Nordqvist beats Blumenherst to win Mojo 6|
Montego Bay, Jamaica (Sports Network) - Sweden's Anna Nordqvist bested a 16-
player field to win the LPGA Tour's Mojo 6, defeating Amanda Blumenherst in
the six-hole final on Friday to capture the lucrative top prize at the new
Nordqvist edged Blumenherst, 1-up, to finish off a day in which she won three
matches. The former major champion collected $350,000 of unofficial money for
Blumenherst, an LPGA Tour rookie, took second place while Cristie Kerr
defeated Na Yeon Choi on the sixth playoff hole of the consolation match to
earn third place.
Sixteen players began the tournament at Cinnamon Hill on Thursday, but only
the top eight point-getters advanced to the quarterfinals on Friday morning.
Nordqvist defeated Christina Kim, 2-up, in the quarterfinals and beat Kerr on
a playoff hole in the semis.
Blumenherst made the final after knocking off Brittany Lang, 1-up, in the
quarters and edging past Choi on the first hole of a playoff in the semis.
Kerr, the top seed after Day 1, rolled to a 3-up win over Beatriz Recari in
their quarterfinal match. Choi, who was the second seed, earned an eight-hole
victory over Suzann Pettersen in the quarters.
While the higher seed won each of the four quarterfinal matches Friday, the
lower seed won both semifinals, leaving the fourth-seeded Nordqvist and third-
seeded Blumenherst to contest the final.
04/16 18:16:03 ET