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Pettersen wins LPGA event

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PORTLAND, Ore. -- Suzann Pettersen broke away from a packed field with a torrid stretch on her final round Sunday to win the $1.3 million LPGA Safeway Classic at Columbia Edgewater Country Club.

The 32-year-old Norwegian fashioned a 5-under-par 67 on her final round to finish at 20-under 268, claiming the $195,000 first prize.

Pettersen won by two strokes over Stacy Lewis, whose final-round 68 put her at 18-under 270 for the tournament. Lewis didn't have a bogey the entire 72 holes.

Ten 10 players were within two shots of the lead at mid-afternoon Sunday before Pettersen caught fire. After she double-bogeyed the par-3 second hole, Pettersen -- No. 3 on the LPGA money list entering the tournament -- birdied eight of the next 11 holes, including four straight on holes five through eight. She was one ahead of Lewis and Cristie Kerr at the turn but extended her lead to three shots over Lewis with four to play.

Yani Tseng began the final round with a three-stroke lead at 18-under 198 after shooting a third-round 63. But Tseng double-bogeyed the second hole and bogeyed Nos. 3 and 4 and never recovered, closing with a 6-over 78 to finish at 276.

Lizette Salas shot 69 Sunday to claim third place at 272, one shot ahead of Kerr, who also carded a final-round 69. Caroline Masson was a stroke back of Kerr in fifth at 273 after shooting 70 on Sunday.

Gerina Piler had Sunday's best round at 6-under 66, putting her in a tie for sixth with Sandra Gal at 274.
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