Park increases lead in women's world rankings

Inbee Park outdueled Suzann Pettersen in China this Sunday to increase her lead atop this week's world rankings.

Jessica Korda gets unusual final birdie to claim Bahamas win

NASSAU, Bahamas, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Jessica Korda charged from behind and took the lead with an unusual birdie on the final hole Sunday, emerging with season-opening LPGA win in the Bahamas.

Na Yeon Choi grabs one-shot lead at Bahamas LPGA Classic

NASSAU, Bahamas, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Na Yeon Choi used a hot streak at the end of the third round Saturday to seize a one-shot lead at the season-opening Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic.

Korda takes lead at LPGA event in the Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Jessica Korda overcame windy conditions Friday to shoot a 7-under 66 and take the lead at the midway point of the Pure Silk Bahamas Classic.

Ko shares lead in debut as LPGA Tour member

NASSAU, Bahamas, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Lydia Ko, playing as a member of the LPGA Tour for the first time, seized a share of the lead Thursday in the opening round of the Pure Silk Bahamas Classic.

Amateur sensation leads Canadian Women's Open

EDMONTON, Alberta, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Amateur sensation and defending champion Lydia Ko seized a share of the lead Thursday after the opening round of the Canadian Women's Open.

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.

U.S. Women's Open gets unlikely leader

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y., June 27 (UPI) -- Ha-Neul Kim, who plays virtually all her golf in Asia, became the unexpected leader Thursday after the opening round of the U.S. Women's Open.

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.

Carlota Ciganda seeks first 1st win after grabbing 2-shot Texas lead

IRVING, Texas, April 27 (UPI) -- Carlota Ciganda put herself in position for her first tour win Saturday, firing a 5-under 66 for a third-round lead at the inaugural North Texas LPGA Shootout.

Shadoff part of tie at Nabisco

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., April 4 (UPI) -- Jodi Ewart Shadoff, winless in her three years on the LPGA Tour, found herself tied for the lead Thursday after one round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship.

Choi hangs on to win Group Titleholders

NAPLES, Fla., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Third-round leader Na Yeon Choi fired a 2-under-par 70 Sunday to retain her advantage and post a two-stroke win at the season-ending Group Titleholders event.

Choi's 69 good for Group Titleholders lead

NAPLES, Fla., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Na Yeon Choi drained four birdies en route to a 3-under-par 69 Saturday, grabbing a one-stroke after three rounds of the season-ending Group Titleholders.

Ko, 15, is youngest LPGA Tour winner

COQUITLAM, British Columbia, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Fifteen-year-old amateur Lydia Ko become the youngest winner in LPGA Tour history Sunday, firing a 5-under-par 67 to claim the Canadian Women's Open.

Yani Tseng leads in Canada

COQUITLAM, British Columbia, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Yani Tseng, trying to break out of a recent slump, shot a 6-under 66 Thursday that gave her a one-shot lead at the Canadian Women's Open.
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Na Yeon Choi
Na Yeon Choi tees off at the 11th hole during the second round of the Samsung World Championship at Half Moon Bay Golf Links in Half Moon Bay, California on October 3, 2008. Choi has a combined score of 4-under-par for the two days of play and leads the 20-player elite field. (UPI Photo/Christine Chew)

Na Yeon Choi (Korean: 최나연, born 28 October 1987) is a South Korean female professional golfer playing on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour.

At age 17 in 2004, Choi won the ADT CAPS Invitational on the LPGA of Korea Tour (KLPGA), beating future Hall-of-Famer Se Ri Pak by four strokes. Choi turned professional shortly thereafter, in November 2004. She won once each year on the KLPGA Tour in 2004 through 2007.

In 2007, Choi played in the Hana Bank-KOLON Championship, an event co-sponsored by the LPGA and KLPGA Tours, and finished eighth. She attended LPGA Qualifying Tournament in the fall of 2007, but finished two shots shy of earning a fully-exempt Tour card for the 2008 season. Her non-exempt card meant she was not automatically eligible for every event, yet her high conditional status and consistent good play put her in nearly every tournament. She won over $1 million and finished 11th on the 2008 money list with nine top-10 finishes in 27 events played. She finished second in the LPGA Rookie of the Year race, just behind winner Yani Tseng.

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