Kajitani wins Augusta National Women's Amateur

Seventeen-year-old Japanese golfer Kajitani Tsubasa has won the Augusta National Women's Amateur.

On the final day on Saturday, Kajitani got three birdies, one bogey and one double bogey to finish at one over par, and won the title in a playoff.

Kajitani is from Okayama Prefecture in western Japan, and attends high school in Hyogo Prefecture.

She won the world junior championship when she was in elementary school, and finished ninth in the Japan Women's Open in 2019.

The event for the world's top amateurs started in 2019. Last year's tournament was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The final round was held at Augusta National Golf Club, the same venue as the men's Masters Tournament.

Tiger Woods, who has won the Masters five times, left hospital last month after suffering a severe injury in a car accident. He congratulated Kajitani on Twitter.

He wrote, "Congrats to Tsubasa Kajitani on winning the Augusta National Women's Amateur with an amazing playoff finish. Enjoy the special moment."