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Maria Hjorth surges to win Avnet crown

Updated: May 2, 2011, 2:28 AM ET
Associated Press

MOBILE, Ala. -- Alexis Thompson was only 3 during Maria Hjorth's rookie year on the LPGA Tour.

On Sunday, experience won over youthful talent.

Hjorth rallied to win the Avnet LPGA Classic for her fifth tour title, while Thompson's bid to become the youngest winner crumbled amid errant, water-logged shots.

Hjorth shot her second straight 5-under 67 to finish at 10-under 278, two strokes ahead of Song-Hee Kim (71) on The Crossings course at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail's ...

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