Madeleine Sheils wins first Symetra Tour title

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Madeleine Sheils (Symetra Tour)

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – Madeleine Sheils won the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship by two strokes Sunday for her first Symetra Tour title.

Sheils birdied two of the last four holes for a 4-under 68 and a 10-under 206 total at Battle Creek Country Club. The 25-year-old former Nebraska player from Boise, Idaho, earned $15,000 to jump from 24th to 10th on the money list with $26,356. The final top 10 will earn 2016 LPGA Tour cards.

Lindy Duncan and Katelyn Sepmoree tied for second. Duncan finished with a 68, and Sepmoree had a 71.

South Korea’s Jacey Chun was third at 7 under after a 71. She had a double bogey, three bogeys and a birdie on the final seven holes.

Samantha Richdale was the top Canadian. The Kelowna, B.C., native tied for 28th at 1 over 217.