WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Bronte Law was scuffling, missing fairways off the tee and scrambling for pars while a host of challengers tried to play catch-up.
A 15-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole finally brought relief.
“It was definitely a relief,” she said after winning the Pure Silk Championship on Sunday for her first career LPGA Tour victory.
“I’d hit a really good putt on the previous hole before and it kind of hit a spike mark,” she said about her sixth consecutive par. “I thought it was middle center and didn’t make that one.”
Law closed with a 3-under 67 to win by two shots.
The 24-year-old Englishwoman, a former star at UCLA, held a share of the lead after all four rounds and finished with a 17-under 267 total on the River Course at the Kingsmill Resort.
“It was a grind,” Law said.
Madelene Sagstrom, Brooke Henderson and third-round co-leader Nasa Hataoka tied for second. Sagstrom shot 66, Henderson 68 and Hataoka 69.
Law, who came from 10 shots back on the last day to get into a playoff in the LPGA Mediheal Championship three weeks ago in Daly City, California, doubled her lead with…