She won the Corning Classic on the first hole of sudden death.
CORNING, N.Y. – Leta Lindley earned her first career LPGA Tour victory by beating Jeong Jang on the first hole of a playoff to win the Corning Classic.
Jang made a great shot out of a greenside bunker at No. 18 for a tap-in par Sunday before Lindley stepped up and drained a 6-foot putt for birdie.
Lindley’s win comes in her 296th career start. She lost a playoff on the second hole to Chris Johnson at the 1997 McDonald’s Championship in her only other playoff.
Congratulations to Leta Lindley.(I believe she lives in South Florida. Palm Beach Gardens maybe) Lindley says in her LPGA bio that her two children are the greatest accomplishment in life. Now that she has won an LPGA event, will that change? I’d bet it is still the children.
For South Korea’s Jeong Jang, this was the second time ‘JJ’ has lost in a playoff dating back to July of last year. The remarkable thing about that stat, is the fact not one of the 45 or so South Korean born golfers on the LPGA Tour has won in that period of time. The winless streak began at the Evian Masters where JJ lost to Natalie Gulbis in sudden death. Seon Hwa Lee won the HSBC Matchplay the week before.
Are the South Korean ladies jinxed right now? No, but I thought the Corning Classic, which had been won by Jimin Kang, Hee Won Han, and Young Kim since 2005, would have been the tournament to end the streak.
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