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Jiyai Shin wins Wegmans LPGA by 7 strokes

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Jiyai Shin picked up her fifth title in 11 months with a seven-stroke victory at the Wegmans LPGA.

The 21-year-old South Korean shot a 1-under 71 on Sunday to finish at 17-under 271.

Kristy McPherson and Yani Tseng each shot a 66, the day's best score, to surge into a second-place tie at 10 under. One behind were rookie Stacy Lewis, Mika Miyazato and Haeji Kang.

Shin carried a four-stroke lead into the final round at the tricky Locust Hill course in suburban Rochester. She never looked in danger of being caught, even when she picked up two straight bogeys near the close as an afternoon downpour produced a flurry of errors.

She earned $300,000, vaulting her to the top of the money list with $1 million.

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