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20-YEAR-OLD WINS WOMEN'S BRITISH OPEN

Two friends sprayed Australia's Karrie Webb with champagne on the 18th green after she won the British Women's Open on Sunday.

In many places, Webb would be too young to drink the stuff.The 20-year-old rookie - she turned professional just 10 months ago - blitzed through a field of Europe's best that included world No. 1 Laura Davies and a strong field of Americans headed by Nancy Lopez.

Webb shot a 3-under-par 70 in her final round for a 14-under total of 278 - six shots ahead of former U.S. Amateur champion Jill McGill and U.S. Open champion Annika Sorenstam. McGill finished with a 69 and Sorenstam closed with a 71.

The young Australian took the lead after the second round, held it after dropping a 40-foot eagle putt on the last hole of the third round, and always seemed in command.