Shin wins Women's British Open by nine strokes

By: Staff Reporter
By: Staff Reporter

Sunday, September 16, 2012

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

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

She was the only player to finish below par, with fellow South Korean Inbee Park second with a 288.

Karrie Webb of New Zealand had put herself in contention with a 68 in the morning but finished with an 82 for a tie for fifth place, 12 shots back.

Play was abandoned Friday because of the bad weather, forcing two rounds to be played Sunday.

Copyright 2012 Associated Press

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