Ko Jin-young (28) showed great support and achieved the result of winning three LPGA (American Women’s Professional Golf) Tour Founders Cups.
On the morning of the 15th Korean time, Ko Jin-young won the Cognitive Founders Cup (total prize money of 3 million dollars = about 4.026 billion won, prize money of 450,000 dollars) held at the Upper Montclair Country Club (par 72/6,586 yards) in Clifton, New Jersey, USA. = Approx.
Ko Jin-young has already succeeded in winning this competition in a row in 2019 and 2021. (The 2020 competition was not held.) This is her third victory until this year’s competition. Ko Jin-young is the only player who has won 3 wins in this tournament. Lee Min-ji, who played an extended game with Ko Jin-young, is the winner in the previous competition, 2022.
The final score of 4 days between Ko Jin-young and Lee Min-ji, who played an extended game, was 13 under par 275 strokes. Although the results are the same, if you look at the flow of strokes between the two, you can see why Ko Jin-young won in overtime that day. Ko Jin-young was confirmed as the winner because Lee Min-ji scored a bogey in the first round of extension.
Ko Jin-young hit 68-68-72-67 over four days. The crisis came in the third round, but it shows that the condition has recovered in the final round. In contrast, Lee Min-ji shot 68-69-67-71. The third round was the best, and the last round was drawing a downward curve.
The flow of the two momentum crossing was reproduced as it was in the final round. Although Ko Jin-young drew attention with the challenge of ‘3 wins’ and ‘2 losses in a row’, Ko Jin-young rode the upward trend as he went to the 17th and 18th holes, while Min-ji Lee showed a performance close to mistakes from the 16th hole.
Ko Jin-young made a par save with a picturesque shot in the bunker crisis on the 17th hole, and made a difficult 4.5m downhill putt on the 18th hole, making it a joint lead with Lee Min-ji. It was the stepping stone for the 4-stroke band electrode to unfold.
On the other hand, Lee Min-ji was leading by two strokes until the 15th hole (Lee Min-ji -14, Ko Jin-young -12), but allowed Ko Jin-young to pursue a bogey at the par-4 16th hole. Even in the first round of extension, he failed to make a par putt.
On this day, Ko Jin-young caught 5 birdies without a bogey, but Lee Min-ji only reduced one stroke with 4 birdies, 1 double bogey, and 1 bogey.
With this win, Ko Jin-young succeeded in winning her second of the season and her 15th overall on the LPGA Tour. Her first win this season was the HSBC Women’s World Championship in March.
In an interview with the LPGA Tour after winning the championship, Ko Jin-young said, “I was encouraged when I heard that Im Seong-jae, who participated in the Korean tournament, had a come-from-behind victory by 5 strokes.” Im Seong-jae achieved a come-from-behind victory by 5 strokes at the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour Woori Financial Championship, which ended on the 14th. 카지노사이트
Ko Jin-young received 450,000 dollars in prize money, surpassing the 11 million dollar (approximately 14.735 billion won) mark in her career. She finished in the top 20 in this category on the LPGA Tour.