Next ANA Inspiration: Ko Jin-young becomes fifth Korean to win eventKo Jin-young defeated Lee Mi-hyang and finally clinched the ANA Inspiration title after dreaming of winning the event for five years.advertisement Reuters CaliforniaApril 8, 2019UPDATED: April 8, 2019 13:51 IST With this win, Ko Jin-young joined the long list of South Korean LPGA major champions (Reuters photo)HIGHLIGHTS23-year-old Ko Jin-young defeated Lee Mi-hyang to joined the list of South Korean LPGA major championsLast year’s Rookie of the Year, Ko became the fifth Korean to win the eventShe said she had been dreaming of winning the event for five yearsKo Jin-young joined the long list of South Korean LPGA major champions on Sunday with a three-shot victory over compatriot Lee Mi-hyang at the ANA Inspiration in Rancho Mirage, California.Ko, last year’s Rookie of the Year, overcame a late wobble in the final round to became the fifth Korean to win the event after Grace Park (2004), Yoo Sun-young (2012), Park In-bee (2013) and Ryu So-yeon (2017).She is the 15th woman from South Korea to win a major, the most of any country other than the United States, and the victory is projected to see her top the world rankings.”I still can’t believe it.”Trophy in hand, Jin Young Ko was still in disbelief after earning her first Major victory at the @ANAinspiration.INTERVIEW pic.twitter.com/ueWfTsqQyJ LPGA (@LPGA) April 8, 2019″I had a great round and a great week. I felt nervous today but I just tried to keep myself calm,” said Ko.After her lead had been reduced to one shot with three holes to play following two quick bogeys Ko responded like a true champion, a perfectly-judged 10-foot birdie putt at the 16th proving the decisive blow at Mission Hills .She clinched in style with another birdie at the last for a two-under-par 70, bursting into tears when the putt fell.”My caddie told me on the 18th that I had a two-shot lead and to not worry, just enjoy it,” Ko said.”So many Korean players had a great tournament, and it’s a real honour for me to win.”advertisementKo finished at 10-under 278, while Lee carded 70 for second place on seven-under, a shot ahead of American Lexi Thompson (67).Kim In-kyung, who started the day in second place, fell out of contention with a double-bogey at the 11th, where her ball got stuck up a tree, forcing her to take a penalty stroke.Jin Young Ko led the field in birdies and greens in regulation at the @ANAinspiration, a recipe for Major success.During her final round, Ko birdied two of her final three holes to lock up her victory.HIGHLIGHTS pic.twitter.com/Zh1qcGRs4J LPGA (@LPGA) April 8, 2019She shot 74 and tied for fourth with Spaniard Carlota Ciganda, five shots behind Ko.The 23-year-old Ko said she had been dreaming of winning the event for five years and had always wanted to make the traditional winner’s jump into Poppie’s Pond.”I always think about when I can go in that pond,” she said. “That’s today.”SPLASH! Jin Young Ko’s first major @ANAinspiration and caddie David Brooker’s 3rd jump into Poppie’s Pond. Wow. pic.twitter.com/4kypIXNAUi LPGA (@LPGA) April 8, 2019Despite the distractions and pressure of leading a major on a Sunday, Ko said she got over the line by trusting her swing.”I just focused on my swing, on the putting, that’s why I win this week,” she said.”I won. I can believe it now.”Also Read | Augusta National vs ANA: 17-year-old Heck chooses ANA, says there is no wrong answerAlso Watch | Great to have someone like Chris Gayle in KXIP: KL RahulFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow GolfFollow ANA Inspiration winnerFollow woman golfer
TORONTO — Property listings website Mongohouse is striking back at the Toronto Real Estate Board, claiming that it has suffered losses in excess of $50,000 after it was forced to abruptly shut down its website earlier this month.In a counterclaim and statement of defence filed Tuesday, lawyers representing Mongohouse.com and its creator, Maxim Mai, allege that the lawsuit brought against them by Canada’s largest real estate board was done under the “belief, knowledge or wilful blindness” that the claims were “without merit.”As a result of the court action, it alleges that both the website and Mai, of Richmond Hill, Ont., have lost revenue, employment income and future employment income due to reputation damage, according to the 75-page document filed in Federal Court.In September, the real estate board sued Mongohouse for $2 million, alleging that the website was illegally accessing, copying and distributing its proprietary data.The popular website, which provided publicly-accessible property listings and sold data, has been offline since Oct. 1.In its statement of claim, TREB alleged that Mongohouse infringed its copyrights by “employing various techniques to illegally data scrape” TREB’s proprietary information that it provides to its fee-paying members through its internal multiple-listings service (MLS). This data includes new property listings, descriptions, sold prices and photography.It goes on to claim that Mongohouse is profiting by its daily “unauthorized access” of this information, which it then displays on its website for free.But in its statement of defence, Mongohouse refutes the claim that it has ever “data scraped,” copied or distributed any information from TREB’s MLS system.It says the information used on its website is taken from public resources.“Mongohouse has never populated the website… with information from the TREB MLS system,” according to court documents. “The information on the website… has always been collected from publicly available and accessible sources rather from the TREB MLS system.Calling them “bald claims and conclusions,” the website says TREB has not provided any proof that its information is copyrighted, that it is still within the two-year statute of limitations to sue, and that it has suffered damages as a result, “let alone $2,000,000 in damages.”It also denied that there was evidence that the source of Mongohouse’s content came from TREB. In its lawsuit, the board had claimed that it placed “unique information” in its system and saw it appear on Mongohouse within 24 to 48 hours.“A simple search using Google reveals that the ‘unique information’ purportedly placed in the TREB MLS system to allegedly catch Mongohouse in the act of taking information from the TREB MLS system is widely available on publicly accessible websites, without even requiring a password,” said the defence claim. “Unlike TREB, Mongohouse has in fact verified that its source for the ‘unique information’ was widely a available and publicly accessible website and not the TREB MLS system.”Mongohouse did not name the sites it used to get its content, or detail the “unique information” it claims to have acquired.As such, the website says TREB can’t claim that it will “suffer injury, let alone ‘irreparable harm”‘ if Mongohouse is allowed to go back online, the documents argue.The lawsuit comes on the heels of a Supreme Court of Canada decision in August to not to hear a case where TREB was fighting to prevent home sales data from being posted on realtors’ password-protected websites.TREB, which represents more than 52,000 realtors across the Greater Toronto Area, had argued for seven years at three judicial bodies that allowing the data to be released would create privacy and copyright concerns.Earlier, the Competition Bureau had ruled that keeping the sold prices private was anti-competitive and stifled innovation.Realty brokerages are now permitted to post sales data in real-time on their password-protected websites.Follow @LindaNguyenTO on Twitter.