Tinning wins final tourney

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Iben Tinning closed with a three-under 69 Saturday to earn a two-stroke win at the Dubai Ladies Masters, which was her final Ladies European Tour start.

Tinning, who has been battling a hip injury, finished the tournament at 11-under-par 277. She is retiring in part due to her injury, but also to spend more time with her family.

Anna Nordqvist posted a two-under 70 to take second at minus-nine. Third-round leader Melissa Reid managed an even-par 72 to finish alone in third at eight-under-par 280.

American Christina Kim (69) and Florentyna Parker (68) shared fourth place at minus-six at Emirates Golf Club.

Michelle Wie had her best round of the week with a five-under 67. She finished alongside 2009 winner In Kyung Kim (68) in sixth place at five-under-par 283.

Wie notched her first birdie on the second. She poured in three consecutive birdie chances from the eighth to climb to minus-four and birdied the 15th, then parred the last three holes to close out a bogey-free round.

Tinning birdied the seventh to go with eight pars on the front nine. She birdied Nos. 10 and 11 to get to 11-under. A bogey on the 15th cut her lead to one, but Tinning secured her sixth LET victory with a birdie at the last.

Fifteen-year-old American Alexis Thompson had two birdies and a bogey in a round of 71. She finished tied for 22nd at plus-two.

Lee-Ann Pace, a five-time winner this season, stumbled to an eight-over 80 in the final round to finish tied for 52nd. However, that was enough to give her the money title over Laura Davies, who shot 70 to end at plus-one.


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