Iben Tinning Wins Final Event of Career
From the Associated Press, via PGATour.com:
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Iben Tinning of Denmark ended her career with a victory at the Dubai Ladies Masters on Saturday, clinching the win with a birdie on the last hole to hold off Sweden's Anna Nordqvist by two shots.
The 36-year-old Tinning, who is retiring after 15 years on the tour, shot a 3-under 69 in the final round to finish at 11-under 277.
Tinnen was a shot ahead of the 16th-ranked Nordqvist and England's Melissa Reid going to the 18th and got safely on the green to set up the birdie putt that sealed the victory.
Tinning hugged her husband, Lasse, who caddies for her, after Reid made a bogey putt to end up in third place. It was Tinning's sixth tour victory -- and first since 2005 -- and will help erase the bad memories of playing here in 2007 when she missed a putt on the 17th and then hit a shot in the water on the 18th to hand the win to Annika Sorenstam.
"It's crazy," she said with a smile. "I know it's going through my head now but I can't believe I won. It was amazing. I just tried to keep strong out there and it was tough sometimes. I cannot believe this. I am so happy."