Davies just misses out on Vegas jackpot

England's Laura Davies just missed out on staging a successful defence of the PageNet Tour Players' Championship in Las Vegas on Sunday when she lost in a three way play-off.

England's Laura Davies just missed out on staging a successful defence of the PageNet Tour Players' Championship in Las Vegas on Sunday when she lost in a three way play-off.

South Korea's Se Ri Pak took the title with a four foot birdie putt at the first extra hole.

Davies had overturned a two shot overnight deficit with a final round of 68 - which included six birdies.

It set a 12 under par 276 target that was eventually matched by Pak (70) and Australia's world number one Karrie Webb, who holed from four feet for birdie at the 18th in a 68.

At the same 18th in the play-off, Davies saw a 30 foot chip for birdie stop one roll short of going in before Pak stepped up to hole her £140,000 winning putt.

Davies and Webb, whose share of second place clinched the Order of Merit, Vare Trophy (scoring average) and Player of the Year, both banked just over £65,000.

"It was a shame that it didn't quite come off but it's still a good way to finish a good year," said the 36-year-old Davies, who finished with three wins in Europe and also won in Japan.

But, for the first time since 1993, she has now finished a season minus a victory on the US LPGA Tour.

After bogeys at the fourth and fifth, Davies looked to be slipping out of contention. But she made six birdies, including three in a row from the 11th, to get back in the hunt.

"But I always thought that I needed to get to 13 or 14 under to win and I was proved right," she added.

Scotland's Janice Moodie, with a 70 that included a best of tournament homeward nine of 31, finished in a share of seventh place on six under.

Catriona Matthew and Helen Dobson, the other two British players in the elite 30 strong field, both shot 74 and finished on 288 and 291.

Final round scores from the PageNet LPGA Tour Players' Championship in Las Vegas (US unless stated):

276 S R Pak (Kor) 66 66 74 70, L Davies (GB) 71 66 71 68, K Webb (Aus) 68 70 70 68 (Pak won play-off with birdie at first extra hole)279 A Fukushima (Japan) 72 71 67 69 280 L Kane (Can) 68 70 68 74 281 J Inkster 70 68 69 74 282 J Moodie (GB) 67 74 71 70, K Robbins 68 72 73 69, H Alfredsson (Swe) 74 72 68 68 283 M H Kim (Kor) 73 70 72 68, L Neumann (Swe) 76 70 67 70, R Jones 73 71 67 72284 B Daniel 73 69 72 70, N Scranton 69 69 75 71, A Sorenstam (Swe) 73 69 70 72285 M Hjorth (Swe) 71 74 71 69287 B Iverson 71 73 73 70, J Stephenson (Aus) 71 76 69 71288 M Lunn (Aus) 74 72 71 71, C Matthew (GB) 72 70 72 74289 R Hetherington (Aus) 70 75 71 73, C McCurdy 73 69 76 71290 E Klein 74 73 71 72, S Turner 77 69 73 71, S Steinhauer 72 71 74 73 291 H Dobson (GB) 76 70 71 74 292 M Mallon 75 74 73 70298 T Barrett 74 75 77 72, K Kuehne 72 74 75 77, J Lidback (Per) 73 72 76 74

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