Kim outduels Ochoa in New Jersey heat

Updated: August 4, 2002, 10:54 PM ET
Associated Press

MANALAPAN, N.J. -- Teen-ager Christina Kim beat out Lorena Ochoa -- and the sweltering 103-degree conditions -- on the sixth playoff hole Sunday to earn her first-ever professional victory at the Futures Tour Garden State Classic.

After shooting a bogey-free final round 66 at the 5,979-yard, par-71 Knob Hill Golf Club, Kim, 18, tied Ochoa -- who shot a bogey-free 67 -- atop the leaderboard at 14-under 199.

Final-round scores

x-won playoff=
x-Christina Kim, $8,400       66-67-66--199	14-under
Lorena Ochoa, $6,000          67-65-67--199

Sue Ginter-Brooker, $4,500 62-65-74--201 12-under

Miriam Nagl, $3,600 70-66-66--202 11-under

Jennifer Greggain, $2,587 68-70-66--204 9-under Krista Bartlett, $2,587 65-68-71--204

Michelle Murphy, $1,950 68-69-69--206 7-under

Nicole Perrot, $1,725 68-73-66--207 6-under Kelly Lagedrost, $1,725 69-67-71--207

Jaejean Ro, $1,432 69-71-68--208 5-under Kati Poppmeier, $1,432 69-70-69--208

Ashley Winn, $1,200 69-69-71--209 4-under Yvonne Cox, $1,200 68-69-72--209 Candy Hannemann, $1,200 72-65-72--209

Liz Earley, $985 71-71-68--210 3-under Teresa Ishiguro, $985 72-69-69--210 Charlaine Coetzee Hirst, $985 70-70-70--210

Lisa Hall, $835 70-73-68--211 2-under Linda Ishii, $835 68-72-71--211 Kalen Anderson, $835 74-65-72--211 Jewelry Kwon, $835 67-70-74--211


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