25 Nov 2019 | Professional golf |
Oh so good finish for Su
by Martin Blake
Su Oh has finished tied-sixth in the LPGA Tour championship in Florida to complete her best year, while South Korea's Sei Young Kim won the highest single prize in women's golf history.
Oh closed with a three-under par 69 at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples to remain on the leaderboard for the fourth consecutive day.
Although she never threatened to win -- she had joked after the third round that she would need a 59 -- Oh can we well satisfied with a season in which she had four top-10 finishes and earned more than $US500,000.
Katherine Kirk was the next-best Australian in the tour championship, tied-18th, while Minjee Lee and Hannah Green remained well back at the end of their great years.
Kim had a rollercoaster day out in front, attempting to go wire-to-wire, and ultimately was joined in the lead by England's Charley Hull as she went to the 18th tee to try to close it.
But the gritty Korean curled in a six-metre, left-to-right birdie putt on the 72nd to take her third victory of the year and the $US 1.5 million winner's cheque.
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