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Rookie MJ Hur holed a birdie putt at the second play-off hole to claim her maiden LPGA Tour victory at the Safeway Classic.

Rookie MJ Hur holed a birdie putt at the second play-off hole to claim her maiden LPGA Tour victory in the Safeway Classic.
The South Korean shot a seven-under-par 63 at North Plains, the low round of the day, to join Suzann Pettersen and Michele Redman, who had both shot 65s, on 13 under.
Redman was eliminated at the first extra hole when she missed a two-foot putt, with Pettersen sending a 12-foot effort for victory trickling by on the left.
Neither Hur nor Pettersen found the fairway at the 17th, with the Norwegian nearly holing her chip but seeing it roll 18 feet past the hole.
In contrast, Hur’s chip came to rest within five feet and she made no mistake after Pettersen, who had at one point had a three-shot lead before a double bogey on the 15th, missed with her effort.
Michelle Wie was one of three players tied for fourth at 11 under, the high-profile American managing her sixth top-10 finish of the year with a final-round 66.
Ai Miyazato and Seon Hwa Lee both shot 70s while overnight leader Anna Nordqvist could only manage a level-par 72 and dropped to seventh.
Britain’s Karen Stupples finished with a 74 to sit on one under in joint 49th, the same mark as world number one Lorena Ochoa after a 73.
ALL THE FINAL ROUND SCORES
(USA unless stated, par 72):

203 M.J. Hur (Kor) 69 69 65 (M.J. Hur won at the second play-off hole), Michele Redman 67 69 67, Suzann Pettersen (Nor) 68 68 67
205 Ai Miyazato (Jpn) 67 68 70, Michelle Wie 68 71 66, Hwa seon Lee (Kor) 65 70 70
206 Anna Nordqvist (Swe) 65 69 72
207 Paige Mackenzie 70 71 66, Angela Stanford 66 71 70, Christina Kim 68 70 69
208 Hee Young Park (Kor) 74 65 69
209 Jill McGill 72 71 66, Natalie Gulbis 68 69 72, Maria Hjorth (Swe) 70 71 68, Russy Gulyanamitta (Tha) 71 67 71, Jeong Jang (Kor) 68 70 71
210 Jennifer Rosales (Phi) 68 70 72, Eun Hee Ji (Kor) 70 70 70, Sarah Lee 72 68 70
211 Beth Bader 64 73 74, Young Kim (Kor) 70 71 70, Cristie Kerr 69 70 72, Amy Hung (Tai) 73 67 71, Sandra Gal (Ger) 75 69 67, Candie Kung (Tai) 66 76 69, Julieta Granada (Par) 73 69 69
212 Mika Miyazato (Jpn) 69 73 70, Stacy Prammanasudh 66 73 73, Rachel Hetherington (Aus) 76 68 68, Momoko Ueda (Jpn) 70 71 71, Kristy McPherson 71 73 68, Sophie Gustafson (Swe) 71 67 74, Stacy Lewis 72 72 68
213 Sun Young Yoo (Kor) 70 70 73, Morgan Pressel 74 70 69, Song-Hee Kim (Kor) 73 70 70, Katie Futcher 72 70 71, Vicky Hurst 74 69 70, Yani Tseng (Tai) 68 75 70, Jimin Kang (Kor) 72 71 70, Teresa Lu (Tai) 74 70 69, Mikaela Parmlid (Swe) 77 67 69, Eva Dahllof (Swe) 69 70 74, Hye Jung Choi (Kor) 72 70 71
214 Na Yeon Choi (Kor) 73 68 73, Lisa Strom (Eng) 73 71 70, Alena Sharp (Can) 71 71 72, Moira Dunn 67 73 74
215 Karen Stupples (Eng) 70 71 74, Meena Lee (Kor) 70 69 76, Laura Diaz 70 74 71, Amy Yang 73 71 71, Lorena Ochoa (Mex) 70 72 73, Janice Moodie (Sco) 66 78 71
216 Irene Cho 71 73 72, Heather Bowie young 72 71 73, Brandi Jackson 71 72 73, Anna Rawson (Aus) 72 71 73, Brittany Lang 73 69 74
217 Giulia Sergas (Ita) 72 69 76, Pornanong Phatlum (Tha) 71 68 78, Shi Hyun Ahn (Kor) 70 71 76, Haeji Kang (Kor) 71 72 74, Jee young Lee (Kor) 75 67 75
218 Lindsey Wright (Aus) 72 69 77, Jiyai Shin (Kor) 74 69 75, Il Mi Chung (Kor) 69 74 75, Samantha Richdale 71 73 74, Becky Morgan (Wal) 70 71 77
222 Kris Tschetter 76 68 78

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