Lee takes lead at LPGA Founders Cup

PHOENIX, March 15 (UPI) -- Jee Young Lee stole the spotlight from Ai Miyazato Friday by taking a one-shot lead at the midway point of the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup.

Miyazato sets course record on LPGA Tour

PHOENIX, March 14 (UPI) -- Ai Miyazato played a four-hole stretch in 5-under par Thursday and her course record 63 gave her the first-round lead of the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup.

Kerr rallies for LPGA victory in Mexico

GUADALAJARA, Mexico, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Cristie Kerr came from behind Sunday, firing a 3-under 69 to claim her first win since 2010 in taking the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.

Stanford jumps in front on LPGA Tour

GUADALAJARA, Mexico, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Angela Stanford fired a 67 Friday, the low round of the afternoon, and jumped two shots in front at the midway point of the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.

Wie shares lead in Mexico

GUADALAJARA, Mexico, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Michelle Wie, seeking to end a disappointing season on a high note, grabbed a share of the lead Thursday after one round of the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.

Pressel reaches Sybase semifinals

GLADSTONE, N.J., May 19 (UPI) -- Morgan Pressel reached the semifinals of the LPGA Sybase Match Play Championship Saturday with a 5 & 4 win over Anna Nordqvist.

Icher, Phatlum share Brazil Open lead

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 5 (UPI) -- Karine Icher and Pornanong Phatlum each carded rounds of 7-under 66 Saturday, sharing the first-round lead of the Brazil Cup, an unofficial LPGA Tour event.
Munoz, Nordqvist in LPGA lead in Taiwan

Munoz, Nordqvist in LPGA lead in Taiwan

YANG MEI, Taiwan, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Azahara Munoz and Anna Nordqvist, who had two of the best scores of Friday's play, share the lead halfway through the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship.

Seo tightens grip on Kia Classic lead

CARLSBAD, Calif., March 27 (UPI) -- Hee Kyung Seo fired a three-under 69 Saturday, lengthening her lead after three rounds of California's Kia Classic to five strokes.
Ji birdies final hole, wins U.S. Open

Ji birdies final hole, wins U.S. Open

BETHLEHEM, Pa., July 12 (UPI) -- Eun Hee Ji sank a 25-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday and won the U.S. Women's Open, her first major championship.

Kung bags LPGA trophy in South Korea

INCHEON, South Korea, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Candie Kung fired a 3-under-par 69 Sunday, winning the LPGA's Hanka Bank-Kolon Championship in South Korea.

In-Kyung Kim has LPGA lead in South Korea

INCHEON, South Korea, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- In-Kyung Kim shot a 3-under 69 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead after two rounds of the Hana Bank KOLON Championship South Korea.

Stupples takes second-round lead in China

HAIKOU, China, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Karen Stupples shot her second straight 5-under 67 Saturday to move into a two-stroke lead after the second round of the Grand China Air LPGA.
Ochoa bags seventh title of year

Ochoa bags seventh title of year

PRATTVILLE, Ala., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Lorena Ochoa defeated Cristie Kerr and Candie Kung in a two-hole playoff to win the Navistar LPGA Classic in Alabama Sunday, her seventh victory of the year.

Angela Park leads Evian Masters

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France, July 26 (UPI) -- Angela Park used a 4-under-par 68 Saturday to maintain a one-stroke lead through 54 holes of the LPGA's Evian Masters golf tournament.
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Candie Kung
Candie Kung chips onto the ninth green during the first round of the LPGA State Farm Classic at the Rail Golf Club in Springfield, IL August 31, 2006. (UPI Photo/Mark Cowan)

Candie Kung (龚怡萍, pinyin: Gōng Yípíng) (born 8 August 1981) is an American professional golfer of Taiwanese descent who plays on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour.

Kung was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. She was a three-time American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) All-American and was named 1999 AJGA Player of the Year. She won the 2001 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links. While at the University of Southern California, Kung was a two-time NCAA All-American and won the 2000 Pac-10 Championship.

After turning pro in 2001, Kung initially played on the second tier Futures Tour, and she won the SBC Futures Tour Championship that year. She tied for 15th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to win a place on the main tour for 2002. She had a solid rookie season, finishing 36th on the money list. In 2003 she won her first three LPGA events, and was sixth on the money list. She finished 17th on the money list in 2004, tied for 11th in 2005, and 29th in 2006. Kung won her fourth LPGA tournament at the Hana Bank-KOLON Championship in 2008.

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