Lydia Ko wins at Taiwan for her first title as a professional

Lydia Ko of South Korea, plays a tee shot, during the last day of the Swinging Skirts 2013 World Ladies Masters, at Miramar Golf & Country Club
Lydia Ko plays a tee shot at the Swinging Skirts World Ladies Masters.
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TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP)

Lydia Ko rallied to win her first title as a professional.


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The 16-year-old from New Zealand won the Swinging Skirts World Ladies Masters on Sunday, closing with a 4-under-par 68 for a three-stroke victory over South Korea's So Yeon Ryu.

Ko had an 11-under 205 total at Linkou Miramar and earned $150,000 in the event sanctioned by the Taiwan and Korean tours. Ryu finished with a 73. Top-ranked Inbee Park was third at 7 under after a 70.

Ko tied for 21st last month in the LPGA Titleholders in her only other start as a professional. She won four pro events as an amateur, taking the Canadian Women's Open the past two years.

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