Suzann Pettersen wins Taiwan Championship
10/28/2012 9:07:03 AM
(AP) Suzann Pettersen wins Taiwan Championship
YANG MEI, Taiwan
Suzann Pettersen won the Taiwan Championship on Sunday for her second straight LPGA Tour victory, rallying to beat Inbee Park by three strokes.
Pettersen closed with a 3-under 69 at Sunrise to finish at 19 under and earned $300,000 for her 10th LPGA Tour title. Last week in South Korea, the Norwegian star beat Catriona Matthew in a playoff.
Park finished with a 74. The South Korean player won two weeks ago in Malaysia for her second victory of the year and leads the money list.
Local favorite Yani Tseng had a 71 to finish third at 15 under. The top-ranked Taiwanese player won the event last year.
Matthew was fourth at 14 under after a 70.
Cristie Kerr was the only American in the top 12, shooting a 73 to tie for sixth at 9 under. Michelle Wie had a 76 to tie for 23rd at 1 under.