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NCGA.ORG | SUMMER 2019 17 Prevailing S outh Korea's Sei Young Kim over- came a rough start to win May's LPGA Mediheal Championship at Lake Merced GC, outlasting Bronte Law and Jeongeun Lee with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff. Three strokes ahead entering the final round, Kim opened with a double-bogey and bogey and dropped another stroke on No. 8. The 26-year-old responded, however, with a birdie on the 15th to re- gain a share of the lead. She'd again drop back with a bogey on No.17 but birdied the par-5 18th for a 3-over 75 and a spot in the playoff at 7-under 281. Law closed with a 65, while Lee had a 67. "It was really tough," said Kim, who won for the eighth time on the LPGA Tour, improving to 4-0 in playoffs. "The whole day I got a lot of pressure." N ot surprisingly, a trio of NCGA Hall of Famers made their presence felt in May's U.S. Senior Women's Open at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club in North Carolina. A seven-time major winner, Juli Inkster finished runner-up for the second year in a row, falling to winner Helen Alfredsson by just two strokes. Sally Krueger (pictured), meanwhile, tied Judith Kyrinis of Canada for low amateur honors after the two came in with matching scores of 23-over 307. Overall, there were 33 amateurs in the field. Only five made the cut. With her finish, Krueger earned an exemption into next year's U.S. Senior Women's Open, set for July 9-12 at Brooklawn CC in Connecticut. Also playing on the weekend was Kay Cockerill, who finished T-48. STRONG Showing AP

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