Ko defends her Canadian Women’s Open title

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EDMONTON, Alberta — Teen star Lydia Ko ran away with the Canadian Women’s Open — again.

The 16-year-old New Zealand amateur successfully defended her title, closing with a 6-under 64 at Royal Mayfair for a five-stroke victory and her fourth win in professional events.

Last year at Vancouver Golf Club in British Columbia, the South Korean-born Ko became the youngest winner in LPGA Tour history at 15 years, 4 months, 2 days. She also was the fifth amateur winner in tour history and the first since JoAnne Carner in the 1969 Burdine’s Invitational.

Ko had a 15-under 265 total after opening with rounds of 65, 69 and 67. France’s Karine Icher was second after a 67.

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