Hur closes strong to win Indy LPGA event

Washington (AFP) –


Hur Mi-jung took her place among the multiple tournament winners this season, going wire-to-wire for the first time to claim the Indy Women in Tech Championship by four strokes on Sunday.

The 29-year-old Hur entered the final round with a two stroke lead after shooting a sizzling 63 in her first round to set the tone for the week.

Hur, of South Korea, just missed her long birdie putt on the final hole which left her with a tap in for par and a 21-under 261 total at the Brickyard Crossing course.

"I am so happy," Hur said. "I was talking about wire-to-wire after third round. I have never done that before so I really wanted to do it, and I did it."

Nanna Koerstz Madsen, of Denmark, shot a closing 67 and finished second at 17-under 271.

American Marina Alex was third at 15 under and Japan's Sakura Yokomine, England's Bronte Law, Maria Torres of Puerto Rico and Megan Khang of the US finished in a four-way tie for fourth, eight shots adrift of Hur.

Hur, claimed her fourth career LPGA victory, and became one of six multiple winners this season, joining South Korea compatriots Ko Jin-young, Kim Sei-young, Park Sung-hyun and Canadian Brooke Henderson and Aussie Hannah Green.

She ended a five-year title drought by winning last month's Ladies Scottish Open.

Hur started her bogey-free round with three pars before making birdie on the par-four fourth. She recorded back-to-back birdies at the turn and then added another on the par-four 13th hole.

"I am just trying to enjoy my golf game. It is working really well," Hur said.