CHONBURI, Thailand — Amy Yang won the L.P.G.A. Thailand for the third time after holding off Minjee Lee by one stroke on Sunday.
Yang, from South Korea, carded a final-round 65 and a 22-under-par 266 at Siam Country Club’s Pattaya Old Course for her fourth overall L.P.G.A. Tour win.
Despite lightning stopping play for 50 minutes and rain delaying action later in the round, Yang emerged from a tie with Lee and Carlota Ciganda with a birdie from the fringe of the green on the par-3 16th to regain the lead at 21 under.
“I was honestly very nervous, especially last three holes,” said Yang, who also won the event in 2015 and 2017. She added: “I tried to stay calm and stayed patient out there. I just enjoy coming here. I love the golf course, which is why I always play well here.”
With Ciganda already signing off at 20 under, Lee had the chance to force a playoff if she made a 14-foot eagle putt on the 18th. She didn’t, having to settle for a birdie to finish the round with a 66.
“I really fought out there,” said Lee, who was looking for her fifth tour win. “Just tried to make as many birdies as I could. Probably didn’t play probably 15 and 16 the way I wanted to, but I think over all, I had a pretty solid performance.”
Ciganda finished at 20 under after having eagled the par-5 first and the par-4 15th. She shot a 63 on Sunday, matching Eun-Hee Ji’s score from Thursday as the lowest of the event.
Yang, who earned $240,000 of the $1.6 million purse, is expected to move from No. 37 to No. 2 in the Race to the CME Globe points standings.
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