10/16 17:17 CDT Helen Alfredsson wins Senior LPGA for major sweep
Helen Alfredsson wins Senior LPGA for major sweep
FRENCH LICK, Ind. (AP) --- Helen Alfredsson added the Senior LPGA Championship
to her U.S. Senior Women's Open title, rallying Wednesday at cold and windy
French Lick Resort to sweep the two major championships of the season.
Two strokes behind Juli Inkster entering the day, Alfredsson closed with a
2-under 70 for a three-stroke victory. The 54-year-old Swede was the only
player to break par on the final day at the Pete Dye Course and, at 2-under
214, the only one under par for the week.
Alfredsson won the U.S. Senior Women's Open in June at Pine Needles, beating
Inkster by two strokes,
The 59-year-old Inkster had five bogeys --- three on par 5s --- in a 76. She's
winless in the senior majors, also finishing second in the 2018 U.S. Senior
Trish Johnsonand Moira Dunn-Bohls tied for third at 2 over, each shooting 75.
Alfredsson birdied the par-5 third, par-3 eighth and par-4 ninth, bogeyed the
par-4 11th and closed with seven pars. Inkster bogeyed the two front-nine par
5s and had three more bogeys in a four-hole stretch, the last on the par-5 14th.
Alfredsson earned $100,000 for her 25th professional victory. She won a major
and six other titles on the LPGA Tour, played in eight Solheim Cups and
captained the 2007 European squad.