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Higo Wins Bridgestone

May 21, 2000

TOYOTA, Japan (AP) _ Kaori Higo won the $463,000 Chukyo TV-Bridgestone Ladies Open golf tournament, beating Rie Mitsuhashi in a sudden-death playoff Sunday.

In the playoff, Higo birdied and Mitsuhashi parred in the first extra hole, the par-4 18th.

It was the 31-year-old Higo’s first Japan LPGA tour victory this season and her 11th overall.

Higo shot a 1-over-par 73, and Mitsuhashi had a 72 to finish 6-under 210 for 54 holes at the 6,369-yard, par-72 Chukyo Golf Club.

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