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Nanna Koerstz Madsen wins in playoff
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March 13, 2022
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LPGA Thailand 2022 R4
March 10-13
Siam Country Club, Pattaya Old Course, Chonburi, Thailand
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Nanna Koerstz Madsen fired an eagle on the second playoff hole to win the Honda LPGA Thailand and wins her first LPGA title in her 93rd start. She also becomes the first LPGA Tour winner from Denmark.

LPGA Thailand 2022 R4

“It's amazing. It's a dream come true. It was a crazy day; a lot of good things. It was actually fun playing the playoff with (Xiyu) at the end. I'm really excited to be standing with the trophy right now.”

LPGA Thailand 2022 R4

Koerstz Madsen and China's Xiyu Lin finished at 26-under overall to set a new tournament scoring record, breaking the mark of 25-under set by Jessica Korda in 2018.

The Dane, who entered the day with a one-stroke lead over Lin and France's Celine Boutier, held a four-stroke lead over Lin through 15 holes. She dropped a shot with a bogey at the 16th and Lin cut the deficit to two with a birdie at the penultimate hole.

LPGA Thailand 2022 R4

On the 72nd hole, Koerstz Madsen sent her 8-iron approach into the grandstand behind the green. She took free relief but could not get up and down for par and settled for a closing bogey. Lin’s 5-foot birdie putt found the center of the hole and sent the two to a sudden-death playoff.

“She really fought. She finished up birdie-birdie, so she played amazing, too,” said Koerstz Madsen of Lin. “Yes, I'm not going to lie, I was a little nervous there.”

On the first playoff hole, Lin executed a master chip from off the front of the green, with the ball coming to a stop right on the lip of the hole. “I just cannot believe that chip didn't go in,” said Lin. She tapped in for birdie, and Koerstz Madsen knocked in a 4-footer to match.

Lin shed a few tears following her loss, coming so close to earning her first LPGA Tour victory. She made four consecutive birdies across the final two regulation holes and the two playoff holes.

“I'm very proud. Sometimes it's just weird. You shot 26-under and then cannot win a tournament,” said Lin. “But that's my lowest ever shot in a tournament week, and like four days of very solid golf. Like I'm going to take a lot from this.”

Boutier, playing in the final group with Koerstz Madsen and Lin, could not keep up but did close with an eagle to take solo third place at 25-under.

“It's all uphill and into the grain, so I just was focusing on hitting it close and just make a birdie,” said Boutier. “Then when I made contact, I knew it was like a good shot and I knew I had a chance, but having it go in is definitely a bonus.”

LPGA Thailand 2022 R4

Pos.PlayerTo ParScoresTotal
1Nanna Koerstz Madsen (WNR)-2665-64-66-67262
2Xiyu Janet Lin-2664-66-66-66262
3Celine Boutier-2565-64-67-67263
T4Amy Yang-2366-69-66-64265
T4Brooke M. Henderson-2365-67-66-67265
T6Hyo Joo Kim-2269-65-67-65266
T6Jennifer Kupcho-2265-67-67-67266
T8Jeongeun Lee6-2066-68-70-64268
T8Atthaya Thitikul-2070-67-66-65268
T8Danielle Kang-2066-69-67-66268
T8Hinako Shibuno-2067-68-66-67268
T12Yuka Saso-1968-70-69-62269
T12Leona Maguire-1970-66-69-64269
T12Esther Henseleit-1963-71-70-65269
T12Lucy Li-1967-69-64-69269
T12Minjee Lee-1969-64-67-69269
T12Alison Lee-1965-68-66-70269
T12Nasa Hataoka-1963-65-70-71269
T19Patty Tavatanakit-1871-66-68-65270
T19Gaby Lopez-1868-66-64-72270
T21Emma Talley-1769-69-67-66271
T21Perrine Delacour-1767-73-64-67271
T21A Lim Kim-1767-69-68-67271
T21So Yeon Ryu-1769-66-68-68271
T21Sarah Schmelzel-1768-69-65-69271
T21Su Oh-1763-65-73-70271
T27Megan Khang-1669-67-69-67272
T27Hannah Green-1670-65-67-70272
29Lizette Salas-1566-70-73-64273
T30Pajaree Anannarukarn-1468-71-69-66274
T30Matilda Castren-1470-68-68-68274
T30Lindsey Weaver-Wright-1465-71-67-71274
T33Jennifer Song-1369-71-70-65275
T33Madelene Sagstrom-1368-69-73-65275
T33Jeongeun Lee5-1368-68-73-66275
T33Jasmine Suwannapura-1373-69-66-67275
T33Stacy Lewis-1367-70-71-67275
T33Yu Liu-1366-70-72-67275
T33Jaravee Boonchant-1370-65-71-69275
T40Ariya Jutanugarn-1274-66-70-66276
T40Giulia Molinaro-1271-72-66-67276
T40Wei-Ling Hsu-1269-70-68-69276
T40Carlota Ciganda-1266-67-71-72276
T44Aditi Ashok-1170-72-68-67277
T44Moriya Jutanugarn-1170-68-72-67277
T44Kaitlyn Papp-1168-70-71-68277
T47Caroline Masson-1068-74-70-66278
T47Angel Yin-1071-68-71-68278
T47Chanettee Wannasaen-1073-70-66-69278
T47Min Lee-1067-68-71-72278
T51Mina Harigae-968-76-69-66279
T51Chella Choi-971-71-70-67279
T51In Gee Chun-968-69-74-68279
T51Mel Reid-971-71-67-70279
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T51Emily Kristine Pedersen-970-67-69-73279
57Jaye Marie Green-874-70-67-69280
58Yealimi Noh-771-69-70-71281
T59Albane Valenzuela-571-75-70-67283
T59Marina Alex-571-67-74-71283
T61Wichanee Meechai-175-74-68-70287
T61Rina Tatematsu (a)-169-70-74-74287
T63Na Yeon Choi+273-69-77-71290
T63Prima Thammaraks+271-75-71-73290
65Jenny Coleman+373-73-73-72291
66Ashleigh Buhai+477-70-69-76292
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