England’s Georgia Hall ended three strokes behind Hae Rym Kim in a share of third position at the SGF67 World Ladies Championship with SBS in China.
Hunting Solheim Cup points the twenty-year-old finished on 11-under-par.
The 20-year-old from Bournemouth said:
“I played well and my long game was really good. My putting wasn’t quite there today and I couldn’t see the lines as well as the last two days and my pace was a bit off. I left quite a lot short actually, but my long game all week has been amazing, and my putting has as well, apart from today.
''I had 33 putts today and shot three-under, so if I had reached the hole with more of my putts then I might have been in a play-off, but I didn’t, so I’m joint third and I’m very happy with that. I only missed one fairway and I missed two on the previous two days.”
Kim held her nerve to win a dramatic two-hole play-off against fellow South Korean Seon Woo Bae.
Kim holed a four-foot birdie putt on the second play-off hole, the par-5 18th on the Blackstone Course at Mission Hills Resort Haikou, to become the fourth straight South Korean winner of the title, following Inbee Park, So Yeon Ryu and Jung Min Lee.
Scotland’s Kylie Henry finished five strokes further back in 13th place, before jetting off to Thailand on her honeymoon and the 2015 Rookie of the Year Emily Kristine Pedersen from Denmark tied for 14th position on five-under-par.
This was the second of the two Ladies European Tours events played so far in 2017 and both have ended in play-offs. The next tournament will be the Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco on April 13-16.
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