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Nordqvist holds 
off Park in Pattaya

Anna Nordqvist completed a wire-to-wire win at the US$1.5 million ($1.9m) Honda LPGA Thailand tournament yesterday, holding off a late surge by world No. 1 Park Inbee to win by two shots.

In a thrilling battle at the Siam Country Club Old Pattaya Course, Nordqvist, who led the event from the first round, held her nerve to notch her third LPGA title and her first win since 2009.

The Swede finished on 15 under with a four-round total of 273 (66-72-67-68), two ahead of South Korean defending champion Park, whose final-round 66 was not enough to claim victory.

But she finished with an impressive 275 total (71-71-67-66), cementing her place at the top of the world rankings.

Scotland's Catriona Matthew finished third with 277 (76-71-65-65), while American Michelle Wie rattled in three birdies and an eagle to finish fourth with a 69 and 278 overall. 
- AFP.