Suzann Pettersen wins world ladies' golf championship

Last Updated: Sun, Mar 10, 2013 14:20 hrs

Haikou (China), March 10 (IANS) World No.8 Suzann Pettersen of Norway came from two shots behind South Korea's Inbee Park to claim a one-stroke victory at the Mission Hills World Ladies Championship here Sunday.

Pettersen fired a bogey-free six under 66 on the Sandbelt Trails Course on a hot and sunny final day at Mission Hills Haikou in tropical Hainan, southern China, reports Xinhua.

The 31-year-old from Oslo finished a shot clear of Park with a 72-hole total of 18 under par.

"I felt like there was a 64 out there today and I got off to a good start. My goal was to get it to 20 under par. I said if I get beat at 20, I can live with it. I know Inbee is in there and if she just gets one look at a putt, it's in, so I had to bring my best and the putter was hot today," Pettersen said.

"I'm very happy with how the game is and I'm just very happy to see the work that the China Golf Association does with the kids and how they grow the game."

Pettersen saved her best golf of the week until the final day and she said:"I knew it would take the best to get this trophy but I was really keen on winning this tournament and it sets me up for a good start for this new year."

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