Danish veteran Iben Tinning won her final tournament yesterday after shooting a three-under 69 at the Dubai Ladies Masters.
The 36-year-old Tinning, who is retiring after 15 years on the tour, ended at 11-under 277. She beat Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist by two shots and England’s Melissa Reid by three in the season--ending tournament at the Emirates Golf Club.
It was Tinning’s sixth tour victory and her first since 2005.
Holding a one shot lead over Reid and Nordqvist going down the 18th, Tinning managed to get safely on the green in three and then holed a 15-foot birdie putt for the win.
Reid, whose drive went into the woods, ended up bogeying the hole to fall into third place.
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Japan’s Kenichi Kuboya is eyeing his first Asian Tour title after sharing the third round lead with South Korea’s Kim Hyung-sung at the Johnnie Walker Cambodian Open yesterday.
Kuboya produced another bogey-free round of three-under-par 69 while Kim posted a 67 as both stood on a total of 15-under-par 201 after 54 holes at the Phokeethra Country Club.
Three-time Asian Tour Order of Merit winner Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand struck a 65 to lie in third place on 202.
Fellow Thai Prayad Marksaeng, together with defending champion Marcus Both of Australia and Guido Van der Valk of the Netherlands are bunched in fourth place on 204.
Kuboya, who earned his Tour card by graduating from the Asian Tour qualifying school in January, has been at the top of his game since the opening round.
Prayad, a six-time Asian Tour winner, hit a hole-in-one on the par-three 16th.
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