San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – World No. 1 Lydia Ko birdied the
second playoff hole on Sunday to defeat Morgan Pressel and successfully defend
her title at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic.
Ko, who earned her first victory as a professional at this event last season,
shot a 2-under 70 to finish regulation play tied with Pressel at 8-under 280.
The win is Ko’s seventh on the LPGA Tour and fifth since the start of the 2014
Pressel, who had birdie putts to win both in regulation and on the first
playoff hole, shot an even-par 72. Pressel was seeking her third win on tour
and her first since 2008.
Second- and third-round leader Brooke Henderson carded a 2-over 74 and she
finished in sole possession of third place at minus-7 at Lake Merced Golf
Min Seo Kwak (74) ended one shot further back at 6-under 282, while Shanshan
Feng (72) finished alone in fifth at minus-5.
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