Volunteers of America Texas Shootout. Haru Wins In Six Hole Play-Off

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Haru Nomura, Japan, wins the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout title, after six extra holes in the play-off, against Cristie Kerr U.S.A.

 Volunteers of America Shootout

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It took six extra play-off holes to decide the  Volunteers of America Texas Shootout title after Haru shot a last round +5 over par 76, and Cristie +3 over 74, to tie for 18 holes with -3 under par totals. The winds were  blowing upwards of 40 mph at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, Texas,  which wreaked total havoc on the players during the final round.

Haru was happy to finally win this tournament, when at one stage it looked like she would runaway with it easily;

“I’m so happy to win again. I’m so excited.”

Cristie said she had played well to get into the play-off;

“I had a great comeback to even get into the playoff.”

“I had her on that second playoff hole when I was behind the green, and I just made an error and you can’t do that in playoffs.”

“You have to take advantage of when you have the chance, and I didn’t do that, so I lost.”

“I played awesome coming in and had a lot of birdie putts that could have gone in on the back nine.”

Jessica Korda finished in third place at -1 under for the tournament, with a final round +2 over par 73.

Only two ladies were under par on the day,  Amy Yang -2 under 69 and Eun-Hee Ji -1 under 70, both ladies from South Korea.

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