Golfer Ko Jin-young Claims 2nd LPGA Major Title


    July 29, 2019 11:08

    Ko Jin-young earned her second major title on the LPGA Tour at the Evian Championship in France on Sunday. It came just less than four months after she won her first major victory at the ANA Inspiration in April.

    Carding a 15-under 269, Ko edged out the three runners-up -- compatriot Kim Hyo-joo, Shanshan Feng of China and Jennifer Kupcho of the U.S. -- by two strokes. Two other compatriots, Park Sung-hyun and Park In-bee, finished sixth and eighth with a 10-under 274 and 9-under 275.

    Ko Jin-young poses with her trophy after winning the Evian Championship in France on Sunday. /AP-Yonhap

    Ko is the first Korean in four years to capture two major championships in a season. Park In-bee achieved the feat in 2015, winning the Women's PGA Championship and the Women's British Open.

    Ko is this season's highest earner on the tour with three titles, as the Evian's US$615,000 prize money has brought her total to $1.98 million. She is also poised to reclaim the top spot in the latest weekly world rankings.

    Ko now has five career LPGA titles since she debuted on the tour in February 2018. 

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