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Lydia Ko, 17, birdies final hole to win LPGA's Marathon Classic
Lydia Ko, 17, birdies final hole to win LPGA's Marathon Classic

Seventeen-year-old Lydia Ko broke free from a late tie with So Yeon Ryu, hitting a wedge to within four feet fto set up a birdie on the 72nd hole on Sunday to win the Marathon Classic in Sylvania, Ohio. She became the youngest player to top $1 million in career earnings on the LPGA Tour. “I'll probably see that going into my mom's account,” she said with a laugh, referring to the $210,000 she got for winning Sunday's Marathon Classic. Ryu had poured in a big-breaking, 25-foot birdie putt on the 17th to pull even. But then Ko stuck her approach at the par-5 closing hole and calmly rolled in the birdie putt for a six-under-par 65 that left her at 15-under...

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