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Azahara Munoz beat Candie Kung 2 and 1 on Sunday to win the Sybase Match Play Championship, a title that was set up when Morgan Pressel was penalized for slow play while in control of their semifinal match.
It was the first LPGA Tour win for Munoz, but this one is going to be shrouded in controversy. It also will put more focus on pace of play in golf.
Pressel appeared to take a 3-up lead with a par at the 12th hole at the Hamilton Farm Golf Club. But before she could tee off on No. 13, tour official Doug Brecht informed her that she had violated the tour's pace of play rule and lost the hole, dropping her lead to 1-up and changing momentum. Munoz, a former Arizona State star from Spain, then rallied to beat Pressel 2 and 1.
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She's blonde, petite and the youngest winner of a modern women's golf major. And I'm . . . well, other than all of that, neither of us are particularly good at taking our lumps.
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Azahara Munoz (Atha-HAR-uh Moon-yoth) of Spain and veteran Candie Kung have advanced to the title match in the Sybase Match Play Championship Sunday.
Munoz won the last three holes to post a 2 and 1 win over 15th-seeded Morgan Pressel in another upset in this surprised-filled event at the Hamilton Farm Golf Club. The 24-year-old NCAA champion who is looking for her first LPGA Tour...
Azahara Munoz of Spain defeated Morgan Pressel 2 and 1 in the semifinals of the Sybase Match Play Championship Sunday after a slow-play penalty against the American on the 12th hole turned the match, casting a shadow on the $1.5 million event.
Munoz will play veteran Candie Kung in the title match. Kung beat Vicky Hurst 2 and 1 in the other semifinal of an event that now is shrouded...
American Morgan Pressel rallied from two holes down with three to play to eliminate No. 2 Na Yeon Choi on the first playoff hole in the third round of the Sybase Match Play Championship.
Top-ranked Yani Tseng, No. 10 seeded Amy Yang and No. 12 seeded Angela Stanford lost in the morning round on Saturday. That leaves No. 6-seeded Stacy Lewis as the only top-10 player in the original...
American Morgan Pressel rallied from two holes down with three to play to eliminate No. 2 Na Yeon Choi on the first playoff hole after the third round of the Sybase Match Play Championship on Saturday.
Top-ranked Yani Tseng, No. 10 seeded Amy Yang and No. 12 seeded Angela Stanford lost in the morning round. That left No. 6 seeded Stacy Lewis as the only Top 10 player in the original...