Jennifer Cupcho survived the round roller coaster, winning the Meyer LPGA Classic at Birdie in the second playoff hole, denying 2021 champion Nelly Korda and Irish Solheim Cup star Leona Maguire.
After failing to clinch the playoffs on the first hole, she missed the Eagle Putt from inside four feet. Cucho putt two from the fringe on the second playoff hole and sealed it again on the 18th hole on par 5.
Magwire had a chance to extend the playoffs, but her two-foot birdie putt was missed.
Both Kupcho and Magwire came up with birdies, so Corda was eliminated in the par on the first playoff hole.
“It was really special,” said Cucho, who added his second LPGA victory to the major titles he won at the Chevron Championship in April.
“That is, this leaderboard was piled up. I think the players who were there were the ones I’m most proud of. It was a very close fight to the end and I’m proud of it.”
Kupcho started the first day with Korda’s lead and had trouble with a double bogey in 3rd and a bogey in 6th.
She reorganized to a total of 270 with 1 under 71 and 18 under, playing off with Corda who needed a birdie on the 72nd hole. , 7 under par 65 jumped to the top.
New Zealand’s former world number one Lydia Ko was alone in fourth place after scoring 271 with a bogey-free 68.
Kucho, who started in the career best 63 and led the second round, rolled to the long eagle putt and started to improve from the eighth time. She added a birdie in the ninth and she saw another long birdie putt curl just enough to fall to the side of the cup at 12 o’clock.
She added another birdie to take a one-shot lead, but 16-year-old Bogey put her back in her tie.
Corda had trouble early on with bogies 4 and 9, but bounced off with birdies 10 and 12 and was unable to move up and down from the greenside bunker in front of bogey 13.
An American who had been playing his second tournament since he was absent for four months to treat a blood clot in his left arm rushed into the playoffs with Birdie on the 72nd hole and lacked two feet.
However, Magwire won his first LPGA title at the Drive-on Championship in February in Miami, gaining momentum into the playoffs after a spectacular round featuring eight birdies, and the club in the final round. Leaded the house.
Her steady rise was in stark contrast to the fate of American star Lexi Thompson. Lexi Thompson won a solo lead after the fourth birdie on the 10th, but she retreated with three bogies.