Hsu Wei-Ling rode an eagle at the 15th hole to an emotional two-stroke victory in the Pure Silk Championship on Sunday, capturing a long-awaited first LPGA title.
“I thought I wouldn’t cry,” said the 26-year-old, who indeed broke down in tears after a two-putt par at the final hole to seal the win.
But the emotion had been building since her eagle at the par-five 15th, where her second shot kicked onto the green and she made the putt and suddenly find herself with a two-shot lead.
Playing partner Moriya Jutanugarn — who started the day tied with Hsu for the lead — had arrived at 15 with a two-stroke lead, but the Thai found a fairway bunker with her second shot and ended up with a double bogey at the easiest hole on the Kingsmill Resort course in Williamsburg, Virginia.
“On 15, I knew there was a good chance,” Hsu said.—APP