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Hur sizzles to wrap up Scottish Open title

Hur Mi-jung notched six birdies in the final 10 holes as she secured an emphatic four-stroke victory in saturated conditions at the Ladies Scottish Open on Sunday.

The 29-year-old South Korean seized control with four successive birdies from the ninth hole at the Renaissance Club in North Berwick, the same course that hosted the men's Scottish Open last month.

Australia's Minjee Lee finished tied sixth on 11 under after posting a final-round 67, while compatriot Su Oh was joint 13th with a 275 total.

Hur capped off the performance in style with further birdies at the 16th and 18th holes for a five-under-par 66 on a day when club workers were kept busy squeegeeing the greens to keep the course playable in relentless rain.

She was doused with a bottle of champagne by her husband after finishing at 20-under 264 for her third LPGA victory, maintaining her record of winning once every five years, following previous successes in 2009 and 2014.

Honestly I don't like links courses but after this week I love it!" Hur told Sky Sports.

"It was really tough today with the rain but my caddie Gary is from Scotland and he helped me a lot on the course and he worked really well this week."

Overnight leader Moriya Jutanugarn (71) and US Women's Open champion Lee Jeong-eun (70) tied for second place on 16-under.

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