LPGA Tour: the playoff says Lilia Vu, 41st Liti

“I think this is my most significant victory. It's just incredible, because there was a moment, two months ago, when I was crying on the court, not sure if I would play a tournament again without pain"

by Andrea Gussoni
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LPGA Tour: the playoff says Lilia Vu, 41st Liti
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She returned after an injury, which had kept her away from the LPGA Tour since last March, and Lilia Vu immediately won. She won with 272 (69 70 68 65, -16) shots in the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give at Blythefield Country Club, (par 72) in Belmont, Michigan.

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The match ended on par with Lexi Thompson (71 68 65 68), second after three rounds, and with the Australian Grace Kim (68 65 66 73), who was at the top, after having joined them with a 65 (-7, seven birdie) then surpassed them with a birdie on the third par hole.

Two Italians in the field: Roberta Liti, 41st with 283 (70 70 73 70, -5), who concluded her run with a 71 (-1, six birdies, four bogeys), and Benedetta Moresco, 98th with 144 ( 67 77, par) made the cut, falling to 142 (-2), after being second in the opening round.

In fourth place with 273 (-15), and out of the playoff by one shot, Ally Ewing (Ally McDonald before her wedding), in fifth place with 274 (-14) Allisen Corpuz and the Korean Narin An and in seventh place with 275 (- 13) Kristen Gillman.

Nelly Korda (82nd with 143 – 76 67, -1), world number one, was eliminated for the second consecutive match, the same misadventure that had happened to her in the previous Major, the US Womens Open. Lilia Vu, number two in the Rolex Ranking, said: “I think this is my most significant victory.

It's just incredible, because there was a moment, two months ago, when I was crying on the court, not sure if I would play a tournament again without pain." For the title she received a check for $450,000 out of a prize pool of $3,000,000 million.

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