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My sister Ariya wept more than me: Moriya Jutanugarn after winning The LA Open

Posted by Admin 23 Apr 2018

We all have heard about sibling rivalry in professional sports! But how about siblings who are on a mission to spin success stories together especially in the game of Golf!  


Moriya and Ariya Jutanugarn are just the second set of sisters to win on the LPGA Tour, joining Annika (72 wins) and Charlotta Sorenstam.


Moriya and Ariya


Thai golfer Moriya Jutanugarn finally joined her sister Ariya in the winner's circle, closing with a three-under 68 on Sunday (Apr 22) to capture the LA Open.


The 23-year-old Moriya's win by two strokes means that the Bangkok siblings join Annika and Charlotta Sorenstam as the only sisters to win on the USLPGA Tour.


Moriya was at a loss for words as she celebrated the win on the 18th green of the Wilshire Country Club with her family members and friends.


"My sister is crying more than me," said Moriya as she wiped tears of joy. "I can't tell you what I feel right now."



Ariya and Moriya


Ariya, 22, watched the final putt drop from just off the green as she stood with her arm around their mother. When Moriya sank her putt to reach a 12-under 272 total, Ariya skipped onto the green and shared a long emotional hug with her older sister.


"It feels great," said Moriya. "I had a lot of patience out there. Finally, my week comes through. I had a pretty solid weekend and I am pretty happy with that."



Park In-bee, who will return to the No. 1 ranking in the world on Monday, shot a 68 to finish in a tie with fellow Korean Ko Jin-young who had a 70.


Ryu So-yeon finished alone in fourth at seven-under 277, five strokes adrift of Moriya.



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