LPGA. LOTTE Championship. Petterson Pips Salas in Play-Off April 20 2013

Suzann Petterson pipped Lizette Salas in a play-off for the LPGA LOTTE Championship tile at the Ko Olina Golf Club in Hawaii. Suzann Petterson / Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Suzann had a steady last round of -5 under par 67, to finish the tournament tied with Lizette, both of them at -19 under par, so they were taken back up the fairway to play number eighteen again in a sudden death play-off. Their tee shots on the first play-off hole were very similar, straight down the middle. Suzann was then first to hit her approach shot to the green, it landed just about twenty feet  to the left of the pin, a birdie chance. After playing immaculately for 18 holes, shooting a -10 under par round of 62, Lizette then amazingly chunked her approach shot to the green, dumping it into the water that guards the left side of the green. It was really all over right then, she took the penalty drop and replayed the shot, executing a lovely approach to the right of the pin. But she was there for four, and then just missed her putt for a bogey five. That left Suzann two putts to win, which she duly took, to clinch her first win of the 2013 season. Suzann said she thought she would need a score of -20 to win; "I thought 20 was going to do it, hat would take a fantastic round from anyone behind me, and it would take some good golf from me, but that was kind of the number I was shooting for. My game has been feeling great, it's nice that I have kept the kind of the progress that I had from Kraft. I've kind of figured out how I play well, and I play well when I stay aggressive. I hate to play defensive and I hate to play away from the pins, and obviously at times you have to. That's when the experience comes in. But for me to shy away and not step on the pedal, that's not me. If I make an error being too aggressive, I can live with it. But if I make an error playing defensive trying to protect something, I mean, I wouldn't shoot myself, but it's hard for me to accept it." Suzann receiving Hula dancing instruction./ Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Lizette shrugged off her Chunk, and was pleased with her recovery after the disastrous 79 at the Kraft, and also getting used to using a short putter; " Chunk is not bad, but if you have water it's really bad, but I still had a chance, and that putt didn't go in. Not everything is going to fall, but I played my butt off today. From shooting a 79 at Kraft to shooting a 62 here in Hawaii, just like that.  I can't really describe the feeling, just I feel so proud of myself to put that 79 in the back of my mind and just to go out and play some golf. I took a big risk in using the short putter, but I felt extremely comfortable. I felt like me again." In third place was Ariya Jutanugarn, with her tournament score of -15 under par. Stacy Lewis who was hoping to win and regain the number one spot in the Rolex Ranking , along with World Amateur number one Lydia Ko both finished at -10 under par. A satisfying result for Lydia, but not so good for Stacy struggling with a -1 under par last round, compared to Lydia who finished with -6 under par 66. How Stacy would have loved to have had that score today.