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Rookie jumps ahead with final birdie

Updated: June 12, 2009, 8:50 PM ET
Associated Press

HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. -- As a young golfer in Sweden, Anna Nordqvist patterned her career after the best female golfer her country has ever produced -- Annika Sorenstam.

No comparisons can be made yet between the Sorenstam, the leading money winner in LPGA Tour history, and Nordqvist, a rookie with $23,132 in career earnings.

This much can be said about Nordqvist, though: She sure knows how to play under pressure in a major tournament.

Nordqvist made a 36-foot birdie putt ...

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