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Golf-'Smiling Cinderella' Shibuno wins Women's British Open


Reuters London
Updated: 04-08-2019 23:48 IST
Golf-'Smiling Cinderella' Shibuno wins Women's British Open

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'Smiling Cinderella' Hinako Shibuno completed a fairytale week by winning the Women's British Open in her first LPGA event at Milton Keynes on Sunday. The 20-year-old Japanese player, who earned her nickname because of her radiant smile, rammed home a lengthy birdie putt at the final hole to edge out American Lizette Salas by one stroke.

Shibuno, a rank outsider at the start of the event, reacted with glee after her winning putt rattled in at Woburn for a closing four-under-par 68. She finished on 18-under 270 to become the second Japanese woman to win a major, after Hisako "Chako" Higuchi in 1977.

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COUNTRY : United Kingdom