Cristie Kerr wins 20th LPGA Tour title with birdie on final hole

By The Associated Press
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Cristie Kerr made her 20th career victory on the LPGA Tour one to remember.

Locked in a four-way tie for the lead going to the 18th hole, Kerr made a 35-foot birdie putt for an even-par 71 and a one-shot victory in the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia to cap off a wild finish at the TPC Kuala Lumpur.

Kerr, who won earlier this year in Hawaii, became the 27th player in LPGA Tour with 20 career victories.

"What a way to win," Kerr said. "I always said I wanted to get a win by my 40s, and I got it pretty quick."

Kerr, who celebrated her 40th birthday on Oct. 12, became the first player since Catriona Matthew (42) at the 2011 Lorena Ochoa Invitational to win in her 40s. This one packed a little more excitement than she anticipated.