Posted August 19, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Japan's Mika Miyazato won the Safeway Classic on Sunday for her first victory on the LPGA Tour, finishing with a 2-under 70 to beat Brittany Lincicome and Inbee Park by two strokes. The 22-year-old Miyazato finished at 13-under 203 in her wire-to-victory on Pumpkin Ridge's Ghost Creek Course. She shared the first-round lead and had a two-shot advantage after the second. Lincicome shot 67, and Park had a 70. The 22-year-old Miyazato, in her fourth season on the LPGA Tour, is the sixth first-time winner this year. She broke through after a pair second-place ties in June. South Korea's Haeji Kang had a 66 - the best round of the day, to tie for fourth at 10 under with Cristie Kerr (70) and So Yeon Ryu (71). Sydnee Michaels, the first-round co-leader, was four strokes back after a 70. Michelle Wie had her first top-10 finish of the season, shooting a 69 to finish eighth at 8 under. Top-ranked Yani Tseng faded with a 73 to finish at 6 under. Paula Creamer was 3 under after a 76. M...
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