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Youngest winner on Japan women's tour at age 15 (The Associated Press)

Minami Katsu poses with her trophy after winning the Vantelin Ladies Open golf tournament at Kumamoto Airport Country Club in Kumamoto, southwestern Japan, Sunday, April 20, 2014. Katsu, a 15-year-old Japanese high school student, became the youngest winner in the history of the Japan LPGA tour by shooting a 4-under 68 in the tournament. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

Japanese 15-year-old Minami Katsu became the youngest winner in the history of the Japan LPGA tour by shooting a 4-under 68 on Sunday to take out the Vantelin Ladies Open. The amateur had five birdies against a lone bogey at Kumamoto Airport Country Club to finish at 11-under 205, one stroke ahead of South Korean Lee Bo-mee. ''I never thought I would be able to win,'' Katsu said. South Korean Kim Hyo-joo was the previous youngest winner in Japan when she captured the Suntory Ladies Open in 2012 at the age of 16.




Wie shoots 67, wins LPGA LOTTE Championship (The Associated Press)

Michelle Wie holds up the 2014 LPGA LOTTE Championship trophy at Ko Olina Golf Club, Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Kapolei, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

Michelle Wie rallied from four strokes back entering the day to shoot a 5-under 67 on Saturday and win the LPGA LOTTE Championship. The 24-year-old American finished at 14-under 274 after coming into the final round trailing third-round leader Angela Stanford by four shots after Friday's play. It was Wie's third career victory on the LPGA Tour, and first since taking the CN Canadian Women's Open in 2010 - snapping a 79-event winless drought. Just didn't make good decisions.'' Wie came to LOTTE and her home state of Hawaii coming off a runner-up finish two weeks ago in the Kraft Nabisco Championship when she closed with a 71 for her best position of the season.




Jimmy Walker gets gag gift from his friends back home (PGA)
If you worry that winning three PGA Tour events this season, dominating the FedExCup points list and rising into the top 20 in the world ranking might have given Jimmy Walker the big head, then fret no more. Walker, who plays out of the Cordillera Golf Club near San Antonio, has a group of friends there who definitely aren't shy pointing out his on-course failings, rare though they have been this season. Walker was one of the favorites at his hometown Valero Texas Open a few weeks ago, but made a double bogey on the first hole of his second round thanks to a few too many shots on the green.

Donald Ross course purchased by Union League nation's most prominent city club (PGA)
The Union League of Philadelphia -- one of the nation's most respected city clubs --has agreed to buy the Torresdale-Frankford Country Club in the northeastern part of the city, the club said this week. First, it's encouraging that such a prominent city club sees the value in offering golf to its members. And second, Torresdale-Frankford CC, which has struggled financially in recent years, is the home of a classic Donald Ross-designed course. In making the case for growth, Union League officials noted that their membership has shifted geographically in recent years.

Donald shoots 66, takes lead at RBC Heritage (The Associated Press)

Luke Donald, of England, watches his shot off the eighth tee during the third round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Saturday, April 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Luke Donald believes he's got the right game on the right course - and is ready to make up for so many near-misses at the RBC Heritage. Donald had an eagle and six birdies to shoot 66 on Saturday and take a two-stroke lead over John Huh after three rounds at Harbour Town Golf Links. The Englishman has done just about everything on Harbour Town the past five times he's played - except win.




Donald closes strongly for third round lead at Heritage (Reuters)
(Reuters) - Former world number one Luke Donald, back in form after revamping his swing, closed strongly to earn a two-stroke lead after the third round at the $5.8 million RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Saturday. Donald, who has a dazzling record of consistency at the post-Masters event, birdied the par-three 17th and had a tap-in par at the last to card an impressive five-under-par 66. I just felt I was going to play well and obviously I did," the quiet Englishman told Golf Channel after posting an eight-under 205 total. Americans Jim Furyk, Nicholas Thompson and Ben Martin and South African Charl Schwartzel are three strokes behind, while Matt Kuchar is in contention for the fourth successive week among a five-strong group on four under and ready to pounce if Donald stumbles on Sunday.

Jimenez leads Langer by 1 shot in Greater Gwinnett (The Associated Press)

Miguel Angel Jimenez, of Spain, reacts to his tee shot on the 12th hole during the fourth round of the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Fun-loving Miguel Angel Jimenez might turn the Champions Tour into his personal cigar-and-wine club. Ever-serious Bernhard Langer keeps churning out sub-par rounds. Bad back and all, Fred Couples is thriving in the wind and cold rain. ''I'm thrilled about that, to have a shot at winning.'' Added Langer: ''It should be an exciting shootout.




Americans Furyk and Martin join Choi in Heritage lead (Reuters)

U.S. golfer Jim Furyk hits his tee shot on the second hole during the final round of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia April 13, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

(Reuters) - Americans Jim Furyk and Ben Martin joined South Korean K.J. Choi in the lead when the second round of the $5.8 million RBC Heritage was completed on Saturday. Furyk and Martin, among half the field unable to finish the round on Friday before bad weather struck, took advantage of favorable scoring conditions at Harbour Town on Hilton Head Island. With the course softened by torrential rain Friday and overnight and with the wind down, 2010 champion Furyk carded a bogey-free five-under-par 66, while Martin shot a 68. They matched Choi, who finished his round on Friday, at five-under 137, two shots ahead of a large group including joint first round pacesetter Matt Kuchar and England's Luke Donald (69).