Lilia Vu will regain the world No 1 rating and is closing in on the LPGA Tour participant of the yr award after a formidable victory in Florida; Watch the CME Group Tour Championship dwell all through the week on Sky Sports activities Golf
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Lilia Vu is ready for a return to world No 1 after registering a fourth LPGA Tour victory of the season with a formidable three-shot win at The Annika pushed by Gainbridge in Florida.
Vu, who began the ultimate spherical at Pelican Golf Membership three photographs behind Emily Kristine Pedersen, carded a four-under 66 on Sunday to finish the week on 19 beneath and improve the chance of being topped LPGA Tour participant of the yr.
The 2-time main winner opened with three birdies in six holes after which cancelled out a bogey on the twelfth with back-to-back good points from the fifteenth to tug away from the chasing pack, with Alison Lee and Spain’s Azahara Munoz her closest challengers on 16 beneath.
Vu got here into the event three factors behind Celine Boutier within the race for the points-based LPGA participant of the yr, with the American’s win now giving her a 27-point benefit over the Frenchwoman going into the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship.
“I believe like every win of mine has had its personal battle, and I believe at present was once more myself,” Vu mentioned. “The wheels have been sort of falling off a little bit bit on the again 9. Then [caddie Cole Pensanti] simply mentioned, ‘hey, simply play your recreation and one shot at a time and we will make any putt from wherever’, so simply saved that Positive mindset up.”
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Lee and Munoz carded matching 67s to share second spot and Korea’s Amy Yang completed an additional stroke again in fourth, whereas in a single day chief Pedersen light on the ultimate day and dropped to tied-fifth after a four-over 74.
Pedersen didn’t make a birdie and went from making an attempt to seize her first LPGA Tour title to seeing her season end abruptly, with a final-hole double-bogey dropping her out of the highest 60 within the season-long standings and seeing her fail to qualify for the CME Group Tour Championship.
Madelene Sagstrom missed the lower and appeared to fall out of the highest 60 when Stephanie Kyriacou of Australia closed with a 67 to share fifth, though Pedersen’s pricey end means the Swede advances to subsequent week’s season finale.
China’s Ruoning Yin is not in competition for Rolex Participant of the Yr after ending tied-seventh, whereas Boutier would require a win and for Vu to complete eighth or worse subsequent week if she’s to take the title.
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