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Ryu notches up ninth win in KLPGA Tour

Ryu So-yeon won the High 1 Resort Women’s Open on Sunday to take her first KLPGA Tour victory since Sept. 2012.

At the High 1 Country Club in Jeongseon, Gangwon, Ryu wrapped up the event at 11-under 277, edging defending champion Jang Ha-na by two strokes. Ryu, who won the event in 2009, collected 160 million won ($136,000).

Ryu, who has three wins in the LPGA Tour including the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open, was playing the local event for the first time in 23 months. The 25-year-old now has nine career wins in the KLPGA Tour.

Meanwhile, 2015 U.S. Women’s Open champion Chun In-gee, who is also prize money leader in the KLPGA Tour, tied for seventh at 3-under.



Prize-money leader Lee takes Japan title

Lee Bo-mee won the Nitori Ladies Golf Tournament in the JLPGA Tour on Sunday, collecting her third victory of the season in Japan.

At the Otaru Country Club in Hokkaido, Japan, Lee finished at 7-under 209, beating Ayaka Watanabe by two strokes. The 27-year-old Korean, who now has 11 career wins in the Japanese tour, is the prize money leader this season with more than 136.6 million yen ($1.1 million).



FOOTBALL

U-19 women’s team on way to World Cup

Korea’s Under-19 women’s football team has qualified for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea.

At the 2015 AFC U-19 championship in Nanjing, China, on Saturday, South Korea beat China 4-0 in the third-place match and grabbed a ticket to the U-20 Women

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