Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship. Suzann Pettersen Supreme. October 27 2013
The defending Champion, Suzann Pettersen, put in a supreme performance to retain the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship title, at the Sunrise Golf and Country Club in Taiwan.
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Suzann fired a final round of -3 under par 69, which gave her the winning total of -9 under par, a massive five shots clear of the field in the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship.
She said it felt great to win here again;
"It feels great to come here and defend my title and play as well as I did, it was very tough out there. Since the very first shot on Thursday, the conditions gave us a very big challenge. Today, Azahara gave me an even bigger challenge. She played really good on the front nine, well, she played really good all around. I think I can almost thank her for keep pressing and keep pushing me because I just had to keep staying aggressive and try to make birdies. For me, it was to keep pushing and keep pressing, I birdied the next, I had a good putt on 15 to have another birdie. I had a chance on 17, and then I made the putt on 18. So for me, 10-under was my goal. That's kind of where I tried to keep my focus. But obviously the way it ended up, it was literally a race between her and me.”
Second place went to Azahara Munoz, a final round of -2 under par for a -4 under par total. She resigned herself to the fact that Suzann is playing really well;
"She's playing really well, so you know that she's going to come out strong and play good. But she's leading, so she's not; I was thinking she wasn't going to go 5- or 6-under, but, you know, when I was 4-under through two, obviously I had a chance, we were tied, but she's a really good player. She made three birdies coming in and that was it. I was 4-under through 12 holes, and I was really playing really well. I made two bogeys coming in but I hit two really good shots and one came up short and one came up long, just misjudged the wind a little bit but I played really well and I had a chance and I'm happy with my week.'
Caroline Hedwall took third spot on -2 under par, a final round of -2 under par giving her that total.