- The Washington Times - Sunday, May 1, 2011

LPGA

Hjorth second straight 67 clinches Avnet Classic

MOBILE, ALA. (AP) | - Maria Hjorth took advantage of Alexis Thompson’s collapse in a failed bid to become the youngest LPGA Tour winner, rallying Sunday to win the Avnet LPGA Classic for her fifth tour title.

Hjorth shot her second straight 5-under 67 to finish at 10-under 278, two strokes ahead of Song-Hee Kim (71) on The Crossings course at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail’s Magnolia Grove complex.

Thompson, 16, tied for the lead with Kim entering the round, shot 78 to drop into a tie for 19th at 1 under. Thompson opened and closed with bogeys and had double bogeys after her ball went into the water on Nos. 14 and 15.