Boutierre wins Maybank in 9th overtime, ties LPGA record for longest streak
Celine Boutier (FRA) earned her fourth victory of the season after a nine-hole playoff.
Boutier shot a four-round total of 21-under-par 267 on the final day of play at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club (par-72) in Malaysia on Monday to tie Ataya Thittitjerin (THA) for the title after a nine-way playoff.
The match was unexpectedly close. Thititjerin birdied the 18th hole of the regulation round to send the match into a dramatic extra session, which was then interrupted by a lightning strike.
The first and second overtime matches were played on the 18th (par-5), then alternated between the 15th (par-3) and 18th (par-5).
From the first to the eighth overtime, neither team was able to break par. The tiebreaker came down to the ninth hole. Boutier made a birdie putt and the tee taker settled for par to win the match.
Boutier has now won four events this season, starting with a drive-on championship in February, followed by the Evian Championship and the Women’s Scottish Open in July. Boutier, who made her debut in 2017 and won her first event at the 2019 ISPS Handa Big Open, has now won four of her six career events this year to move ahead in the Player of the Year race.
The ninth extension ties the LPGA Tour record for most extended holes played by two players.
The previous record was set by Ji-Ae Shin and Paula Creamer at the 2012 Kingsmill Championship, when they played nine holes in one day and two nights. The match was extended to the next day at sunset when they were unable to reach the eighth overtime, and Shin’s par on the ninth overtime a day later ended the long battle. This is the most holes ever played in a single day.
The previous record for the most holes in a single day on the LPGA Tour was 10, set by Joan Prentice, Sandra Palmer and Kathy Whitworth at the 1972 Civic Open in Corpus Christi.굿모닝토토 주소
Among the South Koreans, Arim Kim was the highest-ranked player, shaving five strokes off her final day total to finish at 12-under par 276 and tied for 15th.
Kim Se-young, who was tied for fourth after three rounds and was hoping for an upset victory, fell just outside the top 10 with a five-stroke final day. With a final round total of 10-under-par 278, Kim finished the tournament in a tie for 20th place with Ko Jin-young.
The tournament is the third stop on the LPGA Tour’s Asian swing. Korean players previously finished third at the Buick Shanghai in China and tied for fifth at the BMW Ladies Championship in South Korea with Shin Ji-ae and Lee Jeong-jeong, but were unable to produce a top-10 finish.