BMW Ladies Championship R4

Jin Young Ko wins in playoff

BMW Ladies 2021 R4
October 21-24
LPGA International Busan, Busan, Republic of Korea
$2,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

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Jin Young Ko started the day four shots behind overnight leader and fellow South Korean Hee Jeong Lim.


BMW Ladies 2021 R4

She produced six birdies on the front nine to make the turn in 30 then made two more to sign for a bogey-free 64 to reach 22-under leading to a playoff agains four-time KLPGA winner Lim.

Ko birdied the first extra hole to win her second consecutive title, her eleventh overall, and the 200th win by a Korean -born player on the LPGA Tour. She is now tied fourth in most wins by a Korean player in Tour history.


BMW Ladies 2021 R4

“I thought, going into the fourth round, that if I give it my best shot, that I would have a shot at winning.

“I wasn’t that nervous going into the playoff. I think I was feeding off the confidence I had during the round ,” said Ko. “When I was heading to the tee ground, I turned to Dave and I told him that this was my first playoff ever, and he smiled, and he said, ‘Welcome.’ And that helped me ease those nerves.”


BMW Ladies 2021 R4

Victory this week clinches her the Leaders Top 10 competition with her fourth win of the season and she is projected to move back to number 1 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings ahead of American Nelly Korda.

“I wasn’t too conscious, actually, of the ranking. I always feel if your game is in good form and you keep at it, you can reach that ranking ,” said Ko. “I felt if I kept at it and worked hard this year I might have a chance within this year. So I did return to that spot earlier than I expected. I’m going to do my best so that I can maintain that position.”


BMW Ladies 2021 R4

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New Zealand’s Lydia Ko also closed with a bogey-free 64 for her ninth top-10 result this year. Tied alongside Ko for third place at 17-under are South Koreans A Lim Kim (64), Da Yeon Lee (65) and Na Rin An (69)

“My iron shots and shots into the greens were really solid. I started off well birdieing the first three holes and tried to feed off that momentum for the rest of the day,” said Ko. “But seems like there were a lot of low scores, so I feel like it’s not as low as I did shoot. But to be able to finish on a high note after having a rough start on the first day, I’m proud of the way that I fought back the last three days. ”

South Koreans In Gee Chun and Hae Ran Ryu tied for seventh at 16-under , while American Alison Lee finished in solo ninth after closing with a 68 to reach 15-under.


BMW Ladies 2021 R4

Pos.
Player
To Par
Scores
Total
1
Jin Young Ko (WNR)
-22
71-64-67-64
266
2
Hee Jeong Lim
-22
67-66-65-68
266
T3
Lydia Ko
-17
73-67-67-64
271
T3
A Lim Kim
-17
66-71-70-64
271
T3
Da Yeon Lee
-17
68-73-65-65
271
T3
Na Rin An
-17
64-69-69-69
271
T7
In Gee Chun
-16
65-69-70-68
272
T7
Hae Ran Ryu
-16
66-70-67-69
272
9
Alison Lee
-15
67-71-67-68
273
T10
Ji Hyun Oh
-14
71-69-69-65
274
T10
Danielle Kang
-14
66-68-69-71
274
T12
Ariya Jutanugarn
-13
70-69-69-67
275
T12
Minjee Lee
-13
67-69-68-71
275
T14
Ha Na Jang
-12
74-69-67-66
276
T14
Yunji Jeong
-12
68-70-72-66
276
T14
Hee Young Park
-12
69-70-67-70
276
T17
Han Sol Ji
-11
75-70-64-68
277
T17
Wichanee Meechai
-11
69-72-68-68
277
T17
Charley Hull
-11
69-71-69-68
277
T17
Marina Alex
-11
70-69-70-68
277
T17
Moriya Jutanugarn
-11
68-69-68-72
277
T22
Pajaree Anannarukarn
-10
70-71-70-67
278
T22
Su Ji Kim
-10
70-69-72-67
278
T22
Eun-Hee Ji
-10
71-70-68-69
278
T22
Yesung Jun
-10
70-71-68-69
278
T26
Celine Boutier
-9
70-70-69-70
279
T26
Ji Hyun Kim
-9
68-69-72-70
279
T26
Jennifer Song
-9
71-67-69-72
279
29
Hannah Green
-8
68-72-67-73
280
T30
Carlota Ciganda
-7
73-70-69-69
281
T30
Jeongeun Lee6
-7
69-70-71-71
281
T30
Esther Henseleit
-7
67-72-71-71
281
T30
Hyun Kyung Park
-7
71-69-69-72
281
T30
Hyo Joo Kim
-7
71-68-70-72
281
T30
Ju Young Pak
-7
65-72-71-73
281
T36
So Yeon Ryu
-6
72-72-71-67
282
T36
Jung Min Lee
-6
70-72-70-70
282
T36
Haeji Kang
-6
69-73-70-70
282
T36
Inbee Park
-6
70-71-71-70
282
T36
Yu Jin Sung
-6
71-68-73-70
282
T41
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-5
73-69-74-67
283
T41
Hye-Jin Choi
-5
72-70-73-68
283
T41
Chella Choi
-5
73-69-72-69
283
T41
Ji Young Park
-5
72-72-69-70
283
T41
Sung Hyun Park
-5
71-73-69-70
283
T41
Gaby Lopez
-5
67-74-72-70
283
T41
Ga Young Lee
-5
73-69-70-71
283
T41
Jasmine Suwannapura
-5
70-72-70-71
283
T41
Somi Lee
-5
68-72-72-71
283
T41
Min Song Ha
-5
71-72-66-74
283
51
Da Been Heo
-4
70-70-71-73
284
T52
Yu Liu
-3
70-73-72-70
285
T52
Yealimi Noh
-3
71-75-68-71
285
T52
Jennifer Kupcho
-3
70-74-69-72
285
T52
Sei Young Kim
-3
67-72-74-72
285
T56
Jenny Shin
-2
75-75-67-69
286
T56
Ye Rim Choi
-2
74-72-69-71
286
T56
Ga Eun Song
-2
72-72-71-71
286
T56
Elizabeth Szokol
-2
72-68-75-71
286
60
Cheyenne Knight
-1
75-74-70-68
287
T61
Hae Rym Kim
E
72-74-73-69
288
T61
Yebeen Sohn
E
71-72-75-70
288
T61
Min Lee
E
73-71-73-71
288
T61
Ji Yeong2 Kim
E
70-71-75-72
288
T61
Yea Lin Kang
E
70-69-77-72
288
T61
Emma Talley
E
71-73-71-73
288
T61
Leona Maguire
E
70-72-73-73
288
T61
Su Oh
E
71-69-73-75
288
T61
Jin Hee Im
E
67-72-72-77
288
T70
Amy Yang
+1
75-70-75-69
289
T70
Jeongeun Lee
+1
78-72-68-71
289
T70
Min Ji Park
+1
71-75-72-71
289
T70
Albane Valenzuela
+1
69-75-72-73
289
T70
Jung Min Hong
+1
68-76-72-73
289
T75
Bronte Law
+2
76-73-70-71
290
T75
Wei-Ling Hsu
+2
74-70-72-74
290
T75
Giulia Molinaro
+2
72-71-72-75
290
T75
Jee Hyun Ahn
+2
73-70-71-76
290
T79
Yeun Jung Seo
+3
71-78-71-71
291
T79
Sarah Kemp
+3
76-72-72-71
291
81
Ashleigh Buhai
+6
76-74-73-71
294
82
Matilda Castren
+7
80-70-72-73
295
T83
Ji Hyun Lee (a)
+9
76-73-75-73
297
T83
Sarah Schmelzel
+9
73-76-71-77
297
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