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Shin fends off Tseng, Ko to win Women's Aussie Open

1:52 AM, Feb 17, 2013   |    comments
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Yarralumla, Australia (Sports Network) - Jiyai Shin closed with a 1-under 72 on Sunday to win the Women's Australian Open by two strokes.

Shin finished at 18-under-par 274. This was her 11th LPGA Tour title and her third tour victory in the last six months.

Women's world No. 1 Yani Tseng rallied within one of Shin late in the round, but could only par the par-5 18th to end two back. Tseng closed with a 7-under 66 at the par-73 Royal Canberra Golf Club to finish at minus-16.

Lydia Ko, the 15-year-old amateur, rallied back into the lead after dropping three shots in the first two holes, but two late bogeys dropped her four behind Shin. Ko closed with a 3-over 76 to end at 14-under-par 278

Beatriz Recari (71) and Moriya Jutanugarn (69) shared fourth place at minus-13, while Gwladys Nocera (70) and Carlota Ciganda (70) were one back at 12-under-par 280.

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