiration for giving back

Former LPGA player Val Skinner understands the importance of family support after a cancer diagnosis, and has been an advocate for awareness and giving back.

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Cheyenne Woods scores concert tickets, course record in Ontario

Tiger Woods' niece Cheyenne Woods scores concert tickets, course record at LPGA stop in Ontario

Cheyenne Woods set a course record at the LPGA Manulife and beat uncle Tiger Woods, at the PGA Tour's Memorial Tournament, by 10 shots.

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Henderson sisters drive each other toward LPGA success

Brooke Henderson and Brittany Henderson drive each other toward LPGA success

LPGA careers are blossoming for Brooke Henderson and older sister Brittany Henderson, top Canadian players.

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Michelle Wie withdraws from Manulife, citing injured left hip

LPGA's Michelle Wie withdraws from Manulife Classic, citing injured left hip

LPGA player Michelle Wie continues to struggle with her health in 2015 and has withdrawn from this week's Manulife Classic.

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Charlie Danielson looks to follow sister Casey with NCAA title

Charlie Danielson looks to follow sister Casey with NCAA golf title

The 2015 NCAA Men's Golf Championship at The Concession Golf Club Illinois golfer Charlie Danielson plays for NCAA title after his sister Casey won with Stanford.

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NCAA match play ups the ante with national audience tuned in

NCAA match play ups the college golf ante with national audience tuned in

NCAA match play adds an element of excitement and endurance to women's college golf as Stanford and Baylor proved at Concession.

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40 reads: Lorena Ochoa ends LPGA career on top, shifts gears to family

40 reads: Lorena Ochoa ends LPGA career on top, shifts gears to family

Lorena Ochoa ended her LPGA career in 2010 to concentrate on family and charity. Beth Ann Nichols' story of Ochoa's impact is one of Golfweek's 40 great reads.

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Stanford sinks top-seeded USC for shot at national title

Stanford sinks top-seeded USC for shot at national college golf title

Stanford defeated top-seeded USC to advance to the match-play final at the NCAA Women's Championship.

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With USC at NCAAs, Chen tees it up in Canadian Women's Tour event

With USC at NCAAs, Trojans senior Doris Chen tees it up in Canadian Women's Tour event

USC senior Doris Chen teed it up in Canadian Women's Tour event during NCAA Women's Championship.

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Alabama's Talley tames Concession en route to NCAA individual title

Alabama's Emma Talley tames Concession Golf Club en route to NCAA women's individual title

Alabama's Emma Talley became the first Crimson Tide player to win the NCAA Women's Championship individual title with a 3-under 285 at Concession Golf Club.

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This one's for Happy: Mulflur guides Washington at NCAAs with heavy heart

This one's for Happy: Mary Lou Mulflur guides Washington Huskies at NCAAs with heavy heart

Washington head coach Mary Lou Mulflur guides her Huskies at the NCAA Women's Championship days after losing her mother.