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Last updated: Monday, May 31, 2010

American Meaghan Francella has won this years HSBC LPGA Brasil Cup in a sudden death playoff with LPGA rookie Mariajo Uribe. The Tournament ended with a six-hole sudden death play-off, on the sixth playoff hole Francella rolled in a 10-foot birdie putt to secure victory.

The playoff began with Francella and Uribe both making birdies at the 18th giving them both a total of 140 or 6-under par for the tournament. Candie Kung was in the last group with Francella and Uribe and was joint leader until the final hole where she made par eliminating her from the playoff.

Meaghan Francella best win previously was at the MasterCard Classic in 2007 where she defeated defending champion Annika Sorenstam in a four-hole, sudden-death playoff. For winning the HSBC LPGA Brasil Cup Francella received $105,000 in prize money, which will not count toward the 2010 official money list.

The lowest score of the tournament was from Maria Hjorth from Sweden who scored a 5-under-par on the first day of the tournament to become the first-round leader. Hjorth scored 74 or 1-over-par on the final day to share fourth place with Kristy McPherson.


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