LPGA Mediheal Championship report: What happened at Lake Merced Golf Club?

Sei Young Kim got the better of England’s Bronte Law and South Korea’s Jeongeun Lee6 after one hole of a sudden death play-off on Sunday.

She claimed her eighth LPGA Tour title thanks to a birdie at the first extra hole, which saw her successfully convert her 54-hole lead.

The World No. 15 held a three-shot lead heading into the final round but saw that quickly disappear.

The South Korean brought the chasing pack back into play by opening double bogey-bogey and was caught with bogies at 8 and 17 which meant a play-off.

England’s Charley Hull was very much in contention on Sunday but a final round of 74 saw her take a share of 4th alongside Lexi Thompson, Amy Yang and Eun-Hi Ji.

LPGA Mediheal Championship report: Talking point

Bronte Law was undoubtedly the star of the show on Sunday, and was very close to dominating the headlines herself.

LPGA Mediheal Championship report

The Englishwoman has never won on the LPGA Tour but almost did the seemingly impossible on Sunday to change that.

The 24-year-old shot a final round of 65 to leave herself in with a chance of victory despite being back in the clubhouse more than 2 hours before the eventual winner.

Law then lost in the play-off, but had she won, she would have equalled the largest comeback in LPGA history of 10 shots.

Her round of 7-under came courtesy of a stunning stretch of nine holes in the middle of her day as she made five birdies and an eagle.

While the wait for a breakthrough LPGA title goes on, the result is expected to see he jump into the top 5 of the world rankings list for the European Solheim Cup team.

Joe Hughes

Tour editor covering men's golf, women's golf and anything else that involves the word golf, really. The talk is far better than the game, but the work has begun to change that.

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