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Home favorite Jutanugarn shoots 63 to win LPGA Thailand

Hinako Shibuno of Japan reacts after putting on the 18th green during the final round of the LPGA Honda Thailand golf tournament in Pattaya, southern ...
Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand poses with her trophy for photographers during the award ceremony after winning the LPGA Honda Thailand golf tournament i...
Lydia Ko of New Zealand, left, and Gaby Lopez of Mexico touch their hands after finishing their play on the 18th hole during the final round of the LP...
Nasa Hataoka of Japan holds her golf club before putting on the 18th green during the final round of the LPGA Honda Thailand golf tournament in Pattay...
Hinako Shibuno of Japan lines up for a putt on the 18th green during the final round of the LPGA Honda Thailand golf tournament in Pattaya, southern T...
Nasa Hataoka of Japan putts on the 18th green during the final round of the LPGA Honda Thailand golf tournament in Pattaya, southern Thailand, Sunday,...
Patty Tavatanakit of Thailand holds the ball after finishing her play on the 18th hole during the final round of the LPGA Honda Thailand golf tourname...
Patty Tavatanakit of Thailand lines up for a putt on the 18th hole during the final round of the LPGA Honda Thailand golf tournament in Pattaya, south...
Hinako Shibuno of Japan prepares for a putt on the 18th green during the final round of the LPGA Honda Thailand golf tournament in Pattaya, southern T...

Hinako Shibuno of Japan reacts after putting on the 18th green during the final round of the LPGA Honda Thailand golf tournament in Pattaya, southern ...

Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand poses with her trophy for photographers during the award ceremony after winning the LPGA Honda Thailand golf tournament i...

Lydia Ko of New Zealand, left, and Gaby Lopez of Mexico touch their hands after finishing their play on the 18th hole during the final round of the LP...

Nasa Hataoka of Japan holds her golf club before putting on the 18th green during the final round of the LPGA Honda Thailand golf tournament in Pattay...

Hinako Shibuno of Japan lines up for a putt on the 18th green during the final round of the LPGA Honda Thailand golf tournament in Pattaya, southern T...

Nasa Hataoka of Japan putts on the 18th green during the final round of the LPGA Honda Thailand golf tournament in Pattaya, southern Thailand, Sunday,...

Patty Tavatanakit of Thailand holds the ball after finishing her play on the 18th hole during the final round of the LPGA Honda Thailand golf tourname...

Patty Tavatanakit of Thailand lines up for a putt on the 18th hole during the final round of the LPGA Honda Thailand golf tournament in Pattaya, south...

Hinako Shibuno of Japan prepares for a putt on the 18th green during the final round of the LPGA Honda Thailand golf tournament in Pattaya, southern T...

PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn shot a 9-under-par 63 in the final round to win the LPGA Thailand by one stroke on Sunday and become the first home winner of the tournament in 14 years.

Jutanugarn's overall total of 22 under 266 just edged out her fellow Thai Atthaya Thitikul, 18, who missed a four-foot birdie putt at the last to force a playoff.

Jutanugarn's unblemished round included nine birdies and went some way to making up for her collapse in 2013 when she blew a two-shot lead on the 18th hole with a triple bogey that handed victory to South Korea's Inbee Park.

“This means the world to me. Since 2013, it’s been one of my biggest dreams to win in Thailand. I’d like to thank the fans for always believing in me. This win is for all of you,” said Jutanugarn who has been playing at the Siam Country Club since 2007 when she was just 11.

Thitikul, who held the tournament lead from the sixth hole until she made a bogey on the 17th, had to be content with second place, her best finish on the LPGA Tour.

“This is like my new experience coming so pretty close to winning. I already gave my best in the last putt. I’m already proud of myself. It’s beyond expectations to finish second in my first LPGA event as a pro,” she said.

Thailand's Patty Tavatanakit, the leader after three rounds, shot a final-round 70 to finish in joint-third with American Angel Yin (66) and South Korean duo of three-time champion Amy Yang (64) and So Yeon Ryu.

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Updated : 2021-06-23 10:16 GMT+08:00