Chie Arimura, of Japan, putts on the ninth hole during the final round of the Marathon Classic LPGA golf tournament at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio, Sunday, July 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)
Rick Osentoski
July 20, 2014

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) Seventeen-year-old Lydia Ko broke free from a late tie with So Yeon Ryu, hitting a wedge to 4 feet for birdie on the 72nd hole on Sunday to win the Marathon Classic.

She became the youngest player to top $1 million in career earnings on the LPGA Tour.

Ryu had poured in a big-breaking, 25-foot birdie putt on the 17th to pull even.

But then Ko stuck her approach at the par-5 closing hole and calmly rolled in the birdie putt for a 6-under 65 that left her at 15-under 269. It was her second LPGA win as a pro to go with the two Canadian Open titles she grabbed as an amateur.

Ryu pushed a 6-footer at the 18th that would have forced a playoff.

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