KUTZTOWN, Pa., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Se Ri Pak staged another final-round comeback Sunday with birdies on the final four holes and six of the last seven to record a three-shot victory at the Betsy King Classic.
Two months after rallying from four strokes behind in the final round of the LPGA Championship, Pak erased an early three-stroke deficit to join Annika Sorentam as the only players on the LPGA Tour with as many as three victories this season.
Pak began the day three shots behind Michelle Ellis and bogeyed two of her first three holes. But she eagled No. 5 and had eight birdies over the final 13 holes en route to a 9-under 63. The 24-year-old Korean shattered Sorenstam's tournament record with a 72-hole total of 21-under 267.
Already second in the Player of the Year standings, Pak used the $180,000 first prize to move into second place on the money list with just over $1.1 million.
Unheralded Angela Stanford fired her second straight 66 at the Berkleigh Country Club for a career-best second-place finish at 18-under 270.
That was two strokes better than Australia's Karrie Webb, who closed with a 69.
Ellis struggled to a 2-over 74 and fell into a three-way tie for sixth place at 13-under 275.
The tournament was the next to last in which players could earn points in the race to make the Solheim Cup team and Kelli Kuehne protected her spot on the American squad by finishing in a three-way tie for ninth.
Kuehne birdied the final two holes to jump past Kelly Robbins in the tournament standings and thus stayed in front of Robbins in the Solheim Cup points race.
Kuehne is ninth among those eligible to play on the American team and Robbins is 10th, less than four points behind. The top 10 automatically make the team that will try to win back the cup from the European squad next month in Minnesota.
Dorthy Delasin is less than a point behind Robbins and will try to jump into the top 10 next week at the State Farm Classic in Springfield, Ill.