Suzann Pettersen bests Lizette Salas in Hawaii playoff

April 20, 2013 at 11:29 PM

KAPOLEI, Hawaii, April 20 (UPI) -- Suzann Pettersen's par on the first playoff hole Saturday was enough to lift her over Lizette Salas for the title of the LPGA LOTTE Championship in Hawaii.

Pettersen had a one-stroke lead heading into the 18th, but bogeyed to finish at 5-under-par 67.

She barely escaped a second-place finish when Salas -- who fired course-record, 10-under 62 Saturday -- had a birdie try on the final hole just lip out.

Each finished with a 19-under 269, easily besting the tournament record by seven strokes at Ko Olina Golf Club.

On the extra hole, Salas found a water hazard with her second shot and ended up with a double bogey while Pettersen two-putted for a title-winning par.

Pettersen's effort earned her an 11th career LPGA Tour title.

Ariya Jutanugarn carded a 6-under 66 to end with sole possession of third place at minus-15.

Sharing fourth two shots further back were world No. 1 Inbee Park (67) and I.K. Kim (65).

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