Peiyun Chien wins rain-shortened Kansas City Championship

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Taiwan's Peiyun Chien won the inaugural Kansas City Championship on Sunday for her first Symetra Tour title after rain washed out the final round.

Play was stopped at 8:40 a.m. at Staley Farms because of heavy storms, and was called for the day at 2 p.m.

Chien beat Jackie Stoelting and Emma Talley by a stroke, opening with a 4-under 68 on Friday and shooting a 67 to reach 9-under 135.

Chien earned $15,000 to jump from eighth to fifth on the money list with $55,385, with the final top 10 earning LPHA Tour cards.

Stoelting had rounds of 65 and 71, and Talley shot 68-68.

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