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Lee bests Miyazato in final

Seon Hwa Lee spoiled Ai Miyazato's latest bid for her first LPGA Tour title, beating the Japanese star, 2 and 1, yesterday in the final of the HSBC Women's World Match Play Championship in New Rochelle, N.Y.

Lee, 21, the rookie of the year last year after overtaking Miyazato to win the ShopRite LPGA Classic, knocked off the 12th-seeded Miyazato after beating No. 10 Mi Hyun Kim, 2 up, in an all-South Korean semifinal.

"I feel really great. I love match play," Lee said.

Miyazato won the par-4 14th with a conceded birdie to cut Lee's lead to a hole, but Lee took the par-4 15th with a 6-foot birdie putt after Miyazato missed an 8-footer. "That was a very important putt," Miyazato said.

They halved the par-5 16th with birdies, and Lee ended the match with an 8-foot birdie putt on the par-3 17th. Miyazato had about 5 feet left for birdie, but never got a chance to putt.

Miyazato, 22, a 14-time champion on the Japanese tour, is winless in 43 career starts on the LPGA Tour, a frustrating streak for the biggest female star in Japanese sports history.

"I didn't feel the pressure," Miyazato said. "She played very well. I honestly think I played very well, too."

PGA -- Joe Ogilvie eagled the par-4 16th to break a tie with Tim Clark and win his first Tour event in 230 starts by shooting a final-round 67 (14-under 266) at the US Bank Championship in Milwaukee.

Clark (71), Tim Herron (72) and Charlie Wi (68), finished 10 under.

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