Honda LPGA Thailand. Anna Wins February 23 2014
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Anna shot a -4 under par 68, for a -15 under par total to claim her third career LPGA Tour title at the Honda LPGA Thailand.
Anna said she was happy her hard work had paid off;
“I'm speechless to be honest, it's been a couple years since I won. I've been working very hard. Had my ups and downs. Just couldn't be happier to be here. It was such a hard push on the back nine. Inbee kept making birdies and Michelle was playing great. Couldn't really breathe until the last putt, so obviously I could just let go on the last putt. Michelle played great; Inbee kept pushing me at the end, I just really had to stay strong. Had a rough first couple holes, but kept playing good on the back.”
"Just unbelievable to get that win again. You know, it was a grind this off‑season, but sitting here with the trophy it was well worth it.”
The defending Champion Inbee Park finished in second place, her final round -6 under par 66 was not quite enough to catch Anna. Her -13 under par total just two shots off the lead, but was one shot better than her winning total last year;
“I feel good, I mean, today my ball‑striking wasn't as good as yesterday, I putted better than yesterday. So I feel like my putter is coming back. I played one shot better than last year and didn't win. Still a very good result. Tells me I improved a little. I'm satisfied the way I played this weekend. I think I played a little bit better than I thought I would.”
Catriona Matthew finished the tournament with back to back rounds of -7 under par 65's scoring a -11 under par total. A first round of 76 was really her undoing. Michelle Wei was one shot further back on -10 under par, a final round -3 under par 69 was not enough to keep pace with the leaders.
Lydia Ko had a disappointing last round of +2 over par 74, which dropped her down the scoreboard to a share of 19th place at -3 under par.