Nordqvist claims ShopRite Classic


Anna Nordqvist has her sixth LPGA Tour title after seeing off the challenge of Japan's Haru Nomura at the ShopRite LPGA Classic.

The Swede prevailed by one stroke after carding a flawless final round seven-under-par 64 to go back-to-back at the event.

A birdie on the first gave a sign of things to come as she nailed another four birdies before the turn, adding another two on 12 and 16 before holding her nerve to par the final two holes.

Nomura was a worthy challenger, though, as she carded her second 66 of the tournament.

A bogey on the sixth was ultimately costly after a promising start which featured birdies on the third and fifth holes.

She was flawless thereafter too, but the damage had already been done.

Two strokes behind Nomura was Karine Icher, who was below-par despite bogeying holes four and 13.

Christina Kim and Yan Jing rounded out the top five with final overall scores of 13 and 11 under respectively.