It took nine playoff holes and an extra day for Jiyai Shin to defeat Paula Creamer for the Kingsmill Championship title. The two were sent into extra holes after Creamer missed a par opportunity to seal the win on Sunday. After going par-for-par playing the 18th hole eight times following their round, they decided to continue Monday morning due to darkness.
The two started on the 16th hole and after similar approach shots Creamer three-putted to take a bogey for the hole, giving Shin an easy putt for par to seal the win.
Shin’s win comes after a nearly two year winless drought in her four year career, a streak of 31 appearances without a victory since the 2010 Mizuno Classic. This marks her ninth career LPGA victory and sixth victory since joining the LPGA Tour. The $195,000 first place check takes her career earnings to more than $5 million and increases her season earnings to $740,282.
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