Lu Breaks Through In Japan

SHIMA-SHI, JAPAN | Teresa Lu of Taiwan broke through after eight years as a professional for her first victory Sunday at the Mizuno Classic, a two-stroke win ahead of Chella Choi. “I’ve been waiting for this day for so long,” said Lu. “This is my first win, it’s been eight years on tour. I’m really happy. Really nervous and really happy.” Lu started the final round two shots out of the lead, but posted an 8-under 64, including birdies on the final two holes, to break away from Choi. Lu finished 54 holes with a total of 202, 14-under par at Kintetsu Kashikojima Country Club. Lu played on the LPGA Tour for four years and had eight top-10 finishes, including a runner-up at the NW Arkansas Championship in 2007. Competing this year on the Japan LPGA Tour, she had been runner-up three times, twice in playoffs. “Beginning of this year, I got into two playoffs and in both of them, I (lost),” said Lu. “I guess I really learned from that and just tried to be calm. … Today, I was very calm, except for 18.”


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