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Just 17, Golfer Lydia Ko Won A
Record $1.5 Million Last Year In
Naples And Could Repeat This Year
by Ed Frank
Last November, Lydia Ko, a 17-year-old from New Zealand,
earned the biggest payday in women’s golf history when
she won both the CME Group Tour Championship and the
Race to the CME Globe at the Tiburon Golf Club in Naples for a
$1.5 million windfall.
Don’t be surprised if the youngster, who has already pock-
eted more than $3 million this year on the LPGA Tour, pulls off
a repeat here next month when the season-ending tournament
returns to Tiburon November 20-22. She became the first to
win both titles.
With four tournaments remaining before the prestigious
Naples event, Ko leads the chase to the $1 million CME Globe by more than 300
points. In addition, winning the CME Group Tour Championship Tournament is
worth another $500,000.
Earlier this year, Ko rose to Number One in world ranking becoming the youngest
player in professional golf history, men or women, to hold that title. She currently is
Number Two having won four tournaments already this year.
The 72 top women golfers in the world will qualify for the year’s concluding com-
petition at Tiburon. The Race for the CME Globe is a season-long points competition
in which LPGA members accumulate points in every official LPGA tournament – a
somewhat complicated formula based on players making tournament cuts, finishing in
the top 40 of each event and, of course, tournament victories.
As the LPGA moves into the final month of the season, the following five lead in
points for the Globe:
Lydia Ko – 4,113 points; Inbee Park – 3,888 points; Stacy Lewis – 3,073 points;
Sei Young Kim – 2,563 points; Lexi Thompson – 2,563 points.
The teenage Ko hit the record Jackpot last year in a playoff with Carlota Ciganda
and Julieta Granada by tapping in for par on the fourth sudden-death playoff hole.
Often overlooked in professional sports are the charities that benefit from the
Last year, the CME Group donated $300,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project
that provides assistance for wounded veterans of military action. For every eagle
scored on the LPGA Tour, $1,000 is do-
nated, with the amount raised to $5,000
for the Naples Tournament.
The total for the Wounded Warrior
Project for 2015 exceeds $200,000.
Tickets for the November tournament
in Naples are available online at CME-
GroupTourChampionship.com or by call-
Florida Everblades Begin 18th
Season This Weekend
The Florida Everblades Hockey Team
begins its 18th season this weekend host-
ing Atlanta tonight, Friday, and tomorrow
night at Germain Arena in Estero. The
puck drops at 7:30 p.m. tonight and 7
As a member of the ECHL since 1998,
the always-competitive Everblades have
advanced to post-season play all but one
season and won the league’s Kelly Cup Championship in 2012.
The 28-team ECHL stretches from the East Coast to Alaska. The Everblades are
members of the league’s 14-team Eastern Conference.
Following this weekend’s opening series, the Everblades are home next Wednesday
against Norfolk before beginning their first road trip of the 2015-16 hockey season.
Lydia Ko photo courtesy of LPGA Media
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1. Name the last N.L. pitcher before the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw in 2014 to win the regular-
season MVP Award.
2. How many managers did the Chicago White Sox have during the decade of the 1980s?
3. Marshall’s Rakeem Cato, in 2014, set a Division I record for most consecutive games with at
least one TD pass (46). Who had held the mark?
4. When was the last time before 2014 that the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers and New
York Knicks all failed to make the NBA playoffs in the same season?
5. Name the coach who led Canada in 2002 to its first gold medal in men’s Olympic hockey
following a 50-year drought.
6. Lionel Messi set a Champions League soccer scoring record in 2014 when he tallied his
72nd goal. Who had held the mark?
7. Name three of the six fighters Manny Pacquiao has lost to in his 65-bout pro boxing career.
1. St. Louis’ Bob Gibson, in 1968. 2 . Tony La Russa (1980-86), Doug Rader (1986), Jim Fregosi (1986-88)
and Jeff Torborg (1989). 3 . Russell Wilson, who did it in 38 games with North Carolina State and Wiscon-
sin (2009-12). 4. Never. 5 . Pat Quinn. 6 . Raul, with 71. 7. Floyd Mayweather Jr., Juan Manuel Marquez,
Timothy Bradley, Erik Morales, Medgoen Singsurat and Rustico Torrecampo.
Sanibel 8-Ball Pool League
Café On Top
Promising his players free onions at
his Sanibel Café did the trick for
Café Captain Rich McCurry. This
enticement enabled him to recruit addi-
tional top shooters to his team and paved
the way for a `14 -6 thumping of Fresh
Legion Crew. McCurry was all smiles
after the win but warned “it’s early yet”
when asked if his team could build on its
Sanibel Café’s Pete Mindel led the
way for the Café guys with a 4-0 per-
formance over Tom Yourgey. Jimbo Gau-
batz and McCurry backed him up with
3-1 wins. Becky Skog and George Sell
produced two wins each for the Fresh
Last year’s champs, Bunt’s Ball
Busters, needed four wins from its last
shooter, Bob Buntrock, to gain a 10-10
tie with Sandycappers. Four wins also
came from Mike Dewitt who just moved
to Sanibel from Colorado and was added
to the Ball Buster team just last week.
John Riegert went 4-0 for the Sandycap-
pers and Jack Dalton and Gary Murza
pitched in with 3-1 performances.
To avoid playing a second shift the
League has dropped to four teams but
has added a fifth shooter to each team.
Play begins at 5 p.m. every Monday at
Legion Post 123. Spectators are wel-
Bunt’s Ball Busters
Fresh Legion Crew
SANIBEL 8-BALL POOL LEAGUE 2015
Standings through October 12, 2015
October 12 Results
14 Fresh Legion Crew
Bunt’s Ball Busters
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