Falkirk-based American Beth Allen won $3,750 (Australian dollars)  in capturing her first Australian LPG title, the Pennant Hills Australian Ladies Professional  pro-am, in a play-off in Sydney.

Allen and Australians Stacey  Keating and Su Oh posted six-under-par 67  to finish two clear of a field of 72.

Allen won the sudden-death play-off at the third extra hole. The American, who won the Ladies Tartan Tour championship last year, was thrilled with her victory Down Under.

“I’m excited, it was a good day and it was fun to win  in a play-off, even though it was against good friends.”

Allen's length off the tee enable her to birdie all the par 5s.

“I hit all of them in two except for the 3rd,  so that helped a lot. Missed a lot of short ones, but my long putts  were great, so that helped a lot."

The win will help Allen achieve her goal  of  qualifying for the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open  through the ALPG Money List.

“That’s my goal, Royal Melbourne is my  favourite place in the world, I came out early just to be sure I have  every chance to qualify,” said Beth.

Sharing fourth place were England’s  Holly Clyburn  and Sophie Walker and Austrian Christine Wolf after rounds of  69. They each earned $1,250.

Five players finished a further shot back including Ellon's Michele Thomson whose three-under 70 gave her a joint seventh finish and $795.

Kylie Walker and Laura Davies tied for 30th place on 74 and each earned $58.

LEADING FINAL SCORES

Par 73
67 Beth Allen (USA), Su Oh (Aus), Stacey Keating (Aus). Allen ($3,750) won play-off at third extra hole. Oh and Keating $2,187 each.
69 Sophie Walker (Eng), Christine Wolf (Aut), Holly Clyburn (Eng, Aliza Huff (Aus) ($1,250 each).

SELECTED SCORES
70 Michele Thomson (Sco) (T7) ($795).
71 Hannah Burke (Eng) (T12) ($443).
74 Laura Davies (Eng), Kylie Walker (Sco) (T30) ($55 each).
75 Eleanor Givens (Eng) (T45)
76 Lauren Blease (Eng) (T56).
77 Rebecca Codd (Ire) (T56).
Field of 72 players.


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