Ko Jin-young, who won the championship by 4 strokes, “I was inspired by seeing Lim Seong-jae, who overcame 5 strokes”
“I was inspired to see Seong-jae Lim, a PGA Tour player, win in Korea this week while 5 strokes behind the lead.”
Ko Jin-young (28) said this after winning the LPGA Tour Cognitive Founders Cup (total prize money of 3 million dollars) after overtime.
In the final 4th round of the tournament held at Upper Monclair Country Club (par 72) in Clifton, New Jersey, USA on the 15th (Korean time), Ko Jin-young took only 5 birdies without bogey and hit 5 under par 67. Ko Jin-young, who recorded a final total of 13 under par 275 strokes, made a tie with Lee Min-ji to advance to overtime and recorded a par on the first hole of the extension to win the championship.
Ko Jin-young mentioned Seong-jae Lim in a broadcast interview after winning and said, “I thought that if I played really well, I would have a chance to win. He just focused on my game and got great results.” It means that he did not give up until the end even in a situation where the difference in the number of strokes was large.
Lim Seong-jae overcame 카지노사이트his 5 stroke inferiority at the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour Woori Financial Championship, which ended at the Ferrum Club in Yeoju-si, Gyeonggi-do the day before, on the 14th, and won the championship. Starting the final round with a tie for 4th place with a gap of 5 strokes from the lead, he lost 2 strokes until the 8th hole and seemed to be moving away from the championship, but from the 9th hole he hit an eagle and 4 birdies to achieve a come-from-behind victory.
Ko Jin-young was also four strokes behind the leader Lee Min-ji until the third round of this tournament. However, on the last day, he took only 5 birdies and took the game to overtime. In the first overtime on the 18th hole (par 4), Ko Jin-young left a farther birdie putt than Lee Min-ji, but kept the par close to the hole with a sensuous stroke. Lee Min-ji’s birdie putt moved away along the downhill line of the hole, and even a 2-meter par putt flowed to the right side of the hole, confirming Ko Jin-young’s victory.
Ko Jin-young won her second win of the season in about two months after the HSBC World Championship in March, and recorded her 15th win on the LPGA Tour. His winning prize is 450,000 dollars (about 600 million won).
In addition, when Ko Jin-young won the tournament in October 2021, Seong-jae Lim also won the PGA Tour Shriners Children’s Open on the same day, writing a record for Korean players to win the “companion championship” on the US tour for the first time. This week, they reached the top in the US and Korea, respectively, with a difference of one day.
Following 2019 and 2021, Ko Jin-young, who won the third championship in his career only in this tournament honoring the 13 founders of the LPGA Tour, said, “It is a great honor.”
Ko Jin-young said, “I want to express my gratitude to the founders of the LPGA Tour. He debuted on the LPGA Tour in 2018, and now, six years later, the level of the tour has risen significantly. I am so grateful to all the people, volunteers and staff who support the tour.”