Celine Boutier (FRA) won the inaugural U.S. Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour Maybank Championship by defeating Ataya Thittitjer (THA) in a nail-biting ninth-round playoff.
In the final round of the tournament at the par-72 Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club (Malaysia) on Monday, Boutier shot a 21-under-par 267 to tie Ataya Thititjer (Thailand) and force a playoff.
Boutier’s birdie putt on the 18th (par-5) left her 10 centimeters short of the hole, but her ball did not roll in and she parred.
Play was then delayed for about an hour due to rainy weather before resuming.
In the second extension, also on the 18th hole, Tietjen parred first and Boutier’s vertifort hit the hole and came out to par, sending the match to a third extension.
In the third overtime on the 15th (par-3), they both parred.
In the fourth playoff on the 18th, the tee taker made a birdie putt from less than two meters, and Boutier holed a birdie putt from a similar distance.
In the eighth overtime on the 18th hole, Tietjen’s third shot landed within 30 centimeters of the hole cup, and Gilcera Boutier’s third shot was similarly close, sending the match to a ninth overtime.
In the ninth overtime on the 15th hole, the tee taker’s birdie putt went just wide and Boutier sank a birdie putt to within a meter of the cup to win.
“It was a tough match with a break of about an hour in the middle, but I persevered and won,” said the victorious Boutier.
“Congratulations to her for a great win and it was great to have a good competition,” said Titjer.
The ninth-round playoff ties the record for the most extra holes played by two players on the LPGA Tour.온라인카지노
The previous record was set by Ji-Ae Shin and Paula Creamer at the 2012 Kingsmill Championship.
The match was extended to the next day due to sunset when the tie was not resolved after the eighth overtime, and the match ended with a par by Shin in the ninth overtime a day later.
This is the most holes ever played in a single day.
The previous record for the most holes in a single day on the LPGA Tour was 10, played by Joan Prentice, Sandra Palmer and Kathy Whitworth at the 1972 U.S. Open in Corpus Christi.
Kim Arim was the highest-placed Korean player, finishing in a tie for 15th place with a final score of 12-under par.
Jin Young Ko and Se Young Kim tied for 20th place with a final score of 10-under par.