Green blows LPGA title chance in Singapore

Hannah Green has finished second in the HSBC Women's World Championship in Singapore, one shot behind fast-finishing Hyo Joo KIm.

HANNAH GREEN.
HANNAH GREEN. Picture: Mark Brake/Getty Images

Hannah Green has blown a golden chance to win her third LPGA Tour title, messing up the last two holes to finish second by one shot behind Hyo Joo Kim at the HSBC Women's World Championship in Singapore.

The 24-year-old Australian led with two holes to play at Sentosa Golf Club on Sunday, while South Korea's Kim waited in the clubhouse after rocketing into contention with an eight-under 64 to finish at 17 under.

But world No.14 Green three-putted the par 3 17th for a bogey, then missed the 18th green left with a short approach shot, sent a putt racing nine feet past the hole and took two more putts to get down for another bogey.

She finished with a three-under 69, her second placing one place better than her tie for third in the LA Open last week.

After struggling to make headway for much of the round, Green had looked on target for victory after holing out with a pitch shot for eagle on the par 4 14th hole and following it with a birdie at the 16th to go ahead.

Kim came well back for victory, making eight birdies in the space of 11 holes from the 5th to set up her winning score as she claimed her fourth LPGA title.

Thailand's Patty Tavatanakit (65), South Korean legend Inbee Park (70) and overnight leader Xiyu Lin (71) tied for third one shot behind Green.