Lang wins third Womens Sr Amateur title

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USGATULSA, Okla. ' Diane Lang won the USGA Senior Womens Amateur for the third time in four years, beating Toni Wiesner 6 and 5 Sunday at Tulsa Country Club.
 
The 53-year-old Lang, a Jamaican who lives in Weston, Fla., also won the 2005 and 2006 tournaments. The sixth player to win the event three or more times, she also was a semifinalist in 2007, making her 22-1 in four years in the event.
 
Lang won five consecutive holes to take a 6-up after 10 holes and ended it with a 16-foot par putt on the 13th hole.
 
Im really, really happy, Lang said. This is my most special one. This makes all the hard work worthwhile. I put in a lot of sweat and tears over the last year to get my name on that trophy again. For a little girl from Jamaica, that aint half bad.
 
The 61-year-old Wiesner, from Fort Worth, was trying to become the first left-handed female USGA champion. She also lost the 1997 and 2000 finals.
 
I dont seem to be able to put it together in the final, Wiesner said. Maybe I put too much pressure on myself. I just couldnt get off the tee today. My tee shots killed me. I feel like I have done a lot. This would have just been icing on the cake.