YANGMEI, Taiwan (AP) — Suzann Pettersen successfully defended her title in the LPGA Taiwan Championship on Sunday for her fourth tour victory of the year and third in her last five starts.
The Norwegian star closed with a 3-under 69 for a five-stroke victory over Solheim Cup teammate Azahara Munoz. Pettersen finished at 9-under 279 and earned $300,000 for her 14th LPGA Tour title. She has five LPGA Tour victories in Asia.
Munoz, from Spain, shot a 70.
The second-ranked Pettersen won the LPGA Lotte in Hawaii in April and had consecutive victories in September in the Safeway Classic in Oregon and the Evian Championship in France.
She pushed her season money total to $2,241,847, leaving her $93,613 behind top-ranked Inbee Park with three tournaments left. Park did not compete in Taiwan.