GOLF: Davies lifts game again

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Britain's Laura Davies fired her third consecutive five-under-par 67 to cruise to a four-stroke victory in the LPGA Chick-Fil-A Charity Championship in Stockbridge, Georgia.

Davies, last year's leading money-winner, became the first player to capture two events this season after winning the Standard Register/PING in March.

"I putted well all week," she said. "I've made more than my share. You don't win unless you can putt because there is such a high standard of golf out here."

She held a one-stroke lead over Dottie Mochrie after completing her second round in the morning, and then had an eagle at the third hole to open a two-stroke cushion over Kristi Albers early in Sunday's final round.

Davies hit three successive birdies to close the front nine and had a bogey at the 10th hole, before adding pars at seven of the final eight holes for her fifth victory in the last two years.

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