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Thidapa Suwannapura gets first LPGA Tour win at Marathon Classic

Thidapa Suwannapura is embraced after her win in the LPGA golf Marathon Classic Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Highland Meadows in Sylvania, Ohio. Suwannapura defeated Brittany Lincicome by a stroke on No. 18 in a single playoff hole. (Katie Rausch / Associated Press)
Thidapa Suwannapura is embraced after her win in the LPGA golf Marathon Classic Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Highland Meadows in Sylvania, Ohio. Suwannapura defeated Brittany Lincicome by a stroke on No. 18 in a single playoff hole. (Katie Rausch / Associated Press)

Thidapa Suwannapura picked up her first LPGA win on Sunday, closing with a 6-under 65 and birdieing the first playoff hole to defeat Brittany Lincicome in the Marathon Classic at Sylvania, Ohio.

In the playoff, Suwannapura converted a short birdie putt after Lincicome hit her second shot into a water hazard and scrambled for par.

Suwannapura picked up three strokes over her final two holes, making eagle on the par-5 17th and closing with a birdie on the par-5 18th to finish at 14-under 270. She then had to wait for the final seven groups to finish.

Lincicome shot 67. She had a chance to win in regulation, but her birdie putt from about 10 feet did a nearly 360-degree turn around the edge of the cup and stayed out.


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