There was no near-miss for Stacy Lewis this time. After six runner-up finishes in her previous 16 tournaments, Lewis took control in the final round of the North Texas LPGA Shootout, shooting a 7-under 64 for a 6-stroke victory over Meena Lee.
With consecutive birdies at the end, Lewis finished at 16-under 268 and with the LPGA Tour’s largest margin of victory since Jiyai Shin won the 2012 Women’s British Open by 9. The win will boost the Texan from No. 3 to No. 2 in the world ranking.
Lewis made a putt from about 25 feet off the fringe at the 540-yard seventh for an eagle. She followed that with consecutive birdies to make the turn at 14 under and up by 3 strokes. Lee, also in the final group, shot 70.
Michelle Wie, who closed within 2 before faltering late, had a 67 to finish third at 9 under.
Bernhard Langer won the Champions Tour’s Insperity Invitational for the third time, closing with a 1-under 71 for a 1-stroke victory over Fred Couples.
Langer, 56, finished at 11-under 205 at the Woodlands in Texas to become the 10th 20-time winner on the 50-and-over tour.
Couples finished with a 67.
Colin Montgomerie was third at 9 under after a 70. Esteban Toledo, last year’s winner, was 7 under after a 71.
Chile’s Felipe Aguilar won the Championship at Laguna National in Singapore, holing out for eagle from 142 yards on the par-4 18th hole for a 10-under 62 and a 1-stroke victory.
Aguilar played the back nine in 8-under 28 and finished at 22-under 266. He birdied the par-5 15th and holed a 10-foot putt for another birdie on the par-3 17th.
American David Lipsky (65) and Denmark’s Anders Hansen (67) tied for second.