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Louise Ridderstrom Wins with Course Record

Louise Ridderstrom won her first Symetra Tour trophy in grand style: by setting the course scoring record. In fact Ridderstrom, from Sweden, posted a personal best competition score in the second round, then lowered that score in the final round. In the end, she won by four strokes at the 2018 Valley Forge Invitation. Her scores were 69-65-69 for a total of 16-under 197. Ridderstrom birdied three of the final five holes, including the last. “Winning is hard, but if it’s your turn, then it’s your turn. I was telling myself that all day,” Ridderström told SymetraTour.com. “My one and only goal today was to concentrate on myself and try to hit the best shot that I could possibly hit every single shot. It was just one shot at a time and I think I stuck pretty well to that.” Louise turned pro following an NCAA golf career with UCLA that concluded in 2016. She majored in International Development Studies. Her rookie year on the Symetra Tour was 2017, and Ridderstrom made eight cuts i…

Shi Yuting Is Young Chinese Golf Star In the Making

Shi Yuting is an up-and-coming golf on Asian tours and just won a tournament on the China LPGA Tour (CLPGA) for the second consecutive year. Shi won the 2018 Le Coq Sportif Beijing Ladies Classic, beating Keh Munchin of New Zealand in a playoff. Shi opened the tournament with a score of 73, then posted back-to-back 66s to finish at 11-under 205. She also won the tournament in 2017, one of several titles Shi has won on the Chinese tour. Shi herself was born in Japan but plays under the Chinese flag. In 2017, she was a rookie on the Japan LPGA Tour (JLPGA). She also has tournament appearances on the Thai LPGA and Ladies Asian golf tours. And on the LPGA Tour, in a handful of events. Shi, who is 20 years old at the time of this writing, posted a pair of Top 60 finishes in LPGA Asian stops in 2016, when she was 18. Still in the earliest stages of her career, Shi has developed a reputation as a fashion icon, both on and off the golf course.