Brittany Lang wins Manulife Financial LPGA
June 26, 2012, 12:09 am TWN
WATERLOO, Ontario -- Brittany Lang won the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title, birdieing the par-5 18th three straight times in a playoff.
Lang missed a birdie attempt on the hole in regulation, leaving her tied with Hee Kyung Seo, Inbee Park and Chella Choi at 16-under 286. Choi was eliminated on the first extra hole, and Park dropped out on the second.
Lang closed with her second straight 67, Choi had a 63, Seo a 67, and Park a 69.
Lang, Seo and Park, playing together in the final threesome at Grey Silo, all had a chance to win in regulation, but settled for pars on the finishing hole to set up the playoff.
Stacy Lewis, a two-time winner this year, and U.S. Women's Open champion So Yeon Ryu shot 64 to share fifth at 15 under. Lewis opened with a 72, then shot 64-69-64.
China's Shanshan Feng, coming off a major victory two weeks ago in the LPGA Championship, was another stroke back along with Anna Nordqvist. Feng had a 66, and Nordqvist a 67.
Michelle Wie tied for 68th at 3 over after shooting a 74.