Canadian Meldrum wins Futures Tour event

Aug 17, 2009 - 2:55 AM RICHMOND, Va.(AP) -- Canadian Lisa Meldrum won the iMPACT Classic on Sunday for her first Duramed Futures Tour title, shooting a 5-under 67 for a one-stroke victory over Gerina Mendoza, Song Yi Choi and Pernilla Lindberg.

The 27-year-old Meldrum, the former University of Oklahoma player from Montreal, had an 8-under 208 total in the Richmond Country Club course.

"It feels unbelievable," Meldrum said. "I expected to be in a playoff and I was preparing for that. My heart was pounding a little fast on the last hole, so when I finished, I just went up to the practice green and waited."

She earned $14,000 to jump from 45th to 15th on the money list with $24,614, with the top 10 at the end of the season earning 2010 LPGA Tour cards.

"I knew that I had it in me and I kept telling myself that I just had to be patient and stay determined," said Meldrum, a three-time Canadian amateur champion. "I knew it was going to be my turn at some point."

Mendoza finished with a 68, Choi shot a 69, and Lindberg had a 73.

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