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Lewis wins HSBC Women's Champions golf in Singapore

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Sun, Mar 03, 2013 14:30 hrs

Singapore, March 3 (IANS) US player Stacy Lewis holed a two-foot par putt on the last hole of a thrilling final round to win the HSBC Women's Champions golf tournament here Sunday, beating her opponent from South Korea Choi Na Yeon.

World No.4 Lewis, who shared the lead with Choi before the fourth round began Sunday, finished 71 for 15-under-par 273, reports Xinhua.

Choi, world No.2, carded 72 for 14-under-par 274, while Paula Creamer, Lewis's teammate, who is suffering whiplash injuries after a car crash last week in Thailand, finished 71 for 13-under-par 275.

However, the top-ranked player Tseng Yani from Chinese Taipei, out of expectation, finished joint-28th place. Meanwhile, Feng Shanshan of China, carded 71 for 1-over-par 289 at the end of the game, finishing joint-32nd place.

"The last four or five holes, I was pretty nervous, I'm not going to lie," said Lewis at the media conference after the game.

"That golf course is hard and it can jump up and get you at any second, and to have to play with two great players on your tail all day, and they played unbelievable," Lewis said.

Lewis took home $210,000 dollars for her efforts, out of the total $1.4 million for the tournament here.




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