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AMERICAN THOMPSON WINS SEVENTH LPGA TITLE
American Lexi Thompson won her seventh LPGA title after shooting a final-round 68 that completed a six-stroke victory over In Gee Chun of South Korea in the final round of the LPGA Thailand at the par-72 course at the Siam Country Club on Sun- day. The 21-year-old from Florida hit an eagle on the 10th to go along with three birdies and a lone bogey for a 20-under-par 268 to become the first American winner of the tournament. “I never like to count it as a win until it’s over. I just try to play aggressive and play my best out there,” said the No. 3-ranked player, whose four-shot advantage at the start of the final round was reduced to one after the Korean opened with three birdies in a row. Chun, winner of the U.S. Women’s Open last year, added four bogeys to her eight birdies on the final day to end with a 70 and a four-day total of 14-under 274. No. 25-ranked Jessica Korda of the USA fired eight birdies for a 64 and a 13 under total of 275, giving her a share of third place along with defending champion Amy Yang of South Korea, who signed off with a 70.
Louis Oosthuizen made his first tournament appearance in Australia a winning one, shooting 1-under-par 71 for a onestroke victory at the Perth International on Sunday. The 2010 British Open champion, who led by three strokes going into the final round, finished with a 16-under total of 272 in the tournament sanctioned by the European and Australasian PGA tours.
Alexander Levy of France was second after a 66, followed by Australian Jason Scrivener, whose 69 left him in third place, two strokes behind. American Peter Uihlein (71) and France’s Gregory Bourdy (66) were tied for fourth, three behind Oosthuizen.
Former No. 1 Jiyai Shin added the Australian Ladies Masters to her career victory total after shooting 4-under 69 for a three-stroke win Sunday at Royal Pines in Gold Coast. The South Korean, a two-time Women’s British Open winner, led by two strokes after the third round and finished at 14-under 278. England’s Holly Clyburn shot 70 to finish in second place. Katie Burnett of the USA shot 71 and was tied for fifth, six strokes back.