Tag Archives: Jiyai Shin

Feb
16
2013
Teen phenom and "Final-Round Queen" duel in Oz

Can Ko go low on Sunday?

Fresh off her victory at last week’s Ladies’ European Tour event in New Zealand, 15-year-old amateur Lydia Ko is gunning for back-to-back wins on the pro circuit. Ko, who captured the LPGA’s Canadian Women’s Open in 2012, and Jiyai Shin share the third-round lead, six shots clear of the rest of the field.

And we will actually get to watch. Get this: Golf Channel adjusted its programming schedule to air the final round of the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open LIVE tonight beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET.

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Sep
17
2012

Shin back on top

During a week filled with miserable — and almost comical — weather and poor management decisions, Jiyai Shin shined on her way to a record nine-shot win at Royal Liverpool Club in Hoylake, England, to capture her second Women’s British Open title. I’m not sure what’s most mind-blowing and inspiring — the margin of victory; winning the LPGA tourney in a nine-hole playoff against Paula Creamer on the other side of the Atlantic less than a week before; missing two months this summer after enduring hand surgery.

Um, all of the above?

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Feb
9
2012

Sarah Kemp: formerly "the next Karrie Webb".

It should come as little surprise, given the idiosyncrasies of Royal Melbourne’s test, that an Australian should lead the way after the opening round of the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open.

Few, however, could have anticipated that it would fall to New South Wales native Sarah Kemp to lead the field into the tournament’s second day.

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Feb
8
2012

Quite good: Tseng won 12 times in 2011.

Tiger and the PGA Tour are at Pebble Beach this week, but if you want to see a genuinely world-class field tackle an innovative piece of golf architecture, the Australian sandbelt, home of Royal Melbourne and the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open, probably has the edge over Monterey.

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Dec
2
2010

The LPGA's Top-6: Na Yeon Choi, Jiyai Shin, Yani Tseng, Cristie Kerr, Suzann Pettersen and Ai Miyazat0

There’s more on the line than the prize awarded to the winner of this week’s season-ending LPGA Tour Championship. Five players — Yani Tseng, Ai Miyazato, Na Yeon Choi, Cristie Kerr and Jiyai Shin — are in a tight battle to capture player of the year honors.

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