Kirk sinks birdie to win

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

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.

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