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Lewis tops Tseng for Kraft Nabisco title

April 3, 2011 at 9:01 PM   |   Comments

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., April 3 (UPI) -- Stacy Lewis charged from behind to overtake Yani Tseng Sunday, firing a 3-under-par 69 to pull out a victory at the Kraft Nabisco Championship.

Lewis entered the final round two strokes behind world No. 1 and defending champion Tseng, but the 26-year-old took the lead with a birdie on No. 9 and never looked back.

She went on to claim her first career LPGA victory, ending three strokes ahead of Tseng at 13-under 275 in wrapping up the tour's first major championship of 2011.

Lewis made several key putts down the stretch and logged a memorable save for par on No. 17, draining a 15-foot putt near the edge of the green while Tseng (2-over 74) stumbled to a bogey.

Katie Fulcher (69), Angela Stanford (73) and Morgan Pressel (76) were the distant third-place finishers six shots further back at minus-4.

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