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Ko wins Marathon with closing birdie

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SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) Now that she's officially a millionaire, Lydia Ko joked she'll have to keep a closer watch on where her paychecks go.

"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.

The 17-year-old broke free from a late tie with So Yeon Ryu, hitting a wedge to 4 feet for birdie on the 72nd hole to take the lead. Then she tried in vain - she's just 5-foot-5 - to see past the large gallery at 18 as Ryu missed a 6-foot birdie putt on the final hole that would have forced a playoff.

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Money Leaders: LPGA
Rank Player Earnings
1 S.Lewis $1,944,434
2 M.Wie $1,627,653
3 L.Ko $1,061,019
4 I.Park $940,097
5 A.Nordqvist $825,036
6 L.Thompson $792,436
7 C.Kerr $704,650
8 K.Webb $648,593
9 J.Korda $596,139
10 A.Munoz $584,731
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