It was another fight to the finish in Williamsburg, Va. at the Kingsmill Championship, as Cristie Kerr outlasted Suzann Pettersen in a two-hole sudden-death playoff for her 16th career victory.
Kerr sank a two-foot par putt on the 18th to clinch the win and to break into the winner’s circle for the third time at Kingsmill. Kerr, who shot a 2-under 69 in the final round, said she grinded out in regulation and felt lucky to even be in contention.”
“I'm just so thrilled. Honestly, the way I hit it today to even have a chance to win,” said Kerr. “I just made so many putts out there to save par and kind of save any momentum, and I started hitting it a little bit better late in the round just in time to make a -- catch up a couple shots. Yeah, really hard fought, really hard fought. I'm very happy.”
For the Australians contending in the field, Julia Boland took the share of title of top Australians by shooting a final round of 1-under (70) to move 9 spots up to T24. New South Wales native Boland, in her rookie year on the LPGA Tour hold her nerves in an eventful round that consists of 5 bogeys and 6 birdies.
She is joined by Queenslander Karrie Webb at T24. Webb shot her first over par round for the event with a 2-over (73) in the final round.
Off the other Australians, Sarah Kemp is T46, Lindsey Wright T55 and Sarah Jane Smith T64.