CME Group Tour Championship R4

Charley Hull second as Sei Young Kim claims richest prize in women's golf

November 21-24
Tiburón Golf Club, Naples, Florida
$5,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3


England’s Charley Hull finished second behind Sei Young Kim at the CME Group Tour Championship despite a blistering finish in Florida.

The 23-year-old hit six birdies in an impressive final round six-under 66, but was just pipped to what would have been her second LPGA Tour title.

Kim made a 25-foot birdie on the final hole to secure the richest prize in the history of women’s golf, US$1.5million (£1,167,300), as a closing 70 saw her finish 18 under par for the week.


Hull had gone into the week ranked 51st and without a top-10 finish since May, but the Solheim Cup star produced a strong performance.

Hull finished with a hat-trick of birdies, which looked to have earned her a play-off place before Kim matched her gain at the last.

“I gave it my best shot,” Hull told the LPGA’s official website after earning $480,000 (£373,536) as runner-up.

Americans Danielle Kang and Nelly Korda tied for third on 16 under.


Jin Young Ko captures Vare Trophy and Official Money title

Jin Young Ko captured the 2019 Official Money title with $2,773,894, after finishing tied for 11th at the CME Group Tour Championship and earning $59,613.

Ko also won the 2019 Vare Trophy by 0.346 over Hyo Joo Kim, earning her a point toward entrance into the LPGA Tour Hall of Fame. Her final scoring average of 69.052 is the second-lowest Vare Trophy-winning average behind only Annika Sorenstam’s 68.697 in in 2002. Sorenstam also returned lower scoring averages in 2004 (68.697) and 2003 (69.0167), but she did not meet the 70-round requirement to qualify for the Vare Trophy.

Player
Entering the Week
After Round 1
After Round 2
After Round 3
After Round 4
Difference
Jin Young Ko
69.052
69.077
69.076
69.038
69.062
Hyo Joo Kim
69.361
69.411
69.432
69.4
69.408
0.346

CME Group Cares Challenge – Score 1 for St. Jude

The CME Group Cares Challenge is a season-long charitable giving program that turns aces into donations. CME Group donated $20,000 for each hole-in-one made on the LPGA Tour in 2019, with a minimum guaranteed donation of $500,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

The 2019 LPGA Tour season saw 31 aces from 32 different players, for a total of $620,000 donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This more than covers the average cost of $425,000 needed to treat a pediatric cancer patient.


Pos.
Player
To Par
Scores
Total
Prize Money
1
Sei Young Kim
-18
65 – 67 – 68 – 70
270
$1,500,000
2
Charley Hull
-17
72 – 67 – 66 – 66
271
$480,000
T3
Danielle Kang
-16
69 – 70 – 68 – 65
272
$269,637
T3
Nelly Korda
-16
67 – 68 – 66 – 71
272
$269,637
5
Brooke M. Henderson
-15
68 – 67 – 71 – 67
273
$176,570
T6
Lexi Thompson
-13
70 – 67 – 70 – 68
275
$119,683
T6
Jessica Korda
-13
70 – 67 – 69 – 69
275
$119,683
T6
Su Oh
-13
69 – 67 – 70 – 69
275
$119,683
T9
Brittany Altomare
-12
69 – 72 – 69 – 66
276
$82,790
T9
So Yeon Ryu
-12
67 – 72 – 68 – 69
276
$82,790
T11
Ally McDonald
-11
74 – 66 – 70 – 67
277
$59,613
T11
Marina Alex
-11
68 – 70 – 72 – 67
277
$59,613
T11
Georgia Hall
-11
67 – 71 – 71 – 68
277
$59,613
T11
Ariya Jutanugarn
-11
76 – 66 – 66 – 69
277
$59,613
T11
Jeongeun Lee6
-11
72 – 67 – 69 – 69
277
$59,613
T11
Jin Young Ko
-11
71 – 69 – 66 – 71
277
$59,613
T11
Caroline Masson
-11
68 – 66 – 70 – 73
277
$59,613
T18
Katherine Kirk
-10
72 – 69 – 70 – 67
278
$46,289
T18
Bronte Law
-10
69 – 70 – 68 – 71
278
$46,289
T20
Inbee Park
-9
72 – 73 – 66 – 68
279
$42,234
T20
Mi Jung Hur
-9
70 – 68 – 69 – 72
279
$42,234
T20
Yu Liu
-9
71 – 66 – 70 – 72
279
$42,234
23
Megan Khang
-8
70 – 71 – 74 – 65
280
$39,529
24
Hyo Joo Kim
-7
73 – 71 – 67 – 70
281
$38,179
T25
Shanshan Feng
-6
71 – 71 – 72 – 68
282
$35,052
T25
Nasa Hataoka
-6
70 – 68 – 73 – 71
282
$35,052
T25
Carlota Ciganda
-6
73 – 67 – 70 – 72
282
$35,052
T25
Amy Yang
-6
71 – 68 – 68 – 75
282
$35,052
T29
Eun-Hee Ji
-5
73 – 73 – 71 – 66
283
$30,447
T29
Alena Sharp
-5
71 – 71 – 69 – 72
283
$30,447
T29
Lizette Salas
-5
68 – 71 – 72 – 72
283
$30,447
T29
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-5
68 – 70 – 70 – 75
283
$30,447
T33
Nicole Broch Larsen
-4
75 – 73 – 68 – 68
284
$27,363
T33
Azahara Munoz
-4
71 – 73 – 69 – 71
284
$27,363
T35
Wei-Ling Hsu
-3
69 – 75 – 71 – 70
285
$24,997
T35
Jenny Shin
-3
69 – 75 – 70 – 71
285
$24,997
T35
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-3
73 – 65 – 76 – 71
285
$24,997
38
Jennifer Kupcho
-2
72 – 72 – 69 – 73
286
$23,309
T39
Jaye Marie Green
-1
76 – 75 – 71 – 65
287
$21,322
T39
Moriya Jutanugarn
-1
75 – 73 – 69 – 70
287
$21,322
T39
Jasmine Suwannapura
-1
73 – 72 – 72 – 70
287
$21,322
T39
Jing Yan
-1
74 – 65 – 72 – 76
287
$21,322
T43
Ashleigh Buhai
E
71 – 79 – 71 – 67
288
$18,619
T43
Mi Hyang Lee
E
75 – 72 – 70 – 71
288
$18,619
T43
Amy Olson
E
71 – 71 – 74 – 72
288
$18,619
T43
Cheyenne Knight
E
71 – 71 – 73 – 73
288
$18,619
T47
Gaby Lopez
1
74 – 73 – 71 – 71
289
$16,717
T47
Morgan Pressel
1
72 – 71 – 74 – 72
289
$16,717
T47
Celine Boutier
1
76 – 73 – 67 – 73
289
$16,717
50
Anna Nordqvist
2
72 – 75 – 71 – 72
290
$15,703
T51
Stacy Lewis
3
73 – 73 – 74 – 71
291
$15,028
T51
Chella Choi
3
69 – 74 – 73 – 75
291
$15,028
T53
Kristen Gillman
4
75 – 72 – 73 – 72
292
$14,351
T53
Lydia Ko
4
73 – 70 – 74 – 75
292
$14,351
55
Minjee Lee
5
71 – 74 – 75 – 73
293
$13,846
T56
Mirim Lee
6
73 – 73 – 78 – 70
294
$13,337
T56
Hannah Green
6
76 – 71 – 73 – 74
294
$13,337
58
Annie Park
7
74 – 73 – 70 – 78
295
$12,832
59
Angel Yin
10
74 – 73 – 75 – 76
298
$12,493
WD
Sung Hyun Park
71 – 73 – 79
$0
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