Francella wins LPGA Brasil Cup in playoff


RIO DE JANEIRO – Meaghan Francella has won the LPGA Brasil Cup by defeating Mariajo Uribe in a playoff.

Francella made a 10-foot birdie putt on the sixth extra hole, the par-3 17th, to win the $105,000 first prize.

Playing in the final group, Francella and Uribe were level at 6 under after making birdies on the 18th hole. Francella and Uribe then proceeded to match each other shot for shot in the playoff, rotating between the par-5 18th hole and No. 17.

This is the second year for the exhibition, which included 27 players and a $700,000 unofficial money purse.