Three players share Mizuno lead
SHIMA, Japan -- Taiwan's Teresa Lu won the Mizuno Classic on Sunday, birdieing the last two holes and six of the final eight for an 8-under 64 and a two-stroke victory.
The 25-year-old Lu, a regular on the Japan LPGA Tour after giving up her LPGA Tour membership in 2010, finished at 14-under 202 at Kintetsu Kashikojima. She earned $180,000 for her first tour title.
South Korea's Chella Choi, tied with Lu with two holes to play, had a 66 to finish second.
Japanese players took the next five spots. Mamiko Higa and Yuki Ichinose shot 70 to tie for third at 10 under, Yumiko Yoshida (68) and Shiho Oyama (71) followed at 9 under, and Asako Fujimoto (71) was 8 under.
Stacy Lewis, the 2012 winner, tied for eighth at 7 under after a 70. The American was the top-ranked player in the field at No. 3.
American Brittany Lincicome, a stroke behind second-round leaders Higa, Ichinose and Oyama entering the day, had a 77 to tie for 29th at 2 under.
Lu became the second Taiwanese winner in the tournament's 41-year history. Ai-Yu Tu won in 1986 when the event was called the Mazda Japan Classic.