Daniel ends eight-year title drought

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  • Tuesday, 15 Jul 2003

VANCOUVER: Beth Daniel ended an eight-year victory drought on Sunday as she birdied the last two holes to overtake Juli Inkster and win the Canadian Women's Open. 

“Well, it's been a while,” Daniel said. “I think you go through a spell that long and you kind of start wondering, number one, if you're ever going to win again, and number two, maybe you're too old to be out here. 

“But I always had confidence in myself. I always felt like I was going to win again.” 

Seven weeks ago, Daniel played alongside fellow LPGA Hall of Famer Inkster and watched her fire a final-round 62 to win the Corning Classic for her 29th career title. Fourteen of those wins have come since Daniel's most recent victory in the 1995 PING Welch's Championship. 

It appeared as if Daniel was going to watch Inkster win another title. At the 12th hole, Daniel gave away the lead as she bogeyed and Inkster birdied. 

But Daniel drained birdies at the 17th and 18th holes to complete a 68 that edged Inkster by one stroke – and made history. – AFP  

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