Kirk sinks birdie to win
QUEENSLAND’S Katherine Kirk won the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic on Sunday, matching Ashleigh Buhai with a birdie on the final hole for a one- stroke victory.
Four strokes ahead of Buhai entering the round, Kirk ( right) made a 3m birdie putt on the par- four 18th for a two- under 70. She finished at 22- under 266 in the first year event at Thornberry Creek in Wisconsin.
“I’m glad I didn’t have to play extra holes, I’ll tell you that, because I don’t know how it would have turned out,” Kirk said. “To make that putt was huge.”
The 35- year- old from the Sunshine Coast won her third LPGA Tour title and first in 152 starts since the 2010 Navistar LPGA Classic. She also won the 2008 Canadian Women’s Open.