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Monday, April 30, 2012

LPGA Symetra Tour: Esther Choe wins again; Ginger Howard grabs second

Esther Choe tees off the first hole in the final round at the LPGA Symetra Tour's inaugural Sara Bay Classic. Jason Dill/jdill@bradenton.com

 Bradenton's Ginger Howard tied for second place a week after a disappointing finish in the LPGA Symetra Tour's inaugural Sara Bay Classic in southern Manatee County.

Howard fired a final-round 69 for a 213 total at the Riviera Nayarit Classic in Mexico to grab a $10,038 check.

She finished six shots behind Scottsdale, Ariz., resident Esther Choe, who captured her second consecutive title.

After scores were extremely high at Sara Bay Country Club the previous week - Choe won with a 1-over par total here - there were several rounds under par on the par-73 El Tigre Golf and Country Club layout.

Choe was chief among those players as she cracked par in each of the three rounds, going as low as 67 in the first round.

That might shake up her schedule plans, since Choe was uncertain what her future schedule would pan out following her first Symetra Tour title at Sara Bay due to full-time status on the Ladies European Tour.

Choe rose up the "Volvik Race for the Card," where the top 10 players at the end of the season earn an LPGA Tour card.

Choe, though, has travel and playing arrangements through June on the LET.

Howard also moved up on the money list with her performance. She's currently in seventh place.

Also performing well from the area was Bradenton's Jaclyn Sweeney, who snagged a top 10 finish with a 216 total.

It's Sweeney's second straight top 10.

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