Ko Jin-young won the LPGA Tour Cognitive Founders Cup (total prize money of 3 million dollars).
Ko Jin-young hit her 5 under par 67 in the final 4th round of her tournament held at the Upper Montclair Country Club (par 72) in Clifton, New Jersey, USA on the 15th (Korean time).
With no bogeys, she recorded 5 birdies.
With this, Ko Jin-young, who shot her final total of 13 under par 275, tied with Lee Min-ji (Australia) and then won the first overtime to rise to the top.
World No. 3 Jinyoung Ko took home her winning prize of 450,000 dollars (approximately 600 million won).
In March, she won her second win of the season, about two months after the HSBC Women’s World Championship, and her 15th career win.
Ko Jin-young is the only Korean player to win the LPGA Tour this season.
Ko Jin-young, the winner in 2019 and 2021, reached the top for the third time only in this competition.
Ko Jin-young and Taegeuk women have shown a particularly strong appearance, starting with Hyo-joo Kim in 2015, Se-young Kim in 2016, In-bi Park and Jin-young Ko in 2018.
Ko Jin-young, who entered the final round in a tie for 4th, 4 strokes behind the leader Lee Min-ji, tied for the lead with a birdie on the 3rd and 4th holes and a birdie on the 7th hole (par 4).
Afterwards, Lee Min-ji regained the solo lead with a birdie on holes 11 and 12, and then added a birdie on hole 15 (par 3) to widen the gap with Jin-young Ko by two strokes.
However, Ko Jin-young did not give up. When Lee Min-ji lost a car with a bogey on the 16th hole (par 4), he made a tie with a birdie on the 18th hole (par 4) and took the game into overtime.
Ko Jin-young, who took advantage of the atmosphere, kept par in the first overtime at the 18th hole, and confirmed the championship by defeating Lee Min-ji, who failed to par after birdie.
Lee Min-ji, who was aiming for a second consecutive victory in the tournament, swallowed regret by losing to Jin-young Ko.토스카지노
Newcomer Yoo Hae-ran finished the tournament in 4th place (8 under par, 280 strokes).
It is the third top 10 of the season following a tie for 7th at the Drive-On Championship in March and a tie for 6th at the LA Championship in April, her debut on the LPGA Tour.
Choi Hye-jin was tied for 13th place (3 under par 285 strokes), Kim Se-young and Anna Lin were tied for 21st place (1 under par 287 strokes), and Kim A-rim was tied for 25th place (even par 288 strokes).
World No. 2 Lydia Ko (New Zealand) tied for 42nd (3 over par 291 strokes).