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on my ball and played my own game," Hur said. "It
brought me a good result."
Hur rst won in 2009 and nished 31st on the
money list in 2010. But the three years that followed
were tough with a frustrating swing change that
never seemed to quite click. Sunday was the fruits
of all that labor, and the tears owed before she had
even left the 18th tee box, with many more on the
"Three years (of ) relief," Hur summed it all up.
Locals fare well
It was also a banner week for players in the eld
from Auburn University and the University of
Alabama, with former Auburn golfer Cydney
Clanton standing tallest.
Clanton recorded the best nish of her profes-
sional career and she did it just an hour down the
road from her alma mater. In fact, she commuted
back and forth every day staying with a friend in
Auburn. A bogey-free nal round propelled her into
a tie for seventh place and she posted rounds of
66-72-72-67 for a nal total of 11-under-par 277.
It was the rst top-10 nish of her LPGA career
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The Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic
in Prattville is a big success
On a picture-perfect
day in Prattville on
Sunday at the Robert
Trent Jones Golf Trail's
Capitol Hill, M.J. (Mi
Jung) Hur red a clos-
ing round 66 to win the
Yokohama Tire LPGA
Classic by four shots
from World No. 1 Stacy
It was Hur's second LPGA win and she accom-
plished it in some style with a tournament-record
four-round total of 21-under-par.
She admitted to being wary of Lewis -- who
wouldn't be -- but played her own game and n-
ished very strong with ve birdies in her last 11
holes to secure the "W."
"It made me a little nervous (Lewis who also
charged to a closing round 66), but I just focused
M.J. Hur red a losing round 66 Sunday at Capitol Hill in
Prattville to win the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic.
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Final Round Notes & Interviews
September 21, 2014
Rolex Rankings No. 94 Mi Jung Hur (-21)
Rolex Rankings No. 1 Stacy Lewis (-17)
Rolex Rankings No. 316 Paula Reto (-14)
Mi Jung Hur walked o the 7th green with a bogey Sunday – her only of
the 8th green just ahead with a birdie. The four-shot lead, which Hur shared
Reto, had been quickly dwindled down to one, and the world No. 1 was
a roll at 4-under through eight holes. But from there, Hur reeled o her
golf in a week unlike any other in her career, pouring in birdies on ve of
nal 11 holes.
She saw Lewis was charging and began her response with a birdie on No.
Then, when Lewis again cut the lead to one shot on No. 10, Hur poured
35-foot putt on No. 11 to regain control. She followed with birdies on Nos.
13, 14 and 16 to hold o Lewis and her nal-round 66 with a 66 of her own
for a four-shot win and her second career victory at 21-under-par.
"I think after that putt I felt so much more comfortable," Hur said.
Hur knew the Sunday push from Lewis was inevitable but wasn't looking
ahead or behind her.
"It made me a little nervous but I just focused on my ball and played my
a good result."
Hur's wanted this so bad for three years. She rst won in 2009 and nished
But the three years that followed were trying – a frustrating swing change
Sunday was the fruits of all that labor, and the tears owed before she had