Sanya Ladies Open. It's Pace In A Play-off. October 27 2013

Sanya Ladies Open* Lee-Anne Pace won the Sanya Ladies Open at Yalong Bay Golf Club in the first play-off hole. Lee-Anne Pace / Getty This is Lee-Anne's second win at the Sanya Ladies Open achieved by a final round -2 under par 70, for her victory total of -13 under par. Lee-Anne said she had started very nervously; " I started off a bit shaky today. I hit a few loose shots in the beginning and then I birdied immediately afterwards which was good, I got it back, then she made a birdie so I was two behind and hit it to a metre and a half on that fifth hole. It was a tough shot, a hybrid, but I missed the putt so I was still two behind. I made two birdies in a row and I just started playing really well. Amazing. I love it here. It’s a really nice feeling to come back and win here again." Yu Yang Zhang charged up the leaderboard shooting a final round -7 under par 65, to equal the top score. She admitted it was a bit sad to lose the play-off; " This is in China so I feel at home and everybody was so nice and supported me so I feel really good. It’s a pity because in the play-off I hit my driver well and the second shot was good. Just the putting missed by a little bit. She’s a great player so it’s okay." Third place went to Ye Na Chung, who started the day with a one shot lead, and finished it just one shot off the play-off; "One stroke. I’m so sad. Today my shots didn’t feel good so I can’t hit fairways and greens and so I think that’s a pretty good result. I had many sand saves. Next week I know the course so I will do my best. I played in Suzhou two years ago. I saw the 17th hole leaderboard but I had one more hole so I was trying to make a birdie but my second shot went into the bunker. I wanted it to go in because I had confidence with my bunker shots but in the end I made a par." The young amateur player Yu Ting Shi finished tied in fourth spot, a very creditable performance. She shared the position at -11 under par, with Linda Wessberg.