Sun Young Yoo won four of the last five holes to take the title at the LPGA Tour’s inaugural Sybase Match Play Championship in New Jersey.
And in beating American world number 10 Stanford, who had defeated Amy Yang in the semis, 28th seed Yoo completed her fifth win of the week over a higher-ranked player, sealing victory with birdies at the 16th and 17th holes.
“Everybody’s good this week, so I think the ranking number’s just a number, so you never know,” Yoo said of her route to the final.
“I felt really comfortable out there. I don’t know why, but I wasn’t nervous too much.”