Date: October 29, 2007

Pettersen’s eagle at the death

Suzann Pettersen pulled off a final hole eagle to win the LPGA Thailand following a thrilling final round duel with Laura Davies, while Australian Rachel Hetherington came in fourth. Pettersen, though, looked in complete control going into the final day of play with a seven-stroke lead over Davies after carding a nine-under 63 on the third day in Bangkok. However, Pettersen struggled to maintain that form into the final day and was slowly reeled in by Davies, who was bogey free from the eighth hole of the second round until hole 16 on day four. After the 17th hole, both players were level on 19-under and it appeared as if Davies would take the title when she birdied the final hole. However, Pettersen&aposs superb 3-wood approach shot on the 225 yarn hole, saw the ball land within five metres of the hole, allowing the Norwegian to make the putt for eagle and win her fifth tournament of the year by a stroke, It was a good day for the Australian contingent as well. Rachel Hetherington (65) finished the tournament on 16-under while Katherine Hull made it into the top 10 at eight-under. Lindsay Wright was a further three strokes behind at five-under to complete a solid tournament for the Australians.