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Cristie Kerr wins Lacoste Ladies Open de France

Christie Kerr donated $5,000 to a charity called ARTIC in memory of Cassandra Kirkland, the LET player who died from cancer in April.

Cristie Kerr, Lacoste Ladies Open de France, Xi Yu Lin, Cassandra Kirkland
Christie Kerr donated ,000 to a charity called ARTIC in memory of Cassandra Kirkland, the LET player who died from cancer in April. (Source: Reuters)

Cristie Kerr completed a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the Lacoste Ladies Open de France for her first Ladies European Tour title.

The 39-year-old American closed with a 1-under 69 at Golf de Chantaco for a four-stroke victory over China’s Xi Yu Lin. Kerr opened with rounds of 62, 64 and 69 to take a nine-stroke lead into the final round. She finished at 17-under 263.

Kerr donated $5,000 to a charity called ARTIC in memory of Cassandra Kirkland, the LET player who died from cancer in April. She also remembered a friend in the U.S. who died of cancer on Tuesday.

“I’ve been having an angel on my shoulder all week,” Kerr said. “I was on a mission and I got it done for them.” Kerr has 19 victories on the LPGA Tour. Lin shot a 64.