IRVING, Texas — There was no near-miss for Stacy Lewis this time.
After six runner-up finishes in her previous 16 tournaments, Lewis took control in the final round of the North Texas LPGA Shootout, shooting a 7-under 64 for a six-stroke victory over Meena Lee.
With consecutive birdies at the end, Lewis finished at 16-under 268 and with the LPGA Tour’s largest margin of victory since Jiyai Shin won the 2012 Women’s British Open by nine.
It was the ninth career LPGA Tour victory for Lewis, her first since August in the Women’s British Open, and will boost the Texan from No. 3 to No. 2 in the world ranking.
Lewis made a putt from about 25 feet off the fringe at the 540-yard seventh for an eagle. She followed that with consecutive birdies to make the turn at 14 under and up by three strokes.
Lee, also in the final group, shot 70. Michelle Wie, who closed within two before faltering late, had a 67 to finish third at 9 under.
Langer victorious on Champions Tour
THE WOODLANDS, Texas — Bernhard Langer won the Champions Tour’s Insperity Invitational for the third time, closing with a 1-under 71 for a one-stroke victory over Fred Couples.
Langer finished at 11-under 205 at The Woodlands to become the 10th 20-time winner on the 50-and-over tour.
The 56-year-old German player also won the 2007 event at Augusta Pines and successfully defended his title in 2008 at The Woodlands. He opened this season with a victory in Hawaii.
Couples, the former University of Houston player who won the 2010 event, finished with a 67.
Colin Montgomerie was third at 9 under after a 70.
Esteban Toledo, the winner last year, was 7 under after a 71.
Aguilar eagles 18th to win
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Chile’s Felipe Aguilar won The Championship at Laguna National, holing out for eagle from 142 yards on the par-4 18th hole for a 10-under 62 and a one-stroke victory.
Aguilar played the back nine in 8-under 28 and finished at 22-under 266. He birdied the par-5 15th and holed a 10-foot putt for another birdie on the par-3 17th.
Aguilar also won a European Tour event in Indonesia in 2008.
American David Lipsky (65) and Denmark’s Anders Hansen (67) tied for second.
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