Madison Pressel wins Symetra Tour event

June 15, 2014

by: Associated Press

DECATUR, Ill. – Madison Pressel won the Decatur-Forsyth Classic on Sunday for her first Symetra Tour title, beating Ashley Tait with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.

Pressel, LPGA Tour player Morgan Pressel’s younger sister, birdied the par-3 17th and finished with an even-par 72 to match playing partner Tait at 6-under 210 at Hickory Point.

Tait blew a late four-stroke lead, dropping a stroke on the par-4 15th and making a double bogey on the 17th. She finished with a 74.

Pressel earned $15,000 to jump from 110th to 17th on the money list with $17,126, with the final top 10 earning 2015 LPGA Tour cards. The 22-year-old former University of Texas player opened with rounds of 67 and 71.

South Korea’s Hye-Min Kim and Canada’s Ashley Sholer tied for third at 4 under. Kim shot 68, and Sholer had a 70.

Canadian scores were as follows:

T3. Ashley Sholer – 72-70-70–212 (-4)
T11. Jessica Wallace – 70-70-74–214 (-2)
T11. Samantha Richdale – 74-68-72–214 (-2)
T18. Nicole Vandermade – 72-72-71–215 (-1)
T21. Maude Aimee LeBlanc – 72-73-71–216 (E)
T28.Brogan McKinnon – 69-73-75–217 (+1)
T34. Sara Maude Juneau – 69-74-75–218 (+2)
T71. Angela Buzminski – 72-74-77–223 (+7)
86. Jessica Shepley – 74-73-80–227 (+11)
MC. Christine Wong – 73-75–148 (+4)
MC. Kirby Dreher – 77-74–151 (+7)
MC. Erica Rivard – 77-75–152 (+8)

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