Golf: Singapore's Jennifer Yan wins two trophies

Golf: Singapore's Jennifer Yan wins two trophies
Jennifer Yan, 17, won the Ladies' British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship at the Prestwick Golf Club in Scotland.

SINGAPORE - Singapore-based golfer Jennifer Yan is fast making a habit of winning, after lifting her second trophy in as many weeks on Friday.

The Raffles Girls' School student posted a five-under 69 to total 14-under 282 and top the 98-strong field at the Ladies' British Open Amateur Strokeplay Championship.

The 17-year-old beat 20-year-old Scot Gemma Dryburgh (71) by two strokes.

Jennifer, who holds a China passport but grew up and lives in Singapore where she is a permanent resident, had won the Girls' British Open Amateur Championship a little more than a week ago.

Then, she became the first Chinese to win the tournament in its 94-year history and is now believed to be the first to complete the double in the same year.

She told The Sunday Times: "I was a little nervous, knowing it's usually harder to win twice in a row, but I've always tried to stay in the present."

An opening six-under 68 - a course record for the particular variation of tees devised by the Ladies Golf Union for this championship - had given Jennifer a two-stroke lead after two rounds at the Prestwick Golf Club in Ayrshire, Scotland.

But the world's 33rd-ranked amateur was made to work for the win after sharing a five-stroke lead on nine-under 213 with Dryburgh, a two-time winner on the US college circuit with Tulane University, going into the last round.

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