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Sports Minister crowns LPGA winner – photos

Minister of Youth Sports and Culture Daniel Johnson presented the 2014 Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic winner, Jessica Korda, with the winner's cheque, trophy and an official Bahamas Olympic jacket. Pictured: Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Daniel Johnson (right) presents Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic winner Jessica Korda with a cheque for $195,000 following her win January 26, 2014, at the Ocean Club Golf course on Paradise Island. Pictured left is Tom Murray of Pure Silk. (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)

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Monday, January 27, 2014
Monday, January 27, 2014

Minister of Youth Sports and Culture Daniel Johnson presented the 2014 Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic winner Jessica Korda with the winner’s cheque, trophy and an official Bahamas Olympic jacket.

Korda birdied the last two holes on Sunday to overtake Stacey Lewis and earned a one-stroke victory. She putted from behind the green to within 6ft and made the birdie putt on the final hole to finish with a 7-under-par 66 and a 19-under-par 273 total.


She was presented with a trophy, a diamond necklace from Diamonds International and a cheque for $195,000. With her win, she is projected to move from No. 40 to No. 26 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings.

In congratulating Korda, who is 20 years old, Johnson referred to her as a champion representing a future generation of young people around the world.

The tournament, which ran January 23-26, was held in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism. Bahamas female golfer Georgette Rolle participated in the tournament.

Korda said it was an honour to play with some of the world’s best female golfers at the Ocean Club Golf Course.

She said that tournament raised her confidence level, playing to a crowd of about 400 people over the course of four days.

Korda, who hails from Bradenton, Florida, started playing golf at the age of eight; she credits her parents for mostly influencing her career. She won the Solheim Cup in 2013 and the 2012 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open.

Sports Minister crowns LPGA winner

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Daniel Johnson (right) presents the 2014 Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic winner Jessica Korda with The Bahamas Olympic jacket. Looking on is Gerry Foltz of the Golf Channel. The tournament was held January 23-26 at the Ocean Club Golf Course on Paradise Island. (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)

Twenty-year-old Jessica Korda won the season-opening Bahamas LPGA Classic on Sunday for her second tour title, holing a 6-foot birdie putt on the final hole to beat Stacy Lewis by a stroke.

Prime Minister Perry Christie was among 10 persons whose footprints were added to the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame last weekend.

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