Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Teen Star Wins in Canada by 5 Shots

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Teen Star Wins in Canada by 5 Shots

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Lydia Ko ran away with the Canadian Women's Open -- again.

The 16-year-old New Zealand amateur successfully defend her title Sunday, closing with a 6-under 64 at Royal Mayfair in Edmonton, Alberta, for a five-stroke victory and her fourth win in professional events.

"I'm pretty surprised, but I played some really good golf out there, so I was really happy about that," Ko said. "My goal today was to shoot 5 under and just play my own game. If somebody else shot better, then I can't do anything about it."

Last year at Vancouver Golf Club in British Columbia, the South Korean-born Ko became the youngest winner in LPGA Tour history at 15 years, 4 months, 2 days. She also was the fifth amateur winner in tour history and the first since JoAnne Carner in the 1969 Burdine's Invitational.

Ko had a 15-under 265 total after opening with rounds of 65, 69 and 67.

France's Karine Icher was second after a 67. …

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