LPGA Tour

Lydia Ko birdied the final hole for her third LPGA Tour victory and first as a professional, holding off Stacy Lewis and Jenny Shin in the inaugural Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic in Daly City, Calif.

It went down to the final shots, and the poised teen made a 5-foot birdie putt moments before Lewis knocked in a birdie of her own to finish one stroke back.

After beginning the day one stroke behind Lewis, Ko birdied three of her final four holes on the front nine on the way to a 3-under 69 and 12-under 276 total at Lake Merced.

Ko takes home $270,000, celebrating on the 18th green three days after celebrating her 17th birthday at the first tee box with a “Happy Birthday” song from the gallery.

Ko will move up two spots to No. 2 in the next world ranking.

European Tour

Alexander Levy of France held on to win his maiden European Tour title at the China Open in Shenzhen, China, recovering from a late double bogey to shoot a 69 and beat Tommy Fleetwood by four strokes.

The 23-year-old Levy, playing in his second year on tour, vaulted into the lead with a career-best 10-under 62 in the second round, then held off a late challenge from Fleetwood in the final round to take home his first trophy. He carded a 19-under 269 overall.

Fleetwood, who was trying for his second European Tour title, pulled within one stroke after a birdie the 17th hole, but Levy closed with back-to-back birdies to seal the win.

Fleetwood was second at 15 under and Alvaro Quiros of Spain was third, another two strokes back.

Levy, playing in the group after Fleetwood, looked to be headed for a runaway victory, with a birdie on the 13th from eight feet to extend his lead to five shots.