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Shin shatters Women's British Open mark

Sept. 16, 2012 at 3:01 PM   |   Comments

HOYLAKE, England, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Jiyai Shin shattered a tournament record Sunday, carding a round of 1-over 73 to win by nine strokes in claiming her second Women's British Open title.

Shin finished at 9-under 279 at Royal Liverpool, shaking off windy, rainy conditions to far outdistance her closest competition -- Inbee Park at even-par 288.

Her nine-shot margin of victory easily bested the former of record of four strokes held by Karen Stupples.

It was Shin's second LPGA Tour title in less than a week -- she edged Paula Creamer after a long playoff Monday to win the Kingsmill Championship.

Park carded a 4-over 76 in her second-place finish Sunday, while Creamer claimed third at plus-1 with an even-par 72.

Fourth place went to Mika Miyazato., who registered a 5-over 77, ending the tourney at 2-over.

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