Miyazato beats Lewis by 2 shots at Evian Masters

By JEROME PUGMIRE | July 24, 2011 | 11:13 AM EDT

Ai Miyazato of Japan plays on the eighth hole during the four round of the Evian Masters women's golf tournament in Evian, eastern France, Sunday, July 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Ai Miyazato won the Evian Masters on Sunday, shooting a 2-under 70 to protect her two-shot lead and clinch her first title of the year.

Miyazato played with consistency throughout the tournament, dropping shots on just five of the 72 holes overall and finishing with a 15-under total of 273. Stacy Lewis of the United States also shot a 70 to finish two shots back in second, with a trio of players another stroke behind.

Miyazato had not won a title since the Safeway Classic last August, and the 26-year-old Japanese player now has seven LPGA titles overall. She won her first LPGA title at Evian in 2009, and added five more last year.

Miyazato raised both arms in the air after she sank her winning putt.