Oct. 12, 2010
MALIBU, CA. --- Pepperdine women's golf alum Katherine Hull won her second LPGA Tour title over the weekend at the Navistar LPGA Classic, while former teammate Lindsey Wright tied the tournament record with a 9-under 63 on Sunday.
Hull won the event, held at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Prattville, Ala., with a tournament-record 19-under 269. She held off Brittany Lincicome by one stroke to earn the $195,000 first-place check. Wright tied for fifth place with a 16-under 272.
Hull, rated #22 in the LPGA Rolex Rankings, birdied the 71st hole to take a one-stroke lead and her two-putt par on the final hole clinched the victory. She had just one bogey all week and went bogey-free the final 55 holes. She had previously won the 2008 CN Canadian Women's Open.
"It's a little overwhelming, actually," Hull told LPGA.com about her post-victory mindset. "It probably won't hit me until later. You just get so focused on executing and just finishing that you don't think about anything else. I'm definitely on a high right now, and probably won't come down for a while."
Wright, rated #46 in the LPGA Rolex Rankings, became the seventh player to shoot a 9-under 63 at the tournament. She had a 10-footer for birdie on the 18th that would have given her the record outright but left it short.
"I played well," Wright told LPGA.com. "The scores are so good. The course is playing awesome. I thought, if I shoot 18 under today I might have a chance of winning. But 9 under, that's great. Yeah, I'm really happy with the finish."
Hull was inducted into Pepperdine Athletics' Hall of Fame last year, while Wright will be inducted at this weekend's ceremony. Unfortunately, she will not be able to attend due to the LPGA's schedule. Both lettered at Pepperdine between 2000-03 and were multiple-time All-Americans.