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LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan, Na Yeon Choi, LPGA Foundation President Carol Corcoran

Na Yeon Choi announced on the eve of the season-finale LPGA Tour Championship that she will make a donation of $30,000 to LPGA-USGA Girls Golf, a program of the LPGA Foundation. Choi, perhaps better known as “NYC,” wanted to celebrate the realization of her dream to play on the LPGA Tour by giving bck to the community.

NYC is ranked first on the LPGA official money list as of November 29,2010, with approximately $1,8 million in earnings.

Choi is the second LPGA star in less than a month to make voluntary donations. Three weeks ago, In-Kyung Kim donated her $220,00 first-prize earnings at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational to charity. Kim’s big-hearted gesture,was one of the most inspiring stories of the year (which didn’t garner the coverage it deserved because pure goodwill isn’t sexy enough sometimes).

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In-Kyung Kim and her caddie: double-fist pump!

In-Kyung Kim closed with an eight-under 64 to come from behind and capture the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Guadalajara, Mexico, for her third career LPGA victory. Kim was on fire on Sunday, carding 6-under 30 on the front nine. She finished the day with three more birdies and a bogey to finish at 19-under, setting a tournament record. She bested Suzann Pettersen, the 54-hole leader and seemingly perennial bridesmaid (or Lee Westwood of the LPGA), by three strokes.

In an act of good will, Kim will donate her $220,000 first place earnings to charity, half to the Lorena Ochoa Foundation and the other half to an American organization yet to be determined.

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