The American Jennifer Kupcho won the Meijer LPGA Classic, beating her compatriot and defending champion Nelly Korda, as well as the Irish Leona Maguire, on Sunday in Belmont (Michigan).
Korda, who made an encouraging comeback a fortnight ago at the US Open by finishing in 8th place after having a blood clot removed in her left arm, was the first to crack in the first play hole -offs, making par when her two rivals birdied. Again, on this N.18, Kupcho got the better of Maguire, by birdie again.
Ranking after the 4th and last round (par 72):
1. Jennifer Kupcho (USA) -18 (63-67-69-71-8) (hole 2)
2. Nelly Korda (USA) -18 (67-65-66-72-5) (1)
. Leona Maguire (IRL) -18 (69-68-68-65-9) (2)
4. Lydia Ko (NZL)-17 (70-68-65-68)
5. Carlota Ciganda (ESP) -16 (68-65-72-67)
. Jessica Korda (USA) -16 (68-68-69-67)
. Atthaya Thitikul (THA)-16 (68-69-67-68)
. Lexi Thompson (USA) -16 (65-69-68-70)
9. Brooke Henderson (CAN) -15 (68-66-67-72)
. Hsu Wei-Ling (TWN)-15 (70-69-68-66)