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Meaghan Francella wins LPGA Brasil Cup in playoff

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Meaghan Francella has won the LPGA Brasil Cup by defeating Mariajo Uribe in a six-hole, sudden-death playoff.

Francella made a 10-foot birdie putt on the sixth extra hole, the par-3 17th, to earn the $105,000 first-place check.

Playing in the final group, Francella and Uribe were tied at 6-under-par through 36 holes after making birdies on the 18th hole. Francella and Uribe then proceeded to match each other shot for shot in the playoff, rotating between the par-5 18th hole and No. 17.

This is the second year for the exhibition, which included 27 players and a $700,000 unofficial money purse.

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