Lydia Ko wins her 4th LPGA Tour event
Lydia Ko, a 17-year-old from New Zealand, won the Marathon Classic in Ohio to become the youngest player to surpass $1 million in LPGA Tour career earnings.
The Associated Press
SYLVANIA, Ohio – Seventeen-year-old Lydia Ko hit a wedge to 4 feet to set up a birdie on the final hole and won the Marathon Classic on Sunday by one stroke over So Yeon Ryu.
Ko, a New Zealand native, is the youngest player to surpass $1 million in career earnings on the LPGA Tour.
Ko closed with a 6-under-par 65 for a 15-under 269 total and earned $210,000. She has won four LPGA Tour events, two as an amateur.
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