LPGA Shoprite Classic
Golf Asia|November 2020
Mel Reid’s First Title is England’s Double Victory

England's Mel Reid won her first LPGA title by firing a four-under-par 67 to capture the ShopRite Classic by two strokes over American Jennifer Kupcho.

The 33-year-old from Derby made bogey at the par-3 17th but closed with a birdie to finish 72 holes at the Seaview resort in Galloway, New Jersey, on 19-under 265.

Relief. It's a huge relief, Reid said. It's so emotional.

Kupcho was next on 267 after a final-day 68 with American Jennifer Song third on 268 and Japan's Nasa Hataoka fourth on 270 after closing 69s.

Together with compatriot Georgia Hall, a winner two weeks ago at the Portland Classic, Reid's victory produced the first back-to-back LPGA triumphs by English women since Trish Johnson and Caroline Pierce in 1996.

At Portland, Reid fired a final-round 74 to squander a two-stroke lead and settled for sharing fifth while Hall took the trophy.

I just wanted to kind of redeem myself, Reid said. I'm proud how I handled myself.

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