Wearn wins in Georgia; Sagstrom breaks Symetra money record
MILTON, Ga. (AP) Laura Wearn won the Gosling's Dark `n Stormy Classic on Saturday for her first Symetra Tour title, and Sweden's Madelene Sagstrom was second to break the season money record.
Wearn led after all three rounds, closing with an even-par 72 for a 6-under 210 total at Atlanta National Golf Club. She birdied the par-5 18th after dropping strokes on 12, 13 and 17.
The 25-year-old former Furman player made $15,000 to jump from 72nd to 17th on the money list with $18,592, with the top 10 at the end of the season earning LPGA Tour cards. She missed most of last season after back surgery.
Sagstrom birdied the 18th for a 70 to finish a stroke back. The 23-year-old former LSU player earned $9,467 to push her seven-event total to $103,181. Cindy LaCrosse set the previous mark of $94,578 in 2010.
Sagstrom has two victories this season, one short of an immediate LPGA Tour promotion, and six top-five finishes.
Kristy McPherson (71) and Prima Thammaraks (75) tied for third at 3 under. Casey Kennedy (70) and Hye-Min Kim (72) followed at 2 under, and Kendall Dye (72), Erica Popson (73), Dottie Ardina (69) and Wichanee Meechai were 1 under.