3 Apr 2017

Cheng wins first title on Symetra Tour

12:38 pm on 3 April 2017

New Zealand golfer Liv Cheng has claimed her first win on the LGPA Tour's feeder tour - the Symetra Tour.

New Zealand professional golfer Liv Cheng.

New Zealand professional golfer Liv Cheng. Photo: LPGA.com

Cheng won the Gateway Classic in Arizona after making a par on the second playoff hole to beat American Mina Harigae.

The 23-year-old, who hails from Auckland, carded a two under 70 in her final round to finish at seven under for the tournament alongside Harigae.

Cheng claimed $15,000 for the win and has pushed her into the top four in the season-long money list after three events.

Cathryn Bristow was the last New Zealander to win on the Symetra Tour when she won the Pennsylvania Classic back in 2011.