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LPGA: Inbee Park defends Wegmans Title

LPGA: Inbee Park defends Wegmans Title

Inbee Park defeated Brittany Lincicome on the first sudden-death playoff hole to claim her 11th LPGA title and fifth major championship at the Wegmans LPGA Championship. This was the second year in a row she’s won here in a playoff.  Park shot a final round 2-under 70 to force the playoff and pared the 18th hole in sudden death and successfully defend her title in Rochester.

With this win, Park becomes the first player to defend the Wegmans LPGA Championship since Annika Sorenstam in 2005 when she won her third in a row. Park finished with a 2-under 70 to match Lincicome at 11-under 276. Lincicome had a 71.

The South Korean player won her fifth major title and fourth in the last two seasons. With her victory, Inbee is projected to jump from No. 3 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings to No. 2.

OF NOTE

o   Marks the 5th major win of her career

o   Has now won four of the last nine major championships.

o   First non-American player to a win a major in 2014

o   First successful title defense of her career; first player to defend a title on the LPGA Tour since Lydia Ko defended at the 2013 CN Canadian Women’s Open.

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