Maja Stark earns LPGA Tour membership with win at ISPS Handa Invitational

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BALLYMENA – Maja Stark from Sweden closed Sundays round with a 10-under score of 63 and won the ISPS Handa World Invitational. This is her third victory on the Ladies European Tour this year.

The tournament is cosponsored by the LPGA Tour. This allows former Oklahoma State stars to get into the LPGA.

Stark started the final round two shots behind Amanda Doherty, but quickly took control with a 31 on Galgorm Castles front nine. She had nine birdies on 14 holes and turned a close race into a rout.

She finished at 20-under 271, five shots ahead of Allisen Corpuz who closed with a closing score of 68.

The tournament was held at Galgorm Castle, Massereene and was played simultaneously with a European Tour event. Stark won a career-high $225,000 with the $1.5million purse.

Ewen FergusonIn the mens race, it was wire-to–wire. On Sunday, he shot a 1-under-69 to win by three strokes. Borja Virto Connor Syme.

Stark, 22, was the winner of two LETs in December last year. Stark, 22, was the Asian Mixed Stableford runner-up and low female participant. She then won the Womens New South Wales Open as well as the Amundi German Masters.

She can choose to take immediate LPGA membership or wait till 2023 for her rookie season. The LPGA Tour still has nine tournaments before the CME Group Tour Championship, which will be held in November.

This report was contributed by The Associated Press.

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