“It wasn't easy,” Ochoa said after accepting the $210,000 first-place check. “If you look at the leaderboard, a lot of players were up there one and two shots behind. I'm happy that I won the playoff because I need to improve in my playoff results.”
On a day when numerous players carded low rounds, Ochoa snuck into the playoff with a final-round 2-under-par 70, which included an eagle on the par-5 eighth hole where she knocked it inside five feet. Kerr and Kung each sank 25-foot birdie putts on the 72nd hole of regulation to get into the playoff, but Kerr dropped out on the first playoff hole after three-putting from 40 feet. Ochoa and Kung each made par and replayed the 18th hole. Ochoa hit her second shot to the back fringe and two-putted, while Kung three-putted from 40 feet.
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