LPGA Mediheal Champion - Matilda Castren: First from Finland to win in LPGA Tour history


LPGA Mediheal Championship at Lake Merced, Daly City, CA: 10-13 June 2021

Matilda Castrin, first from Finland to win in LPGA Tour hIstory

From LPGA News, by AP:

Matilda Castren became the first Finnish winner in LPGA Tour history Sunday in the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship, pulling away on the front-nine at foggy Lake Merced and holding off Min Lee by two strokes...

Two strokes behind Lee entering the final day of the tour's two-week run on the San Francisco Peninsula, Castren birdied the first three holes, eagled the par-5 fifth and birdied the par-5 ninth for a front-nine 30. She followed with eight straight pars and holed a 3-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th for a 7-under 65.  Read more

From The West Australian:

Matilda Castren has become the first Finnish winner in LPGA Tour history while Australian major champion Hannah Green charged up the leaderboard in California to share third.

Pulling away on the front-nine at foggy Lake Merced, Castren held off the challenge of overnight leader Min Lee for a two-shot victory...

Green had six birdies and an eagle in a sparkling 66 to finish alongside So Yeon Ryu (67) at 8-under - the second time the Aussie ace has finished T-3 in her past five events.

Beginning the final round seven shots off the pace, Green bogeyed the 5th before reeling off three birdies in her next five holes.  Read more

From The Straits Times/ Reuters:

Matilda Castren fired a final-round 65 to overtake Min Lee on Sunday to earn her first career LPGA victory, finishing at 14 under to win the LPGA Mediheal Championship at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City, California...

Australia's Hannah Green (66) and South Korea's Ryu So-Yeon (67) finished tied in third-place at 8 under. Second-round leader Danielle Kang (70), Jenny Coleman (70), South Korea's Jenny Shin (70) were joined by France's Celine Boutier, whose 64 on Sunday was the low round of the day, in a tie for fifth.  Read more

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