Korda wins in Malaysia

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American golfer Jessica Korda won the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia on Sunday with a closing six under 65 for a four-stroke win.

The 22-year-old made five birdies in seven holes up until the 10th; she then dropped a shot on the 11th before two more birdies on the 13th and 17th holes.

In a tie for second place was New Zealand’s Lydia Ko, America’s Stacy Lewis and China’s defending champion Shanshan Feng.

Korda finished with an 18 under 266 and earned $300,000. She started the day with a two-stroke lead after carding rounds of 69, 67 and 65.

Ko and Feng finished with a 66 while and Lewis shot a 67.

South Korean star Inbee Park finished in 15th place after a 72. She and Ko have both had four tour victories so far this year.

The next events in Asia are the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship next week in South Korea, followed by tournaments in Taiwan, China and Japan.

Top 15:
1. Jessica Korda   69 – 67 – 65 – 65    266    -18
2T Lydia Ko       71 – 65 – 68 – 66    270    -14
2T Shanshan Feng   66 – 69 – 69 – 66    270    -14
2T Stacy Lewis       72 – 66 – 65 – 67    270    -14
5 Yani Tseng       66 – 68 – 71 – 66    271    -13
6 Ha Na Jang       67 – 65 – 71 – 69    272    -12
7T Anna Nordqvist  71 – 67 – 70 – 65    273    -11
7T Mika Miyazato   68 – 69 – 68 – 68    273    -11
7T Xi Yu Lin       65 – 68 – 71 – 69    273    -11
10T Haru Nomura       71 – 65 – 70 – 68    274    -10
10T I.K. Kim       68 – 68 – 69 – 69    274    -10
12T Ryann O'Toole  72 – 66 – 68 – 69    275    -9
12T Amy Yang       67 – 68 – 70 – 70    275    -9
14 Caroline Masson 71 – 69 – 67 – 69    276    -8
15T Eun-Hee Ji       70 – 68 – 71 – 68    277    -7
15T Alison Lee       65 – 69 – 73 – 70    277    -7
15T Inbee Park       68 – 66 – 71 – 72    277    -7