Hjorth wins Avnet LPGA Classic, Thompson slides
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Maria Hjorth took advantage of Alexis Thompson's collapse in a failed bid to become the youngest LPGA Tour winner, rallying Sunday to win the Avnet LPGA Classic for her fifth tour title.
Hjorth shot her second straight 5-under 67 to finish at 10-under 278, two strokes ahead of Song-Hee Kim (71) on The Crossings course at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail's Magnolia Grove complex.
The 16-year-old Thompson, tied for the lead with Kim entering the round, had a 78 to drop into a tie for 19th at 1 under. Thompson opened and closed with bogeys and had double bogeys after her ball went into the water on Nos. 14 and 15.
Na Yeon Choi (69) and Suzann Pettersen (70) finished three strokes back.