Nordqvist beats Blumenherst in Jamaica

Anna Nordqvist beat Amanda Blumenherst in the final round of the inaugural Mojo 6.

Anna Nordqvist beat Amanda Blumenherst in the final round of the inaugural Mojo 6.

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Anna Nordqvist won the inaugural Mojo 6 Jamaica LPGA Invitational on Friday, beating Amanda Blumenherst, 1 up, in the six-hole championship match in the Raceway Golf event.

Nordqvist, the Swedish star who won the LPGA Championship and season-ending LPGA Tour Championship last year, earned $350,000 in the unofficial event at Cinnamon Hill.

After three rounds of six-hole matches Thursday, the field was cut from 16 to eight for the quarterfinals.

Nordqvist opened with a 2-up victory over Christina Kim, and beat Cristie Kerr on the first extra hole in the semifinals. Blumenherst beat Brittany Lang, 1 up, in the quarterfinals, and topped Na Yeon Choi on the first extra hole in the semifinals.

In the third-place match, Kerr beat Choi on the sixth playoff hole.


Final results from The Mojo 6, played April 15-16 at Cinnamon Hill Golf Course at Rose Hall City in Montego Bay, Jamaica (Note: a-amateur, matches were played over six holes):

1 Anna Nordqvist, $350,000

2 Amanda Blumenherst, 120,000

3 Cristie Kerr, 80,000

4 Na Yeon Choi, 50,000

5 Brittany Lang, 40,000

5 Suzann Pettersen, 40,000

5 Christina Kim, 40,000

5 Beatriz Recari, 40,000

9 Angela Stanford, 34,000

10 Song-Hee Kim, 30,000

10 Kristy McPherson, 30,000

10 Brittany Lincicome, 30,000

13 Yani Tseng, 28,000

14 Morgan Pressel, 27,000

14 a-Mariah Stackhouse, 0

16 Sophie Gustafson, 26,000

MATCHES

Final

Nordqvist def. Blumenherst, 1 up

Kerr def. Choi, 12 holes (Consolation)

Semifinals

Blumenherst def. Choi, 7 holes

Nordqvist def. Kerr, 7 holes

Quarterfinals

Amanda Blumenherst def. Brittany Lang, 1 up

Na Yeon Choi def. Suzann Pettersen, 8 holes

Anna Nordqvist def. Christina Kim, 2 up

Cristie Kerr def. Beatriz Recari, 3 up


DAY TWO

Format: Each hole won is worth one point and each match victory is worth one bonus point for a maximum of seven points per match. One half point is awarded to each player in the case of a tie for each hole (Note: y-Rolex Rankings from end of the 2009 LPGA tour season used to break ties for Day 2 ranking, x-two-hole playoff used as tie-breaker):

POINT TOTALS

1.) y-Cristie Kerr, 13

2.) y-Na Yeon Choi, 13

3.) y-Amanda Blumenherst, 13

4.) y-Anna Nordqvist, 12.5

5.) y-Christina Kim, 12.5

6.) Brittany Lang, 12

7.) x-Suzann Pettersen, 11.5

8.) x-Beatriz Recari, 11.5

9.) x-Angela Stanford, 11.5

10.) Song-Hee Kim, 9.5

10.) Kristy McPherson, 9.5

10.) Brittany Lincicome, 9.5

13.) Yani Tseng, 8

14.) Morgan Pressel, 7.5

14.) a-Mariah Stackhouse, 7.5

16.) Sophie Gustafson, 6

Round 1

Amanda Blumenherst 6, Sophie Gustafson 1

Song-Hee Kim 5, Morgan Pressel 2

Na Yeon Choi 4.5, Brittany Lang 2.5

Anna Nordqvist 4.5, Kristy McPherson 2.5

Yani Tseng 3.5, Brittany Lincicome 3.5

Cristie Kerr 5, Beatriz Recari 2

Suzann Pettersen 4.5, Mariah Stackhouse 2.5

Christina Kim 4.5, Angela Stanford 2.5

Round 2

Amanda Blumenherst 4.5, Mariah Stackhouse 2.5

Cristie Kerr 3.5, Kristy McPherson 3.5

Beatriz Recari 5, Song-Hee Kim 2

Suzann Pettersen 3.5, Morgan Pressel 3.5

Brittany Lang 4.5, Anna Nordqvist 2.5

Na Yeon Choi 3.5, Sophie Gustafson 3.5

Angela Stanford 4.5, Yani Tseng 2.5

Christina Kim 4.5, Brittany Lincicome 2.5

Round 3

Beatriz Recari 4.5, Amanda Blumenherst 2.5

Cristie Kerr 4.5, Mariah Stackhouse 2.5

Suzann Pettersen 3.5, Brittany Lincicome 3.5

Na Yeon Choi 5, Morgan Pressel 2

Anna Nordqvist 5.5, Sophie Gustafson 1.5

Brittany Lang 5, Yani Tseng 2

Angela Stanford 4.5, Song-Hee Kim 2.5

Christina Kim 3.5, Kristy McPherson 3.5

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