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Hyunju Yoo (Hyeonjoo Ryu): Newest Glamour Girl of the KLPGA

First, let's clear up why we've listed two names for this golfer in the headline. When she first came on the scene, she (and everyone else) spelled her name "Hyeonjoo Ryu." But recently on social media, she started spelling it "Hyunju Yoo." And we figure she knows better than anyone how to translate the Korean spelling of her name into an English spelling.

Scottish Open Win for Mi Hyang Lee

It seems like Mi Hyang Lee has been on the cusp of an LPGA breakout for many years now, but she's still only 24. And after the 2017 Ladies Scottish Open, she now how twice as many LPGA wins as she had before. Lee won the Scottish Open by one stroke over runners-up M.J. Hur and Karrie Webb. She earned it - her second career victory on the LPGA - by shooting 31 on the front nine, the parring every back-nine hole until a birdie on the last. Lee finished at 6-under 282. Mi Hyang, who lives in South Carolina now, got her first LPGA win back in 2014, a playoff win at the Mizuno Classic.

Blair O'Neal, Paige Spiranac Top 15 at Celebrity Major

The American Century Celebrity Golf Championship is the best-known celebrity golf tournament going. It even gets network television coverage on NBC Sports. And in 2017, two Golf Babes faves - Blair O'Neal and Paige Spiranac - posted Top 15 finishes. To be specific, O'Neal tied for 12th place and Spiranac finished 14th. Paige shot one of the best final round scores, a 71, to move up the leaderboard on the last day. If you're wondering, Blair and Paige played from the men's tees, same as everyone else in the field. So their scores of 75-74-77 for Blair and 76-80-71 for Paige are more impressive than at first glance. As Spiranac put it in a Facebook post:"Finished top 15 in my first American Century Championship! Not too bad since I was playing from the same tees as the boys haha" Not too bad at all. O'Neal has played the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship before, but this was Spiranac's first time. Hopefully we'll see them both ag…

Danielle Kang Makes Her First Pro Win a Major

Just one week ago, at the NW Arkansas Championship, Danielle Kang missed the cut. Afterward, she tweeted this photo: And gave it this caption:"When you're a donut on the golf course, you get to play with a donut at the pool on a Sunday" Calling herself a "donut" was a little harsh (although she missed the cut, she shot 71-71), but perhaps Kang was just saving up her birdies for the next week. Because one week later, at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, Kang got not only her first career win on the LPGA Tour, but did it in a major championship. Kang finished the Women's PGA (formerly known as the LPGA Championship) at 13-under 271 after shooting 69-66-68-68. Danielle made a slew of tough par-saving putts on the final day, and threw in birdies when it counted. That included a birdie on the final hole to secure the victory by one shot over defending champ Brooke Henderson. It feels like her first pro win should have come sooner for Kang, but that'…