Lydia Ko, New Zealand beats Minjee Lee, Australia, in a play-off to win the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship title at Lake Merced Golf Club in California.
Lydia and her 15th LPGA Tour Trophy / getty
Lydia, -1 under 71 today and Minjee -4 under 68 were tied at the top of the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship leaderboard with -12 under par totals, four shots ahead of the field.
Lydia won after a stunning second shot approach to the green at the first play-off hole, the par five 18th, leaving her a short Eagle putt to win;
“It’s crazy, because I was three over for the day at one stage today and I said ‘Hey, you just got to focus and you never know what’s going to happen,.”
“I was able to put my game together on the back nine and when that putt dropped, oh my gosh.”
“It’s never over until the very end, until that moment you’re taking off the glove and the ball goes in the hole on the last hole, you just can never give up.”
“That’s what I’m trying to do.”
“I actually thought my putt might go in the first time I played the 18th hole.”
“There’s a lot of emotions. My whole team and my family they’ve worked really hard for this moment, so I’m happy a few of them are here and we can celebrate together.”
“It’s a pretty cool feeling to get this win back at Lake Merced. This is such a special place for me.”
Four ladies were then tied in third place at -8 under par, Angel Yin, USA, -5 under 67 today, Shanshan Feng, China, -4 under 68, Charley Hull, England, -2 under 70, and Jess Korda, USA, with a disappointing last round of +2 over par 74.