WATERLOO (Canada): American Brittany Lang earned her first LPGA Tour victory on Sunday, winning the Manulife Financial Classic by making birdie on the par-five 18th hole three consecutive times in a playoff.
Brittany held off a wave of South Korean contenders in the playoff after shooting a four-under 67 in regulation to reach 16-under 268.
"I just tried to stay down in the putt and have nice tempo," Brittany said. "I haven't been in this position much. I'm just trying to learn.
"I can't believe I finally won. I've had my chances and I still can't believe I did it."
She edged out South Koreans Seo Hee Kyung, Chella Choi and Park In Bee at the Grey Silo Golf Course.
Chella was knocked out on the first extra hole, third-round leader In Bee was eliminated on the second hole, setting the stage for a head-to-head battle between Brittany and Hee Kyung.
The American rolled in a five-foot putt for the win.
Four of the top six and six of the top 13 finishers on Sunday were from South Korea.
The birdie made amends for a shorter putt that Brittany missed on the 18th hole in regulation that would have clinched the tournament for her.
Chella closed with a 63, In Bee a 69 and Hee Kyung a 67 to get to 16-under.
Reigning US Women's Open champion Ryu So Yeon and American Stacy Lewis both fired seven-under 64s to finish in a tie for fifth at 15-under. Stacy is a two-time winner this season. AFP