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September 10, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Jiyai Shin made a two-putt par on the ninth playoff hole , beating Paula Creamer  to win the Kingsmill Championship at Williamsburg, Va., and end the longest playoff between two players in LPGA  Tour history. One caveat: The playoff was spread over two days. Shin and Creamer played the 18th hole eight times Sunday in an attempt to break the tie before darkness forced a suspension. They resumed Monday morning and settled it on the first hole they played: the par-four 6th. "We were so hungry for the win," Shin said.
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June 7, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Harris English shot a six-under 64 on Friday to open a two-stroke lead in the St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tenn., the final event before the U.S. Open next week at Merion. The 23-year-old former Georgia player had never even had a piece of a lead on the PGA Tour until Thursday when he found himself tied with five others, including Davis Love III , after 18 holes. English used a hot putter to roll in five birdie putts, holed out from 181 yards for eagle on the par-4 fifth and had only one bogey to finish the second round at 10-under 130. Shawn Stefani was second after a 65. Paul Haley II and Scott Stallings each shot 68 to reach five under.
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September 17, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Jiyai Shin avoided mistakes in miserable weather conditions Sunday to cruise to a record nine-stroke victory in the Women's British Open at Hoylake, England. In the 36-hole finish Sunday in the wind-delayed tournament, Shin took a three-shot lead into the final round after shooting a one-under-par 71 in the morning. She stayed calm while strong wind and heavy showers sent scores soaring at Royal Liverpool in the afternoon, closing with a 73 to finish at nine-under 279. The 24-year-old South Korean player won the major championship for the second time in five years and also won for the second time in seven days on the LPGA Tour.
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September 17, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Jiyai Shin avoided mistakes in miserable weather conditions Sunday to cruise to a record nine-stroke victory in the Women's British Open at Hoylake, England. In the 36-hole finish Sunday in the wind-delayed tournament, Shin took a three-shot lead into the final round after shooting a one-under-par 71 in the morning. She stayed calm while strong wind and heavy showers sent scores soaring at Royal Liverpool in the afternoon, closing with a 73 to finish at nine-under 279. The 24-year-old South Korean player won the major championship for the second time in five years and also won for the second time in seven days on the LPGA Tour.
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March 25, 2011 | By Diane Pucin
Jiyai Shin sat in a chair in a hotel meeting room swinging her legs because her feet didn't touch the floor. Shin, a 22-year-old from South Korea, is only 5 feet 1 but her compact golf swing packs a punch and on Friday her nine-under-par score of 64 was the best, by four shots, of anybody who finished the second round of the LPGA's Kia Classic at the Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms. With a two-day total of 12-under 134, Shin will take a four-shot lead into Saturday's play.
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September 11, 2012 | Wire reports
Jiyai Shin ended the longest playoff between two players in LPGA Tour history, making a two-putt par on the ninth hole of a playoff Monday to beat Paula Creamer and win the Kingsmill Championship at Williamsburg, Va. Shin and Creamer played the 18th hole eight times Sunday in an attempt to break the tie before darkness forced a suspension of play. The next morning, they drew about 1,000 fans and needed just one more hole, the par-four 16th, and 20 minutes to settle it. Creamer hit her 30-foot, double-break, downhill first putt about five feet past the hole.
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March 26, 2011 | By Diane Pucin
They couldn't be more different, the 5-foot-1 Jiyai Shin and the 6-foot Sandra Gal. Shin, from South Korea, wore yellow Saturday at the Kia Classic at Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms. Gal was dressed in black. Shin got to sleep in Saturday, securely finished with two rounds Friday. Gal had to be on the course more than 12 hours Saturday, had to play 27 holes because of the weather problems the first two days. But after Shin plunked a ball into the water on the 18th hole of her third round Saturday in the chill and fading light, there was only one difference that mattered.
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September 19, 2009 | Associated Press
Jiyai Shin has her Saturday at La Jolla all planned out. She'll try to protect her lead in the Samsung World Championship at Torrey Pines, then go hang gliding over the nearby shores of the Pacific Ocean. Shin, of South Korea shot a three-under-par 69 Friday to take a one-shot lead over No. 1-ranked Lorena Ochoa and Ai Miyazato in the second round on the South Course. Shin, who was tied for the lead after the opening round, has a 36-hole total of 135 atop the elite field of 20. She was 10 under for the tournament after sinking a 20-foot birdie putt on the par-five 13th, but followed with a bogey and finished with four straight pars.
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September 18, 2009 | Associated Press
They'd all watched on TV as Tiger Woods claimed his epic win in the U.S. Open last year. Starting Thursday, 20 elite LPGA golfers got their turn to try to tame Torrey Pines. Not only did they recognize the place, but they also had an easier go of it in the opening round of the Samsung World Championship. There were favorable pin placements, the wind stayed down on the blufftop municipal course overlooking the Pacific Ocean and, of course, there was less yardage to play on the normally tough South Course.
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September 20, 2009 | Associated Press
All phases of Na Yeon Choi's game were clicking Saturday and it showed in her third round at the Samsung World Championship at La Jolla. The South Korean shot a career-best nine-under-par 63 at Torrey Pines to take a two-stroke lead over compatriot and second-round leader Jiyai Shin, who had a 68. "I had a great round today," Choi said. "I feel almost perfect with everything. My driver was good, iron shot good, and wedge and putter good. I think perfect today." Choi finished at 15-under 201 to tie the tournament's three-round record that Annika Sorenstam set when she won in 2002 and 2005.
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September 11, 2012 | Wire reports
Jiyai Shin ended the longest playoff between two players in LPGA Tour history, making a two-putt par on the ninth hole of a playoff Monday to beat Paula Creamer and win the Kingsmill Championship at Williamsburg, Va. Shin and Creamer played the 18th hole eight times Sunday in an attempt to break the tie before darkness forced a suspension of play. The next morning, they drew about 1,000 fans and needed just one more hole, the par-four 16th, and 20 minutes to settle it. Creamer hit her 30-foot, double-break, downhill first putt about five feet past the hole.
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September 10, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Rory McIlroy beat the strongest leaderboard in golf this year Sunday in the BMW Championship and joined some elite company. McIlroy made consecutive birdies around the turn to emerge from a four-way tie and seize control at Crooked Stick in Carmel, Ind. He closed with a five-under-par 67, making his only bogey on the final hole when it no longer mattered, for a two-shot victory over Phil Mickelson and Lee Westwood. McIlroy became the first player since Tiger Woods in 2009 to win in consecutive weeks on the PGA Tour, and with his sixth career win, joined Woods and Jack Nicklaus as the only players to win at least six times at age 23. Woods was never seriously in the mix. Five shots behind with seven holes to play, he made three late birdies and shot 68 to tie for fourth with Robert Garrigus (69)
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September 10, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Jiyai Shin made a two-putt par on the ninth playoff hole , beating Paula Creamer  to win the Kingsmill Championship at Williamsburg, Va., and end the longest playoff between two players in LPGA  Tour history. One caveat: The playoff was spread over two days. Shin and Creamer played the 18th hole eight times Sunday in an attempt to break the tie before darkness forced a suspension. They resumed Monday morning and settled it on the first hole they played: the par-four 6th. "We were so hungry for the win," Shin said.
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March 27, 2011 | By Diane Pucin
The final shot was almost elegant, a slow and perfect putt of two feet, and when it went into the hole Sandra Gal grinned from ear to ear, which is how the 25-year-old German had reacted to everything that happened Sunday during the final round of the LPGA's Kia Classic at Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms. With a birdie on that final hole, Gal beat the world's No. 2-ranked golfer, Jiyai Shin, by a single shot. The large gallery was cheering mostly for Shin, a 22-year-old from South Korea, but it was Gal who hit a spectacular third shot to within 24 inches of the cup on the par-five 18th just after Shin had placed her approach within four feet.
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March 26, 2011 | By Diane Pucin
They couldn't be more different, the 5-foot-1 Jiyai Shin and the 6-foot Sandra Gal. Shin, from South Korea, wore yellow Saturday at the Kia Classic at Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms. Gal was dressed in black. Shin got to sleep in Saturday, securely finished with two rounds Friday. Gal had to be on the course more than 12 hours Saturday, had to play 27 holes because of the weather problems the first two days. But after Shin plunked a ball into the water on the 18th hole of her third round Saturday in the chill and fading light, there was only one difference that mattered.
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March 25, 2011 | By Diane Pucin
Jiyai Shin sat in a chair in a hotel meeting room swinging her legs because her feet didn't touch the floor. Shin, a 22-year-old from South Korea, is only 5 feet 1 but her compact golf swing packs a punch and on Friday her nine-under-par score of 64 was the best, by four shots, of anybody who finished the second round of the LPGA's Kia Classic at the Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms. With a two-day total of 12-under 134, Shin will take a four-shot lead into Saturday's play.
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August 29, 2010 | From wire reports
Michelle Wie closed with a two-under-par 70 on Sunday for a three-shot win at the CN Canadian Women's Open, her second career victory on the LPGA Tour. Wie, who was 12 under for the tournament, earned the winner's check of $337,500 in the $2.25-million event at the St. Charles Country Club — the LPGA's only stop in Canada. Wie had five birdies, including on the 13th, 14th and 15th holes. "I made a lot of crucial putts today," said Wie, who at 10 years old was the youngest player to qualify for the U.S. Amateur Championship.
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August 29, 2010 | From wire reports
Michelle Wie closed with a two-under-par 70 on Sunday for a three-shot win at the CN Canadian Women's Open, her second career victory on the LPGA Tour. Wie, who was 12 under for the tournament, earned the winner's check of $337,500 in the $2.25-million event at the St. Charles Country Club — the LPGA's only stop in Canada. Wie had five birdies, including on the 13th, 14th and 15th holes. "I made a lot of crucial putts today," said Wie, who at 10 years old was the youngest player to qualify for the U.S. Amateur Championship.
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