LPGA | Jin Young Ko triumphs in Circuit Championship

LPGA |  Jin Young Ko triumphs in Circuit Championship

(Napoli) Jin Young Ko missed most of the LPGA season, but still finished the season at the top of the circuit.

And a check for $ 1.1 million helped her.

Ko, the world’s No.1 golfer, capped an unusual season by handing a final card of 66 (under-6) that saw her win the CME Group Tour Championship by five strokes ahead of Hannah Green and Sei Young Kim on Sunday .

” I can not believe it. I’m here, I won this tournament, ”Ko said.

After hitting a birdie on the last hole, Ko posted a cumulative score of minus-18 for his seventh career victory on the LPGA Tour. Green’s round of 67, who turned 24e anniversary Sunday, propelled her tied for second place in the standings.

Kim, who was leading by a stroke on the eve of the final round, settled for a round of 72. It was nonetheless enough to secure her the title of player of the year on the circuit. LPGA.

Ko has been at the top of the world rankings for the entire year – in fact, she’s been the No. 1 golfer in the world since July 29, 2019. She has now pocketed $ 5,600,824 in career scholarships, which means that she is the 71e player in the history of the circuit to cross the plateau of 5 million in earnings.

Mina Harigae (68) finished fourth at minus-12, tying her career best result on the women’s professional circuit.

Lexi Thompson played 70 (minus-2) to finish the tournament in fifth place at minus-11, seven strokes from the head, along with Lydia Ko. The American thus saw her streak of seven seasons with at least one victory come to an end.

Canada’s Brooke Henderson followed in seventh, under-10, after handing in a final card of 71. Fellow NAFTA Sharp of Hamilton, Ont., Completed the course in 64 strokes and tied in 46e cumulative plus-1 position.

It was the last tournament of the LPGA shortened season which numbered 18, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Next season will have 34 stopovers, starting with the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, January 21-24, 2021.

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