Tseng, 22, captures fifth major title

July 31, 2011 at 1:49 PM
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CARNOUSTIE, Scotland, July 31 (UPI) -- Yani Tseng became the youngest golfer, male or female, to claim her fifth major championship Sunday after winning the Women's British Open by four strokes.

Tseng, 22, defended her British Open title by firing a 3-under 69 in the final round, easily outpacing Brittany Lang, who came on strong with a 5-under 67 Sunday at Carnoustie in Scotland.

The world No. 1 collected her fourth major title earlier this year LPGA Championship. Sunday's victory was her fourth of the year and the ninth career of her LPGA Tour career.

Third-round leader Caroline Masson, playing in only her second major championship, had blown her two-shot lead to Tseng by the sixth hole, ending with a 6-over 78 on Sunday, good for a fifth-place tie.

Sophie Gustafson carded a 4-under 68, grabbing sole possession of third at minus-11, and Amy Yang (67) finished alone in fourth one shot further back.

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