Mirim Lee wins Meijer LPGA Classic
Posted Sunday, August 10th 2014 @ 8pm
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BELMONT, Mich. (AP) â€” Mirim Lee won the Meijer LPGA Classic on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour victory, beating fellow South Korean player Inbee Park with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff.
The long-hitting Lee drove into greenside bunker on the second extra hole â€” the short par-4 17th â€” and blasted out to 5 feet. After Parkâ€™s 15-foot birdie try lipped out, Lee holed her putt for the victory.
They each parred the 18th to open the playoff. Parkâ€™s approach shot hit the cup on the way past and she missed a 15-foot birdie try. Lee two-putted from 35 feet.
The 23-year-old Lee, a rookie on the LPGA Tour, closed with a 2-under 69 to match Park at 14-under 270. Park, a 10-time tour winner, finished with a 70.
Lee is projected to jump to 29th in the world ranking.
Norwayâ€™s Suzann Pettersen was a stroke back after a 69.
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