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Golf: 20-year-old Japanese Hinako Shibuno wins Women's British Open

Japan's Hinako Shibuno celebrates getting a birdie on the 18th green to win the Women's British Open golf championship at Woburn Gold Club near Milton Keynes, England, on Aug. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
Japan's Hinako Shibuno smiles as she holds the trophy as she celebrates after winning the Women's British Open golf championship at Woburn Gold Club near Milton Keynes, England, on Aug. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
Japan's Hinako Shibuno hits a shot during the final round of the AIG Women's British Open golf championship at Woburn Golf Club near Milton Keynes, England, on Aug. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
Japan's Hinako Shibuno prepares to putt on the 3rd hole during the final round of the AIG Women's British Open golf championship at Woburn Golf Club near Milton Keynes, England, on Aug. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
Japan's Hinako Shibuno prepares to hit a shot during the final round of the AIG Women's British Open golf championship at Woburn Golf Club near Milton Keynes, England, on Aug. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
Japan's Hinako Shibuno hits a shot during the final round of the AIG Women's British Open golf championship at Woburn Golf Club near Milton Keynes, England, on Aug. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
Japan's Hinako Shibuno celebrates after winning the Women's British Open golf championship at Woburn Gold Club near Milton Keynes, England, on Aug. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

MILTON KEYNES, England (Kyodo) -- Hinako Shibuno, a rookie on Japan's LPGA tour, captured the Women's British Open on Sunday, becoming the second Japanese golfer to win an overseas major event.

The 20-year-old, who is making her overseas debut at Woburn Golf Club in the season's final major, shot a final round 68 to win by one strokes.

She started the final round with a two-stroke lead over South Africa's Ashleigh Buhai, with South Korea's Park Sung Hyun and Ko Jin Young three and four strokes back, respectively.

Shibuno has won twice this season on Japan's domestic tour and follows compatriot Hisako Higuchi, winner of the 1977 LPGA Championship, as Japan's only winners of an overseas golf major.

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