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Koerstz Madsen sees off Lin to win LPGA Thailand

BANGKOK (AFP) – A tense playoff between Lin Xiyu and Nanna Koerstz Madsen brought the final round of LPGA Thailand to a spectacular close with the Danish player snatching
victory yesterday.

Koerstz Madsen became the first player from Denmark to win the LPGA title, taking home the tournament’s USD240,000 prize at the Siam Country Club.

The two-time Olympian bolted out of the gates on her final round with an eagle before ending on 67 – and chalked up a tournament record in the process.

“It was fun. I really tried to enjoy the moment. Standing now with the trophy it was even more fun,” she said.

Towards the end of the front nine the 27-year-old began to wobble, chalking up one bogey at the seventh hole and then another two at the sixteenth and final.