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Youthful American Runs Away With Women’s British Open

By Compiled From Wire Services

After chasing down the leader for her first pro title, Emilee Klein ran away with the Women’s British Open in Woburn, England, for her second straight victory.

The 22-year-old American, who won for the first time last week in the Ping Welch’s Championship at Canton, Mass., coasted home Sunday with a 1-under-par 72 for a seven-shot victory.

While Penny Hammel and Amy Alcott did close within four strokes, the fellow Americans had little chance to catch Klein. Hammel closed with a 71 and Alcott shot a 72 to tie for second.

Tracy Hanson of Rathdrum, Idaho, tied for 41st.

John Bland, a member of the Senior PGA Tour for less than a year, won his fourth tournament with a closing 6-under-par 66 for a three-stroke victory over Jim Colbert in the $800,000 Northville Long Island Classic in Jericho. N.Y.

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