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Tseng wins Brit Open and makes history

Yani Tseng made history on Sunday winning the Women’s British Open championship at Carnoustie, Scotland to become the youngest player to capture five major titles.

The 22-year-old from Taiwan shot a 3-under 69 to finish at 16-under 272, four strokes ahead of American Brittany Lang.

Women’s golfing great Annika Sorenstam was a venerable 32 when she won the 2003 LPGA Championship for her fifth major. Tiger Woods claimed his quintuple at the 2000 PGA Championship at the relatively senior age of 24-years-old.

“It’s so great making history on this golf course, and I feel wonderful right now,” said Tseng, the world No1 having won the major for the second straight year.

“I hope to keep winning. Next year, there are another four majors, and I will try and organize and keep working hard.”

Lang hit 67 to finish on 276, one ahead of Sophie Gustafson of Swedene who had a final round of 68.

The 25-year-old Lang was tied for sixth coming into the final day, eight behind overnight leader Germany’s Caroline Masson, but four birdies at Nos. 11, 12, 14 and 17 helped raise her up the leader board.

"I played great today," Lang said. "I made some really big par putts early on and from then on played fairly flawless golf."

Like Lang, Tseng birdied at 11, 12 and 17 and capped it off with a sublime 9-iron to 3 feet to finish.

“I was a little nervous before the start, but then I hit a good tee shot and I felt good,” said Tseng. “I feel that, having been in this position in a major a few times before, I am getting more mature and can handle the pressure better."

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