Jessica Korda outduels Stacy Lewis to win LPGA opener in Bahamas

Jessica Korda outduels Stacy Lewis to win LPGA opener in Bahamas

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Jessica Korda celebrates after winning the final round of the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic at the Ocean Club course on Sunday.
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PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) – Jessica Korda won the season-opening Bahamas LPGA Classic on Sunday for her second tour title, holing a 6-foot birdie putt on the final hole to beat Stacy Lewis by a stroke.

The 20-year-old Korda closed with a 7-under 66 for a 19-under 273 total on Atlantis Resort's Ocean Club course. Lewis parred the final four holes – two of them par 5s – for a 66.

Korda tied Lewis for the lead with a 12-foot birdie putt on the par-3 17th, then got up and down for birdie on the par-5 18th. Korda's 4-iron approach on 18 scampered through the green to the fringe just short of the grandstand. With an official and a TV announcer holding up cords that would have interfered with her stroke, she putted to set up the winning birdie.

Korda also won the 2012 Women's Australian Open.


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