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Kim claims LPGA trophy

Hyo Joo Kim has won the season-opening Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, relegating Stacy Lewis to yet another second-place finish. 

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Monday, February 1, 2016
Monday, February 1, 2016

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Hyo Joo Kim won the season-opening Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic on Sunday, relegating Stacy Lewis to yet another second-place finish.

Kim rebounded from a bogey on the 16th hole with a 9-foot birdie putt on the par-3 17th and closed with a par for a two-stroke victory over Lewis, 2015 champion Sei Young Kim and Anna Nordqvist.


Kim closed with a 7-under 66 at the breezy Ocean Club to finish at 18-under 274. The 20-year-old South Korean player has three LPGA Tour victories, also winning the 2014 Evian Championship and 2015 Founders Cup.

This is an excerpt from Las Vegas Sun/AP as it appeared on February 1, 2016. For updates or to read the current version of this post in its entirety, please click here.

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The Bahamas Financial Services Board has a packed international itinerary for 2016, attending events in the US, Brazil, Panama, China and Mexico, among others.

The LPGA Pure Silk Classic women’s golf tournament provided valuable exposure for The Bahamas as the event was broadcast in 140 countries, reaching 220 million homes around the world. Watch report on the event here.

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