Madelene Sagstrom shoots 63 to take first-round lead in LPGA Founders Cup

CLIFTON, NJ — Madelene Sagstrom shot a flawless 9-under 63 during a round she felt holes kept getting larger to take one-stroke lead over Megan Khang after the first round of the Cognizant Founders Cup on Thursday. Nasa Hataoka, who won in Los Angeles in April before taking time off, was third after a 65 … Read more

Marina Alex wins LPGA Tour’s Palos Verdes Championship by 1 stroke

PALOS VERDES ESTATES, Calif. — Marina Alex won the Palos Verdes Championship on Sunday for her second LPGA Tour title, breaking a tie with a two-putt birdie on the par-5 16th and parring the final two holes for a one-stroke victory over Jin Young Ko. Three strokes behind Hannah Green entering the round, Alex closed … Read more

Hannah Green takes 1-shot lead into final round at Palos Verdes Championship

PALOS VERDES ESTATES, Calif. — Hannah Green held onto the lead Saturday in the Palos Verdes Championship after a frustrating start on the hilly, windswept course perched above the Pacific Ocean. Three strokes ahead of Lydia Ko and three other players entering the day, Green overcame bogeys on the first two holes to shoot a … Read more

Hannah Green overcomes gusty winds to open 3-shot lead at Palos Verdes Championship

PALOS VERDES ESTATES, Calif. — Hannah Green took the lead into the weekend in the Palos Verdes Championship, rebounding from consecutive bogeys Thursday in gusting wind to birdie the two late par 5s in a 5-under 66. Green had a three-stroke lead over five players at Hilly Palos Verdes Estates in the first-year event that … Read more

Nasa Hataoka takes advantage of Jin Young Ko’s late meltdown, leads LA Open by 4 strokes

LOS ANGELES — Nasa Hataoka took advantage of Jin Young Ko’s late meltdown Saturday to take a four-stroke lead into the final round of the DIO Implant LA Open. Tied for the lead with Hataoka after a birdie on the par-5 15th, the top-ranked Ko bogeyed the par-4 16th and made a quadruple-bogey 8 on … Read more