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Oh romps to four-shot win at Sybase

OH Ji-young closed with a two-under 70 on Sunday to win the US$2 million Sybase Classic in Clifton, New Jersey, by four shots against a field containing the likes of Brittany Lincicome, Paula Creamer, Suzann Pettersen and Michelle Wie.

The 20-year-old South Korean went into the final round with the idea that it was her tournament to lose and she went out and won it.

Oh had the second best final round on a raw, cold, windy day to finish at 14-under. She benefited from a couple of mistakes by Pettersen on the back nine to capture her second LPGA Tour title.

She won the State Farm Classic last year in Illinois.

"At the State Farm I didn't expect to win that tournament, the opportunity presented itself to me," she said through an interpreter. "I played with a lot of great players (in this event) and from the first day when I made that hole-in-one I knew that trophy was waiting for me and I needed to do everything in my power to win this tournament."

Oh started the round tied with Pettersen for the lead with Lincicome one shot back, and Wie and Creamer three behind.

Wie, the 19-year-old star who is still seeking her first LPGA win, and Creamer never challenged. Both hit into the water on the par-five fifth hole, and Wie did it again in taking a double bogey at No. 12. They finished tied for third at eight-under.

Lincicome, who won the Kraft Nabisco title last month for her first title, struggled all day with her putting and finished at six-under.


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