Ladies World number one Lydia Ko won her 4th title of the season at the Marathon Classic, in a play-off against Ariya Jutanugarn, and Mirim Lee.
Lydia, Ariya and Mirim were tied at the top of the Marathon Classic leaderboard with -14 under par totals after four rounds, and headed into a four-hole play-off.
Lydia carded a birdie at the fourth play-off hole to win the title, but the putts would not drop earlier;
“We all played and stuck to our game plans, and we all gave it a good run for it.”
“Our putts were so close and were not falling, and every time I said, hey, the ball is big enough for the hole — yeah, the hole is big enough for the ball. Right?”
” Either way, it’s a long day. Yeah, so it’s been — it was hard to just see so many putts just slip by”
“.I said, hey, maybe she’s going to win, and then it just slipped by; maybe I’m going to win, and it slipped by. To see that putt drop on the last hole was a cool feeling.”
“Just a lot of great vibes, I like Ohio. The people have been great, and even though — I mean, there are a lot of fans walking out there with us.”
” I said, hey, it’s because Ms. Stacy is a hometown girl, but one of the fans said, no, we’ve come to watch you play.”
” Just to hear that is pretty cool. Everyone has been super supportive, and they always support me coming back to this state.”
Ariya sunk an Eagle putt on 17 to get into the play-off;
“It was a really good experience, like I said.”
“It’s really nice for me to have a chance in a playoff.”
Mirim was unaware she was in the lead;
“I didn’t know I’m in the lead.”
“I don’t know, I just played, yeah. I didn’t think about the lead, just that I kept going, enjoyed playing.”