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Hansae beat Rush & Cash to take home KOVO Cup

The Seoul Woori Card Hansae won the 2015 KOVO Cup on Sunday after beating defending V-League Champion Ansan OK Savings Bank Rush & Cash.

At the Cheongju Gymnasium in Cheongju, North Chungcheong, Hansae defeated Rush & Cash 3-1 (25-21, 21-25, 25-17, 25-15) to claim its first ever KOVO Cup. The team previously finished runner-up three times (2011, 2013 and 2014) when it was sponsored by Woori Capital.

Hansae attacker Choi Hong-suk scored 21 points to lead the team to victory and was also named the tournament MVP. Hansae earned 30 million won ($26,000) for the victory.

Woori Card was the worst team in the V-League last season with three wins and 33 losses. The team hired former Gumi LIG Greaters coach Kim Sang-woo in April to manage the team for the upcoming season.

Meanwhile in the women’s division final, Hwaseong IBK Altos beat Suwon Hyundai E&C Hillstate 3-2 (21-25, 25-23, 23-25, 25-21, 15-11).



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KLPGA record-holder Cho wins BMW championship

Cho Yoon-ji won the inaugural BMW Ladies Championship on Sunday to take her first victory of the season.

At the Sky72 Golf Club & Resort on Yeongjong Island, Incheon, the 24-year-old fired 9-under 63 without a bogey in the final round, setting a new course record. She eventually finished the event at 18-under 271, edging Kim Min-sun by two strokes. Seo Yeun-jung finished third at 15-under 273.

Cho, who holds the KLPGA Tour record for the most consecutive birdies at eight, earned 300 million won ($261,800) and a BMW X5 for her victory. This is her second KLPGA Tour win since she won in August 2010.

Meanwhile, U.S. Women’s Open champion Chun In-gee didn’t play on Sunday as she withdrew before the final round, citing a fatigue. She was hitting 1-over par until the third round.



Woods misses the cut again at the British Open

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Bad weather at least allowed Tiger Woods to get to the weekend at the British Open. Bad golf sent him home early from his second straight major.

Woods looked tired walking up to the 18th hole at St. Andrews, where he has twice claimed the claret jug. This time he three-putted from just below the green for par to close his worst 36-hole performance in the British Open.

With only three birdies over two days, he shot a 75 when the second round finally ended and missed the cut by seven shots.

It was the first time he missed the cut at the U.S. Open and British Open in the same season. Woods now has failed to make the cut in three of the last four majors. AP


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