Jutanugarn sisters shoot 59 to claim LPGA team event
7/17/2021 8:32:40 PM EST
Sisters Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn shot an 11-under 59 on Saturday to rally and win the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, an LPGA Tour team event at Midland Country Club in Midland, Mich.
The Thai sisters started the day tied for fourth two strokes back but defeated runner-ups Cydney Clanton and Thailand's Jasmine Suwannapura by three strokes in the best ball format. Clanton and Suwannapura shot a final-round 64.
The Jutanugarns alternated birdies with pars on the front nine before exploding for four consecutive birdies on Holes 10-13, finishing with 11 birdies for the round. The sisters finished their round with consecutive birdies for a clean card.
"Just before we went to the tee, I walked to my sister and told her, ‘You know what, Mo, today the goal is to try to make birdie on every hole. I don't care if we both make bogey. If we make bogey, after that we try to make birdie again. That's the goal today,' I told her. And we agreed to have the same goal," Ariya Jutanugarn said.
It was the second 59 in three days for the Jutanugarns.
Clanton and Suwannapura were the co-leaders after 54 holes.
"Jasmine and I just talked on the 18th green, man, we felt like we won this one," Clanton said. "It was tough conditions today, it was windy. We didn't think anybody would go super low, but Ariya and Moriya played great today, so they deserved it."
South Korean A Lim Kim and American Yealimi Noh finished tied for third with Thailand's Pajaree Anannarukarn and Aditi Ashok, co-leaders heading into the final round. The Kim-Yealimi tandem shot 64 while Anannarukarn-Ashok shot 66. The pairs finished five shots back.
The team of Clanton-Suwannapura opened with three pars before a bogey on No. 4 dropped them to 14 under. They would recover to finish with seven birdies. Clanton herself had three bogeys on the day.
This is the second win for Ariya Jutanugarn in her last eight starts. This is Moriya Jutanugarn's first win since April 2018 (1,182 days).
--Field Level Media
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