Kris Tumalis pulled off her maiden LPGA Tour win at the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic, at her 186th attempt.
Kris carded a final round -7 under par 65 to claim her maiden LPGA Tour victory, at the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic, with a -17 under par total.
Kris was totally amazed at her one shot victory;
“It’s amazing. I was definitely not expecting this today. “
I was just out there playing my game and I had a lot of opportunities for birdie, which was really nice to have.”
“Kept it below the hole for the most part. Honestly didn’t even know what I shot until I counted my birdies at the end of the round.”
” It was a marathon out there. We were just trying to get it in, beat the weather, and that’s it. So it’s unbelievable.”
She also spoke about her caddie Thomas “Motion” Frank;
“Mo believes in me more than I believe in me. He’s just such an inspiration, you know, what happened to his house earlier this year when it burned, his unbelievable, amazing attitude.”
“The text I got from him, the first thing he said was, you know, it’s okay, I’ve got the best friends, I’ve got the best family, and he’s like I’ve got my health.”
“He just keeps me going, keeps me believing in myself and when I don’t want to be out there he’s like, come on, let’s do this. He’s the best!”
Yani Tseng shared second place at -16 under par with Austin Ernst.
Yani thought her last putt would get her into a play-off, it would not just would fall in;
“I putted on line, the ball just didn’t stay online.”
“I don’t know why that didn’t go in. I made a good putt, I felt boy, it’s going in, because I had the little hole in front of my, it was at three feet, it was a little hole.”
” So I just, okay, let’s hit left side and then it turns and kind of turn back a little bit, I don’t know, that putt is no way it’s going to turn left and it turns left at the end.”
” I don’t know, I just did my best, you know. Sometimes you need a little luck to win a tournament too.”
Lexi Thompson and Sydnee Michaels tied for fourth spot, both at -14 under par for the tournament.