Tseng makes history over Championship

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“CHIN up, chest out and smile.”

Those were the words that world number one Yani Tseng told herself on her final round of Carnoustie’s Championship Course on Sunday before lifting the title of Ricoh Women’s British Open winner of 2011.

The 22 year-old successfully defended the tournament that she won last year at Royal Birkdale and made history by becoming the youngest player, either male or female to have won five major championships.

A final round of 69 saw the Taiwanese star finish 16 under, three shots ahead of runner up American Brittany Lang.

And Tseng, who chose to wear her lucky winning combination of white shorts and a pink shirt was thrilled at having made golf history at Carnoustie.

Full coverage of the Ricoh Women’s Open is on pages 26, 27 and 32.