American Solheim Cup participant Angel Yin defeated top-ranked Lilia Vu on the primary playoff gap to win the LPGA Shanghai match on Sunday for her first tour win.
Each Yin and Vu completed at 14-under 274 on the Qizhong Backyard Golf Membership course forcing a playoff, the place Yin made a birdie on the par-4 18th after Vu had narrowly missed her 20-foot birdie putt.
It was 25-year-old Yin’s first victory in her 159th begin and he or she shared a heat embrace with compatriot Vu on her breakthrough win.
Yin was tied with Maja Stark for the in a single day lead at 12 below and on Sunday shot a 70, with three birdies and a lone bogey on the sixth.
Vu shot a 4-under 68, with six birdies and two bogeys, and was the clubhouse chief at 14-under, till Yin birdied the par-5 seventeenth after which made par on the ultimate gap to pressure a playoff.
5 gamers completed in a tie for third at 13 below: South Korea’s Choi Hye-jin who shot a 64, Thai pair Pavarisa Yoktuan (70) and Ariya Jutanugarn (69), Yu Liu (68) and Esther Henseleit (68).
Maja Stark, who was joint in a single day chief with Yin, had a irritating day as she made a fair par spherical to complete in a tie for eighth with a 12-under 276.
Two-time defending champion Danielle Kang of america shot 71 to complete 5 strokes again in a tie for seventeenth at 9 below.
The occasion, the LPGA’s first return to China since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is the beginning of a four-tournament Asia swing, with later stops in South Korea, Malaysia and Japan.