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Johnson wins first Senior LPGA Championship

Trish Johnson

Trish Johnson from England completed a wire-to-wire victory at the inaugural Senior LPGA Championship presented by Old National Bank on Wednesday on the Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort.


The 51-year-old Bristol golfer turned in a final-round 73 to finish at four under 212 for the 54-hole event, three shots clear of American Michele Redman.


“I’m often asked what my favourite course in the world is and I always say St. Andrews, but I think this place has taken over,” said Johnson, who has now won twice on the course. “It feels fantastic, this is the reason you play golf to try and win something like this. It is going to be a very, very fun evening.”

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Buoyant Buhai heads to US Women’s Open

Ashleigh BuhaiSouth Africa’s Ashleigh Buhai is brimming with confidence ahead of this week’s US Women’s Open after she sealed a career-best LPGA Tour finish in the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic at Green Bay Golf Club in Oneida, Wisconsin on Sunday.

Buhai fired a seven-under-par 65 in the third round to vault to second and closed with a 67 to finish in second on 21 under 267, just one stroke shy of winner Katherine Kirk from Australia.

The reigning Chase to the Investec Cup for Ladies champion began the final round four off the pace, but while the Australian had an up-and-down day with four bogeys offset by six birdies, Buhai was flawless around Legends Championship Course. She racked up birdies at one, three, six and nine and ended a run of straight pars down the back nine with a two-footer for birdie at the last.

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Buhai within four of LPGA Tour lead

Ashleigh BuhaiSouth Africa’s Ashleigh Buhai is within reach of Katherine Kirk from Australia after she fired a LPGA Tour career-low third round 65 in Saturday’s third round of the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic in Oneida, Wisconsin.

The Australian followed a 63 in round two with a 65 at the Legends Championship Course to retain pole position at 20 under 196, while Buhai will start her bid for a maiden LPGA Tour title four shots back.

Fellow South African and former LPGA Tour winner Lee-Anne Pace followed an opening 71 with successive rounds of 68 to move to a tie for 23rd on nine under 207.

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Buhai bursts into mix on LPGA Tour

Ashleigh BuhaiSouth Africa’s Ashleigh Buhai racked up eight birdies in second round to rocket into the top five at the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic and she will start Saturday’s third round within four shots of leader Katherine Kirk from Australia.

The recent good run of form started in June when Buhai won her regional qualifier to book a spot in the field for the upcoming US Women’s Open and followed up with a career best result – a tie for 36th – in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship last week.

The reigning Chase to the Investec Cup for Ladies champion opened with a 69, but a six-under-par 66 put Buhai in a strong position to challenge for her first top 10 finish this season.

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SA pair through to PGA weekend

Lee-Anne Pace1 March 2017 – South Africa’s Ashleigh Buhai and Lee-Anne Pace will start today’s third round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at one under par and six shots off the pace from American Danielle Kang and Sei Young Kim from Korea.

Buhai posted rounds of 70 and 71, while Pace followed an opening 72 with a two under 69 to join the reigning Chase to the Investec Cup for Ladies champion in a tie for 35th in the weather-hit Major at the Olympia Fields Country Club in Illinois.

Round one was suspended due to dangerous weather and the second round also had to be halted until lightning strikes had past.

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