Golf: Christina Kim ends long LPGA title drought with Lorena Ochoa Invitational win

Christina Kim of the United States holds the champions trophy after her victory at the 2014 Lorena Ochoa Invitational presented by Banamex at Club de Golf Mexico in Mexico City on Nov 16, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP 
Christina Kim of the United States holds the champions trophy after her victory at the 2014 Lorena Ochoa Invitational presented by Banamex at Club de Golf Mexico in Mexico City on Nov 16, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP 

MEXICO CITY (AFP) - Christina Kim snapped one of the longest winless droughts on the LPGA Tour with a wire-to-wire victory at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational on Sunday.

The 30-year-old American claimed her first victory in almost a decade as she made a par on the second play-off hole to beat China's Feng Shanshan at the Club de Mexico Golf course.

Kim finished regulation tied with Feng at 15-under-par 273 after firing a final-round one-under 71, while Feng posted a six-under 66. Feng used four birdies on the back nine to catch Kim. But after both players made par at the first playoff hole, Feng stumbled to a bogey on the second playoff hole, giving Kim her first title since the 2005 Tournament of Champions.

The next closest golfer was world No. 1 Park In Bee, who shot a four-under 68 to finish alone in third at 11-under 277. Brittany Lincicome (69) and Ryu So Yeon (71) ended tied for fourth at nine-under 279. Defending champion Lexi Thompson shot a one-over 73 to finish tied for 15th at three-under 285.