Sun Young Yoo won the Sybase Match Play Championship for her first LPGA Tour victory, beating Angela Stanford 3 and 1 on today at Hamilton Farm.
Yoo, the 23-year-old South Korean player in her fifth LPGA Tour season, won the 13th and 14th holes with pars and took a 2-up lead with a 15-foot birdie putt — her first birdie of the match — on the par-3 16th.
The match ended when Stanford missed her birdie putt and conceded Yoo’s birdie.
In the morning semifinals, the 28th-seeded Yoo beat top-ranked Jiyai Shin 2 and 1, and the 10th-seeded Stanford advanced with a 19-hole victory over Amy Yang.
Shin won the third-place match, beating Yang 3 and 2.