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Golf: Teenager Lydia Ko makes history in France

Evian (France): New Zealand's Lydia Ko wrote another chapter of golfing history yesterday when she became the youngest winner of a women's major with a stunning final round 63 at the Evian Championship.

New Zealand's Lydia Ko poses with the winner's trophy at Evian in France yesterday. Pic/AFP
New Zealand's Lydia Ko poses with the winner's trophy at Evian in France yesterday. Pic/AFP 

The flawless eight-birdie round was the low score of the week and she finished on 268, 16 under par and six ahead of American Lexi Thompson (70).

China's Feng Shanshan also shot 70 and was third on eight under. Ko is 18 years 142 days — 171 days younger than Morgan Pressel when she won the 2007 Kraft Nabisco Championship.

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