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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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Rank Player Total Points
1 S. Lewis 3,721
2 M. Wie 2,588
3 L. Ko 2,481
4t A. Nordqvist 1,878
4t I. Park 1,878
6 L. Thompson 1,720
7 K. Webb 1,592
8 C. Kerr 1,550
9 A. Munoz 1,506
10 J. Korda 1,425
11 S. Ryu 1,364
12 C. Choi 1,361
13 P. Creamer 1,353
14 S. Feng 1,244
15 A. Stanford 1,238
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