October 16, 2017 12:11
Ko Jin-young, who is playing on the KLPGA Tour, won the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship in Incheon on Sunday, earning a berth on the U.S. LPGA Tour.
Ko, the overnight leader by two strokes, hit six birdies and two bogeys during the final round to finish with a 19-under 269. Runner-up Park Sung-hyun also shaved off four strokes to card a 17-under 271. Chun In-gee was third, finishing with a 16-under 272.
The KEB Hana Bank Championship is the only LPGA Tour event held in Korea.
It was Ko's 10th career title since she turned professional in 2014. Her previous wins were all on the KLPGA Tour.
The win earned her US$300,000 in prize money. Ko now has the option of participating in U.S. LPGA Tour events for the remainder of this season and next season.
"I will make a decision about playing on the LPGA Tour after discussing it with my parents. But I will focus on the KLPGA Tour until this season ends," she said.
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