April 2, 2012 / 1:20 AM / 5 years ago

Yoo edges Kim in playoff for Mission Hills title

Yoo Sun-young of South Korea tees off on the second hole during the third round of the LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship golf tournament in Rancho Mirage, California March 31, 2012.Danny Moloshok

(Reuters) - South Korea's Yoo Sun-young rolled in a 15-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to beat compatriot Kim In-kyung and win the Kraft Nabisco Championship on Sunday.

Yoo, who tied Kim at nine-under-par 279 after 72 holes, birdied the par-five 18th at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California, to claim her first major title.

Kim squandered a chance to win the first women's major of the year in regulation when she missed a one-foot par putt at the final hole.

Reporting by Larry Fine in New York; Editing by Frank Pingue

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