Symetra: Marissa Steen beats Yueer Cindy Feng on fifth hole of playoff

Associated Press

Series: Other Tour

Published: Sunday, April 27, 2014 | 8:34 p.m.

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Marissa Steen won the Guardian Retirement Championship on Sunday for her first Symetra Tour title, beating China's Yueer Cindy Feng with a short birdie putt on the fifth hole of a playoff.

The 24-year-old Steen birdied the final two holes of regulation at Sara Bay for a 3-under 69 to finish at 3-under 213 and got into the playoff when Feng closed with a par for a 73.

They matched pars on the par-5 18th on the first four playoff holes before Steen finally won.

Steen began the round four strokes behind the 18-year-old Feng, the winner of the Florida's Natural Charity Classic in March at Lake Wales.

Steen, a former University of Memphis player from West Chester, Ohio, earned $15,000 to jump from fifth to second on the money list with $30,977. Feng made $9,367 to push her tour-leading total to $35,351. The top 10 at the end of the season will earn 2015 LPGA Tour cards.

Megan McChrysal had a 71 to finish a stroke back. Rachel Rohanna, Kris Tamulis and Therese Koelbaek followed at 1 under. Rohanna shot 71, Tamulis 72 and Koelbaek 63.