On This Day: April 1

We take a look at events that have stolen the sporting headlines on April 1 over the years.

2007: Morgan Pressel wins the Kraft Nabisco Championship

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After turning professional aged just 17, Pressel earned her first career victory at the Kraft Nabisco Championship in 2007. It was a win which saw her become the youngest-ever winner of a modern LPGA major at 18 years, 313 days, a record which has since been broken by Lydia Ko.

Pressel fully embraced the tradition of jumping into the lake alongside the final hole at the Mission Hills Country Club following her victory, and was joined by her caddie, and, for good measure, her grandmother too.

The American has only won one title since, but is a regular finisher in the top 10 at LPGA events.

2012: Freestyle kitesurfer Bruna Kajiya wins the Women’s World Championship

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For three years in a row Kajiya was the PKRA World Tour runner-up before finally taking the top spot in 2009. She has won the Women’s World Championship an impressive four times, and boasts a considerable trophy cabinet.

The Brazilian is considered a great ambassador of the sport and works tirelessly to get more girls involved in the sport.

Sporting birthdays:

1957 – David Gower, cricketer

1971 – Shinji Nakano, Japanese racing car driver

1973 – Stephen Fleming, cricketer

1976 – Clarence Seedorf, footballer

1977 – Haimar Zubeldia, Spanish cyclist

1985 – Daniel Murphy, Major League Baseball

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