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Rookie Hur wins first title

SOUTH Korean rookie M.J. Hur sunk a 6-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole on Sunday in North Plains, Oregon, to beat Suzann Pettersen and win the Safeway Classic for her first LPGA Tour victory.

Hur pumped her fist and started laughing after sinking the putt on the par-4 No. 17 hole at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club north of Portland.

She was then chased around the green by a friend who was trying to douse her with champagne.

Hur shot a final-round 65, while Norway's Pettersen and American veteran Michele Redman each finished with a 67 to finish at 13-under 203 and set up the playoff.

Redman, whose last tour victory came in 2000, was knocked out when she missed a short putt for par on the first playoff hole, the par-4 No. 18.

Hur had played in 13 previous LPGA tournaments this season, making the cut six times.

Michelle Wie, Ai Miyazato and Seon Hwa Lee all finished two shots off the leaders at 11-under 205.

Wie finished the final round with a 66.


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