Nanna Koerstz Madsen made eagle on the second playoff hole to capture the 2022 Honda LPGA Thailand on Sunday, becoming the first LPGA Tour winner from Denmark.
An LPGA Tour champion at last. 👏 Nanna Koerstz Madsen wins the Honda LPGA Thailand! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/BcQYcclWuS— LPGA (@LPGA) March 13, 2022
An LPGA Tour champion at last. 👏 Nanna Koerstz Madsen wins the Honda LPGA Thailand! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/BcQYcclWuS
After finishing regulation tied at 26 under with Xiyu Lin, Koerstz Madsen pulled ahead, sinking a 10-foot putt for the win. Koerstz Madsen and Lin both set a new tournament record, besting Jessia Korda’s -25, set in 2018.
“She really fought. She finished up birdie-birdie, so she played amazing, too,” Koerstz Madsen said of Lin after the playoff. “Yes, I’m not going to lie, I was a little nervous there.”
Koerstz Madsen entered the final round with a one-stroke lead before Lin cut the advantage with a birdie on No. 17, taking advantage of Koerstz Madsen’s bogey on No. 16.
Lin pushed Korestz Madsen during the playoff as well, making a chip from the front of the green to birdie the first hole, forcing her competitor to come up big on the second hole for the victory.
“It’s amazing. It’s a dream come true,” said Korestz Madsen. “I’m really excited to be standing with the trophy right now.”