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(Corrects scores and positions in last three paragraphs, corrects spelling for Tavatanakit) (Reuters) -Kim Hyo-joo won the HSBC Women’s World Championship at Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore on Sunday when Australian Hannah Green bogeyed the final two holes to deliver the South Korean victory in the $ 1.6 million tournament. Kim’s 64-under eight-under final round earned him the title with a four-round score of under par 17, though it was Green’s failure to see the last two holes in regulation that ultimately gave the youngster the 25 years the first place. Green, who had been third going into the final round, stayed in contention with a pair of birdies in the top nine before hitting an eagle at 14 that put her on a level with Kim. A 15-foot putt on the 16th secured another birdie that took the 2019 PGA Women’s Championship winner to the lead, only for her to tie Kim again when she made three putts on the 17th hole. The worst was yet to come for the 17th hole. Australian on the final hole when, needing a pair to advance to a two-hole playoff, she sent her approach over the back edge of the green. His first attempt went well beyond the hole and, after taking two attempts to sink the ball from there, Green returned to second position to give Kim his first LPGA Tour title in five years. Overnight leader Lin Xiyu finished in an action for third place having initially struggled to keep up with the waves at the top of the rankings. A par round of a 71-bass saw her leveled at a par 15-bass with Thais Patty Tavatanakit and Inbee Park. Tavatanakit, who won April’s ANA Inspirational and was making his first tournament appearance in his rookie season as a pro, hit a par round of seven-under 65.