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Jang gets first KLPGA Tour win since August

Jang Ha-na won the BC Card-Hankyung Ladies Open on Sunday, collecting her first victory in the KLPGA Tour since last August.

At Island Resort in Ansan, Gyeonggi, Jang shot 4-under 68 in the final round to close the event at 12-under 276, beating Jang Su-yeon, Jung Hee-won and Ha Min-song by a stroke. She collected 140 million won ($125,500) for her first place finish.

It was her first victory since winning the Charity High1 Resort Open in August.

Jang has been focusing this year on the LPGA Tour, but decided to play the KLPGA Tour event since it is hosted by her sponsor BC Card. She now has seven wins in the KLPGA Tour.

Lee Bo-mee nabs 2nd JLPGA Tour victory

Lee Bo-mee beat compatriot Lee Ji-hee at the Earth Mondamin Cup of the JLPGA Tour to collect her second win of the season.

At the Camellia Hills Country Club in Chiba, Japan, the 26-year-old Lee Bo-mee beat the 36-year-old Lee Ji-hee in the second extra hole after the two finished the regular rounds in 14-under 274.

This was Lee’s second victory in the JLPGA Tour this season after winning the Hoken-no-Madoguchi Ladies in May.

With the win, Lee collected 25.2 million yen ($204,000) and became the first golfer in the JLPGA Tour this season to surpass the prize money of 100 million yen.


Federation plans new int’l President’s Cup

The Korea Sambo Federation said Sunday it will host an international sambo competition this August, hoping to promote the Russian traditional martial art in the nation.

The federation said that inaugural International Sambo Federation President’s Cup World Sambo Championship will be held from August 27 to 30 in Pohang, North Gyeongsang. CJ Group Chairman Sohn Kyung-shik, who leads the nation’s 14th largest conglomerate, will be its organizing committee chief, the federation said.

The federation said more than 400 athletes from 40 countries are likely to visit the country as well as International Sambo Federation (FISA) president Vasily Shestakov.

Sambo, which also translates to “self-defense without weapons,” has been selected as the official sport for the upcoming Asian Games in Jakarta.
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