Brittany Lang claims Manulife Financial LGPA Classic title

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Brittany Lang poses with trophy after winning the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic at Grey Silo Golf Course on June 24, 2012 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Weather delays and a four-way playoff didn't stop Brittany Lang from clinching her first LPGA victory in her seven year tenure on Tour. Lang defeated Hee Kyung Seo, Inbee Park and Chella Choi in a four-way, three hole playoff en route to the winner's circle at the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic.

The 18th hole was played three times with Choi being the first elimination in the playoff. Park's par in the second go-round led Seo and Lang into a third playoff hole. With similar shots from the sand just off the 18th green, Lang managed to put her ball less than two feet away from the hole. With her third birdie in the playoff, Lang claimed the title of the inaugural event.

Lang marked several milestones in her career with a 16-under-par 268 win at the Grey Silo Golf Course in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. She not only becomes the first Duke University graduate to win on the LPGA Tour, but also joins Jessica Korda, Azahara Munoz and Shanshan Feng as Rolex First-Time winners in 2012. She became the fourth American to post a victory this season along with Angela Stanford, Korda and Stacy Lewis.

Known as one of the most talented golfer's without a win on Tour, Lang finally notches the victory after 144 starts with 35 top-10s. With the $195,000 paycheck, Lang's career earnings jump to $3,454,001.50.

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Topics: Winners Story, Manulife LPGA Classic, Lang, Brittany

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