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Shin Ji-yai wins last JLPGA event, taking home ¥25M

Shin Ji-yai won the season-ending Tour Championship Ricoh Cup on Sunday to collect her third win in 2015.

At the Miyazaki Country Club in Japan, Shin shot 4-under 68 in the final round to finish the event at 7-under 281 and beat Shiho Oyama by six strokes.

Shin has collected more than 100 million yen ($814,597) in prize money this season after getting 25 million yen from Sunday’s victory.

Lee Bo-mee, who has already clinched the money title in the JLPGA with sevens wins, and Chun In-gee, who has won two majors in Japan in two starts, both tied for sixth at 1-over par.



KLPGA golfers bested by those from LPGA in Busan

Korean golfers in the LPGA beat the KLPGA team 14-10 to win the inaugural ING Life Insurance Champions Trophy on Sunday.

The event at the Bayside Golf Club in Busan saw the top 24 Korean golfers in the U.S. LPGA Tour and KLPGA Tour golfers go head-to-head on separate teams playing four-ball, four-some and single match plays.

It gives one point for the winning team and 0.5 points when both teams are tied.

The LPGA team, led by captain Park In-bee, collected four points in the six four-ball matches on Friday with three wins, one loss and two draws, while getting 3.5 points on Saturday’s four-some with a 3-2-1 record. The KLPGA team had only 4.5 points in the first two rounds.

The LPGA team added 6.5 points on Sunday’s matchplay at 5-4-3 to seal the trophy.

Ryu So-yeon was named MVP for the LPGA team by winning two matches and drawing one, while Park Sung-hyun won the top honor for the KLPGA team.



FOOTBALL

Women’s national team falls 1-0 to Australia in last match

The women’s national football team ended its year with a 1-0 defeat to Australia on Sunday.

In a friendly held at the Icheon Sports Complex in Icheon, Gyeonggi, Korea gave up a goal to Aussie striker Kyah Simon in the 68th minute. It was Korea’s 11th loss against Australia, in addition to its two wins and one draw.



Bluewings beat Jeonbuk to take 2nd in K-League Classic

Suwon Samsung Bluewings took second place in the K-League Classic on Sunday by beating 2015 champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 2-1 in the season’s final match.

The win gave Suwon 67 points in the league table at 19 wins, nine losses and 10 draws, edging Pohang Steelers, which beat FC Seoul 2-1 on the same day, by one point.

The second place team goes directly to the AFC Champions League next season. Jeonbuk already confirmed their title defense on Nov. 8.

By Joo Kyung-don

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