National Sports | WRHL http://www.wrhl.net/pages/index.cfm?id=495 National Sports 2015-03-29T05:39:20Z National Sports South Korea's Lee maintains lead at Kia (Reuters) - South Korean Lee Mi-rim maintained her lead at the Kia Classic for the third successive day after a six-under-par 66 gave her a one-stroke edge on Saturday heading into the final round in southern California. Lee entered the third round tied with Morgan Pressel but blew past her with a sizzling five birdies on the back nine to push her to 16-under at the Aviara course in Carlsbad. The 24-year-old won twice in her rookie season on the LPGA circuit last year, but is looking for her first title in 2015. “To be honest, I didn’t even know what I shot until I signed my scorecard,” Lee told reporters. Warriors secure top seed in west with win over Bucks The Golden State Warriors secured the top seed in the NBA's Western Conference with a record-setting victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. Stephen Curry scored 25 points and Klay Thompson added 21 in the 108-95 victory, which guarantees the Warriors the best record in the west and home-court advantage throughout the Western Conference playoffs. The Warriors also set a club record for wins in a season with their 60th triumph of the current campaign. Harrison Barnes scored 13 points and pulled down six rebounds and Marreese Speights supplied 12 points and seven rebounds for Golden State, who won their ninth straight game. South Korea's Lee Mi-Rim takes slim LPGA lead Carlsbad (United States) (AFP) - South Korea's Lee Mi-Rim carded a six-under par 66 and will take a one-shot lead over American Alison Lee into the final round of the LPGA Kia Classic. Australian Appleby out indefinitely after back surgery (Reuters) - Nine-times PGA Tour winner Stuart Appleby has undergone back surgery for a herniated disc and will be out of action indefinitely. Appleby, 43, who has not played since mid-February, has endured back problems for much of his career. "No idea when I'm back as I don't know or anybody knows how long it takes to get 100 percent," he told Reuters. The Australian is one of only six players to have shot 59 on the PGA Tour. He was not exempt for next month's Masters, after finishing 31st on the tour's points list last year. The top 30 clinched invitations to Augusta. ... Walker stretches lead in hometown Texas Open Hometown hope Jimmy Walker fired six birdies in a three-under-par 69 to stretch his lead in the US PGA Tour Texas Open to four strokes. Walker, who lives just a half-hour's drive from TPC San Antonio, had a 54-hole total of nine-under-par 207 and a comfortable cushion over rising US star Jordan Spieth. Spieth, the 21-year-old who also hails from Texas, carded a one-under 71 for 211. He was two strokes in front of last season's FedEx Cup playoff champion Billy Horschel, who birdied the last three holes in a 71 for 213. Golf-Australian Appleby out indefinitely after back surgery March 28 (Reuters) - Nine-times PGA Tour winner Stuart Appleby has undergone back surgery for a herniated disc and will be out of action indefinitely. Appleby, 43, who has not played since mid-February, has endured back problems for much of his career. "No idea when I'm back as I don't know or anybody knows how long it takes to get 100 percent," he told Reuters. The Australian is one of only six players to have shot 59 on the PGA Tour. He was not exempt for next month's Masters, after finishing 31st on the tour's points list last year. The top 30 clinched invitations to Augusta. ... League urges 'inclusion' as Indiana law sparks gay rights concern The NBA reaffirmed the league's commitment to diversity, after Indiana passed a law that activists fear allows discrimination against homosexuals in the state. "The game of basketball is grounded in long established principles of inclusion and mutual respect," the league said in a statement issued jointly with the Indiana Pacers and their WNBA sister club the Indiana Fever. Supporters of gay rights united in outrage Friday after Indiana governor Mike Pence signed the law touted as a measure to protect religious freedom. Walker takes four-shot lead at windy Texas Open (Reuters) - American Jimmy Walker shot a three-under-par 69 to open up a four-shot lead as winds returned to vex players at the Texas Open in San Antonio on Saturday. Walker, who led by one after 36 holes, shared the lead with fellow Texan Jordan Spieth at the turn before a late surge took him to nine-under-par 207. "It's a tough golf course," said Walker, who won the Sony Open in Hawaii in January and is aiming for his fifth PGA Tour title. "You definitely want to find a way to extend the lead, but you have to be smart about it." Walker took a bogey at the par-four 12th when his tee shot buried into soft sand in a bunker left of the fairway and had to use his hands to dig around the left lip to find the ball. Golf-Walker takes four-shot lead at windy Texas Open (Add quotes, details) March 28 (Reuters) - American Jimmy Walker shot a three-under-par 69 to open up a four-shot lead as winds returned to vex players at the Texas Open in San Antonio on Saturday. Walker, who led by one after 36 holes, shared the lead with fellow Texan Jordan Spieth at the turn before a late surge took him to nine-under-par 207. "It's a tough golf course," said Walker, who won the Sony Open in Hawaii in January and is aiming for his fifth PGA Tour title. "You definitely want to find a way to extend the lead, but you have to be smart about it." Walker took a bogey at the par-four 12th when his tee shot buried into soft sand in a bunker left of the fairway and had to use his hands to dig around the left lip to find the ball. Thousands march in Indiana to protest law seen targeting gays Thousands of people marched in Indiana's largest city on Saturday to protest a state law that supporters contend promotes religious freedom but detractors see as a covert move to support discrimination against gay people. Waving signs reading "No hate in our state" and carrying rainbow flags, a crowd of at least 2,000 people including Democratic elected officials rallied the same day that business-rating website Angie's List Inc put on hold its plans to expand its Indianapolis operation with new offices, citing the new law. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act was passed overwhelmingly by the Republican led-state legislature and signed into law on Thursday by Indiana Governor Mike Pence. Supporters say the legislation will keep the government from forcing business owners to act against strongly held religious beliefs. Wattel shines down the stretch in wide open Trophy Hassan II Scottish duo Richie Ramsay and Andrew McArthur along with Frenchman Romain Wattel shared the lead on seven under par following the third round of the Trophy Hassan II in Agadir on Saturday. Overnight leader Ramsay carried a one shot advantage into the 18th hole before a wayward tee shot led to a bogey as the Aberdeen native fell into a tie with McArthur and 24-year-old Wattel. Ramsay, who is looking for a third victory on the European Tour but has struggled for form this year missing four cuts in five tournaments, limped home with a one under par 71 on the day while McArthur carded a 67 that included an eagle and five birdies. Wattel also moved top of the leaderboard as the right-hander from Montpellier shot a superb round of five under 67 with six birdies and an eagle. Woods will fall outside world's top 100 on Monday By Bernie McGuire SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 28 (Reuters) - Former world number one Tiger Woods will on Monday drop outside the top 100 in the rankings for the first time in more than 18 years. The 39-year-old American is down at number 96 and a world ranking official told Reuters that he is likely to slip to 102nd when the list is adjusted after this weekend's tournaments. Woods posted an 82 at the Phoenix Open in January, his worst round as a professional, as he slumped outside the leading 50 in the rankings for the first time in more than three years. Golf-Woods will fall outside world's top 100 on Monday By Bernie McGuire SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 28 (Reuters) - Former world number one Tiger Woods will on Monday drop outside the top 100 in the rankings for the first time in more than 18 years. The 39-year-old American is down at number 96 and a world ranking official told Reuters that he is likely to slip to 102nd when the list is adjusted after this weekend's tournaments. Woods posted an 82 at the Phoenix Open in January, his worst round as a professional, as he slumped outside the leading 50 in the rankings for the first time in more than three years. Golf-European Tour Trophee Hassan II scores March 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour Trophee Hassan II at the par-72 course on Saturday in Agadir 209 Richie Ramsay (Britain) 72 66 71 Romain Wattel (France) 68 74 67 Andrew McArthur (Britain) 71 71 67 210 Jaco Van Zyl (South Africa) 69 71 70 Kevin Phelan (Ireland) 70 70 70 Richard Bland (Britain) 69 70 71 Emiliano Grillo (Argentina) 74 69 67 David Horsey (Britain) 70 71 69 George Coetzee (South Africa) 67 72 71 Soren Kjeldsen (Denmark) 68 73 69 211 Wade Ormsby (Australia) 71 72 68 Mikael Lundberg (Sweden) 70 75 66 212 Bernd Ritthammer (Germany) 71 70 71 Oliver Farr ... Pressel joins Lee atop LPGA leaderboard Morgan Pressel fired a record-equalling eight-under par 64 to join Lee Mi-Rim atop the leaderboard after two rounds of the LPGA Kia Classic. America's Pressel had eight birdies with no bogeys in a round that matched the course record at Aviara Golf Club. Her 10-under par total of 134 tied her for the halfway lead with South Korea's overnight leader Lee, who signed for a second-round 69 that included six birdies and three bogeys. They were one stroke in front of Americans Alison Lee, who climbed up the leaderboard with a 66, and Cristie Kerr, who carded a 68. Hawks clinch top seed in East with win over Heat DeMarre Carroll scored 24 points, Paul Millsap had 21 and the Atlanta Hawks clinched the top seed in the NBA's Eastern Conference with a 99-86 win over Miami on Friday. Al Horford added 15 points and Dennis Schroder had 12 points and 11 assists for Atlanta, who have bounced back from a three-game losing streak with two straight victories. The Hawks had already secured the Southeast Division title. Rockets nab playoff berth with win over Timberwolves The Houston Rockets secured their third straight NBA post-season berth with a 120-110 victory over Minnesota. Houston drained a season-high 20 three-point shots, led by James Harden's six and Jason Terry's five. "The guy has been there all season long," Timberwolves veteran Chase Budinger said of Harden. Minnesota college cancels baseball season following hazing probe (Reuters) - St. Olaf College in Minnesota has canceled the remainder of its baseball season following an investigation of hazing committed by players on the team, education officials said on Friday. The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, a NCAA Division III league comprised of 13 private undergraduate colleges in the state, said in a statement that St. Olaf President David Anderson made the announcement on Friday. "The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference is saddened by the events that led to the cancellation of the St. Olaf College baseball season, but commends the institution's administration for its swift and decisive action," MIAC Executive Director Dan McKane said in the statement. Representatives for St. Olaf, the Northfield liberal arts school some 40 miles (64 km) south of Minneapolis, could not be immediately reached on Friday night. Pressel ties course record, co-leader at Kia (Reuters) - American Morgan Pressel is threatening to end South Korean born-golfers' domination of the early LPGA season after firing an eight-under-par 64 on Friday to tie for the second round lead of the Kia Classic in southern California. Pressel, who tied the course record, joins South Korean Lee Mi-rim at 10-under-par. South Korea-born players have won all six of the LPGA’s tournaments so far this year, but Pressel is looking to bring that run to an end and earn her first victory since 2008. “It was kind of stress-free golf out there today,” Pressel told reporters. Walker seizes Texas Open lead Local favorite Jimmy Walker fired a five-under-par 67 to take a one-stroke lead at the halfway stage of the US PGA Tour's Texas Open. Walker's six-under-par total of 138 put him one in front of overnight leader Charley Hoffman, who posted an even-par 72 and was joined on 139 by Australian Aaron Baddeley, who shot a 71. It was a further stroke back to another Texan, Jordan Spieth, who carded a 69 and was tied on 140 with Kevin Na, who shot a 68. Walker, pleased to be playing in front of family and friends, took advantage of improved weather to grab two birdies in his first five holes before his only bogey of the day, at the par-four 17th. Walker surges one ahead in San Antonio (Reuters) - American Jimmy Walker took advantage of greatly improved weather conditions at his home tournament to seize an early one-shot lead in the second round of the Texas Open in sunny San Antonio on Friday. The 36-year-old fired a sparkling five-under-par 67 on a challenging layout at the TPC San Antonio with three consecutive birdies in his last four holes. Walker, who clinched his fourth PGA Tour victory at the Sony Open in January, picked up shots at the sixth, seventh and eighth before ending his round with a comfortable par at the ninth to post a six-under total of 138. Australian Aaron Baddeley (71) and American Charley Hoffman (72) were tied at five under, a stroke better than world number six Jordan Spieth (69) and fellow American Kevin Na (68). Golf-Walker surges one ahead in San Antonio * Three late birdies lift Walker into lead * Baddeley and Hoffman a stroke behind * Mickelson four shots off the pace (Updates at end of round) March 27 (Reuters) - American Jimmy Walker took advantage of greatly improved weather conditions at his home tournament to seize an early one-shot lead in the second round of the Texas Open in sunny San Antonio on Friday. The 36-year-old fired a sparkling five-under-par 67 on a challenging layout at the TPC San Antonio with three consecutive birdies in his last four holes. Walker, who clinched his fourth PGA Tour victory at the Sony Open in January, picked up shots at the sixth, seventh and eighth before ending his round with a comfortable par at the ninth to post a six-under total of 138. Australian Aaron Baddeley (71) and American Charley Hoffman (72) were tied at five under, a stroke better than world number six Jordan Spieth (69) and fellow American Kevin Na (68). Conflicting portraits of NBA ex-owner Donald Sterling emerge as trial ends By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The woman behind the downfall of former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling painted conflicting portraits of him in court on Friday, calling him a kind, generous mentor and father figure to her but a mean-spirited "con artist" and bigot toward others. V. Stiviano, 32, also testified that the 80-year-old billionaire real estate mogul spent far more time with her and her relatives during her 2-1/2 years as his personal assistant, driver and confidante than he did with his own wife and children. Stiviano took the witness stand for a second day in Los Angeles Superior Court during the trial of a lawsuit brought by Sterling's wife seeking return of community marital assets she claims her husband gave Stiviano without her consent. Shelly Sterling's lawyers asked the judge to grant her title to a $1.8 million house her husband had bought for Stiviano, plus more than $1 million in cash they said he lavished on Stiviano for living expenses, credit-card purchases and three luxury cars. Woods skips Houston Open as Masters doubts spiral By Mark Lamport-Stokes (Reuters) - As speculation mounts over whether Tiger Woods will compete at the Masters, the former world number one has spurned the chance to play in next week's Houston Open, the final PGA Tour event before the year's first major. Woods' name was conspicuously absent when the list of players for the April 2-5 Houston event was posted on Friday. Should Woods decide to tee it up at the Masters, which starts on April 9, he would do so after not competing for 63 days. A four-time Masters champion whose ranking has plummeted to 96th, Woods has played only twice on the 2014-15 PGA Tour and said he would not return until his game was "tournament-ready". Golf-Woods skips Houston Open as Masters doubts spiral By Mark Lamport-Stokes March 27 (Reuters) - As speculation mounts over whether Tiger Woods will compete at the Masters, the former world number one has spurned the chance to play in next week's Houston Open, the final PGA Tour event before the year's first major. Woods' name was conspicuously absent when the list of players for the April 2-5 Houston event was posted on Friday. Should Woods decide to tee it up at the Masters, which starts on April 9, he would do so after not competing for 63 days. A four-time Masters champion whose ranking has plummeted to 96th, Woods has played only twice on the 2014-15 PGA Tour and said he would not return until his game was "tournament-ready". Ramsay joins leaders in Agadir Richie Ramsay hit a best-of-the-day 66 to join a four-way tie at the halfway stage of the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco on Friday. The 31-year-old Scot produced six birdies to add to his first round 72 to join Australia's Richard Green, Spain's Rafael Cabrera-Bello and Welshman Oliver Farr on six-under-par 138 at Golf du Palais Royal. Earlier Cabrera-Bello had fired five birdies for two bogeys in a round of 69, one better than Green's second-round effort. South Africa's George Coetzee and England's Tommy Fleetwood are still in contention to secure a place in the Masters as Andy Sullivan, Alexander Levy, Marcel Siem and Ross Fisher all missed out in Morocco. 80-game doping ban for Mariners pitcher Rollins Left-handed hurler David Rollins won't start the season in the Seattle Mariners bullpen after he was handed an 80-game Major League Baseball ban for doping. Rollins, 25, was vying in Spring Training for a spot on the Mariners' opening day roster. Major League Baseball said Rollins, who was acquired from the Astros in December's rule 5 draft of professional players, tested positive for the anabolic steroid stanozolol. Seattle pitching prospect Rollins banned for 80 games (Reuters) - Seattle Mariners pitching prospect David Rollins was handed an 80-game suspension after testing positive for the banned performance-enhancing drug Stanozolol, Major League Baseball announced on Friday. Rollins, a Rule 5 Draft pick selected out of the Astros organization, had pitched well in spring training and was considered likely to make the team’s bullpen after yielding one run in eight innings with seven strikeouts and no walks. We will continue to work with him to get past this situation,” Seattle Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said in a statement. Woman behind NBA ex-owner Donald Sterling's downfall paints two portraits of him By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The woman behind the downfall of former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling painted two conflicting portraits of him in court on Friday, saying he was a kind, generous mentor and father figure to her but was mean-spirited to others. V. Stiviano, 32, also testified that the 80-year-old billionaire real estate mogul spent far more time with her and members of her family during the two and a half years she spent as his personal assistant, driver and confidante than he did with his own wife and children. Stiviano took the witness stand for a second day in Los Angeles Superior Court during the non-jury trial of a lawsuit brought by Sterling's wife. The suit seeks the return of more than $3.6 million in community marital assets that Shelly Sterling claims her husband gave Stiviano without her consent. Thunder's Durant needs surgery, out for season (Reuters) - Kevin Durant, the NBA's reigning most valuable player, will miss the rest of the season as he needs another foot surgery, dealing a blow to the Oklahoma City Thunder's playoff hopes, the team said on Friday. The six-time All-Star will have surgery on his ailing right foot next week and is expected to return to basketball activities in four to six months, according to the Thunder. His loss is a massive blow for a Thunder team hanging onto the final playoff seed in the Western Conference, three games ahead of ninth-place Phoenix, with 10 games to play. "The bone graft is the standard procedure for the five to eight percent of Jones fracture surgeries that do not initially have success or experience setbacks sometime within the recovery period," the Thunder said in a statement. Alex Rodriguez's cousin pleads guilty in U.S. baseball doping scandal By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A cousin of Alex Rodriguez pleaded guilty in Miami federal court on Friday to conspiring to distribute performance-enhancing drugs, after playing a prominent role in linking the New York Yankees slugger to baseball's doping scandal. Yuri Sucart, 52, was arrested in August, along with the owner of a Florida anti-aging clinic that supplied testosterone-filled syringes and other performance-enhancing drugs to some of Major League Baseball's leading stars. Under his plea deal, prosecutors agreed to seek eight months prison time for Sucart, said his attorney, Edward O'Donnell. Rodriguez, one of baseball's best-paid players, gave Sucart nearly $1 million in 2013, according to court records, after Sucart threatened to expose himself as the player's “steroid mule.” After being suspended for the entire 2014 season over the doping scandal, Rodriguez returned to the field for the Yankees for spring training in Tampa, Florida. Thunder star Durant needs season-ending op Reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant needs more surgery on his right foot and will miss the rest of the season, the Oklahoma City Thunder said Friday. Durant, who hasn't played since February 19, will undergo a bone graft that will sideline him a further six months. "While the majority of the soreness in Kevin's foot was related to continued inflammation of the cuboid bone and would subside with rest, the evaluation process also determined that the Jones fracture of the fifth metatarsal, which had shown significant healing previously, was now demonstrating signs of regression," Thunder general manager Sam Presti in a statement. Presti said the bone graft surgery would take place early next week in New York and was aimed at securing Durant's long-term fitness. Ex-NFL star's fiancee: he told me he didn't kill Lloyd By Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez's fiancee said on Friday that he told her he did not murder the man he is charged with fatally shooting at an industrial park near their Massachusetts home in June 2013. Shayanna Jenkins, 25, who was granted immunity after charges she initially lied to a grand jury investigating the case, told the judge and lawyers during a session without the jury present that she had spoken with Hernandez after she found out about the murder of semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd. "He said 'no.'" Hernandez, a former New England Patriots tight end, is on trial for fatally shooting Lloyd, who was dating Jenkins' sister, Shaneah. Hernandez, who has pleaded not guilty, faces a maximum penalty of life in prison if convicted. Labor unions, developers reach agreement on Los Angeles-area NFL stadium (Reuters) - Labor leaders said on Thursday they had reached an agreement with developers of a proposed Los Angeles-area stadium project, which is backed by the billionaire owner of the St. Louis Rams, that could become home for an NFL team. The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor said in a statement it was excited about the 80,000-seat stadium project proposed for suburban Inglewood, now that its member unions have reached the jobs agreement. "The promise of good jobs - both for the project's construction and for ongoing operations - is now a guarantee," LA County Federation of Labor Executive Secretary Rusty Hicks said in a statement. The Inglewood City Council has unanimously approved the stadium, which includes Rams owner Stan Kroenke as a developer. Flawless Lee Mi-Rim grabs LPGA Kia Classic lead South Korea's Lee Mi-Rim had seven birdies without a bogey in a seven-under par 65 to take a one-shot lead in the LPGA Kia Classic. Lee, who missed the course record at Aviara Golf Club by one stroke, on Thursday birdied all four of the par-five holes, taking the lead with an eight-foot birdie putt at her 14th hole of the day -- the par-five fifth and adding one more birdie at the eighth. "My long game didn't feel good, my swing didn't feel good, but I made a lot of putts," said Lee, winner of two LPGA titles last year who had a one-stroke lead over former world number one Tseng Ya-ni of Taiwan. Tseng, chasing her first LPGA victory since a 2012 win in nearby La Costa, capped her 66 with a four-foot birdie at 18. Highlights of Thursday's NBA game (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Thursday's National Basketball Association game: - - - Bucks 111, Pacers 107 Ersan Ilyasova set a career high with 34 points as the Milwaukee Bucks won consecutive games for the first time in more than a month with a 111-107 victory over the Indiana Pacers in the only game on the NBA schedule. Ilyasova, who connected with five three-pointers, made 12 of 14 shots from the field and also had six rebounds, two assists and two steals. ... Hoffman leads at wind-whipped PGA Texas Open Charley Hoffman fired five birdies in a five-under par 67 to take the lead by one shot after the wind-whipped first round of the US PGA Tour Texas Open. Australia's Aaron Baddeley on Thursday also had five birdies with one bogey in a four-under 68 at TPC San Antonio. He was one stroke in front of American Max Homa, who closed with back-to-back birdies to grab sole possession of third place on a three-under par 69. "It was really challenging, really difficult," said American Matt Kuchar, who was happy to get off the course after an even par 72 -- more than six strokes better than the morning scoring average of 78.61. Lee Mi-rim motors one ahead at Kia Classic (Reuters) - South Korean Lee Mi-rim picked off seven birdies to take a one-shot lead with a seven-under-par 65 in the opening round of the Kia Classic in southern California on Thursday. Lee took advantage of ideal afternoon conditions to head Yani Tseng of Taiwan by one stroke at the Aviara course in Carlsbad, while New Zealand's world number one Lydia Ko and Australian Karrie Webb were among a group on 67. Lee, 24, won twice in her rookie season on the LPGA circuit last year, and has already recorded a runner-up finish this season. Korean-born players have dominated the LPGA this year, winning all six tournaments. Late starter Hoffman moves one ahead at Texas Open (Reuters) - American Charley Hoffman, bidding for a fourth PGA Tour victory, took advantage of a favorable afternoon start to seize a one-stroke lead in the opening round of the Texas Open in sunny San Antonio on Thursday. With conditions a little easier in the afternoon after the morning field had struggled in strong gusting winds, Hoffman fired a flawless five-under-par 67 on the challenging layout at the TPC San Antonio. Australian Aaron Baddeley, helped by an extraordinary birdie at the par-four 17th, opened with a 68 and American Max Homa with a 69 as only 12 players ended a testing day under par, all of them benefiting from afternoon tee times. Five-times major winner Phil Mickelson and fellow American Ryan Palmer returned 70s but U.S. Open champion Martin Kaymer of Germany ballooned to an 82 after having to contend with morning winds that gusted up to 40 mph (64 kph). Golf-Lee Mi-rim motors one ahead at Kia Classic South Korean Lee Mi-rim picked off seven birdies to take a one-shot lead with a seven-under-par 65 in the opening round of the Kia Classic in southern California on Thursday. Lee took advantage of ideal afternoon conditions to head Yani Tseng of Taiwan by one stroke at the Aviara course in Carlsbad, while New Zealand's world number one Lydia Ko and Australian Karrie Webb were among a group on 67. Lee, 24, won twice in her rookie season on the LPGA circuit last year, and has already recorded a runner-up finish this season. Korean-born players have dominated the LPGA this year, winning all six tournaments. WRHL 2015-03-29T10:39:20Z http://www.wrhl.net/pages/index.cfm?id=495