Victoria, Australia – Jessica Korda first gained control during the final round at the Women's Australian Open on Sunday, then gave it away with a string of bogeys on the back nine.
But when she needed critical birdies, she delivered them.
Korda birdied the 17th hole to make it into a six-way playoff, then birdied the second playoff hole to earn her first LPGA title.
The 18-year-old Korda defeated Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome, Julieta Granada, So Yeon Ryu and Hee Kyung Seo in the playoff. All six made par at the 18th on the first playoff hole, then returned to play No. 18 again.
Lewis, Lincicome, Granada and Seo parred the hole again, while Ryu, the reigning U.S. Women's Open champion, posted a bogey to leave Korda the winner.
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