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Spain sweeps to victory in International Crown

Spain wins all 4 singles events to best Sweden and claim the inaugural International Crown

Ai Miyazato, of Japan, drives from the fifth hole during the final round of the International Crown golf tournament Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Owings M...
Azahara Munoz, of Spain, drives from the fifth hole during the final round of the International Crown golf tournament Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Owings...
Mika Miyazato, of Japan, drives from the fifth hole during the final round of the International Crown golf tournament Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Owings...
Onnarin Sattayabanphot, of Thailand, tees off from the fifth hole during the final round of the International Crown golf tournament Sunday, July 27, 2...
Belen Mozo, of Spain, watches her chip onto the fourth hole during the final round of the International Crown golf tournament Sunday, July 27, 2014, i...
Onnarin Sattayabanphot, of Thailand, chips onto the fourth green during the final round of the International Crown golf tournament Sunday, July 27, 20...
Mamiko Higa, of Japan, reacts after driving from the fifth hole during the final round of the International Crown golf tournament Sunday, July 27, 201...
Anna Nordqvist, of Sweden, chips from the sand on the fourth hole during the final round of the International Crown golf tournament Sunday, July 27, 2...
Fans of the South Korean golfers clap on the fifth hole during the final round of the International Crown golf tournament Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Ow...
So Teon Ryu, of South Korea, drives from the fifth hole during the final round of the International Crown golf tournament Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Ow...
Na Yeon Choi, of South Korea, tees off the fifth hole during the final round of the International Crown golf tournament Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Owin...
Pornanong Phatlum, of Thailand, drives from the fifth hole during the final round of the International Crown golf tournament Sunday, July 27, 2014, in...
Pornanong Phatlum, of Thailand, smiles after a birdie on the fourth hole during the final round of the International Crown golf tournament Sunday, Jul...
Inbee Park, of South Korea, watches as her putt falls short on the fourth hole during the final round of the International Crown golf tournament Sunda...

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Ai Miyazato, of Japan, drives from the fifth hole during the final round of the International Crown golf tournament Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Owings M...

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Azahara Munoz, of Spain, drives from the fifth hole during the final round of the International Crown golf tournament Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Owings...

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Mika Miyazato, of Japan, drives from the fifth hole during the final round of the International Crown golf tournament Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Owings...

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Onnarin Sattayabanphot, of Thailand, tees off from the fifth hole during the final round of the International Crown golf tournament Sunday, July 27, 2...

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Belen Mozo, of Spain, watches her chip onto the fourth hole during the final round of the International Crown golf tournament Sunday, July 27, 2014, i...

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Onnarin Sattayabanphot, of Thailand, chips onto the fourth green during the final round of the International Crown golf tournament Sunday, July 27, 20...

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Mamiko Higa, of Japan, reacts after driving from the fifth hole during the final round of the International Crown golf tournament Sunday, July 27, 201...

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Anna Nordqvist, of Sweden, chips from the sand on the fourth hole during the final round of the International Crown golf tournament Sunday, July 27, 2...

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Fans of the South Korean golfers clap on the fifth hole during the final round of the International Crown golf tournament Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Ow...

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So Teon Ryu, of South Korea, drives from the fifth hole during the final round of the International Crown golf tournament Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Ow...

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Na Yeon Choi, of South Korea, tees off the fifth hole during the final round of the International Crown golf tournament Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Owin...

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Pornanong Phatlum, of Thailand, drives from the fifth hole during the final round of the International Crown golf tournament Sunday, July 27, 2014, in...

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Pornanong Phatlum, of Thailand, smiles after a birdie on the fourth hole during the final round of the International Crown golf tournament Sunday, Jul...

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Inbee Park, of South Korea, watches as her putt falls short on the fourth hole during the final round of the International Crown golf tournament Sunda...

OWINGS MILLS, Maryland (AP) -- Carlota Ciganda breezed to an early victory to set the tone and Spain won all four of its singles matches Sunday to capture the inaugural International Crown.

Sweden finished second in the tournament that began Thursday with 32 players from eight countries. The top-seeded United States was among three teams eliminated Saturday, leaving five countries and 20 players to compete for the trophy.

Fifth-seeded Spain began the final round tied for second behind Japan, but Ciganda immediately gave the Spaniards a boost by beating Na Yeon Choi of South Korea 8 and 6. Beatriz Recari followed with a 3-and-2 victory over Mikaela Parmlid of Sweden, and Belen Mozo clinched the tournament title with a 3-and-2 win over Moriya Jutanugarn of Thailand.

That set off an impromptu celebration on the 16th hole that began with a jubilant Recari jumping into the arms of Ciganda.

Azahara Munoz completed the sweep by beating Ai Miyazato of Japan 2 and 1.

Points accumulated through Saturday were added to those amassed Sunday. Using the scoring system of two points for a win and one for a tie, the final order was: Spain (15 points), Sweden (11), South Korea (10), Japan (10), Thailand (9), United States (6), Taiwan (4) and Australia (3).


Updated : 2021-06-15 04:16 GMT+08:00