Pat Hurst shot a final round four-under 68 and held off Jang Jeong to win the Safeway Classic at Columbia-Edgewater Country Club on Sunday.
updated: February 25, 2007 11:36 IST
Portland:Pat Hurst shot a final round four-under 68 and held off Jang Jeong to win the Safeway Classic at Columbia-Edgewater Country Club on Sunday. She finished with a 10-under 206 on the par-72, 6,327 course near Portland International Airport. Hurst watched solemnly as Jang, who was at nine under, missed an 18-foot-birdie putt on the par-four No 18 hole that would have forced a playoff. Jang finished with a 70 for a nine-under 207, along with Kim Saiki, who shot a 67 on Sunday. Juli Inkster had a 70 to finish at 208. "I had a pretty hot start, I birdied three of the first four holes, I think, and I just kept it steady after that," Hurst said. This was Hurst's fifth victory on the US LPGA Tour and first since last year's State Farm Classic. She lost to Annika Sorenstam in an 18-hole playoff at this year's US Women's Open. The American women's tour rookie of the year in 1995, Hurst has been playing solidly this season with seven top-10 finishes. (AP)