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Kris Tamulis earns maiden LPGA crown in bumper finale

Kris Tamulis stormed home to win her first LPGA Tour title on Sunday, playing a bumper 29 holes on the final day of the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic.

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Kris Tamulis earns maiden LPGA crown in bumper finale play

Kris Tamulis earns maiden LPGA crown in bumper finale

(Omni Sports)

Kris Tamulis stormed home to win her first LPGA Tour title on Sunday, playing a bumper 29 holes on the final day of the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic.

Tamulis, 34, started the day at six-under overall in Prattville, Alabama, only to card 12 birdies thereafter to finish a bogey-free third-round 68 - and card a seven-under 65 to top it off.

The American edged out former world number one Yani Tseng (16 under), after the Taiwanese finished with a final-round 67.

Tamulis had to wait nervously in the clubhouse as Tseng surged late with birdies down the stretch at 13, 14 and 16, but she could not force a play-off.

Tied for second with Tseng was Austin Ernst (69), after a bogey-free finale that featured three birdies.

Sydnee Michaels (67) and Lexi Thompson (69) were tied for fourth, while world number three Stacy Lewis (66) joined Jaye Marie Green (67) in a share of sixth.

Hsu Wei-ling, compatriot of Tseng, was outright eighth after a day-best 64 that shot her 24 spots up the leaderboard.

Nannette Hill (68), Julieta Granada and Kim Sei-young were tied for ninth on 10 under.

Defending champion Hur Mi-jung withdrew after one round at the event, after a two-over 74.

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