South Africa`s Lee-Anne Pace wins at China LPGA

AFP| Last Updated: Oct 27, 2014, 10:51 AM IST
South Africa`s Lee-Anne Pace wins at China LPGA

Lee-Anne Pace of South Africa won the rain-hit Blue Bay Championship in China on Monday, wrapping up her first LPGA Tour victory with a birdie on the final hole.

The 33-year-old finished on 200 with a five-under 67 in the third and final round, leaving her three strokes ahead of Germany`s Caroline Masson​ overall.

Pace fired five birdies in her bogey-free round, while Masson ripped through four birdies in her final six holes.

Americans Michelle Wie and Jessica Korda finished in third on 205.

The pair both made two bogeys in the final round as they lost touch with the lead.

The Jian Lake club was hit by heavy rains during the tournament, with organisers being forced to reduce the $2 million event from four rounds to three and extend it to Monday.

Pace claimed her ninth Ladies European Tour victory at the South African Women`s Open last week.

She is the second South African-born player to win on the LPGA Tour after 15-time champion Sally Little.