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Pettersen rules at Evian; BMW a washout

Suzann Pettersen, lining up her par putt on No. 18, captured her second career major by holding off teenage phenom Lydia Ko.
Suzann Pettersen, lining up her par putt on No. 18, captured her second career major by holding off teenage phenom Lydia Ko.laurent cipriani/associated press

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Suzann Pettersen barely had time to hug her caddie before the Champagne started flowing in her direction.

In the first women’s major played in continental Europe, Pettersen beat teenage star Lydia Ko by two shots to win the Evian Championship in Evian-Les-Bains, France, on Sunday and clinch the second major title of her career.

Pettersen calmly rolled in her par putt on 18 to seal the title. She then leaned back and held her head in her hands, hugged her caddie and laughed as she was surrounded by friends spraying her with Champagne on the green.

‘‘I might start to get a bit emotional,’’ Pettersen said, her voice wavering, as she collected the trophy.

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