� winner na yeon choi
defended her title in the
hana bank championship,
obtaining the lpga money
lead in the process, with a
two-stroke win over vicky
hurst. it is the second title of
the year for choi, who took
the Jamie farr owens corning classic in a playoff in July.
“i’m pretty proud of myself.
it was a great week.”
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�money matters choi
passed Jiyai shin atop the
money list with $1,742,028.
in her last 10 starts choi,
nicknamed “the big apple,”
has two wins, three seconds
and two thirds.
�soph star second-year
player vicky hurst shared
the opening-day lead with
a 68 and ended up second,
her best finish of the year. “i
played very steady, and that
was my goal,” hurst said.
�noteworthy with her
third-place finish, song-hee
kim now has 21 top-10s in
her last 27 events. … paula
creamer matched the tournament low with a five-un-der 67 sunday to finish t- 4.
�top five sky 72 gc (oceans course), Incheon, South Korea
1. Na Yeon Choi 69-68-69—206 $270,000
2. Vicky Hurst 68-70-70—208 166,643
3. Song-Hee Kim 68-68-73—209 120,888
4. Paula Creamer 72-71-67—210 76,790
Jiyai Shin 73-68-69—210 76,790
Suzann Pettersen 71-69-70—210 76,790
“there were a lot of expectations from the
fans that i defend my title. i had to concen-
trate on every shot. that paid off.” —Na yeoN choi
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