Ariya finishes third at Kingsmille
WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia - Cristie Kerr parred the second hole of a sudden-death playoff on Sunday to win the LPGA Kingsmill Championship ahead of Norway's Suzann Pettersen.
- Published: 6/05/2013 at 06:49 AM
- Newspaper section: breakingnews
Cristie Kerr holds the championship trophy after winning the Kingsmill Championship at Kingsmill Resort on May 5, 2013 in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Pettersen hadn't made a bogey all day, notching four birdies in a four-under par 67 to join overnight leader Kerr on 12-under par 272.
Kerr, a winner at Kingsmill in 2005 and 2009, had four birdies and two bogeys in a 69 to maintain a share of the lead and force the playoff.
Thai teenager Ariya Jutanugarn, who had seized the first-round lead on Thursday with a scintillating 64, finished strong with a 66 to share third on 274 with South Korean Lee Il-Hee, who carded a 67.
Americans Angela Stanford and Stacy Lewis were tied on 275, Stanford with a final-round 69 and Lewis a 70.
World number one Park In-Bee of South Korea finished alone in sixth place after a 67 for 276.
It was the second straight year the Kingsmill Championship was determined in a playoff. In 2012, Shin Ji-yai beat Paula Creamer in a nine-hole epic that finished on Monday after darkness halted play.
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