Christina Kim wins Lorena Ochoa playoff to snap nine-year winless drought

Associated Press

Series: LPGA Tour

Published: Sunday, November 16, 2014 | 6:23 p.m.

MEXICO CITY -- Christina Kim won the Lorena Ochoa Invitational on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title in nine years, beating China's Shanshan Feng in a playoff after blowing a five-stroke lead in the final round.

Kim won with a par on the par-4 18th on the second extra hole. The 30-year-old American won for the first time since the Tournament of Champions in November 2005. She also won the 2004 Longs Drug Challenge.

Kim bogeyed the final hole of regulation for a 1-under 71, leaving her tied with Feng at 15-under 273 at Club de Golf Mexico. Feng shot 66.

After bogeying Nos. 14 and 15 to fall into a tie for the lead, Kim rebounded with birdies on Nos. 16 and 17 to take a one-stroke advantage into the 72nd hole.

Feng played the four par-5 holes in 5 under, making an eagle on No. 2 and birdies on Nos. 6, 11 and 17. She won the LPGA Malaysia last month.

Top-ranked Inbee Park was third at 11 under after a 68. Brittany Lincicome and So Yeon Ryu followed at 9 under. Lincicome had a 69, and Ryu shot 71.

Lexi Thompson, the winner last year at Guadalajara Country Club, had a double eagle on No. 2. She finished with a 73, also making two double bogeys, five bogeys and five birdies, to tie for 15th in the 36-player field at 3 under.