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Ai Miyazato rallies to win NW Arkansas title

ROGERS, Ark. - Ai Miyazato shot a 6-under 65 on Sunday to overcome a five-shot deficit and win the NW Arkansas Championship for her second LPGA Tour victory of the year.

The Japanese star made a 5-foot birdie putt on No. 18 to reach 12 under for the tournament, and her ninth career LPGA Tour victory was secured when Mika Miyazato missed a 15-foot birdie attempt on No. 18. Ai Miyazato had seven birdies and one bogey in the final round to finish a stroke ahead of Mika Miyazato and Azahara Munoz.

Ai Miyazato also won the LOTTE Championship in April.

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Mika Miyazato had a 67, and Munoz closed with a 65.

Veronica Felibert, the rookie from Venezuela who opened the day with a four-shot lead, shot a 72 to tie for fourth at 10 under.

Maude-Aimee Leblanc of Sherbrooke, Que., came up with her best round of the week, shooting 69 to finish in a tie for 36th. Lorie Kane of Charlottetown finished in a tie for 55th after a round of 73.

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