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Jennifer Kupcho celebrates after clinching victory at the Chevron Championship

Jennifer Kupcho celebrates after clinching victory on the Chevron Championship

Jennifer Kupcho overcame a back-nine stumble to win the Chevron Championship, securing her maiden main victory and first on the LPGA Tour.

The 24-year-old American, who gained the Augusta Nationwide Girls’s Newbie three years in the past, carded a two-over 74 within the closing spherical at Mission Hills Nation Membership in California to complete on 14-under 274, two away from Jessica Korda.

Kupcho began the day on 16 underneath, with a six-shot lead after a 64 on Saturday, and prolonged her benefit to seven following a robust begin which noticed her gap some prolonged putts as she birdied the second, fourth and fifth both aspect of a bogey on the third.

Defending champion Patty Tavatanakit of Thailand was Kupcho’s nearest pursuer in a single day and performed alongside her within the closing group, however she endured a irritating day as she missed quite a few probabilities after sandwiching a bogey on the fourth with birdies on the second and fifth.

That left Korda to mount the strongest problem after she was buoyed by an eagle on the third the place she holed out from simply off the green.

Jessica Korda reacts after making an eagle from just off the fairway on the third hole during the final round

Jessica Korda reacts after making an eagle from simply off the green on the third gap in the course of the closing spherical

Kupcho faltered with bogeys on the eighth and tenth earlier than holing one other lengthy birdie putt on the eleventh, however her lead all of a sudden seemed at risk after back-to-back bogeys on the thirteenth, the place she three-putted, and par-three 14th, the place she missed the inexperienced left.

Korda, who had birdied the eleventh and twelfth, was consequently briefly solely two behind her fellow American till she missed a brief par putt on the fifteenth which Kupcho then birdied after knocking her strategy shot to 2 toes to regain a four-shot cushion.

Kupcho mixed seven bogeys with five birdies in her final round

Kupcho blended seven bogeys with 5 birdies in her closing spherical

There was to be one other slip-up from Kupcho on the seventeenth however, with three photographs to spare, she was in a position to make a three-putt bogey on the 18th earlier than celebrating the victory after which leaping into Poppie’s Pond – the ultimate winner to take action because the match will transfer to Houston subsequent yr – after receiving the trophy.

“I am nonetheless shaking nevertheless it was simply so enjoyable to be on the market, particularly with Patty. It is numerous arduous work however numerous deep breaths,” stated Kupcho after wrapping up her maiden win.

“I have been so shut a few occasions so it is simply actually arduous generally. And right here I’m, it is actually thrilling. A serious is loopy.”

Korda, who was troubled by a again downside, parred the ultimate three holes for a 69, whereas Slovenian Pia Babnik, 18, made her mark on the match with an outstanding 66, that includes an eagle on the second and 5 birdies, to storm into third place on 11 underneath.

Her rating was matched by Hinako Shibuno of Japan because the midway chief bounced again from her third-round 77 to share fourth place on 10 underneath with Celine Boutier of France (67), American Lexi Thompson (68) and Tavatanakit (72), who birdied the 18th after bogeys at 15 and 16.

Patty Tavatanakit made a solid defence of the title but struggled to make an impact on Sunday

Patty Tavatanakit made a strong defence of the title however struggled to make an affect on Sunday

England’s Georgia Corridor loved an honest end with a three-under 69 lifting her to 6 underneath and right into a tie for thirteenth place, whereas Charley Hull’s 73 left her 4 underneath and joint-Twenty fifth.

Eire’s Leona Maguire closed with a 71 to finish up on two underneath and joint-Thirty ninth, with Mel Reid (72) tied forty fourth on one underneath.

Chella Choi of South Korea earned a BMW iX with a hole-in-one on the par-three seventeenth, whereas Pernilla Lindberg of Sweden aced the 166-yard fifth – they each completed level-par and tied 53rd.

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