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Monday, 21st June 2010
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Japanese golfer wins ShopRite LPGA Classic

Ai Miyazato of Japan has become the newest number one player in women's golf, thanks to her win at the ShopRite LPGA Classic.

The event, held in New Jersey's Galloway Township, saw Miyazato take an LPGA first place finish for the fourth time this year.

And her latest win has also propelled her to a number one ranking, beating South Korea's Jiyai Shin.

The 25-year-old player won the ShopRite Classic by two strokes, seven strokes under the par of 64.

She celebrated her first LPGA victory only one year ago, at France's Evian Masters tournament.

Miyazato commented that she is "definitely not" contemplating retirement - contrary to some rumours, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

She said: "A major championship is my focus right now. I'm definitely not getting ready to retire, but thank you for asking."

Written by Kimberley Homer.