World No. 1 Jin Young Ko clinched the LPGA Tour’s HSBC Women’s World Championship in dramatic fashion on Sunday, carding birdies on five of the last six holes — including the 18th — for the win.
Ko finished with a 17-under total of 271, two shots ahead of In Gee Chun and Minjee Lee. The South Korean mounted an incredible comeback after a bogey on the 12th hole appear to set her back, winning her sixth LPGA title in 10 starts.
Hold it high 🏆Jin Young Ko is champion once again. pic.twitter.com/q7SUt4hY60— LPGA (@LPGA) March 6, 2022
Hold it high 🏆Jin Young Ko is champion once again. pic.twitter.com/q7SUt4hY60
The South Korean star’s final round of 66 broke the LPGA record for the most consecutive rounds in the 60s at 15 and the most consecutive sub-par rounds at 30.
“I am just proud of myself to record 60s, 15 rounds straight,” Ko said. “So I’m so happy.”
Ko’s victory in Singapore was her first LPGA Tour event since she took a three-month hiatus that included time in South Korea with her family and intensive training in California.