Laura Davies misses LPGA Tour record in Mizuno Classic

Laura Davies
Davies won the most recent of her 20 LPGA Tour titles in 2001
Mizuno Classic final-round leaderboard
-11 M Lee (Kor)*, K Kozuma (Jpn), I Lee (Kor) Selected: -10 L Davies (Eng), K Webb (Aus); -6 C Matthew (Sco)
* Denotes winner after play-off

Dame Laura Davies narrowly missed out on becoming the oldest player to win an LPGA Tour event, finishing fourth at the Mizuno Classic in Japan.

The Englishwoman, 51, started the final round in a three-way tie for the lead but finished one shot adrift of a leading trio who contested a play-off.

Davies carded a one-under-par round of 71 to share fourth with eight other players on 10 under.

South Korea's Mi Hyang Lee won with a birdie at the fifth extra hole.

She beat Japan's Kotono Kozuma and compatriot Ilhee Lee, who dropped a shot on the 17th.

Davies mixed two birdies with two bogeys in her opening nine holes before knocking in a birdie on the 13th to keep her in contention.

However, she was unable to find a fourth birdie of the round in her closing holes.

America's Beth Daniel holds the record for the oldest winner. She was 46 years, eight months and 29 days when she won the Canadian Open in 2003.

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