x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Eunjung enjoys first success on tour

South Korea's Yi Eunjung birdied the first play-off hole to beat American Morgan Pressel and capture the Jamie Farr Classic on Sunday.

OHIO // South Korea's Yi Eunjung birdied the first play-off hole to beat American Morgan Pressel and capture the Jamie Farr Classic on Sunday. Yi, 21, captured her first career title and also qualified for next week's US Women's Open after an even par-71 to finish at 18-under 266, including a 61 on Saturday. On her final birdie putt, she said: "I was very nervous on the last hole, so I just lined up the ball to the right side of the cup. I just hit the ball and it went in the cup."

Three of the top five finishers at the $1.4 million (Dh5.1m) event were South Koreans. Pressel made a final round charge with a four-under 67 but fell short in the play-off. She holed out for eagle on the par-five 17th then waited to see what Yi would do. The pair travelled back to the 18th hole where Pressel knocked her approach to 25 feet on the fringe. Yi placed her third shot 14 feet from the hole. Pressel missed her birdie putt left and tapped in for par. But Yi found her birdie and victory.

* AFP