Saturday, April 17, 2010

Anna Nordqvist wins Mojo match-play title in Jamaica

Sweden's Anna Nordqvist won the inaugural Mojo 6 Jamaica LPGA Invitational on Friday, beating Amanda Blumenherst by one hole in the six-hole championship match in the Raceway Golf event at Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Nordqvist, who won the LPGA Championship and season-ending LPGA Tour Championship last year, earned $350,000 in the unofficial event at Cinnamon Hill.
After three rounds of six-hole matches Thursday, the field was cut from 16 to eight for the quarter-finals.
Nordqvist opened with a two-hole victory over Christina Kim, and beat Cristie Kerr on the first extra hole in the semi-finals. Blumenherst beat Brittany Lang by one hole in the quarter-finals, and topped Na Yeon Choi on the first extra hole in the semi-finals.
In the third-place match, Kerr beat Choi on the sixth play-off hole.