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Savannah Vilaubi Wins the Texas Women's Open

Savannah Vilaubi is a winner again. It was only about nine months ago that she got her first win as a professional, and she's been a professional now for only a little more than a year.

On Saturday, at a very hot Rolling Hills Country Club in Arlington, Texas, Vilaubi fired a 69 in the final round to win the 2016 Texas Women's Open. That's one of the bigger tournaments on the state open circuit, with one of the biggest fields (141 golfer started the first round). In other words, it's a big win in the career of a golfer who is working up the ladder toward the ultimate goal of the LPGA Tour.

But her win here gets Savannah into at least one LPGA tournament. The victory carries with it an exemption into the 2017 LPGA Volunteers of America Texas Shootout.

Vilaubi was seven strokes off the lead following a 73 in Round 1. A 71 in the second round moved her to within two strokes of the lead. And Savannah's 69 in the final round came despite a bogey on the final hole. But birdies on the 16th and 17th had given her a cushion going to the last. She finished at even-par 213, two strokes ahead of the runners-up (Kyung Kim and amateur Megan Thothong).

Check out a previous post we wrote about Savannah for more background on her, including her NCAA career.

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