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Veteran Kris Tamulis wins Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic for first tour win

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PRATTVILLE, Alabama — Kris Tamulis won the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title.

Tamulis played 29 holes Sunday in the twice-delayed tournament, the 186th of her LPGA Tour career. She finished a third-round 67 and closed with a 65 to beat Yani Tseng and Austin Ernst by a stroke.

PHOTO: Yani Tseng watches her tee shot on the second hole after a five-hour rain delay, during the third round of the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic golf tournament at Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Prattville, Ala. (AP Photo/Hal Yeager)
Yani Tseng watches her tee shot on the second hole after a five-hour rain delay, during the third round of the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic golf tournament at Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Prattville, Ala. (AP Photo/Hal Yeager)

The 34-year-old former Florida State player finished at 17-under 271 on The Senator Course.

Tseng had rounds of 71 and 67, and Ernst shot 68-69 with the weather clearing up after delays totaling nearly 7 hours the previous two days. Both parred the final hole with a chance to force a playoff.

Tamulis birdied four of the first six holes in the final round before finally making her only bogey of the last three rounds. She hadn't finished better than fourth on the tour.

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