American golfer Cristina Kim cleans her putter during the fourth day of the LPGA Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Mexico City, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)
Christian Palma
November 16, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) Christina Kim won the Lorena Ochoa Invitational on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title in nine years, beating China's Shanshan Feng in a playoff after blowing a five-stroke lead.

Kim won with a par on the par-4 18th on the second extra hole. The 30-year-old American won for the first time since the Tournament of Champions in November 2005. She also won the 2004 Longs Drug Challenge.

Kim bogeyed the final hole of regulation for a 1-under 71, leaving her tied with Feng at 15-under 273 at Club de Golf Mexico. Feng shot 66.

After bogeying Nos. 14 and 15 to fall into a tie, Kim rebounded with birdies on Nos. 16 and 17 to take a one-stroke advantage. Feng played the four par-5 holes in 5 under, making an eagle on No. 2 and birdies on Nos. 6, 11 and 17.

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