Lydia Ko in the lead for largest prize in women’s golf history at LPGA finale

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The 25-year-old finished seven-under 65 in her bid to win the two-million-dollar (£1.6million) prize.
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November 18, 2022
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New Zealand’s Lydia Ko finished round one of the CME Group Tour Championship at a one-point lead for the LPGA Tour player of the year at Naples in Florida.

After starting the week at the top of the CME Globe rankings, the 25-year-old ended on seven-under 65 in her bid to win the two-million-dollar (£1.6million) prize.

The day started with her hitting a tree and making bogey on a par five before making eight birdies, including four in a row late in the round at Tiburon Golf Club.

Ko is also in a lock to win the Vare Trophy for the lowest scoring average.

Danielle Kang and Pajaree Anannarukarn of Thailand were at 66, Gemma Dryburgh of Scotland and Hyo Joo Kim of South Korea were at 67 and the group at 68 included Nelly Korda and Brooke Henderson.

While Jin Young Ko of South Korea opened with a 72 as she continues to deal with an ailing left wrist.

Australian Minjee Lee, who already has set an LPGA Tour record with 3.7 million dollars (£3.1million) in earnings this season, opened with a 71.

Atthaya Thitikul of Thailand, the 19-year-old who reached No 1 in the world until Korda took it back, had a 73.

Korda had a chance at all the awards last year until Jin Young Ko beat her, making it the third straight year the South Korean star had won at Tiburon.

Pos.PlayerTo ParR1
1Lydia Ko-765
T2Danielle Kang-666
T2Pajaree Anannarukarn-666
T4Hyo Joo Kim-567
T4Gemma Dryburgh-567
T6Brooke M. Henderson-468
T6Nelly Korda-468
T6Megan Khang-468
T6Sei Young Kim-468
T6Amy Yang-468
T6Anna Nordqvist-468
T6Sophia Schubert-468
T13Leona Maguire-369
T13Stacy Lewis-369
T15Nasa Hataoka-270
T15Andrea Lee-270
T15Lilia Vu-270
T15Narin An-270
T15Lizette Salas-270
T15Sarah Schmelzel-270
T15Jeongeun Lee6-270
T15Matilda Castren-270
T23Minjee Lee-171
T23Celine Boutier-171
T23Charley Hull-171
T23Madelene Sagstrom-171
T23Gaby Lopez-171
T23Georgia Hall-171
T23Paula Reto-171
T23Allisen Corpuz-171
T23Ally Ewing-171
T23Alison Lee-171
T23Mina Harigae-171
T23Moriya Jutanugarn-171
T35Ayaka FuruePar72
T35Jin Young KoPar72
T35Jodi Ewart ShadoffPar72
T35A Lim KimPar72
T35Eun-Hee JiPar72
T35Caroline MassonPar72
T41Atthaya Thitikul+173
T41Jennifer Kupcho+173
T41Xiyu Janet Lin+173
T41Nanna Koerstz Madsen+173
T41Marina Alex+173
T41Cheyenne Knight+173
T41Chella Choi+173
T48Lexi Thompson+274
T48In Gee Chun+274
T48Hannah Green+274
T48Hinako Shibuno+274
T48Maja Stark+274
T48Ariya Jutanugarn+274
T54Hye-Jin Choi+375
T54Yuka Saso+375
T54Carlota Ciganda+375
57Pornanong Phatlum+476
58Ashleigh Buhai+577
T59Ryann O'Toole+678
T59Patty Tavatanakit+678
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CME Group Tour Championship 2022

Date: November 17th - 20th 2022

Location: Tiburón Golf Club, Gold Course, Naples, Florida

Purse: $7,000,000

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