Tiger's niece Cheyenne gets first pro win

Cheyenne Woods
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Cheyenne Woods got much of her early golf knowledge from her uncle Earl Woods, Tiger's father.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, August 30, 2012 | 7:48 p.m.

Tiger Woods’ niece Cheyenne Woods earned her first victory a professional tournament on Thursday, winning by an easy four shots in this week's 54-hole event on the Suncoast Ladies Series at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla.

"Congrats to my niece Cheyenne on winning her first professional event on SunCoast Ladies Series Tour!," 'Uncle Tiger' tweeted soon after she won. "Won by 4, very proud."

Her victory came a week after she finished second in the Suncoast Series’ previous event.

Cheyenne graduated last spring from Wake Forest, where she led the women’s team with a 73.7 scoring average. She had one top-5 finish and three top-10s in 10 starts in 2011-2012, after capturing the Atlantic Coast Conference title in the spring of 2011.

Cheyenne, 22, is the daughter of Earl Woods Jr., Tiger’s older brother. Her Xavier College Preparatory golf team in Phoenix won the Arizona 5A State Championship in both 2006 and 2007. Earlier this summer, she missed the cut in the Wegmans LPGA Championship and the U.S. Women’s Open, then tied for 50th in the Evian Masters.