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17-year-old Lydia Ko wins Marathon Classic

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Seventeen-year-old Lydia Ko broke free from a late tie with So Yeon Ryu, hitting a wedge to 4 feet for birdie on the 72nd hole on Sunday to win the Marathon Classic. She became the youngest player to top $1 million in career earnings on the LPGA Tour.

Katherine Hull-Kirk and Kelly Tan tied for 4th at 11 under par. Early leader Laura Diaz lost her momentum and finished tied for 18th at 7 under par.

Hundreds of volunteers help the tournament which benefits regional charities.  The tournament is also widely viewed as the social event of the year with fans scrambling to find souvenirs and great places to follow their favorite golfers.  Players say they feel the enthusiasm which makes the Northwest Ohio venue among their favorite stops on the tour.

 The tournament's main sponsor, Marathon Petroleum, is headquartered in Findlay, Ohio. 


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