World No 1 Lydia Ko captured her 11th USLPGA Tour title after cruising to a four-shot win at the Kia Classic tournament on Sunday.

The 18-year-old fired a five-under par 67 to finish the week 19-under and ensure she will remain the world's best player for a 23rd straight week.

The win puts Ko in the driver's seat heading into next week's ANA Inspiration, the first major championship of the season.

"I've been playing consistently well, so I'm really happy about that. But who knows what's going to happen tomorrow," Ko said.

Ko maintained the lead throughout Sunday after heading into the final round with a three-shot lead, finishing with seven birdies, including birdies on each of the final three holes.

South Korea's Inbee Park shot a five-under 67 to finish second on 15-under. She had birdies on three of her first eight holes Sunday to apply some pressure on Ko.

"I took a peek at the leaderboard and saw that Inbee was making a lot of birdies," Ko added. "I knew that I had to focus until the last moment. Fortunately, I made some birdies down the stretch, and that really helped."

Japan's Ai Miyazato's six-under 66 was enough for third on 12-under, while two South Koreans, Park Sung-Hyun and Jenny Shin, finished tied for fourth a shot further back after level-par rounds on day four.

Four players tied for sixth on 10-under, comprising Gerina Piller, China's Feng Shanshan, Jessica Korda and South Korea's Kim Hyo-Joo.

 

FINAL TOTALS 

1 Lydia Ko 68   67   67  67       269   $255,000
2 Inbee Park 67   69 70 67         273   $154,127
3 Ai Miyazato 67 72 71 66       276 $111,808
T4 Jenny Shin 69 65 71 72     277 $78,055
T4 Sung Hyun Park 71 66 68 72     277 $78,055
T6 Gerina Piller 72 70 69 67     278 $45,989
T6 Shanshan Feng 71 69 70 68     278 $45,989
T6 Hyo-Joo Kim 70 66 73 69     278 $45,989
T6 Jessica Korda 70 67 70 71     278 $45,989
T10   Brooke Henderson 73 70 70 66     279 $32,909
T10 Brittany Lang 67 68 70 74     279 $32,909
T12 Anna Nordqvist 72 68 71 69     280 $26,918
T12 M.J. Hur 68 71 69 72     280 $26,918
T12 Na Yeon Choi 70 69 69 72     280 $26,918
T12 Suzann Pettersen 70 72 66 72     280 $26,918
T16 Carlota Ciganda 70 71 70 70     281 $21,518
T16 Ha Na Jang 71 72 68 70     281 $21,518
T16 Candie Kung 75 69 65 72     281 $21,518
T16 Haru Nomura 70 69 69 73     281 $21,518
T20 Lizette Salas 72 74 70 66     282 $18,396
T20 Holly Clyburn 72 68 73 69     282 $18,396
T20 Gaby Lopez 71 69 72 70     282 $18,396
T20 Minjee Lee 69 72 70 71     282 $18,396
T24 Sei-Young Kim 72 74 70 67     283 $16,118
T24 Mo Martin 73 70 71 69     283 $16,118
T24 Danielle Kang 73 70 66 74     283 $16,118
T27 Laetitia Beck 72 73 71 68     284 $14,071
T27 Eun-Hee Ji 70 73 70 71     284 $14,071
T27 Cydney Clanton 75 68 68 73     284 $14,071
T27 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 67 71 71 75     284 $14,071
T31 Ryann O'Toole 72 72 71 70     285 $11,982
T31 Stacy Lewis 72 71 70 72     285 $11,982
T31 Rachel Rohanna 73 66 73 73     285 $11,982
T31 Ilhee Lee 70 71 71 73     285 $11,982
T35 Jane Park 68 76 71 71     286 $10,379
T35 Mirim Lee 69 73 72 72     286 $10,379
T35 Paula Creamer 72 72 66 76     286 $10,379
T38 Sarah Jane Smith 73 73 72 69     287 $8,793
T38 Sun Young Yoo 70 74 74 69     287 $8,793
T38 Jennifer Johnson 72 73 72 70     287 $8,793
T38 Tiffany Joh 73 72 71 71     287 $8,793
T38 Sandra Gal 71 70 71 75     287 $8,793
T43 Charley Hull 72 71 75 70     288 $6,467
T43 Kim Kaufman 74 72 71 71     288 $6,467
T43 Karrie Webb 73 70 73 72     288 $6,467
T43 I.K. Kim 75 69 72 72     288 $6,467
T43 Jacqui Concolino 75 70 71 72     288 $6,467
T43 Pornanong Phatlum 73 73 70 72     288 $6,467
T43 Caroline Masson 72 72 71 73     288 $6,467
T43 Pernilla Lindberg 73 72 70 73     288 $6,467
T43 Lee-Anne Pace 72 73 70 73     288 $6,467
T43 Lexi Thompson 77 68 70 73     288 $6,467
T43 Catriona Matthew   69 74 71 74     288 $6,467
T54 Karine Icher 71 74 72 72     289 $4,810
T54 Meena Lee 73 72 72 72     289 $4,810
T54 Brittany Lincicome 72 73 72 72     289 $4,810
T54 Morgan Pressel 73 69 73 74     289 $4,810
T54 Felicity Johnson 69 75 68 77     289 $4,810
T54 Juli Inkster 72 68 71 78     289 $4,810
T60 Austin Ernst 74 72 74 70     290 $4,008
T60 Ariya Jutanugarn 78 68 73 71     290 $4,008
T60 Sakura Yokomine 71 72 75 72     290 $4,008
T60 Christina Kim 73 70 75 72     290 $4,008
T60 Michelle Wie 70 76 71 73     290 $4,008
T60 Wei-Ling Hsu 71 70 72 77     290 $4,008
T66 Giulia Sergas 70 76 73 72     291 $3,671
T66 Se Ri Pak 76 70 71 74     291 $3,671
T68 Jaye Marie Green 71 75 74 72     292 $3,428
T68 Giulia Molinaro 75 69 75 73     292 $3,428
T68 Mariajo Uribe 75 68 75 74     292 $3,428
T68 Q Baek 70 72 71 79     292 $3,428
T72 Azahara Munoz 73 72 75 73     293 $3,228
T72 Kelly Shon 74 72 74 73     293 $3,228
T72 Benyapa Niphatsophon 78 68 74 73     293 $3,228
T72 Angela Stanford 74 72 70 77     293 $3,228
T76 Belen Mozo 71 74 71 78     294 $3,108
T76 Mi Hyang Lee 74 72 70 78     294 $3,108
T78 Dori Carter 73 72 78 73     296 $3,010
T78 Annie Park 69 75 76 76     296 $3,010
T78 Jing Yan 73 71 70 82     296 $3,010
81 Yani Tseng 74 72 78 75     299

 

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