An easy, Sunday feeling for Lang

DEREK VAN DIEST -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 8:23 AM ET

Brittany Lang managed to fly under the radar through the first three rounds at the CN Canadian Women's Open.

But when everything was tallied up, the McKinney, Texas, native posted the fourth-best score of the tournament.

Yesterday Lang finished the final round of the event with a four-under, 67. Only two other golfers had better days.

"I got off to a good start, I was two-under through three," Lang said. "I felt like I could really take it low today and make a lot of putts. I got into a little bit of a rut in the middle, but I had a pretty good back nine."

Lang, 22, earned $103,818 for her performance this week. Heading into the event she was 49th on the money list with $176,074 in earnings this year.

The fourth-place finish matched a season high for Lang, who also finished fourth at the Sybase Classic in May.

"It was a very easy course today," Lang said.

"Yesterday it was tougher because the rough was wet and if you missed the fairway it was tough hitting out of the wet rough. Today the course was playing as easy as it's played all week."

Lang posted an even-par, 71 in the first round of the tournament, then made a move with a four-under 67 in the second round.

In yesterday's final round, Lang birdied two of the first three holes then went on to pick up three more birdies on the back nine.

Her only blemish came on No. 9 when she picked up a bogey on the 417-yard par 4.

"I just tried to play a bit more aggressively today, try and make a bunch of birdies and see where it gets me," Lang said.

"I thought I had a great week. I hit the ball the best I have in a while and I putted the best I have in a while. It gives me a lot of confidence but I think I had a great week."

UNLUCKY 7 FOR DIAZ

Laura Diaz blames it on seven.

That's where her chances of catching Lorena Ochoa in the final round vanished yesterday.

"I four-putted," Diaz said. "I had a pretty good back nine and I had another birdie opportunity that I didn't make on 17, but other than that, it was a fine day."

Diaz went into the final round tied for second at 10-under, four strokes back of Ochoa. However the native of Scotia, New York, could only manage a one-over 72 to finish in a fourth-place tie - seven shots back of Ochoa who went on to win the tournament.

Things didn't start well for Diaz as she bogied the first hole. She was then unable to make up the stroke before scoring a six on the 412-yard par 4 No. 7.

On the back nine Diaz was able to pick up three birdies before finishing with a bogey on 18.

"Overall today wasn't a great day, but for the week overall it was a really good week," Diaz said. "I just tried to play the game that I set out to play at the beginning of the week. I have a strategy and I try to stick to that strategy and if it works, that's great."


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