Oh, 21, wins Futures opener in playoff

Angela Oh defeated Jane Rah in a sudden-death playoff Sunday to win the Duramed Futures Tour’s season-opening event, the Florida’s Natural Charity Classic.

The final round at Lake Region Yacht and Country Club in Winter Haven, Fla., was canceled because of inclement weather, and tournament officials opted to host a playoff between Oh and Rah, the second-round co-leaders.

After prevailing in the playoff, Oh, 21, pocketed $14,000 for the victory, her first on tour. Her previous best finish was a T-8 last year.

Oh, of Maple Shade, N.J., shot rounds of 72 and 65 to finish at 7-under 137 and tie Rah (70-67). Cindy LaCrosse placed third at 138, and Gerina Mendoza and Garrett Phillips tied for fifth at 139. 

Oh was 3 over through 10 holes during the final round, slipping to fifth place before play was halted because of rain. The final round was then canceled, and those scores were not counted.

The next stop on the Futures Tour is the Riviera Nayarit Challenge, to be played March 26-28 in Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit-Mexico.

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