LAHAINA, Maui, Hawaii – Morgan Pressel sank an 18-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to earn her second-career LPGA Tour victory on Sunday at the inaugural $1.5 million Kapalua LPGA Classic. Pressel’s four-day total of 8-under-par (72-72-67-69=280) was one stroke better than five-time Tour winner Suzann Pettersen (68-72-72-69) who also birdied the final hole.
“I'm excited, first to be a part of the Kapalua family, and it was a dream that we had to bring the LPGA Tour here,” said Pressel, the Kapalua LPGA touring professional. “To be here and to win on top of it is just that much more exciting because I have my Kapalua family, as I'm now calling them, they just cheered me on all week.”
Pressel who started the day tied for the lead with three others, carded five birdies and two bogies on the day for a final-round 3-under-par 69. A crucial par save on the 17th hole gave her a shot at the win on 18 and she seized the opportunity.