Ahazara Munoz wins in New Jersey

Azahara Munoz claimed the Sybase Match Play Championship in New Jersey with a 2 and 1 win in a seesaw final against Candie Kung, conqueror of Catriona Matthew in the first round.

In a tournament that had seen its fair share of shocks, the final failed to produce another as the world No 27 from Spain came out on top against her Taiwanese opponent, ranked 102.

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Munoz took the early advantage as Kung bogeyed the first, but the Taiwanese player, who earlier in the tournament beat world No 1 Yani Tseng, stormed back to take the lead with a birdie at the second and a par at seventh. But the Spaniard made the decisive move by winning three of four holes from the ninth, with two pars and a birdie at the par-5 11th.