Jin Young Ko needed a new trophy for her new house in Texas, and she even got something for the closet.
She got a couple of cowhand boots for winning the Volunteers of America Classic on Sunday.
The South Korean star needed to work hard for her 1-shot triumph. Her putting was not up to her guidelines. Her game didn’t feel very however sharp as it might have been during her almost two-year rule as No. 1 in the women’s world ranking.
Be that as it may, it was sufficient for a 2-under 69, as she shut with seven straight standards for a 1-shot triumph over Matilda Castren of Finland at Old American Golf Club, around a little ways from Ko’s new house.
Ko won interestingly this year, and it was multi week after she lost the No. 1 positioning to American golf player Nelly Korda, who supplanted Ko by winning the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.
Ko had failed to finish in the best 10 out of four of her past five beginnings on the LPGA Tour. However, not a long way from her American home in the Dallas region, she flourished. She completed at 16-under 268 for her eighth vocation LPGA triumph. She stays at No. 2 on the planet.
“I was thinking I had a lot of pressure with the No. 1 ranking,” Ko said. “But I made it this week. I’m very happy.”
Staked to a 1-shot lead, Ko opened with three birdies in four openings to augment her lead. Castren, who won her first LPGA Tour title three weeks prior at Lake Merced, kept Ko in her sights with a couple of birdies prior to making the turn.
Castren was at risk for falling 3 shots behind on the standard 5 thirteenth, where she was in a difficult situation off the tee and had 20 feet left for standard, with Ko around 12 feet for a birdie possibility. Castren holed her standard putt, Ko missed and the lead stayed at one.
The jobs were turned on the following opening, as Ko missed her tee shot well to one side and couldn’t arrive at the green, pitching to 6 feet. Castren had a wedge into the green, yet she was unable to change over for birdie, and Ko saved standard.
The competition swung on the fifteenth opening, where Castren missed a 3-foot standard putt that snapped hard to one side, falling 2 shots behind. She got here and there from barely shy of the standard 5 seventeenth for birdie and remained in the game when Ko missed her birdie putt from 6 feet.
Castren had a 25-foot birdie from off the rear of the eighteenth green that missed to one side, setting up Ko’s triumphant standard putt from right external 3 feet.
“I played with her the last two days, and it was just really cool to watch her play,” Castren said. “She didn’t make many mistakes at all, recovered from her not-so-great shots really well. I can definitely see why she was world No. 1 for so long.”
Gaby Lopez of Mexico shut with a 65, making her lone intruder on the last opening. She completed alone in third, 2 shots behind.
Esther Henseleit of Germany was inside 2 shots with five openings to play. Be that as it may, on the fourteenth, her drive went under a tree, and she needed to take a punishment drop. Then, at that point she lipped out a 4-foot putt and made her subsequent twofold intruder of the round, falling 4 shots behind.
Henseleit shut with a 72 and tied for fourth with Ana Belac (68) and Emma Talley, who shot a 63 for her career-low round on the LPGA Tour.
Ko had a lot of supporters at Old American in the course of recent days, including her parents, who were in attendance.
“It was a great week,” Ko said.
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