Date: August 20, 2012
Author: Omnisport

Miyazato lands maiden title

Mika Miyazato carded a two-under 70 on Sunday to take out her maiden LPGA title at the Safeway Classic in Oregon as Australian Karrie Webb finished with a solid last round. Miyato shared the first-round lead and maintained her two-shot lead at the end of the second round at the Pumpkin Ridge&aposs Ghost Creek Course. The Japanese golfer won from American Brittany Lincicome and South Korean Inbee Park at 13 under. Lincicome moved into contention with a third-round 67 but fell just short at 11 under with Park, while So Yeon Yu, who trailed the leader by two strokes overnight, dropped down to a tie for fourth. Yu was tied with Haeji Kang and American Christie Kerr at 10 under. Australian Karrie Webb carded a final-round 69 to move up to two under overall while compatriot Sarah Jane Smith was at six over overall after finishing with a final-round 75. Webb was left to particularly rue a poor second day where she posted a one-over 73 score that effectively ended her chances of claiming the tournament. And Smith endured a particularly bizarre third round as she scored seven bogeys in the first 12 holes before reeling off four birdies to somewhat salvage an odd day on the course. Click for LIVE SCORES