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Lilia Vu will regain the world No 1 rating and is closing in on the LPGA Tour participant of the yr award after a powerful victory in Florida; Watch the CME Group Tour Championship stay all through the week on Sky Sports activities Golf

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Highlights from the fourth spherical of the ANNIKA pushed by Gainbridge at Pelican Golf Membership from the LPGA Tour

Highlights from the fourth spherical of the ANNIKA pushed by Gainbridge at Pelican Golf Membership from the LPGA Tour

Lilia Vu is ready for a return to world No 1 after registering a fourth LPGA Tour victory of the season with a powerful three-shot win at The Annika pushed by Gainbridge in Florida.

Vu, who began the ultimate spherical at Pelican Golf Membership three pictures behind Emily Kristine Pedersen, carded a four-under 66 on Sunday to finish the week on 19 underneath and improve the probability of being topped LPGA Tour participant of the yr.

The 2-time main winner opened with three birdies in six holes after which cancelled out a bogey on the twelfth with back-to-back positive aspects from the fifteenth to drag away from the chasing pack, with Alison Lee and Spain’s Azahara Munoz her closest challengers on 16 underneath.

Lilia Vu registered her fourth victory of the season to maneuver again to world No 1

Vu got here into the event three factors behind Celine Boutier within the race for the points-based LPGA participant of the yr, with the American’s win now giving her a 27-point benefit over the Frenchwoman going into the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship.

“I believe like every win of mine has had its personal battle, and I believe in the present day was once more myself,” Vu stated. “The wheels had been form of falling off somewhat bit on the again 9. Then [caddie Cole Pensanti] simply stated, ‘hey, simply play your sport and one shot at a time and we will make any putt from anyplace’, so simply stored that constructive mindset up.”

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Lee and Munoz carded matching 67s to share second spot and Korea’s Amy Yang completed an additional stroke again in fourth, whereas in a single day chief Pedersen pale on the ultimate day and dropped to tied-fifth after a four-over 74.

Pedersen didn’t make a birdie and went from attempting to seize her first LPGA Tour title to seeing her season end abruptly, with a final-hole double-bogey dropping her out of the highest 60 within the season-long standings and seeing her fail to qualify for the CME Group Tour Championship.

Lilia Vu was congratulated by in a single day chief Emily Kristine Pedersen (left) after her victory

Madelene Sagstrom missed the reduce and appeared to fall out of the highest 60 when Stephanie Kyriacou of Australia closed with a 67 to share fifth, though Pedersen’s pricey end means the Swede advances to subsequent week’s season finale.

China’s Ruoning Yin is now not in competition for Rolex Participant of the 12 months after ending tied-seventh, whereas Boutier would require a win and for Vu to complete eighth or worse subsequent week if she’s to take the title.

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