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Jennifer Johnson wins Mobile Bay LPGA Classic


May 19. 2013 7:36PM
Associated Press


Jennifer Johnson acknowledges the crowd after completing play in the final round of the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic golf tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove in Mobile, Ala. Sunday, May 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

(AP) Jennifer Johnson won the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic on Sunday for her first tour title, birdieing four of the final six holes for a one-stroke victory over Jessica Korda and Pornagong Phatlum.


The 21-year-old American closed with her second straight 7-under 65 for a tournament-record 21-under 267 total on The Crossings course at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail's Magnolia Grove complex. She two-putted for par on the final hole, tipped her cap and headed toward the practice range in case of a playoff.


But Phatlum was already done and the lead was safe even with Korda's closing birdie. Phatlum, a 23-year-old from Thailand, closed with a 63. Her previous best finish was third at the Kia Classic.


Korda finished with a 68 that included three bogeys and seven birdies.


Five players finished two strokes back, including Hall of Famer Karrie Webb.


Associated Press
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