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Three shot 6-under 65s to tie for the low round on Sunday

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 7:34pm
Rolex Rankings No. 1 Yani Tseng, Karrie Webb, and Maria Hjorth each shot 6-under 65s to tie for the low round on the final day of the tournament…Defending champion Ai Miyazato shot a 1-under 70 to finish this year’s ShopRite LPGA Classic in a tie for 20th at 1-under-par… Jiyai Shin recorded her second runner-up finish of the season (Kia Classic)…The final round scoring average of 71.57 was the lowest of the three rounds.

ShopRite LPGA Classic Final-Round Notes and Interviews

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 5:53pm

ShopRite LPGA Classic
Bay Course at Seaview – A Dolce Resort
Galloway, N.J.
Final-round notes and interviews
June 5, 2011

Brittany Lincicome -11, Rolex Rankings No. 24
Cristie Kerr, -10, Rolex Rankings No. 4
Jiyai Shin -10, Rolex Rankings No. 3

Brittany Lincicome won the ShopRite LPGA Classic with an impressive up-and-down for birdie from the thick grass on the 18th hole. She shot 5-under-par 66 on Sunday to record her fourth-career LPGA victory – a one-shot win over Rolex Rankings No. 3 Jiyai Shin and No. 4 Cristie Kerr – and claim the $225,000 first-place check.

With former LPGA Tour member A.J. Eathorne on her bag, Lincicome started the day two shots behind second-round leader Kerr and carded an eagle on the third hole to move into a day-long fight for first. Kerr started the day with birdies at three, five and six, but faltered with bogies at seven and eight, opening the door for Lincicome and Shin, who posted the clubhouse lead at 10-under-par with Lincicome in 18th fairway. Lincicome hit her second shot to the par-5 into the tall grass left of the 18th green, but managed to chip out to five-feet and sink the birdie. Kerr left a 80-foot eagle try short that could have forced a playoff, tapping in for birdie and a share of second at 10-under.

Lincicome played her final 38 holes bogey-free dating back to the 16th hole on Friday where she made double bogey. Her previous-best finish this season came at the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup, where she tied for second and punched her ticket to the CME Group Titleholders.

Kerr records second-consecutive second. Cristie Kerr’s bid for a 15th LPGA victory fell one shot short on Sunday, but she added another runner-up finish to her impressive play this season. Just two weeks ago, Kerr lost to Suzann Pettersen in the finals of the Sybase Match Play Championship. She has five top-10 finishes in eight tournaments played this season. Next up for Kerr? She’ll try to defend her titles at next week’s LPGA State Farm Classic and the Wegmans LPGA Championship in late June.

A day to go low: There were a lot of red numbers on the scoreboard Sunday and to have a shot at contending, players had to put up a low score in the final round. Of the players who finished in the Top-10, six of them fired rounds of 67 or better on Sunday.

Golden ticket winners: Anna Nordqvist, Catriona Matthew and Brittany Lang punched their "Ticket to CME Group Titleholders" at the ShopRite LPGA Classic, each earning a spot in the season-ending CME Group Titleholders event, which will be held Nov. 17-20, 2011 at Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The inaugural CME Group Titleholders, a season finale with a field made up of three qualifiers from every LPGA Tour tournament, is a format never previously used in professional golf.

Lincicome is going to Canyon Ranch. With her victory at the 2011 ShopRite LPGA Classic, Brittany Lincicome earned an all-inclusive stay for two at a Canyon Ranch resort. In a combined effort to promote health and overall well-being among Tour players, Canyon Ranch will provide every winner of an LPGA event with one all-inclusive stay at one of Canyon Ranch's two destination resorts.

Of Note… Rolex Rankings No. 1 Yani Tseng, Karrie Webb, and Maria Hjorth each shot 6-under 65s to tie for the low round on the final day of the tournament…Defending champion Ai Miyazato shot a 1-under 70 to finish this year’s ShopRite LPGA Classic in a tie for 20th at 1-under-par&

Final Results: ShopRite LPGA Classic

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 5:30pm

Final Tournament Summary
Sunday, June 05, 2011
Purse: $1,500,000.00
Par: 37 34 - 71 Yardage: 6155

POS NAME SCORES TOTAL TO PAR OFFICIAL MONEY 1 Brittany Lincicome 72-64-66 202 -11 $225,000 T2 Jiyai Shin 66-71-66 203 -10 $119,219 T2 Cristie Kerr 69-65-69 203 -10 $119,219 4 Catriona Matthew 68-67-69 204 -9 $77,549 T5 I.K. Kim 69-70-66 205 -8 $56,744 T5 Anna Nordqvist 71-68-66 205 -8 $56,744 7 Yani Tseng 73-68-65 206 -7 $42,747 T8 Karrie Webb 70-72-65 207 -6 $33,921 T8 Brittany Lang 72-66-69 207 -6 $33,921 T8 Mindy Kim 72-65-70 207 -6 $33,921 T11 Beatriz Recari 76-65-67 208 -5 $26,555 T11 Cindy LaCrosse 72-68-68 208 -5 $26,555 T11 Karen Stupples 69-70-69 208 -5 $26,555 14 Maria Hjorth 74-71-65 210 -3 $23,303 T15 Jin Young Pak 75-69-67 211 -2 $19,822 T15 Silvia Cavalleri 72-68-71 211 -2 $19,822 T15 Mina Hari

Birdies for Pit Bulls had a visit with Rescuzilla in Manhattan

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 11:22am

By Mollie Fankhauser

This past weekend, Birdies for Pit Bulls had a visit with Rescuzilla in Manhattan, NY. Rescuzilla is a dog rescue that takes in all dogs from New York City, with 90% being Pit Bulls. All of the Rescuzilla dogs are housed in foster care until they are adopted out so they are "house ready" upon adoption. Rescuzilla was founded by Susan Cava after many years of volunteering at several NYC dog rescues. Susan also works with Alfonso Sawadan, the resident dog trainer.

Alfonso is also Rufus' foster dad, and I had the privilege of meeting both Alfonso and Susan at the Carl Shurz Park on the Upper East Side of Manhattan last Saturday.

Rufus was brought into Rescuzilla foster care from a hoarding case. Rufus spent the first 1.5 years of his life living on a dining room table in a small apartment with 21 other dogs. Needless to say, he's always excited to go out and experience daily walks and interactions with people and dogs!

We spent a few hours with Rufus walking around the park. His adorable "Adopt Me" vest caught lots of attention. He is such a fun loving pooch who is very sweet. Rufus' foster dad has another Pit Bull from Rescuzilla which he adopted named Big Kahuna. Big Kahuna has been a great foster brother to Rufus, showing him the way, and often giving him the couch!

Check out the Rescuzilla t-shirts on their web page where they feature the cute mugs of their own Pit Bull rescues. Not only do you get a fabulous looking t-shirt for the Summer, but you're supporting a great cause!

If you or anyone you know is looking for a lovable little Rufus please call 646-285-7708 or e-mail Rescuzilla@gmail.com

For more information on Birdies for Pit Bulls, please visit and "Like" our Facebook page

Our mission in Birdies for Pit Bulls is to raise as much money and awareness to help such amazing and loving dogs. I am going to donate a $2 for every birdie I make during my 2011 season on the LPGA Tour as well as the Ladies European Tour. I hope you will match my donation for Columbus Pit Bull rescues.

ShopRite LPGA Classic -- Second-round notes and interviews

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 5:22pm
Cristie Kerr has a one-shot lead over Catriona Matthew heading into the final round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic at Seaview – A Dolce Resort on Sunday. With the wind much calmer on the Bay Course for Saturday's second round, Kerr shot a 6-under 65 to take sole possession of the lead at 8-under-par and earn herself a spot in the final pairing. Kerr recorded eight birdies in her round with the lone blip coming on a double bogey at the 12th hole.

Jenny Suh - Rookie Blog Two

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 10:32am

Hi Everyone! A lot has happened since my last blog, so I hope to get everyone caught up. In April, I played in the Avnet LPGA Classic in Mobile, Alabama and during the first round I had a hole-in-one on #14 of the Robert Trent Jones, Magnolia course! Although it was too much club, I hit my brand new TaylorMade five hybrid on this short par 3 of 155 yards. To be quite honest, the water hazard just short of the green made me really nervous. After some unpleasant flashbacks from my practice rounds, I decided that an up and down par from behind the green would be much easier than from the muddy water. But I guess hybrid was the right choice because my ball landed on the front of the green and rolled into the hole as if it were a perfectly stroked putt!

Not only did this hole-in-one help me make the two-day cut with a 4-under total, but I also qualified for the Sybase Match Play Championship! I was both shocked and excited to have qualified for such an esteemed tournament. For my first match of the Sybase Match Play Championship, I was paired against Hall of Fame member, Juli Inkster. I was ecstatic about the match-up because I have always been a huge fan of Juli's, and my outlook was positive because in the match Play format anything could happen. On this day, I was lucky enough to drop a couple more putts than Juli and won the match 2&1. However, the next day I lost my second match against the #1 ranked player in the world, Yani Tseng. Although my time at the Sybase Match Play Championship was shorter than I had hoped for, I feel honored and privileged to have played with two of the best and most humble players in women's golf.

I know I had previously written that I was going to blog about the delicious foods that I've devoured while traveling on the LPGA Tour, but I have recently gained an interest for cooking at home again. Hundreds of peoples' lives have been turned upside down due to the recent tragedies caused by the catastrophic storms and tornadoes that have been ripping through the country. These events have emphasized the importance of having somewhere to call home and have reminded me to always be more thankful of everything in my life.

In the next few weeks I hope to find some down time to try new recipes and work on my poor cooking skills at home. My goal is to whip up a delicious or at least edible meal and be able to blog about it! But this week I am playing in the Shoprite LPGA Classic in Galloway, New Jersey and my boyfriend, Will, is caddying for me again! I'm looking forward to an exciting week with him and will not only enjoy but appreciate every moment because I know that I am extremely fortunate to be able to follow my dreams.

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ShopRite LPGA Classic -- First-round notes and interviews

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 7:12pm
Jiyai Shin fired a 5-under 66 in the first round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic on Friday to take a one-shot lead over Sandra Gal. The No. 3 player in the Rolex Rankings recorded six birdies and one bogey during her round, which featured windy conditions on the revamped Bay Course at Seaview – A Dolce Resort. After winning twice on the LPGA Tour last year, Shin is still seeking her first victory of the 2011 season. Her best finish this year came when she was runner-up at the Kia Classic back in March.

Style Watch: Mackenzie's Contemporary Look

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 11:35am
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Paige Mackenzie is in her fifth season on Tour and has found her stride and her style. While playing great golf, Mackenzie walks the fairways with a very contemporary look from MiC Sport.


Describe your style on and off the course?
I would describe my style on the course as looking sharp.  I want to stand out without looking flashy.  I like to look professional on the links because when I am off the course I am more of a T-shirt and jeans kind of girl.

How does MiC Sport fit with your style?
MiC Sport's fashion fits my style with their timeless designs and colors.  I like how I can go to the airport or grocery store after a day on the course and it doesn't look like I spent the day playing golf.

What are some of their unique pieces and color schemes?
A lot of the pieces in the collection are knit shell and cardigan sets.  I love the cardigan sets because they are easy to wear and change if the weather changes, plus they are 3/4 length which I prefer to long sleeve when golfing. What sets this collection apart from others is that the pieces are very body conscience and most bottoms come in a low rise and high rise design.

The colors are great because they never go out of style and all the pieces coordinate with one another.

Do you have a favorite piece to the collection?
My favorite piece is the kick-pleat skirt.  It looks good on all body types and is so comfortable to wear.

What is your favorite accessory on and off the course?
My birthstone and (favorite color) necklace, a purple amethyst.




Tseng on verge of career grand slam

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 7:32am
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Yani Tseng is on the verge of capturing the career grand slam at next month's U.S. Women's Open. CNN spent the day with Tseng to talk about her start in golf, her previous major wins, and the importance of learning English.


Jenny Suh - Rookie Blog One

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 6:20am
Since I can remember it has always been my dream to play on the LPGA Tour and now that my rookie season is finally underway, I could not be more excited! My father is a typical “golf-a-holic” and I have him to thank for introducing me to golf when I was seven years old.

Wendy Ward loves being back home on the ranch

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 5:57am

LPGA Pro Wendy Ward Finds Greener Pastures in Edwall By Derek_Deis | More >>

EDWALL - It's a little more than twelve miles from anywhere.  "I tell them it's a little tiny dot on the map." In Edwall, the cows outnumber the people, which makes this tiny town west of Spokane the most unlikely of places to find one of the world's top female golfers. "It's basically my safe haven," said LPGA professional Wendy Ward.  "It's my vacation. When I go home, I go on vacation." Because her day job is on the LPGA Tour.  Ward grew up in Texas and has spent the past 16 years firing down fairways around the globe.  It's led to four career wins and nearly five million dollars in winnings on the tour. "She's done a lot," said Ward's husband, Nate Hair.  "I think she wants to do even more, which is great.  She inspires herself."


Volvik signs new marketing deal with Laura Diaz

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 1:58pm
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Volvik Chairman Kyung Ahn Moon visited the ShopRite LPGA Classic on Thursday to announce the signing of LPGA Tour member Laura Diaz to a new marketing deal. Joining the duo for the announcement of Diaz's new deal was another player sponsored by Volvik, Kyeong Bae. Volvik also sponsors three other LPGA Tour pros: Jin Young Pak, Jee Young Lee and Allison Fouch. Volvik is a Korean golf ball company that specializes in colored golf balls.

Volvik has a marketing partnership with the LPGA that includes the company sponsoring the Volvik Shot of the Day on Golf Channel. Volvik also provides advertising and sponsored content on LPGA.com. In addition, the company has a presence at two LPGA events -- the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the season's first major, and the ShopRite LPGA Classic.

My Favorite Things: Stacy Prammanasudh

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 1:57pm

What are Stacy Prammanasudh's favorite things? Did you know that she loves books by Jodi Picoult and eating mango and sticky rice? Stacy also loves listening to country music and playing on her iPad. See all of Stacy's favorite things below.


Pre-tournament notes and interviews

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 1:50pm

ShopRite LPGA Classic Bay Course at Seaview – A Dolce Resort Galloway, N.J. Pre-tournament interviews June 1-2, 2011

Paula Creamer, Rolex Rankings No. 11 Michelle Wie, Rolex Rankings No. 10

Ai Miyazato Rolex Rankings No. 7 and defending champion
Yani Tseng, Rolex Rankings No. 1

PAULA CREAMER, Rolex Rankings No. 11

THE MODERATOR:  All right, we'd like to welcome Paula Creamer into the interview room.  Thank you for joining us.

PAULA CREAMER:  Thank you.

Q.  How different is it to be back at this golf course this year compared to last year when you were coming off injury?

PAULA CREAMER:  It definitely feels a little bit different.  My hand feels a lot different as well.  But it is -- it's great to come back.  I've always liked coming to ShopRite here in Atlantic City.  It's a great golf course.  It's a fun golf course, and I feel a little bit better this year than I did last year.  But it is what it is.  I'm ready to get it started tomorrow.

Q.  Can you just talk about your season a little bit?  I know you played well at Sybase as well.  You seem to be getting better as the season progresses?

PAULA CREAMER:  I am.  I've been really working hard on my game.  I've definitely been doing a lot of swing changes, and I'm just trying to get it back.  Trying to get in contention on Sundays.  I miss it.  I miss being in the winner's circle.  I want to have some wins under my belt.  I know it's tough with our season this year, I've been struggling with the weeks off and weeks on and all that kind of stuff, and I haven't found my momentum.

But it's starting to get now where we can play a couple tournaments in a row, and I have a week off a couple tournaments in a row.  And that's what I like.  I like to play and be competitive a lot.

Q.  Paula, have you been able to detect any of the changes in the course in terms of a little more length, little more Fescue, things like that out there?

PAULA CREAMER:  Uh-huh, definitely.  No. 2 is about 10 yards or 15 yards further back.  It already was a great hole and now it's playing a little longer.  The Fescue, I think it looks great.  I think it makes the fairways look much more narrow.  Before you could kind of hit it everywhere and you can still find it.  Now you've got to make carries otherwise you're not going to find your ball, especially around the bunkers.

The wind is obviously a huge factor these last two days.  I only played it yesterday and today, so that is going to be the biggest thing if that keeps up going into tomorrow.  The number that's won in the past is not going to get that high.  The golf course is playing much harder.

Q.  In the past because the scores have been so low, it's been kind of a birdie fest, and you've had to be aggressive and make stuff happen.  With the changes in the course, do you have to change your approach, maybe stay a little more patient?

PAULA CREAMER:  Yeah, you do.  You have to hit the fairways here because the greens are so firm.  The fairway is the only way you can get your spin on the ball. Out of the rough, you're going to have no chance.  There are so many undulations that if you hit the wrong one, you're going to have an impossible up-and-down. But if the wind keeps up, without a doubt, patience is going to be huge.  You're not going to be making as

Lopez named 2011 Memorial Tournament Honoree

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 9:07am

World Golf and LPGA Tour and World Golf Hall of Fame Member Nancy Lopez received a prestigious honor this week from golf legend, Jack Nicklaus. Each year The Memorial Tournament and Nicklaus recognize an individual who has made a profound impact on the game of golf.

Lopez served as a pioneer for ladies golf becoming one of the first female athletes to raise a family while maintaining a successful Hall of Fame career. During her time on the LPGA Tour Lopez was a four-time Rolex Player of the Year and recorded 48 victories.




Belen Mozo - Rookie Blog Two

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 7:01am

Hi everyone!   I just got to Atlantic City after a rest/warmup week in Los Angeles and San Diego.   To rewind, I had a tough finish at the Avnet LPGA Classic in Alabama where I was playing great until my ball got lost in one of the holes in the fairway left by the yardage posts with just a few holes to go on Friday. It was frustrating to miss the cut when I felt I was playing well, but this kind of misfortune happens in golf and life.  It's important not to let these things bring you down. In fact, I use these challenges to make myself mentally tougher!   After Alabama, I headed back home to Spain for a week off with my family. I had so much fun with them that I had a hard time saying goodbye! Oh well, that is not new for all of us girl travelers!!:)

I played an LET event in Portugal - good field, different strategic course, but definitely so much fun. I didn't do badly, finishing 13th. From there, I packed my bags and flew over to New Jersey for the Sybase Match Play Championship. And let me tell you, what a great tournament! So proud of Sybase, the LPGA and Hamilton Farms for organizing such a brilliant event. I felt so proud to be part of such a wonderful event. I had a great week practicing alongside the best players in the world.

I like to call myself 'little sponge' because all I do is look around and observe the best players and try to absorb as much as I can. I am a true believer that to be the best, you have to go through a process, and to be able to make it through that process you need experience and a lot of maturity. To become one of the best players in the world it takes time, effort and sacrifice. This is not a sprint, we cannot force any situation, we have to work hard and be ready for whenever it comes! Oh yes, it will come - just have to persevere!:) I like that word! I loved watching them play. I learned so much about my game, my strengths and what to work on to become better and better every day. I love to push myself in my job!

In the first round, I had to play my best friend and 2010 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year, Azahara Munoz. I honestly dont know what was harder - playing her or Cristie Kerr. Match play is a whole different world, and even tougher when you play your best friend. However, sometimes you've got to understand that even though you are playing against someone, it is the golf course you primarily have to beat. And that is how we played; when walking to our balls we were playing with our best friend, but when setting up to hit the shot we were playing against the golf course. It was a tough match - we both played very well. I ended up winning and advancing to the second round against Cristie Kerr. Now that was a different world! I was confident going into the day, but never really got comfortable. I think I was trying to play outside of my abilities since I was going against the former world #1. Next time I need to just play my game and treat my opponent like any other. I learned a lot that day. Great players do miss shots, but they are able to stay calm, let things go, and re-focus for the shot ahead.

Then I was invited by Golf Channel to be a guest commentator during the Sunday broadcast. What a fun experience working alongside Val Skinner and the crew. I love analyzing and observing the best players, because we can learn so much from them. I was supposed to be recreating missed shots, but Cristie and Suzann played so well I only got to recreate one shot (check out the video on facebook.com/BelenMozo).    After all these observations, I am back to practice, get some good rest, and work my booty off!! I need to get in shape for the next tourneys. I am so excited! Hope you guys like my second blog! I am thrilled to live some new experiences so I can tell you guys!!

All the b

Miles of Smiles

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 12:32pm

Rolex Rankings No. 1 Yani Tseng joined LPGA Tour members Leta Lindley and Paige McKenzie on Tuesday to kick off the 2011 ShopRite LPGA Classic with a visit to the Roger B. Hansen Center for childbirth at the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC). The trio of golfers toured the hospital's nursery and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, visiting with the families of the children who are currently at ARMC. They also presented a future LPGA player basket to the first born girl of the day at the hospital. The basket included many essential items for a newborn, as well as an enlarged LPGA Tour card featuring the baby's name. AtlantiCare is one of the designated tournament charities. The ShopRite LPGA Classic has donated more than $23 million to local charities since the 1990s.

The ShopRite LPGA Classic tees off on Friday on the Bay Course at Seaview - A Dolce Resort. A field of 150 players, including defending champion Ai Miyazato, will compete for a purse of $1.5 million this week. Joining Miyazato in this week's field are past ShopRite LPGA Classic champions Seon Hwa Lee (2006), Cristie Kerr (2004), Angela Stanford (2003), Se Ri Pak (1999), and Juli Inkster (1986, 1988)

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Refresh Your Game With Michelob ULTRA: Hip Circles

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 7:20am
Michelob ULTRA Ambassador, Natalie Gulbis, is joined by Caroline Nichols, director of the LPGA Sports Medicine Program, to demonstrate specific golf fitness tips to help Refresh Your Game. Watch the video below or read the instructions that follow. Be sure to come back for a new tip each month.



Caroline Nichols: This exercise will work on increasing the flexibility in your hips. Start by stabilizing your core on all fours.  This is to prevent any movement from the spine. 


- Slowly start to make circles with your right hip, trying to get the biggest range motion possible without letting your spine move. 

- Do 10 times and  repeat on the other side.

Quick 18 with Jaclyn Sweeney

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 2:18pm
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1. Tell me something most people don't know about you?
I worked for a clothing store called Lilly Pulitzer.

2. What would you like to do for a living if you are not a pro golfer?
I would be a chef or a sports broadcaster.

3. Is there anything you're addicted to? Or can't live without?
Lip balm and water.

4. Is there anything you won't eat?

5. What do you feel is your biggest accomplishment to date?
Being part of ASU 2009 National Championship team.

6. Is there a song that you like to sing when no one is around like in the car or shower?
Sexy Chick by David Guetta feat Akon or Dynamite by Taio Cruz.

7. Who would be in your dream foursome?
Bobby Jones, Nancy Lopez and Lorena Ochoa.

8. What is your favorite activity you do when you want to relax?
Either walking / running on the beach or swimming in the ocean.

9. What is your favorite time of year?
Christmas and New Years.

10. Favorite quote or saying?
Live the life you love and love the life you live.

11. What beauty product can you not live without?
Murad SPF 30 facial cream.

12. What is your favorite store to shop in and why?
Anthropologie because they sell more antique and unique clothing that you would not find anywhere else.

13. What is one item of clothing you couldn't live without?
A bright colored sundress.

14. Name one thing you always keep stocked in your refrigerator?
Lots of fruit (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries) and water.

15. What invention do you wish you had thought of?
An ice cream maker.

16. Favorite movie of all time?
Office Space.

17. If you could posses any super human power what would it be?
To be invisible.

18. Favorite way to stay in shape?

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Players go Outside The Ropes to raise money for orphaned children in Africa

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 10:38am
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LPGA professionals join Betsy King in New York to raise money for orphaned children in Africa
On Monday May 23rd, Jiyai Shin, Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome, Azahara Munoz, and Katherine Hull joined LPGA and World Golf Halls of Fame member Betsy King at Glen Arbor Golf Club in Bedford Hills, New York to raise money to build homes for orphaned and vulnerable children in Africa. Despite the rainy weather participants enjoyed playing a round with three LPGA pros at the pristine Glen Arbor Golf Club.
Proceeds from the event will be used to build three homes in the Golf Fore Africa housing project in Lesotho. Last December, 2011 Kraft Nabisco champion Lewis traveled with King to Africa and they visited the housing project where Golf Fore Africa is funding 45 homes in Lesotho through World Vision.
Rolex Rankings No. 3 Shin was clearly moved by the day. Shortly after the pro-am she tweeted,  "I played a pro-am. The Name is Golf fore Africa. I See the videos about the Africa, I feel sad And I think I have to help."
For more information about Golf Fore Africa please visit http://golfforeafrica.org/

LPGA Outside the Ropes is an outreach program embraced by LPGA Tour players to elevate their significant off-course activities. The community and charitable activities primarily are designed to benefit tournaments and title sponsors. See more Outside the Ropes activities >>