Late rally snares Hull’s second LPGA Tour win.

Sunrise Beach’s Katherine Hull this week rallied to secure a

one-stroke victory at the Navistar Classic in Alabama for her



Tour win.

The Queenslander, who had just one bogey all tournament, pulled

ahead with a birdie on the par-five 17th and finished with a par

for a five-under 67 to claim a one stroke victory over American

Brittany Lincicome.

It was a successful day for Australians at the Robert Trent

Jones Golf Trail’s Capitol Hill complex, with Lindsey Wright

shooting a course record 63 to gain a share of fifth spot with

Korea’s Amy Yang andSouth Korea’s Se Ri Pak.

After opening with a 68, Hull, who also won the 2008 Canadian

Women’s Open, fired three straight bogey-free 67s to finish at

19-under, breaking Mexico’s Lorena Ochoa’s tournament record from

last year.

C[pounds sterling]It’s actually really validating,C[yen] said

Hull, who began the final round three strokes behind American

Cristie Kerr.

C[pounds sterling]I feel like my game’s the best it’s ever been,

and I know it’s going to get better, too.

C[pounds sterling]I think I’ve always struggled to try to put

fourgood rounds together and I was able to do that this


On the par-four 18th, Hull missed the fairway to the left and

was faced with a challenging lay, but she hit her approach on the

green, 50 feet from the hole.

Her birdie attempt stopped five feet short and she saved par for

the victory and $US195,000 ($A198,000) first-place cheque.

C[pounds sterling]I would have liked a tap-in, for sure,C[yen]

Hull said.

C[pounds sterling]Putting is the best part of my game, so (I

was) glad to see it drop.C[yen]

Lincicome closed with a 65.

C[pounds sterling]You know, 65 on the final day, that’s pretty

cool,C[pounds sterling] Lincicome said. Lincicome was the first to

congratulate Hull, running on to the green and spraying her with a


C[pounds sterling]It’s a little overwhelming,C[yen] Hull


C[pounds sterling]It probably won’t hit me until later. You just

get so focused on executing and just finishing that you don’t think

about anything else.C[yen]

Kerr shot a 72 to tie for third at 17-under with South Korea’s

Na Yeon Choi (69).

C[pounds sterling]Today, things just didn’t go my way,C[yen]

Kerr said.

C[pounds sterling]If I had played half as well as I had played

thefirst three days, it would have been no contest.C[yen]

Playing in the final group with Hull, Kerr pushed her approach

shot to the right of the green on 18 and two-putted for a