MJ Hur makes the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic her’s, as she picks up the trophy on the RTJ Trail, Senator Course.
MJ set a tournament record winning total of -21 under par to win the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic with a final round -6 under par 66. Having her dad carrying the bag this week was extra special for her. She was aware of the charge being made by Stacy;
‘‘It’s definitely an exciting week for me, I started with two birdies and it made me so much more comfortable the rest of the round. But Stacy played so well and I definitely thought about her.”
”I just played my own game, and after nine holes I made a few birdies on the back nine.”
The easiest of those those birdies was on 16;
”After I made that, I definitely think about winning. The last two holes, I really enjoyed the golf.”
World number one Stacy Lewis was making a real charge, doing her best to catch up to MJ, she also carded a final round -6 under par 66, to finish in second place at -17 under par.
Stacy commented about playing well, but unable to any pressure on leader;
”You get events where people kind of run away with tournaments, I’ve done it before. “
“It’s just golf. I played well, gave myself a ton of opportunities for birdies, which that was the goal coming into the day.”
”I would have liked to have made a couple of more to give her something to think about coming up those last few.”
Paula Reto had her best ever finish to a LPGA tournament, finishing in third place at -14 under par. She had a poor last round carding +1 over par 73, after starting the day tied at the top of the leaderboard.
In a strange coincidence Connie Chen won on the Ladies European Tour this week, she also had her dad on the bag. Maybe the fathers just bring a calming factor into the girls thinking.