SYLVANIA, Ohio — A birdie binge drove So Yeon Ryu to victory in the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic.
Ryu rode a string of six straight birdies in the middle of her round to a 9-under 62 and a seven-stroke victory Sunday at Highland Meadows.
The 22-year-old began the day in the midst of a four-player logjam — all South Koreans — for first place. She took the lead by herself for the first time with an 8-foot birdie putt at the third hole and gradually stretched her advantage until pulling away with birdies on Nos. 9-14.
Angela Stanford made a long birdie putt on the final hole for 66 to finish second.
Ryu ended up at 20-under 264 thanks to the lowest final round by a Farr winner — by three strokes.
South Koreans Inbee Park and Chella Choi each shot 69 and shared third place at 12 under.
Ryu grabbed the lead on the third hole. From out of the light left rough, she hit her approach 8 feet over the flag and made the birdie putt to get to 12 under and break free of the pack.
She added a 12-footer for birdie at the par-4 fifth.