LPGA - South Korean women dominate women's golf in 2008
Although Lorena Ochoa leads the HSBS Women’s Champions Tournament, shooting 66 in Singapore, South Korea’s women are making their mark in women’s golf. Since the beginning of the year, South Korean women have been playing amazing golf and in my opinion, will eventually dominate women’s golf. In the past 5 weeks, South Korea’s lady golfers have had an amazing run, check it out …
1. Women’s World Cup of Golf
South Korea’s Ji-Yai-Shin and Eun Hee Ji were beaten only by two strokes by Team Philippines in South Africa at beginning of year.
2. Women’s Australian Open
Karrie Webb defeated Ji-Yai Shin from South Korea after both players finished tied at eight-under-par 284 in regulation. Webb rolled in a twelve-foot birdie putt on the first play-off hole to take her fourth national title.
3. ANZ Ladies Masters
England’s Lisa Hall came from one stroke behind the overnight leader South Korea’s Hyun Ju Shin to post a three round winning total of 13-under-par 203.
4. SBS Open at Turtle Bay
Annika Sorenstam wins while South Korea’s Jane Park finishes 2nd and Angela Park finishes T-5 after receiving a two- stroke penalty.
5. Fields Open
Paula Creamer wins after South Korea’s Jeong Jang lead almost the entire tournament finishing one stroke behind.
Be prepared to see not only South Korea’s ladies on top of the leader board more often, but also women from other Asian nations. There are 66 players from six Asian nations on the LPGA Tour.
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What I'd really like to see is the Solheim (U.S.-Euro) and Kyoraku (ROK-Japan) Cups synchronized so that the winners and losers of each event face off in the off-year. That's the best chance for the head-to-head U.S./ROK thing ou're calling for, I think.
If you head over to the Seoul Sisters discussion board, you'll see that the mood has been mostly one of frustration the last couple of years. For people used to celebrating the glory years of Pak, Park, Kim, and Han, what's been going on lately is agonizing rather than satisfying. But of course everyone there hopes Karen turns out to be right.
The Korean girls are amazing!
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