Hannah Green has added the Portland Classic to her Women's PGA title win from earlier this year. Joe Hughes reports

Portland Classic report: What happened at Columbia Edgewater Country Club?

Australia’s Hannah Green won her second LPGA title of 2019 after she leapfrogged Yealini Noh in the closing holes to win on -21.

The 22-year-old added to her major win from earlier this year by carding an impressive 5-under-par 67 on Sunday.

She did not hit the top of the table until late in the day on Sunday and was three shots behind with just four remaining, but with birdies on 15 and 17 she finished with a flurry.

Green started the final round three shots behind Noh and it remained this way through 14 holes and while the eventual champion was heading in the right direction, Noh was not.

A bogey at 16 really brought her pursuer into the picture and a cruel dropped shot at the last saw her fall out of a potential play-off and lose by one.

The American was a Monday qualifier for the event having turned pro earlier this year, rejecting a place at UCLA.

She was looking to become just the third qualifier to win on the LPGA but was unable to seal the deal. It wasn’t all doom and gloom though, a Saturday 64 was the highlight.

Brittany Altomare who will be part of Team USA in this month’s Solheim Cup finished in a tie for 4th and is in fine form heading to Gleneagles.

Past champion Brooke Henderson added yet another top 10 finish to her record as she finished alongside Altomare on -15.

Portland Classic report: Talking points

Sei Young Kim was the stories of the day on Friday as she recorded a blistering round of 61 to set the 18-hole scoring record at the event.

After signing for a 1-under 71 on the opening day, Kim was firing on all cylinders on day two and made significant moves with her 11-under round.

This was the first 61 on a par-72 layout since 2017 when Anna Nordqvist achieved the feat and her second 61 in as many years.

So, what was her secret to the incredible round? Aim at the pin and go for it, apparently.

Speaking after her round, she said: “I told Paul [caddie], just give me one number. I’m going to hit the pin. That’s the only way. So we did a great job.”

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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