Jiyai Shin outlasts teenager Lydia Ko to claim Australian title

Last Updated: 17/02/13 11:14am

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Jiyai Shin: Australian Open winner

Jiyai Shin: Australian Open winner

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Lydia Ko's bid for back-to-back titles ended in failure as she lost out to Jiyai Shin at the Women's Australian Open in Canberra.

The 15-year-old amateur went into the final round with a share of the lead but carded a three-over-par 76 to finish third behind Shin and Yani Tseng.

The damage was done at the opening two holes as last week's New Zealand Open winner double-bogeyed the first and followed up with a five at the par-four second.

Ko never recovered, and a final-round 72 proved good enough for Shin to hold off world No 1 Tseng, who was two shots back in second at the end.

Thai Moriya Jutanugarn and Spaniard Beatriz Recari shared fourth at 13-under.

Scotland's Catriona Matthew finished tied for eighth at 11-under alongside Katherine Hull-Kirk, the best-placed home player, and two others.

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