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Jutanugarn wins fifth LPGA event of 2016

Ariya Jutanugarn, from Thailand, kisses the tropjy after winning the LPGA Canadian Open golf tornament in Priddis, Alberta, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

PRIDDIS, Alberta (AP) Five months after giving away a major championship with a late meltdown, Ariya Jutanugarn ran away with the Canadian Pacific Women's Open at chilly Priddis Greens for her fifth victory in 10 events.

Jutanugarn made a 12-birdie putt on the final hole for a 6-under 66 and a four-stroke victory over South Korea's Sei Young Kim. The 20-year-old Thai player won nine days after withdrawing from the Rio Olympics because of a left knee injury, a problem that almost forced her to skip the event.

"I feel like I'm going to withdraw this week because my knee hurt so bad last week," Jutanugarn said. "But when I got here on Monday and Tuesday, it's getting a lot better, and first round it's fine."


Money Leaders: LPGA
Rank Player Earnings
1 L.Ko $2,326,617
2 A.Jutanugarn $2,076,933
3 B.Henderson $1,342,360
4 S.Kim $1,221,219
5 A.Nordqvist $1,217,282
6 B.Lang $1,090,715
7 H.Nomura $1,025,311
8 S.Lewis $898,888
9 I.Chun $885,300
10 A.Yang $842,331
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