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Hur Mi-jung earns first LPGA win in five years

By 정주원
  • Published : Sept 22, 2014 - 10:22
  • Updated : Sept 22, 2014 - 10:23

South Korean golfer Hur Mi-jung picked up her first LPGA Tour win in five years on Sunday in Alabama, taking the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic with a tournament record score.

Hu shot a final round of 6-under 66 for a four-round total of 21-under 267 at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Prattville, Alabama. Stacy Lewis, the world No. 1, was a distant second at 17-under.

Hur had last won on the tour in 2009. She took home $195,000 in the winner's check.

Hur began the final round tied at the top with Paula Reto and played the front nine at 2-under. Lewis went out at 4-under to put the pressure on the South Korean.

Hur picked up a birdie on the 11th and two more on the 13th and 14th, building a three-shot advantage on Lewis.

Lewis had her last birdie of the day on the 13th. Hur held a four-shot lead heading into the final hole and made an easy par to wrap up the victory. (Yonhap)