Japan’s Momoko Ueda wins Mizuno Classic



SHIMA, Japan (AP) — Japan’s Momoko Ueda won the Mizuno Classic for the second time in five seasons, beating China’s Shanshan Feng with a birdie on the third hole of playoff.

Ueda, also the 2007 winner in the event sanctioned by the LPGA Tour and Japan LPGA, closed with a 3-under 69 to match Feng at 16 under. Feng finished with a 65.

South Korea’s Na Yeon Choi had a 64 — the best round of the day at Kintetsu Kashikojima — to finish a stroke out of the playoff.

Scotland’s Catriona Matthew (67) and Taiwan’s Teresa (67) followed at 13 under, and Americans Stacy Lewis (65) and Mina Harigae (69) were another stroke back along with Japan’s Sakura Yokomine (70).

Ueda earned $180,000 in the $1.2 million event.