MIAMI: New Zealand’s Lydia Ko won the season-ending LPGA Tour Championship on Sunday, holding on for a two stroke victory over Ireland’s Leona Maguire that also secured her the Player of the Year prize. Ko, who also won the tournament in 2014, pocketed the record $2 million prize for victory at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples Florida with her two-under round of 70 in blustery conditions. The 19th victory on the tour for Ko, also secured her back-to-back Vare Trophy awards, given to the player with the lowest scoring average for the season. It has been a true return to form this year for Ko, who began the season with a victory at Boca Rio in January and then captured the BMW Championship in South Korea in October. Ko’s second Player of the Year award follows her triumph in 2015 and the 25-year-old could now secure her place in the LPGA Hall of Fame next season. The South-Korean born Ko ended the tournament on 17-under 271 for the week, with Maguire’s even-par round of 72 leaving her 15-under. Maguire went into the final round level with Ko after a magnificent 9-under round of 63 but was unable to reproduce that form. Bogeys on the fifth and 14th ultimately cost the Irishwoman and her birdie on the 17th proved to be too little too late. Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist finished third after shooting 67 on Sunday. England’s Georgia Hall also shot 67 to share fourth alongside South Korean Lee6 Jeong-eun.