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Cheyenne Woods wins Australian Ladies Masters
Cheyenne Woods claimed her first major title by winning the Australian Ladies Masters after shooting a final-round four-under-par 69 at Royal Pines on Sunday afternoon to finish the game on 16 under overall and win by two shots.
Minjee Lee, a local amateur golfer, finished a surprising second after also carding a 69. However she wasn’t going to best Cheyenne, who played a sublime game from start to finish, mirroring her famous uncle Tiger Woods.
Woods finished with five birdies and a bogey. After the game she said to a gathering press: "This is a huge accomplishment for me.
"I've been pro for two years and, for the majority of it, people just think of me as Tiger Woods's niece so now I have a game of my own and I have a title now, a win, which is exciting.
"It's nice now to say to people that I can play and I'm not just a name.
"Growing up with the last name of Woods, there's a lot of expectations and pressure and spotlight on you but I always knew that I was able to win."
Cheyenne tasted victory in 2012 in what was classed as a minor event in the United States, but this was by far her biggest career success to date and it earns her a two-year exemption into Ladies European Tour events.
Cheyenne added: "I always knew I'd be able to compete with these ladies so now it's kind of a weight off my shoulders because now everybody knows, not just me."