IMG Academies Alumni wins LPGA State Farm Classic

Bradenton, FL – 21 July 2008 – IMG Academies is proud to announce that Ji Young Oh, a David Leadbetter Golf Academy alumni, has won the LPGA State Farm Classic in a sudden death playoff versus another IMG Academies alumni, Yani Tseng.

“I am really happy. And a little bit of self pride, because my second year at the LPGA Tour,” Oh said. “Today I’m just – I was calm. And I just tried to keep my focus. So, yeah, I’m really happy right now.”

“Having followed Ji Young’s progress on the LPGA, I was pleased to see her win her first event.  It came as no big surprise as she always knew how to win and I am sure she will continue to win events on the LPGA Tour.  During her time here at IMGA, Ji Young always worked hard arriving early and leaving late working on chipping and putting that eventually paid off for her to win on the Tour.” – Andrew Oliphant, former coach at DLGA.

The David Leadbetter Academy at IMG Academies is equipped with world-class facilities. It boasts a new 7,300-sq. ft. Golf Admin Building with putting studio, indoor hitting bay, club fitting/testing facility, pro shop and numerous video rooms. This new building accompanies the 30-acre double-ended driving range with target greens, sand bunkers, chipping/pitching and greens with Tiff Eagle grass.

For more information, please contact Priscilla Kuehnel at 941.752.2604 or by e-mail at

About IMG Academies

IMG Academies, a division of IMG, is the world’s largest and most successful multi-sport training and education camp/academy business.  Spread out over 300 acres in Bradenton, Florida, the IMG Academies complex encompasses the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, the David Leadbetter Golf Academy, The Baseball, Soccer and Swimming Academies, International Performance Institute, The Pendleton School, University of Miami, The Wellness Spa, Academy Realty and the IMG Academies Golf and Country Club.

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