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Martin Takes Top Prize at Eagle Classic

Richmond, VA (WWBT)- For the third time in her career, Mo Martin won an LPGA Futures Tour event at Richmond Country Club.  Martin used a final round surge to pull ahead on the leaderboard and cruise to the win.

Martin shot a six under in Sunday's final round to finish the Eagle Classic at -13, three strokes ahead of runner-up Cara Freemen.  The eventual champion overtook leader Sophia Sheridan on the front nine and pulled away with a final round score of 66.  Freeman also shot 66 on the afternoon to mark the closest competitor for Martin. 

She experienced her win in front of her grandfather, Lincoln Martin, who was a PGA Futures Tour legend.  The 99-year old watches his granddaughter at nearly every professional event she takes part in.

Martin won $14,000 for the top prize and moves from fifth to third on the LPGA Futures Tour money list. 

University of Richmond head golf coach Jill Briles-Hinton shot a one under par for the event and finished in a tie for 25th.

The 2011 Futures tour has two events remaining on the schedule for this season.

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