Cristie Kerr wins the Michelob Ultra Open

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:51 IST

Cristie Kerr claimed her 5th career LPGA victory on Sunday, carding a one-over-par final round of 72 to finish at eight-under in the Michelob Ultra Open.

Cristie Kerr wins the Michelob Ultra Open

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Cristie Kerr claimed her fifth career LPGA victory on Sunday, carding a one-over-par final round of 72 to finish at eight-under in the Michelob Ultra Open. Cristie Kerr was in control from the beginning of her round. Kerr's approach shot at the third hole set up a birdie that took her to nine-under-par. Sorenstam misses victory Annika Sorenstam's opportunity for a record sixth straight victory ended with bogeys and missed birdie attempts. Since last November, Sorenstam had won five consecutive tournaments to tie Nancy Lopez's long-standing record. She took five weeks off after the Kraft Nabisco Championship and came to Kingsmill looking for number six, but her hopes would be dashed. It was the first time that she finished a tournament above par since the 2003 John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic. Kerr continued her domination on the back nine and her approach shot at the 11th hole set up a birdie that led to a five-stroke lead at eight-under-par. McGill finishes second Jill McGill had a long birdie putt at the 14th hole and moved to four-under-par. McGill shot a 72, and finished in second place at three-under. Michele Redman tied for third place at two-under, thanks in part to a birdie putt at the 14th hole. At the 16th, Kerr remained at nine-under after holing a difficult putt to save par. But Catriona Matthew produced the shot of the day. She chipped in from off the green at the 18th hole to move into a tie with Redman for third at two-under. Finally, after a tap in for the win, Kerr heaved her ball into the air and partied on the 18th green to celebrate her Michelob Ultra Open victory. Kerr finished at eight-under and won her fifth career LPGA title by five-strokes. (AP)

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