PHOENIX — Mary Beth Zimmerman fired a one-under-par 71 Sunday to withstand challenges from Cathy Kratzert and Donna Caponi and win the $250,000 Turquoise tournament for her first LPGA Tour victory.
Zimmerman's round gave her a four-day total of 10-under-par 278, one stroke better than both Kratzert and Caponi. Caponi shot a three-under 69 Sunday, while Kratzert shot a two-under 70.
Finishing alone in fourth place was defending champion Betsy King with a 281 after shooting 69 on Sunday. She was followed by Alice Ritzman and Vicki Fergon at 282.
Zimmerman's victory gave her the winner's check of $37,500, and she became the fourth golfer in seven years to record her first professional victory in Phoenix.