You can now read 10 articles a month for free. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.
  

Golf roundup: Lydia Ko repeats as Canadian winner

Lydia Ko, the 16-year-old New Zealand amateur, successfully defended her Canadian Women’s Open title Sunday, closing with a 6-under-par 64 at Royal Mayfair in Edmonton, Alberta, for a five-stroke victory and her fourth win in professional events.

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

Continue reading below

‘‘I'm pretty surprised, but I played some really good golf out there, so I was really happy about that,’’ Ko said. ‘‘My goal today was to shoot 5 under and just play my own game. If somebody else shot better, then I can’t do anything about it.’’

She bristled when asked about losing out on another $300,000 payday.

‘‘I don’t care. I don’t care,’’ Ko said. ‘‘I can say that a couple times more, if you want.’’

Ko had a 15-under 265 total. Karine Icher (67) was second.

Caroline Hedwall, the Swede coming off a record 5-0 performance last week in the Solheim Cup for Europe, had a 71 to tie for third at 9 under with Brittany Lincicome (69).

Champions — John Riegger shot a 4-under 68 and claimed two-stroke victory over John Cook (65) in the Boeing Classic in Snoqualmie, Wash. Riegger finished at 15-under 201.

Fred Couples (66) was third, four shots back.

The 50-year-old Riegger birdied three of the final four holes — holing a 20-footer for birdie on the par-5 18th.

European — Tommy Fleetwood birdied the first playoff hole to edge Stephen Gallacher (67) and Ricardo Gonzalez (70) and win the Johnnie Walker Championship in Gleneagles, Scotland — his first tour victory.

Web.com — Bronson La'Cassie beat Matt Bettencourt in a playoff to win the Cox Classic in Omaha and earn a PGA Tour card with a sixth-place finish on the season money list.

Jim Renner of Plainville earned his card by finishing 17th on the list.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week