Ariya Jutanugarn's First LPGA Win

Ariya Jutanugarn is a first-time winner on the LPGA Tour after claiming victory at the 2016 Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic.

The win probably came a little later than it should have, which is a little odd to say about a 20-year-old. But Ariya's career was set back by an injury she suffered at the 2013 LPGA Championship.

At the 2016 Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic in Alabama, Jutanugarn began the final round with a 3-stroke lead. She ended it with a 1-stroke win over runners-up Morgan Pressel, Stacy Lewis and Amy Yang. Here's something I was surprised by: Jutanugarn is the LPGA's first-ever winner from Thailand.

Jutanugarn first gained notice at the tender age of 11 when she made it through a qualifier to play in the 2007 Honda LPGA Thailand. Ariya and her sister Moriya moved to the United States to play on the AJGA junior circuit, and Ariya was the Player of the Year in 2011 and 2012.

She turned pro at the end of 2012 and joined the Ladies European Tour as a rookie for the 2013 season. And she gave plenty of indication of victories to come early that year. Playing in the Honda LPGA Thailand, Ariya finished second to Inbee Park. At the next tournament, the HSBC Women's Champions, she was fourth. Those were both LPGA events. Back on the LET, Ariya recorded her first win as a pro golfer at the Lalla Meryem Cup.

Then the injury interfered. It was a shoulder injury she suffered chasing after her sister with a water bottle, hijinks that turned painful when Ariya slipped and fell down an incline.

It's pretty clear now that she is all the way back. And it should be pretty clear that this was just the first of what will be more wins for Ariya Jutanugarn.

Jenny Shin

For several years, Jenny Shin was one of the LPGA golfers you watched play and thought, "This woman is a sure-fire winner." And, sure enough, today Jenny earned her first career LPGA victory at the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout.

Shin closed with a round of 67, following earlier rounds of 68, 70 and 65, to finish at 14-under 270. That was good for the 2-stroke win over M.J. Hur, Gerina Piller and Amy Yang.

Jenny was born in South Korea, but her family moved to California when she was still single-digits in age. When she was 10, Shin won the Los Angeles City Championship, and when she was 13 she won the USGA's US Girls Amateur.

After more amateur success playing the AJGA circuit, Jenny turned pro in 2010. That year she won once on the Duramed Futures Tour and finished the season with three Top 10s in her final four starts, vaulting to No. 4 on the money list. And with that, at age 18, Shin headed to the LPGA Tour for her 2011 rookie season.

In 2011, Jenny had two Top 10s in that rookie season; in 2012, she increased her Top 10s to five and finished 30th on the money list.

After a brief slippage in 2013, Shin moved up to 21st on the money in 2014 and was 26th in 2015. But her best finish remained a third-place recorded in 2014.

Until the 2016 VOA Texas Shootout, and win No. 1. After several years of consistently good play - after several years of observers thinking, "no doubt she's going to win" - Jenny has that victory. "Win" rhymes with "Shin," after all.

Madelene Sagstrom

In Madelene Sagstrom's first tournament on the Symetra Tour in 2016, she finished third. In her second, she finished second.

And in her third? Victory.

Sagstrom, a rookie pro, won the Symetra Tour's Chico's Patty Berg Memorial on Sunday by one stroke. It was a hard-fought win and she had to overcome some serious nerves: Madelene began the final round in the lead, but on the front nine she made five bogeys.

That dropped her out of the lead, but on the back nine she steadied herself and rallied, including birdies on the 15th and 16th holes.

Sagstrom wound up winning by one stroke over Sophia Popov at 9-under 279.

Madelene is originally from Sweden. She won the French International Open in 2011. In college, she was a four-time All-America selection at Louisiana State University, and posted three NCAA victories. She was the SEC's Player of the Year in 2015.

Jennifer Ha Gets Her First Pro Win

Congratulations to Jennifer Ha for posting her first victory in a professional tournament.

It happened at the NWGA's Timacuan Golf & Country Club event in Lake Mary, Fla., today (the Florida part of the NWGA Tour used to be called the Suncoast Series). Ha finished at 4-under 212 and passed the second-round leader with a final-round 70. She finished one stroke in front of the second-place golfer, 5-time LPGA Tour winner and multiple Solheim Cupper Maria (Hjorth) McBride.

Ha's earlier starts on the NWGA Tour this year produced some pretty good results, too, including two runner-up finishes. But his is her first pro win.

Ha was born in Korea but grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and plays under the Canadian flag. As an amateur she was a member of the Canadian National Team and her wins included the Pacific Northwest Women's Amateur in 2013.

Jennifer played college golf at Kent State University, where she was the MAC Freshman of the Year in the 2011-12 season. As both a sophomore and junior Ha was the conference's Player of the Year. In that junior year (2013-14), she tied the school record (first set by onetime Big Break golfer Jan Dowling) with four victories, and established the school's single-season scoring average record (since broken).

Bronte Law

Every time the delightful Bronte Law shows up in the college golf headlines - and it happens often - I can't help humming the song I Fought the Law and the Law Won. This Law wins often.

Bronte, a junior at UCLA, won her fifth NCAA tournament last week at the Ping/ASU Invitational, beating the field by six strokes. She fired a 69 in the final round to finish with a tournament-record score of 12-under 2014. (It was Law's second win of the 2015-16 season, the first coming at the Stanford Intercollegiate.) And for her effort she was named UCLA's Student-Athlete of the Week.

Accolades are plenty for Bronte. For example, she's currently No. 1 in Golfweek's women's college rankings. And she's currently No. 4 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings. There's no doubt Law will earn All-America accolades after this season, just as she did last season - when she was also the Pac-12 Golfer of the Year.

Bronte, from England, has extensive experience playing internationally for teams GB&I and Europe. She was a member of the 2012 GB&I Curtis Cup team, Europe's 2013 Junior Solheim Cup team and GB&I's 2014 Curtis Cup team. Assuming she remains an amateur, she'll be at this year's Curtis Cup, too.

Bronte won the English Women's Amateur in 2014 and repeated in 2015. Last year she won it by a whopping 16 shots! And she's already played in several professional majors.

Yep, you fight this Law, she usually wins.

As for the photos: UCLA golfers clearly like to wear tiaras on their birthdays! Below, Bronte is with former teammates Ani Gulugian and Alison Lee.

Instagramming With ... Courtney Harter

Courtney Harter is ready to get back in the swing on the Symetra Tour. After missing the 2015 season, Courtney will rejoin the Symetra Tour for its Florida swing in 2016. That means playing the Florida Natural Charity Classic April 8-10; the Chico's Patty Berg Memorial April 14-17; and the Guardian Retirement Championship at Sara Bay April 22-24.

These will be Harter's first Symetra Tour tournaments since the 2014 season, when she had a best showing of tied for 18th.

Courtney turned pro in 2012 after an NCAA career at the University of Alabama that included one NCAA victory. Since then she's played events on the Suncoast Series, the Canadian Women's Tour and in Europe, in addition to the Symetra Tour. And twice she Monday qualified to get into the field at LPGA tournaments.

Courtney works on her game with well-known instructor Dana Dahlquist. But golf isn't Harter's only way to pay the bills. You won't be surprised to learn she's also a model.

You can follow Courtney on Instagram - @courtneyharter - to keep up with her exploits in both the golf and modeling worlds.