Azahara Munoz beat Candie Kung in the final match, 2 and 1, for her first career LPGA Tour victory. It was an emotional and controversial win.
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Munoz, the LPGA's rookie of the year in 2010, won her semifinal match after Morgan Pressel was penalized for slow play.
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Pressel won the 12th hole in the semifinal with a par that seemed to give her a 3-up lead. Before she could tee off on No. 13, however, a tour official penalized her for slow play. She had taken 2:09 to play her three shots, 39 seconds over the 30-second-per-shot limit.
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Pressel had to forfeit the hole, and she teed off the 13th only leading by a hole, not three. She would go on to lose the match. "It was tough timing because it was a really big, I think, turning point in the match, going from 2-up to 3-up, and then all of a sudden back to 1-up," said Pressel, who was on the verge of tears several times in a post-match news conference after she beat Vicky Hurst in the consolation match.
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Kung, who beat top-ranked Yani Tseng in the third round and topped Vicky Hurst, 2 and 1, in the semifinals, earned $225,000 for her second place finish.
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Pressel was upset with the ruling. "I think that slow play is one of our biggest problems on tour," Pressel said. "I think that what bothers me the most is that we were given sufficient warning and she really didn't do anything to speed up and then I was penalized for it."
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"I didn't do anything wrong," Munoz said. "She lost the hole because she was slow, I wasn't. I was slow before, but not when the clock was on, and that's when you can't be slow."
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Kung beat Hurst, 2 and 1, to reach the finals.
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Hurst, who was looking for her first tour win, earned $112,500.
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