Buhai wins Women's Open in playoff

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MUIRFIELD, Scotland (AP) After seeing a five-shot lead slip away in the final round, Ashleigh Buhai still managed to secure a first major title at the Women's British Open.

Buhai kept her composure to beat In Gee Chun - and the setting sun - in a playoff at Muirfield on Sunday for her first career victory in an LPGA Tour event.

With the light fading, the South African golfer made a superb bunker shot on the fourth playoff hole to leave herself with a short par putt, while Chun settled for a bogey.

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Money Leaders: LPGA Tour
Rank Player Earnings
1 Minjee Lee $3,736,526
2 In Gee Chun $2,587,055
3 Brooke Henderson $2,210,623
4 Jennifer Kupcho $1,846,053
5 Lydia Ko $1,729,661
6 Lexi Thompson $1,613,622
7 Hyejin Choi $1,610,129
8 Atthaya Thitikul $1,478,419
9 Ashleigh Buhai $1,445,490
10 Hyo Joo Kim $1,269,982
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