Ko Jin-young Wins 1st LPGA Title in Incheon

  • By Min Hak-soo

    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. 

    Ko Jin-young poses with the trophy after winning the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship in Incheon on Sunday. /Newsis

    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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