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Published : 2014-07-07 20:43
Updated : 2014-07-07 20:43

Korea’s Kim In-kyung looks to take advantage of her momentum heading into the Women’s British Open. (File photo)
DENHAM, England (AP) ― South Korea’s Kim In-kyung won the Ladies European Masters on Sunday, closing with a 3-under 68 for a five-stroke victory in the final event before the Women’s British Open.

Kim had an 18-under 270 total at Buckinghamshire for her first victory since the LPGA Tour’s 2010 Lorena Ochoa Invitational. She opened with rounds of 68, 63 and 68.

“I just had a great time,” Kim said. “It’s great to win the tournament and this is my first time playing the course so I’m really honored to win the championship. I feel like I’ve been hitting the ball really well and putting really well so I just had to go out there and enjoy myself.”

Australia’s Nikki Campbell was second after a 67.

Northern Ireland’s Stephanie Meadow, the former University of Alabama star playing her second event as a professional, tied for third at 11 under with South Africa’s Lee-Anne Pace and Germany’s Caroline Masson. Meadow matched the course record with a 63, Pace shot 68, and Masson 69. 


Cabrera takes Greenbrier

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, West Virginia (AP) ― Angel Cabrera no longer has to fret about that streak of disappointments in non-major events on the PGA Tour.

The 44-year-old Argentine won the Greenbrier Classic on Sunday for his first victory in a tournament other than a major, closing with his second straight 6-under 64 for a two-stroke victory over a heavy-hearted George McNeill.

Cabrera, whose only other PGA Tour victories came in the 2007 U.S. Open and 2009 Masters, built a three-shot lead before making things interesting with a pair of late bogeys. He finished at 16-under 264 and now has another green jacket ― that as Greenbrier Classic champion.

Cabrera had no top-10 finishes this season entering the tournament but had everything working Sunday, hammering drives and approach shots with precision and coming up with clutch putts, especially on the back nine. 


McDowell rallies at French

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) ― Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland came from eight shots back to retain his French Open title Sunday, shooting a 4-under 67 in pouring rain to win by one shot.

McDowell made the best of the tough conditions, making five birdies and a bogey for the lowest round of the day to finish with a 5-under 279 total.

“That goes back to my upbringing a little bit in my teens, playing through all weathers and conditions,” McDowell said. “Playing golf in bad weather is an art form. Some guys are good at it, some guys are not.”

Overnight leader Kevin Stadler only managed a 76 to share second place with Thongchai Jaidee.

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