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Drive On Championship: Nelly Korda beats Lydia Ko in play-off to claim ninth LPGA title

Nelly Korda making the decisive putt
Nelly Korda sank the decisive putt on the second play-off hole at the 18th

Drive On Championship

-11 N Korda (US), L Ko (NZ); -8 M Khang (US); -7 L Li (US), A Furure (Jpn); -6 A Kim (US), X Lin (Chn)

Selected others: -3 G Dryburgh (Sco); -2 B Henderson (Can), L Thompson (US); E L Maguire (Ire)

Final leaderboard

A dramatic late comeback from Nelly Korda enabled the American to beat Lydia Ko in a play-off and win the LPGA Drive On Championship in Florida.

Korda trailed Ko by three shots with two holes to play but eagled the 17th and birdied the last to join Ko on 11-under and force a play-off.

Both players made par on the first extra hole before Ko's par putt at the second lipped out.

Florida's Korda sunk her six-foot putt for par to seal a ninth LPGA title.

"I honestly thought the tournament was over going into 17 and I just gave myself a chance," said Korda, who had gone into Sunday's final round with a four-shot lead before Ko had moved in front.

"I knew if I rolled that eagle in, I had to birdie the last hole.

"I seem to always make it very dramatic and interesting and there's no better feeling than to do it front of a home crowd."

It means New Zealander Ko must wait to earn automatic qualification for the LPGA Hall of Fame.

Ko won the Tournament of Champions last week for her 20th career LPGA victory and needs just one more to become the first player to qualify automatically for the Hall of Fame since South Korea's Inbee Park in 2016.