September 13, 2009

Shin bags her third 2009 LPGA win

Jiyai Shin captured her third title of the year Sunday, winning the LPGA Arkansas Championship in a playoff.

The 21-year-old Korean star birdied the second extra hole, sinking a 10-foot putt, to defeat Sun Young Yoo and Angela Stanford after the three had finished regulation play at 9-under-par 204.

Shin shot a 7-under 64, Yoo had a 68 and Stanford a 69 in the final round.

The win was Shin's sixth on the tour.

I still can't believe it, Shin said after her win. My goal was just a top 10.

Shin won $270,000.