Ko comes from five back to edge out Korda sistersMarch 25, 2019 News & Tour
Jin Young Ko overturned a five-shot deficit on Sunday to win the LPGA Founders Cup. Joe Hughes wraps up the action
LPGA Founders Cup report: What happened at Wildfire Golf Club?
South Korean Jin Young Ko shot a flawless 7-under-par 65 on Sunday to finish ahead of the likes of the Korda sisters and Carlota Ciganda.
Three front-nine birdies and four on the back saw her reel in 54-hole leader Yu Liu and claim top spot.
The Champion and her trophy 🏆
— #DriveOn (@LPGA) March 25, 2019
There were several players in with a chance of victory coming down the stretch, with both Korda siblings finishing tied-2nd and almost forcing a play-off.
Jessica recorded two eagles and two birdies in her final eight holes and, while her 64 was the round of the day, it wasn’t quite enough.
She is tied for second and one shot off Yu Liu's lead!
— #DriveOn (@LPGA) March 24, 2019
Ciganda meanwhile picked up her second top-5 finish of the season and collected more valuable Solheim Cup points as she also finished T2, while England’s Charlotte Thomas finished 6th.
LPGA Founders Cup report: Talking point
Last week, the LPGA Tour launched their #DriveOn campaign which is aiming to help grow the female game.
This is for every girl.#DriveOn
— #DriveOn (@LPGA) March 20, 2019
It will look to encourage girls to take up the game whilst drawing on the sport’s history and looking to the future.
The move has received a lot of support and is a wonderful initiative that could massively benefit the ladies game.
Love this! Would be a proud father if my 2 daughters were able to play on the LPGA one day. What the LPGA and their amazing players are doing to help young girls around the world is truly special! #DriveOnhttps://t.co/sSXH2xfl0p
— Billy Horschel (@BillyHo_Golf) March 21, 2019