With a final-round 72, Stacy Lewis finished 5-under par to join Emily Kristine Pedersen, Cheyenne Knight and Azahara Munoz in a four-player sudden-death overtime.
The playoff action, though, lasted just a single hole as the 35-year old Lewis drained a 23-foot birdie putt to claim her 13th career LPGA title.
“I was just very much in control and then hit a bad shot on 11 and it leads to double, and then really hit some good shots after that,” said Lewis.
“Made the birdie on 14. 15 was a mess. 16, I should have gotten up and down. 17, I probably should have made that putt.
“It was frustrating that I had my chances, but at the same time with all the stuff that went on there in that back nine, I still had a chance to win the golf tournament. So I stayed very positive for me throughout the day, and just proud of the way I hung in there.”
Knight, who birdied the 16th hole to reach the playoff, had a 10-foot birdie putt to extend the playoff but missed wide, handing the victory to Lewis.
“I’m really happy the way I hung in there today. The conditions were really tough,” said Knight, who captured her first LPGA Tour victory at the 2019 Volunteers of America Classic.
“It’s all a learning experience. I kind of struggled starting the restart, so I feel really good about my game.”
Nanna Koerstz Madsen shot a tournament-low 6-under 65 to finished T5 on 4-under par, alongside red-hot Danielle Kang (69).
Jennifer Song held the solo lead at 8-under par through eight holes but played to 5 over on her final 10 holes to drop into a four-way tie for seventh-place on 3-under par.
The ASI Ladies Scottish Open is the first of two consecutive events in Scotland. Next week, the Ladies Tour heads to Royal Troon for the AIG Women’s Open – the season’s first major.
Name: Stacy Lewis
Birthdate: Feb 16, 1985 (age 35)
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio
Native: Houston, Texas
Residence: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
College: Univ. Arkansas
Turned Pro: 2008
Leaderboard: Final Top 5
Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Stacy Lewis -5 (+1)
2. Emily Kristine Pedersen -5 (-3)
2. Cheyenne Knight -58 (-1)
2. Azahara Munoz -5 (+2)
5. Nanna Koerstz Madsen -4 (-6)
5. Danielle Kang -4 (-2)
“I have been trying to get a trophy from the day she was born. That’s been my goal. I just called them, got to FaceTime with them. My husband said she was hitting the TV screen with her plastic golf clubs when I made that putt. So it’s just pretty cool.
“I can’t wait to get home with them in a week or so and celebrate. But he reminded me that with our Diamond Resorts tournament, we get to take her to Disney World now.”
– Stacy Lewis, talking about her daughter.