Taiwanese player posts 2-stroke victory in Pure Silk Championship at Kingsmill Resort's River Course in Williamsburg, Va.
1: Number of LPGA victories for Taiwan’s Wei-Ling Hsu, who broke through Sunday at the Pure Silk Championship for her first title on the women’s tour. Hsu closed with a 3-under 68 in the final round for a 13-under 271 total and two-stroke triumph at Kingsmill Resort’s River Course in Williamsburg, Va. Hsu, 26, had made three birdies and three bogeys before she closed with a flurry: an eagle at the par-5 15th followed by a birdie at the par-4 16th. She parred into the clubhouse to hold off runner-up Moriya Jutanugarn, who fell out of contention with a double bogey at the 15th and shot 70 for an 11-under total. American Jessica Korda shot 70 to finish solo third at 10-under 274. Hsu earned $195,000 for the victory, pushing her past $2 million in career earnings during her seven-year career. She became the first Taiwanese player to win on the LPGA since Yani Tseng won the 2012 Kia Classic. The tournament was the first of nine consecutive U.S. stops on the LPGA’s 2021 schedule. (For scores, click here.)
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