Ko wins with tournament-record 17-under

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) Lydia Ko began the final round of the NW Arkansas Championship in a tie for the lead.

Much like the rest of her young career, the 19-year-old New Zealander turned her walk around Pinnacle Country Club into a coronation of sorts Sunday.

Sparked by an stretch of four birdies in her first five holes, Ko opened an early four-shot lead and was rarely challenged while closing with a 3-under 68 for her third LPGA Tour victory of the year.


Money Leaders: LPGA
Rank Player Earnings
1 L.Ko $1,816,738
2 A.Jutanugarn $1,148,033
3 B.Henderson $1,090,715
4 S.Kim $971,054
5 H.Nomura $888,165
6 L.Thompson $711,325
7 I.Chun $673,478
8 H.Jang $640,717
9 M.Lee $638,298
10 A.Yang $599,257
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