TSUKUBAMIRAI, Ibaraki Pref. (Kyodo) Shinobu Moromizato held off final-round charges by Paula Creamer, Jeon Mi Jeong and Akiko Fukushima to win her second major title at the World Ladies Championship Salonpas Cup on Sunday.
The 22-year-old from Okinawa stepped to the par-4 18th tee one shot clear of the three players, and matched par to finish a round of 3-under 69 that moved her to 13-under 275 for the tournament.
Creamer came up one stroke short and shared second place with South Korean Jeon after matching the day’s low round with a 65 on the Ibaraki Golf Club West Course.
“Other contenders were playing very well, so that helped me concentrate on my each shot,” Moromizato said. “Now I feel like I can better deal with tough situations. I’ve got strong mentally.”
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