Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Ko Wins an LPGA Event for Third Time This Year

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Ko Wins an LPGA Event for Third Time This Year

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Ko wins an LPGA event for third time this year

Top-ranked Lydia Ko won the NW Arkansas Championship, in Rogers, for her third LPGA Tour victory of the year. She closed with a 3- under 68 for a tournament-record 17-under total and a three-stroke victory. Morgan Pressel, tied for the lead with Ko at 14 under entering the day, had a 71 to tie for second with Candie Kung (69).

Ko's victory her 13th in 79 career events seemed almost commonplace for the teenager, who has spent the last 35 weeks atop the world rankings for women's golf.

"It's gone by so much faster than I could have ever dreamt of or ever imagined," Ko said. "... I feel very lucky with what has happened. I'm going to enjoy it."

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