Olivia Jordan-Higgins wins Symetra Tour event

MAYETTA, Kan. (AP) — Olivia Jordan-Higgins won the Prairie Band Casino & Resort Charity Classic on Sunday for second career Symetra Tour title.

Jordan-Higgins, a former Charleston Southern player from Jersey, closed with a 5-under 67 for a three-stroke victory over three players. She earned $15,000 to jump from 45th to 18th on the Symetra Tour money list with $29,277 with two events left in the race for 10 LPGA Tour cards.

“I don’t think it has truly sunk in, but I am definitely feeling over the moon excited,” Jordan-Higgins said. “I’ve been waiting all year for this and it has definitely been a long uphill battle.”

Last year, Jordan-Higgins finished 11th on the money list — missing a tour card by $114.

“I want it (LPGA) so bad and I have a tendency to try too hard,” Jordan-Higgins said. “I have to keep doing what I am doing. It’s working. I just have to stay patient and not worry about where I am on the money list.”

Jordan-Higgins finished at 12-under 204 at Firekeeper Golf Course.

Mallory Blackwelder, Canada’s Sara-Maude Juneau and Taiwan’s Min Lee tied for second. Lee had a 67, and Blackwelder and Juneau shot 68.

Blackwelder moved from ninth to eighth on the money list with $39,487, Lee from 13th to ninth with $38,487, and Juneau from 17th to 10th with $35,965.

“If someone would have asked me if I would take a tie for second coming into the week, I probably would have said yes,” Blackwelder said. “I still don’t think that this locks me (into the top 10), but it definitely helps take a little pressure off.”

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