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Mighty Mo Martin stretches US major control over Asia

Published on Jul 14, 2014 8:35 AM
 
Mo Martin of the U.S. poses for photographs after winning the women's British Open golf tournament at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, northern England, on July 13, 2014. Mo Martin continued a run of American victories in the women's majors after her one-shot victory in the Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SOUTHPORT, United Kingdom (AFP) - Mo Martin continued a run of American victories in the women's majors after her one-shot victory in the Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale.

Following a period of dominance by Asian players, American Stacy Lewis won this title last year and Martin makes it three in a row for the US this season following Lexi Thompson (Kraft Nabisco) and Michelle Wie (US Women's Open).

South Korea's Park Inbee will defend the LPGA Championship next month, while Norway's Suzann Pettersen is the reigning Evian Champion.

Martin was a real outsider going into the British Open but made her mark with rounds of 69, 69, 77 and a closing joint best of day 72 that ended with a spectacular eagle.

 
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