Published: Dec 17, 2011 1:52 PM EST
Updated: Dec 18, 2011 7:30 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - American teenager Lexi Thompson pulled away from Lee-Anne Pace of South Africa to win the Dubai Ladies Masters by four strokes and become the youngest professional winner on the Ladies European Tour on Saturday.

The 16-year-old Thompson chipped in for a birdie on No. 9 to take a one-shot lead over Pace and then extended her lead with four birdies on the back nine, shooting a final-round 67 to finish at 15-under 273 for the tournament. Pace (69) started strong with two birdies and an eagle on her first six holes but shaky putting on the back nine ended her chances.

American Michelle Wie (72) came into the final round five shots off the pace and fell out of contention with two bogeys and a double-bogey on the front nine. She finished tied for 12th.