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Ko wins the Lotte Championship in a record 28 tournaments

CAPOLEY, Hawaii (AP) – Lydia Cohn plays golf as if she were a child again. In other words, he’s hard to beat.

Nobody came close to this week’s Lotte Championship. In the process, Ko broke the records of the Kapolei Golf Club արի Tournament. The final round of the 65th week left him 28 to 260 years old, seven shots ahead of everyone.

It brought back vivid memories of a teenager from New landland անդland who became the youngest golfer, male or female, to rise to No. 1 in the world in 2015. He is the youngest winner of the LPGA, the main winner, the newcomer և player of the year. ,

Ko, who turns 24 next Saturday, has won 14 of his first 81 starts, including twice as an amateur in 2012-13. But since then he has won only once, three years ago, until Saturday.

“When that doesn’t happen, you doubt it,” said Con. “It would be a lie to say that I do not doubt myself at all. I was wondering when I would return to the circle of winners, but I am obviously grateful for everything that has happened so far in my career.

“It’s been a fun week in Hawaii, and it’s obviously great to be back in this position.”

Ko hit three shocks below the embarrassing 31 on the LPGA record. It was decided by Sey Young Kim, who ended his draw with 22-year-old Nelly Corda’s 24-year-old newcomer Leona Maguar in Inbee Park.

Park և Kim, both from South Korea, are ranked 2-3rd in the world, and Korda is fourth. Kim beat Parkin Lotte in the playoffs six years ago, while Maguire was in Duke during a brilliant college career.

The little boy, who spent his childhood in Hawaii, now has the top five in the Lotte, but does not win. At 63, he shared a low honor with Jenny Sheen on Saturday.

Shin came in sixth with two rebounds against Wei-Ling Hsu, Sarah Schmelzel, led by US Open champion Lim Kim, and 19-year-old Yuka Sasso, making her sixth LPGA start.

After two rounds, Sasso topped the tournament table. Ko և Korda took the lead on Friday, beating Ko’s 21 points by 54 points, better than Lotte’s 72-point record. It was installed at Ko Olina Golf Club, which hosted Lotte for its first eight years.

It was not a big surprise. In the final round of Ko, two weeks ago, he closed ANA Inspiration, the first profession of the year, with 62. He has only one speck in his last 100 holes.

Korda struggled soon after, when Ko missed the long shot of the bird at No. 8, he was left with three shots ahead. It flipped the switch.

He bent the bird the next four holes և his last six. He was perfect again. Low rounds were common this week, but no one came close to catching up with Coin, who tried to “keep it simple” by admitting that he was inspired by Hidek Matsuyama և Jordan Vordan Spiet from recent victories.

“I think I was putting a lot of pressure on myself, I know there were expectations,” Kon confessed. “I slept well last night. I just said. “Hey, my destiny has already been chosen.” I’m just going to play the best golf of today. I was hanging there. “

Koi’s $ 300,000 first prize is pushing him to more than $ 11.5 million for his career.

“I think it’s great for him,” said Park. “He certainly had his really good times, he really struggled in the middle there, to come back so strong, it’s great to see.”

Brooke Henderson of Canada, who has won the last two Lotte championships, finished 27th in a draw.


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