Lexi Thompson wins LPGA Tour event in South Korea
INCHEON, South Korea (AP) Lexi Thompson broke out of a crowded pack Sunday to win the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship for her second victory of the year and sixth overall.
The 20-year-old American closed with a 3-under 69 to beat Taiwan’s Yani Tseng and South Korea’s Sung Hyun Park by a stroke. Thompson finished at 15-under 273 on Sky 72’s Ocean Course.
Park shot a 71, and Tseng had a 68.
Lydia Ko missed a chance to take the top spot in the world from Inbee Park, finishing with a 72 that dropped her into a tie for fourth at 13 under with Amy Yang and Gerina Piller.
Yang birdied the final nine holes for a 10-under 62. She tied the LPGA Tour record for consecutive birdies set by Beth Daniel in the 1999 Philips Invitational, broke the nine-hole mark for relation to par at 9 under, and matched the record for the lowest nine-hole total at 27. Yang tied the course record set by Sung Hyun Park on Thursday.