Mina Harigae wins Duramed Futures Players Championship


DECATUR, Ill. ' Mina Harigae won the Michelob Ultra Duramed Futures Players Championship on Sunday for her second straight victory, beating Swedens Sofie Andersson with a par on the first hole of a playoff.
The 19-year-old Harigae, a 10-stroke winner last week in Iowa in the Ladies Titan Tire Challenge, closed with a 4-under 68 to match Andersson (69) at 11-under 277 on the Hickory Point Golf Club course.
It was pretty much match play between Sofie and me, Harigae said. Sofie was tough because she was making everything. I feel really good about this one because I fought for this win.
Harigae won when Andersson missed a 4-foot par putt.
It stinks that it came down to that little 4-footer, Andersson said. Mina hits it straight down the fairway and straight onto the green. I was everywhere and she was right down the middle.
Harigae, from Monterey, Calif., earned $17,500 in the Futures Tours lone major to push her tour-leading total to $51,801, with the top 10 at the end of the season earning 2010 LPGA cards. Harigae, who turned professional after less than a semester at Duke University, also won the 2007 U.S. Womens Amateur Public Links and is a four-time California Womens Amateur champion.
Yeah, I expect to win, but there was a lot more pressure this week, Harigae said. Im a bit surprised to win because I missed a lot of putts today.
Jean Reynolds (65) was third at 9 under, and Samantha Richdale (67), Gina Umeck (68), Misun Cho (69), Lisa Ferrero (70), Christi Cano (71) and Sunny Oh (71) were another stroke back.