Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Golf Roundup

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Golf Roundup

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Nomura prevails in six-hole playoff

Hara Nomura two-putted for a birdie on the sixth playoff hole Sunday for her third LPGA Tour victory. That came after Cristie Kerr briefly took the lead on the 72nd hole in the windy Texas Shootout, in Irving.

Nomura, a 24-year-old from Japan who lives in Hawaii, also birdied the par-5 18th hole at the end of regulation to force the playoff after giving up the lead with a double bogey at No. 17.

Kerr and Nomura finished regulation at 3-under 281, then played the 518-yard 18th six more times. There were five matching pars before Nomura finally won nearly 7 1/2 hours after starting her round, almost making an eagle before her tap-in and then the wait while Kerr's 12-foot birdie chance slid left of the cup.

Jessica Korda shot a 73 to finish third at 1 under, a stroke ahead of Sung Hyun Park. …

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