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22 February 2010 :: 13:02:22 pm 13880

Japan’s Miyazato Wins Pattaya’s Honda-PTT Open

Japan's Ai Miyazato has streaked to victory in the season opening Honda-PTT LPGA tournament in Pattaya on Sunday. Miyazato came from 6 shots back to record second win on the ladies tour.
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Pattaya, the 21st of February 2010 [Pattaya Daily News]: The 24-year-old Miyazato gain her break through win on the LPGA tour in 2009 when she took out the Evian Masters. The Honda-PTT open concluded on Sunday with Miyazato shooting a final round 63 to win the event ahead of Norwegian Suzann Petterson.

Miyazato finished on 21-under 267 claiming a one shot win over Petterson after having entered the final round an overwhelming 6-shots behind the leaders. Miyazato stated to the media gallery at the Pattaya course; “I didn’t think I could win or what score I need to shoot. I was concentrating on playing well all day and it was my lucky day. Everything went right.”

A regular winner on the Japanese Tour, Miyazato’s win in Pattaya is only her second on the LPGA Tour although she has shown great promise in several other tournaments in the past, with several top-10 finishes. Miyazato’s win pocketed her an impressive US$195,000 in prize money.

Petterson who was narrowly beaten to the title by Miyazato explained; “There’s nothing I can do when Ai shoots nine-under. I played pretty good golf and I don’t waste energy thinking why I didn’t win.”

Defending champion and the highest ranked golfer at the Honda-PTT open was Lorena Ochoa closed with a final round 72 and tied a disappointing tied 18.

Reporter : Harry Roberts   Photo : Harry Green   Category : Sports News

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