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Sweet Sixteen For Kerr

WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA | American Cristie Kerr closed out Solheim Cup rival Suzann Pettersen on the second extra hole Sunday at the Kingsmill Championship to win her 16th LPGA event. It was also the third time she has triumphed at Kingsmill Resort. “It wasn’t easy,” said the 35-year-old Kerr. “But I hung in there all day.” The sudden-death playoff began on the 18th hole after both players parred that hole in regulation to finish at 12-under-par 272. At the outset, Kerr struck her second, a 5-iron from 173 yards, to five feet but pushed the birdie putt that would have given her the win. On they went, back to the 18th tee, for the second extra hole. At this point spectators were remembering how this event gained notoriety last year when Jiyai Shin and Paula Creamer battled through nine playoff holes before Shin took the victory Monday morning. The two were sent into extra holes after Creamer missed a par opportunity on the 72nd hole to seal the win on Sunday. After going par-for-par on the 18th hole eight times in a row with darkness creeping in, the two players elected to continue Monday morning.


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