Nancy Lopez made a 5-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole for her first victory of the season as she defended her title in the $325,000 MBS LPGA Classic on Sunday.

Lopez, who trailed leader Caroline Keggi by eight strokes early in the final round, stormed into contention with five birdies and a bogey for a 4-under-par 68 over the 6,351-yard Los Coyotes Country Club course.