Bo Bae Song earns first win in Japan|
Mie, Japan (Sports Network) - Bo Bae Song closed with a four-under 68 Sunday
to cruise to a three-stroke win at the Mizuno Classic.
Song, who collected her first LPGA Tour title, finished the 54-hole event at
Women's world No. 1 Lorena Ochoa rallied with an eight-under 64 Sunday to
share second place at minus-12. She was joined there by Hee Young Park (68)
and Brittany Lang (68).
Jiyai Shin, the 2008 champion, shared fifth place at 11-under-par 205 after
closing with a three-under 69.
Song parred the first two holes and was briefly joined in the lead Rui Kitada.
Song birdied the third at Kintetsu Kashikojima Country Club to take the lead
After three straight pars, Song converted a birdie effort on the seventh to
push her lead to two strokes. Ochoa and Kitada moved within one, but Song
birdied the 10th to move two up and no one would get any closer the rest of
Song converted back-to-back birdie chances from the 12th to pull three clear,
but she gave one stroke back on the 14th. With a two-stroke lead, Song parred
the final four holes and Park dropped a late shot to give Song a three-stroke
Ochoa had a stellar round with eight birdies in a bogey-free 64. Park was
five-under through 15, but bogeyed the last to cost herself solo second. Lang
notched three birdies and a bogey on both nines to end at minus-12.
Shin was joined in fifth place at minus-11 by Mi Jeong Jeon (69), Inbee Park
(69) and Yani Tseng (67). Kitada shot one-under 71 to end at 10-under-par 206.
She ended alongside Momoko Ueda (70) and In-Kyung Kim (72).
11/08 01:46:28 ET