Ko Jin-young reached the top of the season for the second time at the Cognizant Founders Cup of the LPGA Tour.
In the final round of the Founders Cup held at the Upper Monclair Country Club (par 72) in Clifton, New Jersey, USA on the 15th (Korean time), Ko Jin-young recorded 5 under par with 5 birdies without a bogey, and tied with Lee Min-jee Lee (Australia) with a total of 13 under par. achieved She then succeeded in par putt in the first extension held on the 18th토스카지노 hole (par 4) and won by defeating Lee Min-ji, who had only tried. Following the HSBC Women’s World Championship in March, she achieved 2 wins in the season and 15 wins in her personal career. Ko Jin-young, who reached the top for the third time in this competition only after 2019 and 2021, received a prize money of 450,000 dollars (about 600 million won).
It was a day where Ko Jin-young’s back heart stood out. Ko Jin-young, who tied for 4th place, 4 strokes behind Lee Min-ji by the 3rd round, calmly reduced the number of strokes in the final round. Ko Jin-young, who started smoothly in the beginning with consecutive birdies on holes 3 and 4, put a second shot on the pin with an elaborate iron shot on hole 7 (par 4) and added a birdie to rise. After adding a birdie in hole 12 (par 5), he continued to press Lee Min-ji and competed for the lead. Finally, the ‘clutch putt’ came out on the 18th hole. The birdie putt attempted from a distance of about 5m from the hole went in as it was. Ko Jin-young, who smiled brightly while holding a putter, tied with Min-ji Lee for the lead thanks to this birdie.
Although he recorded 4 birdies that day, Lee Min-ji, who only saw a double bogey on the 6th hole (par 3) and a bogey on the 16th hole (par 4), could hardly reduce the number of strokes. Ko Jin-young, who got excited in the regular round, finally laughed in overtime. Even when the ball was put on the green, Lee Min-ji put it closer to the hole and Ko Jin-young was at a disadvantage. However, Lee Min-ji holed out first to record a 3-putt due to putt hunting. On the other hand, Ko Jin-young, who calmly placed a long putt close to the hole, calmly completed a par putt and confirmed the come-from-behind victory.
‘Rookie’ Yoo Hae-ran lost one stroke in the final round with 3 birdies and 4 bogeys, and finished in 4th place alone with a total of 8 under par. Although he didn’t win, Yoo Hae-ran finished in the top 10 for the third time with his personal best this season. Choi Hye-jin tied for 13th with a 3-under par, while Kim Se-young and Anna Lin tied for 21st with a 1-under par.