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Baker wins Women's British Amateur, gets in 3 majors

HUNSTANTON, England (AP) Jess Baker of England had to make a 25-foot birdie just to reach match play in the Women's British Amateur and then completed her amazing week with a 4-and-3 victory in the championship match Saturday at Hunstanton.

Baker won four straight holes to build a 3-up lead over Louise Rydqvist of Sweden after the morning 18 holes, and then extended her lead to 5 up through the 10th hole in the afternoon. She closed out the win on the 15th hole.

The 19-year-old Baker, who plays at the University of Central Florida, earns a spot in the Women's British Open at Muirfield and the Evian Championship, along with the U.S. Women's Open next year at Pebble Beach and the Augusta National Women's Amateur.

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Updated June 25, 2022

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