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Ko edges Lewis for third LPGA title

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The 2014 LPGA season isn't disappointing.

Paula Creamer, Karrie Webb, Jessica Korda and Michelle Wie are among the big names who've already won this season, and on Sunday 17-year-old Lydia Ko added her name to the impressive list of champions, capturing the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic in a tight battle with Stacy Lewis and Jenny Shin.

Ko won her third LPGA title, but her first as a member of the tour. She pocketed $270,000 and recorded her fourth top 10 of the season.

Starting the day one shot behind Lewis, Ko evened the score at the turn, but then she dropped a shot at the par-4 10th.



It would be her final mistake of the day.

Ko made three birdies coming in, including a 5-footer for the win on the par-5 18th.

Despite three birdies on the final five holes, it was another disappointing loss for Lewis, who is still searching for her first win since last year's Women's British Open.

Ko's win capped a pretty solid week for the teenager. She turned 17 on Thursday, and she was also named one of the Top 100 Most Influential People by Time magazine. And to top it off, Annika Sorenstam wrote the article in Time, calling Ko, "exceptionally talented, mature beyond her years and well liked by golf fans and competitors alike."

On Sunday, Ko showed again why she'll be around for years to come.