Published : 2013-10-27 18:37
Updated : 2013-10-27 18:37
YANGMEI, Taiwan (AP) ― Suzann Pettersen held off a furious rally Sunday from Azahara Munoz to win her second consecutive Taiwan Sunrise LPGA championship.
Pettersen’s three under 69 Sunday gave her a minus nine 279 for the tournament, five ahead of Munoz’s 284.
The Spaniard carded a 70 in Sunday’s round.
Pettersen birdied the 13th, 14th and 18th holes to win going away after her bogey on the par 5 9th allowed Munoz to pull within one stroke on the final day of the competition.
Earlier, Munoz had registered birdies on the 4th, 7th and 8th, to continue her strong run of play from Saturday’s round, when her three-under 69 put her in competition for the first time. She went on to birdy the 12th but bogeys on 13 and 16 allowed Pettersen to pull away.
Despite falling short, Munoz expressed satisfaction with her play.