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Ernst eases to five-shot win at LPGA event

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Ernst eases to five-shot win at LPGA event

Austin Ernst has won the Pressure On Championship for her third LPGA Tour title, pulling away to beat fellow worn college champion Jennifer Kupcho by five strokes in Florida.

Tied for the lead with Kupcho after every of the first two rounds and a stroke ahead getting into the day at the Golden Ocala Golf Club, Ernst closed with a 2-below 70 to elevate out at 15-below 273.

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Kupcho, coming off a closing eagle on Saturday, had a double bogey and three bogeys in a 74.

Following sisters Jessica and Nelly Korda within the first two events of the 365 days, Ernst gave the United States three straight victories to open a season for the first time since 2007.

The win for the 29-365 days-earlier provides to her successes at the 2014 Portland Basic and the 2020 NW Arkansas Championship.

With brother Drew as her caddie, Ernst birdied Nos. 4-7 to accept to 17-below, but dropped attend with bogeys on Nos. 12 and 13.

Kupcho birdied 10 and 12 to pull within three strokes of Ernst, then bogeyed 14, made the double bogey on the par-3 15th and bogeyed 17.

She performed rather a lot of the attend 9 within the outlet spherical Thursday with a migraine that blurred her vision.

Jenny Coleman made it a 1-2-3 US elevate out, closing with a 71 to accept to 8 below.

In Gee Chun of South Korea turned into fourth at 7-below after a 69.

Switzerland’s Albane Valenzuela turned into some other stroke attend after a 73.

Jessica Korda shot a 71 to tie for eighth at 4 below while Nelly Korda, tied with Ernst and Kupcho for the first-spherical lead, had weekend rounds of 76 and 75 to tie for 28th at even par.

Sarah Kemp (71) executed most productive of the Australians at one over for a portion of 34th as Katherine Kirk plummeted 30 spots on Sunday to be tied-48th after a 5-over 77.

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Ernst eases to five-shot win at LPGA event