Angel Yin wins LPGA Shanghai for maiden profession tour title


American Solheim Cup participant Angel Yin defeated top-ranked Lilia Vu on the primary playoff gap to win the LPGA Shanghai event on Sunday for her first tour win.

Each Yin and Vu completed at 14-under 274 on the Qizhong Backyard Golf Membership course forcing a playoff, the place Yin made a birdie on the par-4 18th after Vu had narrowly missed her 20-foot birdie putt.

It was 25-year-old Yin’s first victory in her 159th begin and she or he shared a heat embrace with compatriot Vu on her breakthrough win.

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Yin was tied with Maja Stark for the in a single day lead at 12 beneath and on Sunday shot a 70, with three birdies and a lone bogey on the sixth.

Vu shot a 4-under 68, with six birdies and two bogeys, and was the clubhouse chief at 14-under, till Yin birdied the par-5 seventeenth after which made par on the ultimate gap to pressure a playoff.

5 gamers completed in a tie for third at 13 beneath: South Korea’s Choi Hye-jin who shot a 64, Thai pair Pavarisa Yoktuan (70) and Ariya Jutanugarn (69), Yu Liu (68) and Esther Henseleit (68).

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Maja Stark, who was joint in a single day chief with Yin, had a irritating day as she made a fair par spherical to complete in a tie for eighth with a 12-under 276.

Two-time defending champion Danielle Kang of the US shot 71 to complete 5 strokes again in a tie for seventeenth at 9 beneath.

The occasion, the LPGA’s first return to China since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is the beginning of a four-tournament Asia swing, with later stops in South Korea, Malaysia and Japan.



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