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Jenny Shin captures 1st LPGA win in Texas

By KH디지털1

Published : May 2, 2016 - 11:45

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South Korean golfer Jenny Shin captured her maiden LPGA Tour win in Texas on Sunday.

Shin had a bogey-free final round of four-under 67 at the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout in Irving, Texas, for a four-round total of 14-under 270.

Shin beat out two fellow South Koreans, Hur Mi-jung and Amy Yang, by two strokes to take home US$195,000 in the winner's check.

Shin, who joined the tour in 2011, had gone winless in 131 starts before this one.

Shin began the day trailing overnight leader Gerina Piller by four strokes at 10-under. The South Korean had a quick start with two birdies over her first three holes, and she added a third birdie at the par-four fifth.

Shin made her final birdie of the day at the par-five 10th and parred the rest of the way to hold on for the win.

Shin, whose Korean given name is Ji-eun, is the fourth South Korean to win on the LPGA Tour in 2016, joining Kim Hyo-joo, Jang Ha-na and Kim Sei-young. (Yonhap)