Shin wins Women's British Open by 9 shots

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HOYLAKE, England (AP) -- Jiyai Shin avoided mistakes in miserable weather conditions to cruise to a record nine-stroke victory in the Women's British Open on Sunday.

With the last two rounds played Sunday, Shin took a three-shot lead in the final round after shooting a 1-under 71 in the morning. She stayed calm while strong wind and heavy showers sent scores soaring at Royal Liverpool in the afternoon, closing with a 73 to finish at 9-under 279.

The 24-year-old South Korean player won the major championship for the second time in five years and also won for the second time in seven days on the LPGA Tour. Last Monday morning in Virginia, she finished off Paula Creamer on the ninth hole of a playoff in the Kingsmill Championship.

South Korea's Inbee Park was second, shooting 72-76.

Australia's Karrie Webb, a three-time winner in the event, put herself in contention with a 68 in the morning, but finished with an 82 to tie for fifth, 12 shots back.

Play was abandoned Friday because of high wind, forcing the 36-hole finale Sunday.




 
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