World number eight Lexi Thompson shot a final round 69 (-3) to claim the individual title at the Aramco Team Series – New York by three strokes.

Last update: 10/15/22 10:54 p.m.

Lexi Thompson is ranked eighth in the world

World number eight Lexi Thompson shot a three-under 69 final round to win the individual title at the Aramco Team Series – New York by three strokes.

Thompson started the final day with a one shot lead over compatriot Nelly Korda, and she held off the chasing pack.

The American carded three bogeys but also hit six birdies to finish with 11 under. Canadian Brooke Henderson and Sweden’s Madelene Sagstrom finished in second place overall, after finishing eight under..

Thompson took control with back-to-back birdies at 10 and 11, before birdies at 15 and 17, and even a bogey at the last couldn’t spoil the party as she earned a three-stroke victory.

“I worked extremely hard on my game. I felt like it was a matter of time, but I just wanted to play golf and put myself in contention in the final rounds and learn from the losses I have had. suffered and what I needed to work on, and I shared that today,” she said.

“Today just got the way I played yesterday with aggressive golf and a bit spirited. I hit a good shot on number one six or seven feet out and got it. I wanted to playing golf without fear and bowling away from bowling by no means and committing to my shots.

“I’ve hit some really good ones and hit some questionable ones, but with this wind you have to take the bad ones as best you can. I activated it at the back and I really made the putts when I needed to.”

Olympic champion Nelly Korda finished fourth on seven under with a par round on the final day in New York.

Scotland’s Kylie Henry produced the best run of the day with a five-under 67 to finish a share of fifth alongside Sweden’s Maja Stark with six-under.

Last year’s winner Charley Hull finished seven points in New York.

In the 2022 Race to Costa del Sol Sweden’s Linn Grant continues to lead the standings with 3,394.91 points, but his compatriot Stark has closed the gap considerably and is now only 69.77 points behind.

The rest of the top 10 remains the same, with Sweden’s Johanna Gustavsson in third, Belgium’s Manon De Roey in fourth and Argentina’s Magdalena Simmermacher in fifth.

England’s Meghan MacLaren remains sixth, Spain’s Ana Peláez Trivino is seventh and South Africa’s Lee-Anne Pace is eighth, with English duo Georgia Hall and Liz Young completing the top 10.

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