Yani Tseng grabs three-shot Safeway Classic lead

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Former world No. 1 Yani Tseng, who wasn't won since March, carded a 9-under-par 63 Saturday for a three-shot lead after 54 holes of the Safeway Classic.

Europeans sweep fourball play for big lead over U.S. in Solheim Cup

PARKER, Colo., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Caroline Hedwall produced her fourth straight win Saturday and Europe swept the United States in fourball play for a dominating 10 1/2-5 1/2 Solheim Cup lead.

Europe takes 5-3 lead over U.S. at Solheim Cup

PARKER, Colo., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Caroline Hedwall took part in two victories Friday that helped give Europe a two-point lead over the United States after the opening day of the Solheim Cup.

U.S. faces Europe in Solheim Cup beginning Friday

PARKER, Colo., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Stacy Lewis and Lizette Salas were chosen Thursday by American captain Meg Mallon to play in the opening match of the Solheim Cup.
10 rookies among Solheim Cup teams

10 rookies among Solheim Cup teams

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Charley Hull was selected for the European team and will be the youngest player ever to participate in the Solheim Cup.

Stacy Lewis birdies last two holes, takes British Women's Open

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Stacy Lewis finished with a flair Sunday, birdieing the final two holes to end with an even-par 72 and claim the Women's British Open by two strokes.

Winds halt Women's British Open until Sunday

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Saturday's third round of the Women's British Open was suspended until Sunday due to high winds in Scotland, tournament officials said.
Choi moves to front of Women's British Open

Choi moves to front of Women's British Open

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Choi Na-yeon turned in a second consecutive 5-under-par 67 in Friday's second round and has a one-stroke lead at the British Women's Open.
Lennarth, Pressel share Women's British Open lead

Lennarth, Pressel share Women's British Open lead

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Camilla Lennarth, one of the last players on the course Thursday, birdied the 18th hole to tie Morgan Pressel for the lead of the Women's British Open.

Inbee Park bests Catriona Matthew in LPGA Championship playoff

PITTSFORD, N.Y., June 9 (UPI) -- Inbee Park recovered from a late meltdown to best Catriona Matthew on the third playoff hole Sunday to capture the LPGA Championship.

Morgan Pressel's 2-under 70 nets 2-shot lead at LPGA Championship

PITTSFORD, N.Y., June 8 (UPI) -- Morgan Pressel carded a 2-under-par 70 Saturday, forging a two-shot lead after two rounds of the rain-delayed LPGA Championship.

Chella Choi out front at LPGA Championship

PITTSFORD, N.Y., June 7 (UPI) -- Chella Choi birdied six of her first 10 holes Friday and fired a 5-under 67 that put her a shot in front after one round of the rain-delayed LPGA Championship.

Munoz beats Kung 2 & 1 for Sybase title

GLADSTONE, N.J., May 20 (UPI) -- Azahara Munoz emerged from a contentious semifinal victory Sunday to defeat Candie Kung 2 & 1 in the final of the Sybase Match Play Championship.

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.

Defending champ out at LPGA match play

GLADSTONE, N.J., May 17 (UPI) -- Jodi Ewart turned in one of the upsets on the first day of the Sybase Match Play Championship Thursday, eliminating defending champ Suzann Pettersen.
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Morgan Pressel
Morgan Pressel arrives at the Callaway Golf Girls Club Event in New York on March 4, 2008. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo) .

Morgan Pressel (born May 23, 1988) is an American professional golfer, currently playing on the LPGA Tour. She turned pro at age 17 and is the youngest-ever winner of a modern LPGA major championship. Pressel has reached as high as fourth in the world rankings.

Pressel was born in Tampa, Florida, to Mike Pressel and Kathy Krickstein Pressel. She attended Banyan Creek Elementary School, Omni Middle School, and graduated in 2006 from the Saint Andrew's School in Boca Raton, a private school affiliated with the Episcopal Church. She has stated that her Jewish faith plays a large role in her life.

Following her mother's death from breast cancer in September 2003, 15-year-old Pressel moved in with her grandparents Evelyn Krickstein and Dr. Herb Krickstein, a retired physician and pathologist who is her coach as well as her grandfather, while her two younger siblings stayed with their father. Pressel continues to live with her grandparents, who are the parents of former top-10 tennis player Aaron Krickstein, Pressel's uncle. For the eldest Krickstein, this is the second time he has groomed a young athlete into a star. Aaron Krickstein holds the record for being the youngest player ever to win a men's professional tournament, in Tel Aviv in 1983.

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