Georgia Hall won the Cambia Portland (Ore.) Classic on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour victory in the United States, beating Ashleigh Buhai with a par on the second hole of a playoff.
Hall won after falling into a tie with a bogey on the par-4 18th in regulation. The 24-year-old from England, the 2018 Women's British Open champion, matched Buhai with a par on 18 on the first extra hole and won on the par-4 first at Columbia Edgewater.
"To bogey the last, I was quite upset about that," Hall said. "I had to refigure myself and get back to try and win that playoff."
Hall closed with a 4-under-par 68. She bogeyed the par-4 third, birdied Nos. 5-7 and 10-12 and made five straight pars before closing with bogey to fall into the playoff.
"The pins are so tricky today," Hall said. "I knew the scoring wouldn't be a low. I had a really good run in the middle there, three or four in a row. Had to hold on the last few holes.
The 31-year-old Buhai, from South Africa, birdied four of the last five holes for a 65, matching Danielle Kang for best round of the day.
"Hit good shots coming down the stretch," Buhai said. "You know, adrenaline. It's difficult to really calculate. Not much you can do, and just a misread putt. Just misread it a little bit."
She missed a chance for her first LPGA Tour victory.
"I can't say I really feel like celebrating right now," Buhai said. "I finished second in the past, and I felt that was a good week. Obviously, a little disappointed, but there were far more positives this week than negatives, and got to take that into the next tournament."
Moriya Jutanugarn (67) and Yealimi Noh (69) finished a stroke out of the playoff.
Second-round leader Mel Reid (74) was 10 under with Inbee Park (66), Caroline Masson (66), Mariah Stackhouse (67), Cheyenne Knight (68), Robynn Ree (66) and Jasmine Suwannapura (68).
Defending champion Hannah Green had a 73 to finish at 9 under, tied with Kang.
Furyk goes 2-for-2
Jim Furyk joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only golfers to win their first two PGA Tour Champions starts, beating Jerry Kelly with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff in the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach.
Furyk, who turned 50 in May, won the Ally Championship last month in Michigan in his tour debut. Palmer won his first two events in 1980, and Fleisher accomplished the feat in 1999.
"I feel very fortunate, it means a lot," said Furyk, the 2003 U.S. Open champion at Olympia Fields. "When I won at Ally, I hadn't won in over five years. It's why we play the game, it's why you work so hard, it's to have this feeling. I feel honored I guess to be mentioned with AP. I look at the hard work I put in a lot of this year through our delay."
Furyk and Kelly both laid up on the par-5 18th in the playoff, with Kelly hitting his approach to 10 feet and Furyk following with a 90-yard wedge to 3 feet. Furyk holed his birdie try after Kelly pulled his attempt.
Furyk closed with a 5-under 67 — a day after losing the lead to Ernie Els with a second-round 73 — to match Kelly at 12-under 204. Playing three groups ahead of Furyk and four in front of Els, Kelly birdied the 18th for a 65.
Els missed a 2-foot putt on No.18 to miss the playoff.