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Ariya reclaims No. 1 ranking with Ladies Scottish Open win

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GULLANE, Scotland - Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn made six birdies in a final round 5-under 66 to win the Ladies Scottish Open by one shot on Sunday.

The 22-year-old Jutanugarn held off the challenge of Australian Minjee Lee at Gullane to claim her 10th LPGA title and third this year.

With the win, she also reclaimed the top spots in the Rolex Women's World Golf Rankings.

Jutanugarn finished on 13-under 271 to move top of the world rankings, ahead of South Koreans Inbee Park and Sung Hyun Park.

''It means a lot to me, it's like my dream come true,'' the Bangkok-born Jutanugarn told lpga.com.


Full-field scores from the ASI Ladies Scottish Open


''I told my caddie this week, 'I want to win on a links course one time in my life,' and I did it so (I feel) pretty good.''

Runner-up Lee remained in close pursuit of Jutanugarn throughout Sunday but was unable to make up a one-shot overnight deficit.

Lee produced a bogey-free 66 but couldn't do enough after her third-round 71.

Jutanugarn has also won the Kingsmill Championship and U.S. Women's Open this year.

South Koreans Jin Young Ko (67) and Haeji Kang (69) finished tied for third on 8 under, while their compatriot Amy Yang dropped to joint fifth.

Yang, who shared the overnight lead with Jutanugarn, carded a 1-over 72 to finish tied for fifth with Spaniard Carlota Ciganda.