South Korea's Sun Ju Ahn lines up a putt on the 9th green during the final day of the women's British Open golf championship at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club, in Southport, England, Sunday, July 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
Scott Heppell
November 08, 2015

SHIMA, Japan (AP) Sun-Ju Ahn won the Toto Japan Classic on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour victory and 20th Japan LPGA title, beating fellow South Korean player Ji-Hee Lee and American Angela Stanford with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.

The 28-year-old Ahn closed with a 5-under 67 at Kintetsu Kashikojima to match Stanford and Lee at 16-under 200. Stanford also shot 67, and Lee had a 66.

Ahn also won the Japanese tour's Century 21 Ladies in July.

The 37-year-old Stanford won the last of her five LPGA Tour titles in 2012. She dropped to 1-4 in playoffs, the first in the 2003 U.S. Women's Open.

South Korea's Jenny Shin, the second-round leader, had a 70 to finish a stroke back.

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