WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia - Jiyai Shin beat Paula Creamer with a par at the ninth hole of sudden-death yesterday, winning the Kingsmill Championship in the longest playoff involving two players in LPGA history.
The two had battled it out through eight playoff holes — all the 18th at Kingsmill's River Course — when darkness halted play on Monday.
They took the duel to the par-four 16th yesterday morning and needed just the one hole to decide it. Creamer hit her first putt some five feet past and her putt coming back brushed the edge but didn't drop.
Shin's first putt was three feet short and she made that for par and the win.
"She is a great putter, so I was just looking forward to the next hole," Shin said.