Jin-Young Ko wins the LPGA Tour Founders Cup by beating Min-Ji Lee in the extension… season 2 wins

Korean women’s golf star Jin-young Ko (28) overcame Lee Min-ji (27, Australia) at the end of an extended match at the LPGA Tour’s Cognizant Founders Cup (total prize money of 3 million dollars) and reached the top. went up

In the final 4th round of the tournament held at Upper Monclair Country Club (par 72) in Clifton, New Jersey, USA on the 15th (Korean time), Ko Jin-young caught only 5 birdies without bogey, and she hit 5 under par 67.

With her final total of 13-under-par 275, Ko tied with Lee Min-ji to advance to overtime and par on her first hole to win the championship.

This gave Ko Jin-young her second win of the season, about two months after the HSBC Women’s World Championship in March. She recorded her 15th career win on the LPGA Tour, and her winning prize was $450,000 (approximately 600 million won).

Above all, Ko Jin-young accepted the shocking report card of being eliminated from the group stage even after forming the strongest team with Kim Hyo-joo (28), Jeon In-ji (29), and Choi Hye-jin (24) at the Hanwha Life Plus International Crown, which was an LPGA tour team event last week. I was able to wash away the regret at the time.

She also won her third career victory in this event alone, following in 2019 and 2021. Jin-Young Ko has a good affinity for winning the LPGA Tour Player of the Year award both in the year she won this tournament토스카지노. She will perform as well as in 2019 and 2021 this year, and she will be interested in whether she will rise to the top of the LPGA tour.

Ko Jin-young, who tied for the lead until the 2nd round of this tournament, could not reduce the number of strokes in the 3rd round as if it was the aftermath of the forced march for 4 weeks in a row, and the lead Lee Min-ji (Australia) was 4 strokes away. He, who seemed to be moving away from the championship, struggled in the final round.

Ko Jin-young, who started with consecutive birdies in holes 3 and 4 (par 4), added a birdie with his second shot in hole 7 (par 4) at a distance of 1m from the pin, and pressed Lee Min-ji with a one-stroke lead. Lee Min-ji dropped her tee shot into the water in the 6th hole (par 3) and committed a double bogey, and the car was shaking.

Ko Jin-young put the ball on the green twice in the 12th hole (par 5), caught a birdie with two putts, and recorded a 6m birdie in the 18th hole (par 4) to tie the lead with Lee Min-ji and finish the final round first. did.

Lee Min-ji, while leading by one stroke, committed a bogey on the 16th hole (par 4), and was unable to escape in the last hole 18, so he had to go into overtime with Ko Jin-young.

In the first overtime on the 18th hole, Lee Min-ji missed a 1.5m par putt and recorded a bogey, and Jin-young Ko recorded a 1m par, confirming the championship. After winning the championship, Ko Jin-young raised his arms and jumped up and down, enjoying the joy.

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