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Korean-Japanese Haru Nomura beats Lydia Ko for maiden U.S. LPGA win

By KH디지털1
  • Published : Feb 21, 2016 - 17:33
  • Updated : Feb 21, 2016 - 17:33

Japan's Haru Nomura, an ethnic Korean, won on the U.S. Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour for the first time on Sunday.

Nomura won the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open in Grange, South Australia at 16-under 272, beating reigning champion Lydia Ko of New Zealand by three strokes.

Nomura, who was born to a Japanese father and a Korean mother, has competed in the LPGA since 2011.

Born in Japan and based in Hawaii, she moved to South Korea at the age of 7 and attended middle and high school in Seoul.

Last year, she won 300 million won at the Hanwha Finance Classic on the Korean LPGA Tour.

Meanwhile, South Korean-born Kiwi Ko shot a closing 5-under 67 to finish second. (Yonhap)