MEX­I­CAN LOPEZ WINS IN BLUE BAY FOR MAIDEN LPGA TI­TLE

The Sunday Guardian - - Sports -

HONG KONG: Gaby Lopez was un­able to snare a sec­ond ace on China’s Hainan is­land on Satur­day but rock solid golf in windy con­di­tions gave the Mex­i­can a one-shot vic­tory at the Blue Bay LPGA for her first ti­tle on the elite women’s tour.Lopez cel­e­brated her 25th birth­day with a hole-in-one at the par-three 17th dur­ing the third round on Fri­day to help her to a one-shot lead over world num­ber one Ariya Ju­tanu­garn go­ing into the fi­nal day. The world num­ber 136 hit four back-nine birdies in a oneover-par 73 that proved enough to keep her Thai play­ing part­ner at arm’s length as she fin­ished on eight-un­der 280 for the $2.1 mil­lion tour­na­ment.

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