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Hinako Shibuno won 2019 AIG Women's British Open

Hinako Shibuno won 2019 AIG Women's British Open

The 20-year-old Golfer Hinako Shibuno created a shock at the last major female tournament in 2019, with a record of -18.

The British Open championship was only decided on the 18th hole of the fourth round yesterday 4/8. Lizette Salas and Hinako Shibuno both scored -17 points before the decision. Salas missed the stroke more than a meter, and Shibuno birdie from a distance of six meters to become the first Japanese golfer to win a major after Chako Higuchi at KPMG Women’s PGA Championship 1977.

The event of the 20-year-old golfer crowned in the second highest-paid tournament of the year ($ 675,000), right in the first round of the LPGA Tour, was seen as the biggest surprise of the season. You can immediately get a ticket to the LPGA Tour or wait until the 2020 season to continue writing the dream on the top stage.

Before this tournament, Shibuno belonged to the unknown. She is a rookie in Japan's professional women's league system and only competes in her homeland. During the fledgling career of Shibuno, Woburn Golf Club was the first foreign battleground. Even before coming to Woburn to attend AIG Women’s British Open, Shibuno thinks this is a coastal courtyard, while it is a park-like courtyard, and only aims to overcome the cut.

But during the first two rounds, she only got two bogeys and ranked second on the charts. After the first nine holes in round 3, Shibuno's score is +1. It seems like the young girl will be short of breath and sink to the bottom of the table, suddenly happens. The golfer, nicknamed "Cinderella or laugh", recorded six birdies at the last nine holes, completing a 67-goal round to rise to the top with a two-point difference compared to the one behind it, Ashleigh Buhai.

The last round, the 20-year-old golfer lost the top of the table after double-bogey on Hole 3. Bogey on the 8th hole made her to the top of the table two sticks after the first half of the final round. However, Japanese rookie LPGA did not tremble. She birdie three in four holes from hole 10 to hole 13, then continue birdie 15 to balance the total score with Salas. Success in the trick decides the hole 18, Shibuno overcomes the seniors to win the championship.

"I was too worried in the first nine holes", Shibuno said. "But I regained my composure in the following nine holes. It is unbelievable that the champion in a big tournament like this, not to mention the championship. I cannot express my happiness now".

World number one Ko Jin Young finished third with -16 points, while Morgan Pressel (-15) and Ashleigh Buhai (-14) finished top 5.