Second win in 11 weeks for Amy

Yang posted 10 birdies in total, with just one three putt bogey, at the second hole. She sank birdie putts from 25, nine and six feet at the third, fourth and fifth holes respectively and then chipped and putted for birdie at the par-five eighth going out.

As the equal leader on eight-under-par at the turn, Yang birdied three holes in a row from the 10th to grab a three shot lead over a chasing pack. She then birdied the final three holes for an inward total of just 30 strokes.

She leapfrogged her favourite player Sorenstam, with whom she was paired for the first two rounds. Sorenstam is a role model to Yang, who is also inspired by her compatriot Se Ri Pak.

“Of course all the Korean golfers like Se Ri because she is like Annika is in Sweden. I like Annika too. I like the routine and the way she plays; I really like it. I think I was 10 or 11 and I watched Annika’s game on the TV. I didn’t think I would play with her when I grew up! It is very exciting,” she said.

“Everyone wants to be the number one golfer, don’t they, like Annika did. I’m not looking at that now. This year I’m trying to get more experience. In five years maybe I can go for it.”

Sorenstam’s Swedish farewell tournament did not go as planned. She led by one stroke after a first round of 66, but after Friday’s play was cancelled due to a water logged course, she couldn’t keep the momentum going through the weekend.