Ko Jin-young (28, Solaire) has already won his second championship of the season. The spirit of not giving up until the end made the band electrode possible.
Ko Jin-young played the 4th round on the final day of the LPGA Tour Cognitive Founders Cup (total prize money of 3 million dollars) held at Upper Montclair Country Club (par 72, 6536 yards) in Clifton, New Jersey, USA on the 15th (Korean time). He shot a 5-under-par 67 while catching 5 birdies without bogey.
Ko Jin-young, who recorded a final total of 13 under par, 275 strokes, stood at the top by recording a par in the first overtime match, which was tied with Lee Min-ji (Australia).
World No. 3 Jinyoung Ko lifted the 15th trophy of her career, standing on top once again after the HSBC Women’s World Championship in March. Her winning prize is a whopping $450,000 (600 million won). As the only Korean winner, she showed off her strongest side.
She is already her 3rd win in this competition alone. Since 2019, she has been at the top every two years, continuing her pleasant jinx.
Ko Jin-young hitting a Dravier tee shot. /AFPBBNews=News1
Ko Jin-young is aiming for the green with an elaborate iron shot. /AFPBBNews=News1
By the 3rd round, she was tied for 4th place, 4 strokes behind lead Lee Min-ji, and the gap was wide enough to hope for a comeback. Ko Jin-young calmly reduced his number of strokes at his own pace.
Hole 6 (par 3) Lee Min-ji’s tee shot fell into the hazard and he recorded a double bogey, but Jin-young Ko, who played in front of two groups, made birdies on the 3rd and 4th holes in a row and reduced one stroke on the 7th hole (par 4). closely followed the lead. In the 12th hole (par 5), when Ko Jin-young caught a birdie, Lee Min-ji ran away again, catching birdies 11 and 12 in a row. In hole 15 (par 3), she escaped another stroke with a perfect tee shot. The gap with Ko Jin-young is two strokes.
Even so, Ko Jin-young did not break. The 17th hole (par 3) tee shot fell into the bunker, but a sensuous bunker shot got out of the trouble situation, and in the meantime, Lee Min-ji moved one step forward with a bogey on the 16th hole (par 4).
First, Ko Jin-young, who entered the 18th hole (par 4), succeeded in a difficult mid-distance putt and finished the game in a joint lead situation. Subsequently, Lee Min-ji also failed to reduce the number of strokes, so the game eventually went to overtime.
In the first overtime on the 18th hole, Ko Jin-young attempted a birdie putt from a much longer distance than Lee Min-ji, but calmly recorded a par. On the other hand, Lee Min-ji dropped his head as he missed the par putt following the birdie putt.
Ko Jin-young confirms the championship and holds a ceremony. /AFPBBNews=News1
Colleagues celebrating the victory with a champagne baptism. /AFPBBNews=News1
Ko Jin-young, who was interviewed on a broadcast, recalled Im Seong-jae, who succeeded in winning the come-from-behind victory by 5 strokes at the Korea Men’s Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour Woori Financial Championship the day before. He expressed satisfaction, saying, “I thought that if I played really well, I would have a chance to win,” and “I only focused on my game and got great results.”
Lim Seong-jae, who participated in the Korean Tour after 3 years and 7 months, calmly played his own game despite difficulties with jet lag and finally succeeded in winning the come-from-behind match. It was not easy to predict Ko Jin-young’s victory until the start of the 4th round, but as a result of walking silently and looking forward, he climbed to the highest place.체스카지노
As in the previous championship, Ko Jin-young stood at the top again in this tournament honoring the 13 founders of the LPGA and said, “I want to express my gratitude to the founders of the LPGA Tour.” The level has risen significantly. I am really grateful to all the people, volunteers and staff who support the tour.”
Newcomer Yoo Hae-ran, who was tied for second place in the third round, finished the tournament in fourth place, his season’s best, with an 8-under par of 280 strokes. Choi Hye-jin tied for 13th (3 under par 285 strokes), Kim Se-young and Annarin tied for 21st (1 under par 287 strokes), and Kim A-rim finished the tournament with a tie for 25th (even par 288 strokes).