Canada's Alena Sharp wins Symetra Tour opener

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LPGA Tour player Alena Sharp won the Symetra Tour's season-opening Visit Mesa Gateway Classic on Sunday, beating five players by three strokes.

The 32-year-old Canadian closed with a 1-under 71 for a 12-under 204 total at Longbow Golf Club. She finished second last year, two strokes behind Jaclyn Sweeney.

Emily Talley (65), Becca Huffner (68), Sadena Parks (68), Marissa Steen (69) and Jennie Lee (71) tied for second.

Cheyenne Woods, Tiger Woods' niece, had a 71 to tie for 14th at 3 under. She won the Australian Ladies Masters two weeks ago.

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