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Ariya Jutanugarn taking LPGA Tour by storm

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Ariya Jutanugarn has become the first LPGA Tour player to make her first three wins on the LPGA Tour consecutive victories by taking out the inaugural LPGA Volvik Championship in Ann Arbor in Michigan the 20 year old winning by a massive five shots over Christina Kim with another shot back to Jessica Korda and Brooke Henderson.

The floodgates have been opened for the very talented Thai golfer and she now looks ahead to KPMG Women’s PGA Championship after taking a break during this coming week’s Shoprite LPGA Classic.

Jutanugarn led from round two and although she was challenged during her final round by Kim and Korda but she drew clear with birdies at four of her last five holes to win easily.

“Last year I had a chance to win a few tournaments but I did not learn how to play with pressure,” said Jutanugarn. “This year I am learning how to do that. My goal right now is to be inside the top five in the world.”

This win will move her up even further in the Rolex Rankings from her current 10th and should now be close to the top five already.  

Minjee Lee finished as the leading Australian in 20th position while Katherine Kirk was next best when 43rd.

The LPGA Tour has one more event in Galloway New Jersey before their second major of the year the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in Sammamish in Washington State.

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