Lang claims 1st win with playoff birdie

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American Brittany Lang earned her first LPGA Tour victory Sunday, winning the Manulife Financial Classic by making birdie on the par-five 18th hole three consecutive times in a playoff. Lang held off a wave of South Korean contenders in the playoff after shooting a four-under 67 in regulation to reach 16-under 268.
“I just tried to stay down in the putt and have nice tempo,” Lang said. “I haven’t been in this position much. I’m just trying to learn. “I can’t believe I finally won. I’ve had my chances and I still can’t believe I did it.” She edged out South Koreans Seo Hee-kyung, Chella Choi and Inbee Park at the Grey Silo Golf Course. Choi was knocked out on the first extra hole, third-round leader Park was eliminated on the second hole, setting the stage for a head-to-head battle between Lang and Seo. Lang rolled in a five-foot putt for the win. Four of the top six and six of the top 13 finishers Sunday were from South Korea. The birdie made amends for a shorter putt that Lang missed on the 18th hole in regulation that would have clinched the tournament for her.
wait is over for Leishman: Marc Leishman had to sweat it out before tasting his first PGA Tour victory. The 28-year-old Australian claimed his first PGA Tour title, firing an eight-under 62 to take the clubhouse lead at the Travelers Championship then waited it out as a series of contenders fell by the wayside.