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Lydia Ko surges past fading Ariya Jutanugarn to win LPGA major at Rancho Mirage

Lydia Ko surges past fading Ariya Jutanugarn to win LPGA major at Rancho Mirage

Lydia Ko took advantage of Ariya Jutanugarn's late collapse Sunday to win the ANA Inspiration in Rancho Mirage for her second straight major victory and second LPGA Tour win in a row.

The top-ranked Ko hit an 88-yard wedge shot to within a foot of the hole on the par-five 18th to set up her winning birdie — and an unlikely victory leap into Poppie's Pond. She closed with a three-under-par 69 to finish at 12 under.

Jutanugarn had a two-stroke lead at 13 under with three holes to play. The 20-year-old from Thailand bogeyed all three holes, three-putting the par-four 16th, failing to get up and down from a bunker on the par-three 17th and...

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