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Ahn wins major title after 4-way playoff

Ahn Shin-ae won the season’s third major, the ISU KLPGA Championship, after beating Seo Yeun-jung in the fourth extra hole.

At the Ferrum Club in Yeoju, Gyeonggi, on Sunday, Ahn scored a birdie in the fourth extra hole to edge Seo, who had a par. This is Ahn’s first victory in the KLPGA Tour since 2010 when she had two wins. Ahn, 24, collected 140 million won ($118,000) for her first major
victory.

The extra holes started with four golfers after they were tied at 8-under in the regular rounds. Ahn was hot before entering the extra hole as she shot 5-under 67 in the final round.

Along with Ahn and Seo, Lee Jung-min and Lee Min-young also entered the playoff at the par-5 18th hole, but both Lees were knocked out after marking a par in the second extra hole where Ahn and Seo both had birdies. In the first extra hole, all four golfers had par.



FOOTBALL

Under-23 team know their AFC opposition

South Korea’s Olympic football team is paired with Iraq, Uzbekistan and Yemen in Group C of the 2016 Asian Football Confederation Under-23 Championship. The draw was held in Doha, Qatar, on Saturday.

The championship, to be held from Jan. 12 to 30 next year in Qatar, gives the top three nations a ticket to the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. Sixteen teams are divided into groups of four, and the top two finishers go to the quarterfinals.

Meanwhile, North Korea is paired with Saudi Arabia, Thailand and Japan in Group B.



Ronaldo is all-time top scorer in Madrid

BARCELONA, Spain - Cristiano Ronaldo scored five goals to become Real Madrid’s all-time leading scorer in the Spanish league in a 6-0 rout at Espanyol on Saturday.

Ronaldo reached 231 goals for the club to move past Raul Gonzalez’s 228 in the competition. Ronaldo needed only 203 league matches to hit the milestone, compared to Raul’s 550.

Ronaldo exploded with a blistering hat trick by the 20th minute, before setting up Karim Benzema to make it 4-0 before halftime in Barcelona. He added two more goals in the second half.

Ronaldo’s latest feat also moved the Ballon d’Or holder into fourth place on the Spanish league’s all-time scoring list. Barcelona’s Lionel Messi holds the record with 285.

AP



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