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Blog Entry: MOBILE, Ala. Thomas Vanek Wild Jersey . -- Jennifer Johnson got a hug and congratulations from the defending Mobile Bay LPGA Classic champion before it even sunk in Sunday that she had won her first tour title. "It was fun there at the end, because Jennifer was making putts and I dont think she realized what she was doing," said Stacy Lewis, her playing partner. "I told her when I hugged her, I think you just won yourself a golf tournament. And shes kind of like, What? It was really cute." Johnsons game was better than cute. The 21-year-old Californian closed with her second straight 7-under 65 for a tournament-record 21-under 267 total on The Crossings course at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trails Magnolia Grove complex. She birdied four of the final six holes for a one-stroke victory over Jessica Korda and Pornanong Phatlum. A 15-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole secured the win, and not long after Lewis passed the torch from her 2012 victory. "Before I hit my birdie putt on 17, I saw that Pornanong was tied with me at 20 and I didnt want a playoff so I was like, Im going to make this thing," Johnson said. The former Arizona State star two-putted for par on the final hole, tipped her cap and headed toward the practice range to hit a few balls in case of a playoff. But Phatlum was already done and the lead was safe even with Kordas closing birdie. Phatlum, a 23-year-old from Thailand, closed with a 63. Her previous best finish was third at the Kia Classic. Johnson had only one previous top-10 finish, an eighth-place tie at the 2011 Navistar LPGA Classic in Prattville, Ala. This time she got a win along with a hug and a "Good job, champ" from her father, Mike. "Im a little shocked," Johnson said. "I didnt even realize I shot 65. The whole back nine, I dont know what was happening. "The birdie putt on 17, thats when I started thinking a little more about winning the tournament. A little bit on the front nine, but you cant afford to think about that." She went home after missing her second cut of the year at the Kingsmill Championship and switched to what she calls her "spaceship putter" because of its appearance. Johnson aid that part of her game had been her Achilles heel. "I hit the ball really well. It was like when I missed the cut I felt like I should be playing," she said. "And I went and saw my coach right away in Florida and worked some things out, I put the spaceship putter in the bag and now the putts are going in." Johnson made the winning point in the 2010 Curtis Cup and was 3-0-1. She improved 19 strokes from her 45th-place tie in Mobile last year. Between this win and Prattville, shes thinking maybe the cuisine deserves some credit. "I think the barbecue has something to do with it because Im a real foodie and like when I eat good, Im happy," Johnson said. "And in both these locations Ive been eating barbecue and good tea and pudding and that has a lot to do with my mindset more than I think." Phatlum three-putted the opening hole for bogey for the third straight day, but rebounded nicely. "I just concentrate on my game and do what I have to do and try my best," Phatlum said. "Putting very good today, so like I just didnt have pressure on myself." Korda finished with a 68 that included three bogeys and seven birdies. Five players finished two strokes back, including Hall of Famer Karrie Webb and third-round leader Chella Choi, a South Korean who was seeking her first win. Swede Anna Nordqvist followed up a course-record 61 with a 69. South Koreas Jiyai Shin shot a 63 and birdied the final three holes, while Thailands Ariya Jutanugarn had a 65 to join the group at 19 under. Jason Pominville Jersey .C. Lions has come to an end. 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The former Olympiakos and Deportivo la Coruna boss replaced Gus Poyet, who was sacked during the international break after back-to-back defeats saw them drop to within two points of the relegation zone.And the change was justified as goals from Bruno and Aissa Mandi brought only their second home win of the season. Betis certainly seemed energised by their new coach with Mandi and Ruben Castro both having chances inside the opening four minutes.Kevin Prince-Boateng produced a couple of responses for the visitors but it was Betis who continued to threaten with Castro again thwarted from just outside the area before the breakthrough finally arrived in the 27th minute.Joaquins cross following a corner was headed home from close range by Bruno. 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