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Pettersen wins LPGA tournament in Taiwan

Oct. 28, 2012 at 8:24 AM
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YANGMEI, Taiwan, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Suzann Pettersen carded a 3-under-par 69 Sunday for a come-from-behind victory at the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship.

It was Pettersen's 10th LPGA title and second in two weeks. She beat Catriona Matthew in a playoff Oct. 21 in winning the tournament in South Korea.

Her final-round 69 included five birdies and a pair of bogeys that allowed her to make up a two-stroke deficit to Inbee Park, who had three bogeys in a 2-over 74 Sunday.

Pettersen was 19-under 269 for the tournament while Park ended up at 16-under. World No. 1 and tournament defending champion Yani Tseng was third at 15-under after a final-round 71. Matthew was 2-under in the final round for a 72-hole total of 14-under.

A birdie by Pettersen at the first hole and bogey at No. 5 by Park created a tie for first. Both players had birdies at 6 and bogeys at the seventh hole. Pettersen's bogey at 11 returned the lead to Park but Pettersen pulled even with a birdie at the 12th.

Park slipped to bogey at 14 and Pettersen pulled further ahead with a birdie at 15. Park had pars at the last three holes and Pettersen sealed the win with a birdie at the par-5 18th.

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