A reversal drama overturned by 4 strokes… Ko Jin-young won the ‘Founders Cup’

Ko Jin-young, the star of Korean women’s golf, has won her second win of the season. Jinyoung Ko won the Cognitive Founders Cup (total prize money of $3 million) on the US Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour, recording her 15th win in her career. Ko Jin-young, ranked third in the world, hit 5 under par 67 with 5 birdies and 5 birdies in the 4th round on the final day of the tournament held at Upper Montclair Country Club (par 72, 6536 yards) in Clifton, New Jersey, USA on the 15th (Korean time). Ko Jin-young, who recorded a final total of 13 under par 275, tied with Lee Min-ji (Australia) and won the championship by beating Min-ji Lee in the first overtime. Her winning prize is $450,000 (approximately 600 million won). Ko Jin-young added her multiplier in about two months after the HSBC Women’s World Championship in March of this year, lifting her second trophy of the season and her 15th career trophy on the LPGA Tour. Jin-Young Ko (twice) is the only Korean player who has won the championship cup among nine LPGA tour tournaments this season.안전놀이터

In particular, Ko Jin-young won her third championship only in the Founders Cup following 2019 and 2021. In this competition, Kim Hyo-joo in 2015, Kim Se-young in 2016, and Park In-bi in 2018 won the championship, and in 2019, 2021, and this year, Ko Jin-young rose to the top, and it is also a competition called Korea’s vegetable garden. Ko Jin-young, who was tied for 4th place, 4 strokes behind the leader Min-ji Lee until the 3rd round, started a fierce pursuit while Min-ji Lee slowed down in the first half of the final round, and defeated Min-ji Lee in an overtime match. Ko Jin-young also revealed that she was inspired by Seong-jae Lim, who recorded a come-from-behind victory by 5 strokes in the Woori Finance Championship the day before after the match.

Meanwhile, male golfer Kim Si-woo, who won the Sony Open this season, unfortunately failed to win. In the 4th round of the US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour AT&T Byron Nelson (total prize money of $9.5 million), Siwoo Kim picked out 8 birdies without bogey and recorded 8 under par 63 strokes, but was pushed by Jason Day (Australia) by one stroke. stayed in the runner-up.

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