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Golf: Salas wins Kingsmill Championship

Lizette Salas claimed her first win on the LPGA Tour by closing with an even-par 71 to win the Kingsmill Championship by four shots.

WILLIAMSBURG, United States: Lizette Salas claimed her first win on the LPGA Tour by closing with an even-par 71 on Sunday to win the Kingsmill Championship by four shots.

The 24-year-old American finished 72 holes on 13-under-par 271 at the Kingsmill course.

Salas was coming off a missed cut two weeks ago at the North Texas Shootout.

Australian Sarah Jane Smith matched the low round of the day with a five-under 66 to finish second, her best LPGA finish.

She shared second place at 275 by American Lexi Thompson (69) and former world number one Tseng Ya-Ni (69).

South Korean Ryu So-Yeon (69) and New Zealand's Lydia Ko (71) shared fifth place at eight-under 276. Thidapa Suwannapura of Thailand shot two-under 69 to grab seventh at seven-under 277.

Last year's winner, American Cristie Kerr, stumbled to a one-over 72 for the second consecutive round. Kerr shared 29th place at two-under 282.

New Zealand teen Lydia Ko and American Stacy Lewis each missed a chance to move into the world number one ranking.

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