VIENNA, Ohio, June 16 (UPI) -- Rachel Teske birdied the third hole of a sudden-death playoff with three others Sunday to win the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic.
Teske is 4-1 lifetime in playoffs for the third-best winning percentage in LPGA Tour history. Three of those wins have came against Annika Sorenstam, who captured last week's LPGA Championship in sudden-death.
A 31-year-old Australian, Teske parred the first playoff hole and birdied the second to keep pace with Sorenstam, Lorie Kane of Canada and Jennifer Rosales of the Philippines. She returned to the 18th hole for the third time on the afternoon and birdied for her seventh career win and first since the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic last July.
Sorenstam could have avoided the playoff but parred the final nine holes. Still, the $69,945 check for sharing second place pushed her over the $1 million mark for the fourth straight year.
The $150,000 first prize more than doubled Teske's earnings.