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Lexi upends Ko to win LPGA KEB HanaBank in South Korea

Final Round — LPGA Tour — LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship — Sky 72 Ocean Course — Inchon, South Korea —

Lexi Thompson engineered her 6th career LPGA Tour victory and second this season winning the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship in South Korea.

It marked the second straight victory for American-born players during the LPGA Tour’s Asian Swing — Jessica Korda won in Malaysia last week.

Thompson (15-under) moved up one spot to No. 4 in the latest Rolex Ranking with

Lexi wins in comeback fashion

Lexi wins in comeback fashion

the triumph. The 20-year-old started the final round a shot back of Lydia Ko, who was looking for her 5th win of 2015 and a return to the top spot in the world ranking.

Ko ended up T-4 after a 72.

Yani Tseng, a 15-time LPGA Tour champion and former dominate World No. 1, finished a shot back at 14-under after a 4-under-68. She finished alongside Sung Hyun Park, making her first LPGA Tour start.

Yani last won in 2012, but has been showing recent signs of a returning as a regular weekly contender. She was 5th last week in Malaysia.

Suzann Pettersen, Shanshan Feng and Brittany Lincicome all logged Top 10 finishes.

Jammed leader board to start PGA Tour new season

Jammed leader board to start PGA Tour new season

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