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Lexi Thompson wins World Ladies in Japan

Lexi Thompson wins World Ladies in Japan

IBARAKI, Japan (AP) — Lexi Thompson won the World Ladies Championship Salonpas Cup on Sunday, closing with an even-par 72 for a two-stroke victory over Japan's Ayaka Watanabe.

The long-hitting American finished at 13-under 275 at Ibaraki Golf Club in the Japan LPGA Tour major championship. She shot a 65 on Saturday to take a five-stroke lead into the final round.

Thompson won for the first time in Japan. Third in the world ranking, she won the Honda LPGA Thailand in February for her seventh LPGA Tour victory.

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Lexi Thompson wins World Ladies in Japan

Lexi Thompson wins World Ladies in Japan

IBARAKI, Japan (AP) — Lexi Thompson won the World Ladies Championship Salonpas Cup on Sunday, closing with an even-par 72 for a two-stroke victory over Japan's Ayaka Watanabe.

The long-hitting American finished at 13-under 275 at Ibaraki Golf Club in the Japan LPGA Tour major championship. She shot a 65 on Saturday to take a five-stroke lead into the final round.

Thompson won for the first time in Japan. Third in the world ranking, she won the Honda LPGA Thailand in February for her seventh LPGA Tour victory.

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Lee leads Thompson by 1 stroke at Evian

Lee leads Thompson by 1 stroke at Evian

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Mi Hyang Lee retained the lead in difficult weather in the third round of the Evian Championship on Saturday, as teenager Lydia Ko remained in contention to become the youngest player to win a major.

Lee shot 1-under 70 for a 10-under total of 203 & a one-shot lead over Lexi Thompson, who charged back with fine putting & a 5-under 66 card.

Chasing her first major, Lee was paired with Morgan Pressel (71), & they went toe to toe until the par-4 18th hole, when the American double-bogeyed after landing her second shot in water.

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Golf's youth movement means 30 is the new 20

Golf's youth movement means 30 is the new 20

The criteria fits for the label as the best player to have never won a major.

Seven career victories. Finishing no worse than third in just over 30 percent of the tournaments. The No. 1 player in the world for the first half of the season. Adding to the numbers is being viewed as one of the favorites at every major.

What doesn't fit is the age. Lydia Ko just turned 18 a couple of months ago.

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Lexi Thompson rallies to win Meijer LPGA Classic in Michigan

Lexi Thompson rallies to win Meijer LPGA Classic in Michigan

BELMONT, Mich. (AP) — Lexi Thompson won the Meijer LPGA Classic by a stroke Sunday, shooting a 6-under 65 & rallying from four shots back.

The 20-year-old Florida golfer won for the fifth time on the LPGA Tour. This was her first victory since she captured her first major title last year at the Kraft Nabisco Championship.

She finished at 18-under 266. Gerina Piller closed with a 64 & was one shot behind. Third-round leader Lizette Salas parred the first six holes & shot a 70.

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American Lincicome three clear at LPGA Championship

American Lincicome three clear at LPGA Championship

(Reuters) – American Brittany Lincicome surged to a three-stroke lead after the second round at the LPGA Championship on Friday.

Lincicome, a five-time LPGA winner, broke clear with a four-under-par 68 at the Monroe Golf Club in Pittsford, New York.

She was at nine-under 135, while compatriot Lexi Thompson (72) & South Korean Park Inbee (66) were equal second on six-under.

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Inkster making a run in final US Women's Open

Inkster making a run in final US Women's Open

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Juli Inkster heard plenty of cheers as she walked up the 18th fairway Saturday at the U.S. Women's Open.

It was complex to tell whether they were for her past – or her present.

Playing her 35th & final Women's Open, Inkster shot the best round of the tournament at Pinehurst No. 2 – a 66 that put her in a tie for third, four strokes back.

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Wie holds share of lead at US Women's Open

Wie holds share of lead at US Women's Open

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Michelle Wie steadied herself with pars over the last four holes on a wild Saturday in the U.S. Women's Open, leaving the former teen prodigy from Hawaii one round away from winning her first major.

Wie made back-to-back birdies to build a four-shot lead, only to donate it all back with drives all over Pinehurst No. 2. She salvaged a 2-over 72 for a share of the lead with Amy Yang, who didn't make a par until the eighth hole in her roller-coaster round of 68.

They were at 2-under 208, the only two players still under par on a Pinehurst No. 2 course that was crispy & brittle. The USGA set the course up relative to what the men faced last Saturday in the U.S. Open – short yet tough because of the pin positions.

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Li, 11, misses cut, makes impression at Open

Li, 11, misses cut, makes impression at Open

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Lucy Li's friends back in California have been filling her inbox with emails.

That's the only way they can reach her at the U.S. Women's Open.

The 11-year-old is too young for a cellphone.

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Lucy Li, 11, youngest qualifier for Women's Open

Lucy Li, 11, youngest qualifier for Women's Open

Lucy Li has become the youngest player to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open by winning the sectional qualifier at Half Moon Bay in California.

The 11-year-old Li shot rounds of 74 & 68 on the par-72 Old Course on Monday & will surpass Lexi Thompson as the youngest competitor in a U.S. Women's Open when she tees off at Pinehurst on June 19.

Thompson was 12 when she qualified for the 2007 Open.

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