Cognizant Founders Cup R3

Jin Young Ko on track for wire-to-wire win

Founders Cup 2021 R3
October 07-10
Mountain Ridge Country Club, West Caldwell, New Jersey
$3,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

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South Korea’s Jin Young Ko is on track for a wire-to-wire win in the Cognizant Founders Cup after signing for a 69 to reach 13-under.

After starting the day playing the final four holes of her second round and a short nap at her hotel, she started her third round at 12:57pm and carded four birdies and two bogeys.


Founders Cup 2021 R3

“I think I didn’t (play) much too aggressive play in the afternoon,” said Ko. “Play was good. I still made it 2-under par today. Yeah, I cannot wait for play tomorrow.”

“Last two days wasn’t breeze much on the course, but today maybe 10 miles. So little hard to get like club choice. Still the course is amazing, so fairways are really good and greens are perfect.”


Founders Cup 2021 R3

With a win on Sunday, World number 2 Ko would join World number 1 Nelly Korda as a three-time winner in 2021. She would also become the fifth player from the Republic of Korea to reach double-digit wins in LPGA Tour history, joining Se Ri Pak (25), Inbee Park (21), Sei Young Kim (12) and Jiyai Shin (11).


Founders Cup 2021 R3

Four players are tied for second at 9-under four strokes behind Ko including two-time major champion So Yeon Ryu who followed up her three front-nine bogeys with three back-nine birdies, including one on the 18th.

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“When I made the turn, I just told myself, it’s all about the confidence, let’s just play like World No. 1,” said Ryu who hasn’t won since the 2018 Meijer LPGA Classic. “I think that attitude helped me out a lot to shoot 3-under, and then I’m glad to finish strong.”

Third-year Tour player Elizabeth Szokol shot the round of the day with a 6-under 65 and joined the tie for second place alongside Ryu, Lindsey Weaver and Yuka Saso.

Nelly Korda shot a 68 and is tied in sixth place at 7-under with four other players.


Founders Cup 2021 R3

Pos.
Player
To Par
Scores
Total
1
Jin Young Ko
-13
63-68-69
200
T2
Elizabeth Szokol
-9
68-71-65
204
T2
Yuka Saso
-9
67-70-67
204
T2
Lindsey Weaver
-9
68-67-69
204
T2
So Yeon Ryu
-9
67-66-71
204
T6
Nelly Korda
-7
67-71-68
206
T6
Caroline Masson
-7
69-68-69
206
T6
Maria Fassi
-7
68-69-69
206
T6
Lexi Thompson
-7
71-65-70
206
T6
Perrine Delacour
-7
67-69-70
206
T11
Jaye Marie Green
-6
72-68-67
207
T11
Jeongeun Lee6
-6
70-68-69
207
T11
Jessica Korda
-6
69-69-69
207
T11
Lizette Salas
-6
69-68-70
207
T11
Brooke M. Henderson
-6
67-70-70
207
T11
Jenny Shin
-6
68-68-71
207
T17
Jennifer Chang
-5
72-70-66
208
T17
Nasa Hataoka
-5
69-73-66
208
T17
Sei Young Kim
-5
70-71-67
208
T17
Moriya Jutanugarn
-5
68-71-69
208
T17
A Lim Kim
-5
68-71-69
208
T17
Amy Olson
-5
70-68-70
208
T23
Mi Jung Hur
-4
75-68-66
209
T23
Yu Liu
-4
72-68-69
209
T23
Megan Khang
-4
68-71-70
209
T23
Wei-Ling Hsu
-4
72-66-71
209
T23
Chella Choi
-4
68-68-73
209
T23
Xiyu Lin
-4
68-68-73
209
T29
Gaby Lopez
-3
73-68-69
210
T29
Patty Tavatanakit
-3
72-68-70
210
T29
Carlota Ciganda
-3
71-69-70
210
T29
Hannah Green
-3
68-72-70
210
T29
Azahara Munoz
-3
71-68-71
210
T29
Minjee Lee
-3
69-68-73
210
T35
Paula Reto
-2
71-71-69
211
T35
Hyo Joo Kim
-2
68-74-69
211
T35
Anna Nordqvist
-2
70-71-70
211
T35
Amy Yang
-2
67-74-70
211
T35
Celine Boutier
-2
70-70-71
211
T35
Daniela Darquea
-2
69-71-71
211
T41
Alison Lee
-1
72-71-69
212
T41
Inbee Park
-1
70-72-70
212
T41
Mo Martin
-1
74-67-71
212
T41
Dottie Ardina
-1
71-70-71
212
T41
Lauren Coughlin
-1
70-71-71
212
T41
Sarah Schmelzel
-1
70-71-71
212
T41
Georgia Hall
-1
69-71-72
212
T41
Muni He
-1
71-68-73
212
T41
Jasmine Suwannapura
-1
69-70-73
212
T50
Sophia Popov
E
71-72-70
213
T50
Na Yeon Choi
E
69-74-70
213
T50
Jeongeun Lee
E
72-70-71
213
T50
Ariya Jutanugarn
E
69-73-71
213
T50
Pajaree Anannarukarn
E
72-69-72
213
T50
Annie Park
E
72-69-72
213
T50
Ashleigh Buhai
E
70-71-72
213
T50
Anne van Dam
E
70-70-73
213
T50
Su Oh
E
68-72-73
213
T50
Madelene Sagstrom
E
71-67-75
213
T60
Ryann O’Toole
+1
71-72-71
214
T60
Wichanee Meechai
+1
69-74-71
214
T60
Sandra Gal
+1
66-77-71
214
T60
Jenny Coleman
+1
72-70-72
214
T60
Eun-Hee Ji
+1
71-71-72
214
T60
Katherine Kirk
+1
70-72-72
214
T60
Marina Alex
+1
71-70-73
214
T60
Pavarisa Yoktuan
+1
70-71-73
214
T60
Lindy Duncan
+1
69-71-74
214
T60
Danielle Kang
+1
70-69-75
214
T60
Ally Ewing
+1
69-70-75
214
T60
In Gee Chun
+1
68-70-76
214
T72
Andrea Lee
+2
73-70-72
215
T72
Mel Reid
+2
72-71-72
215
T72
Charley Hull
+2
73-68-74
215
T75
Kristen Gillman
+3
71-71-74
216
T75
Stephanie Meadow
+3
70-71-75
216
77
Mina Harigae
+4
73-70-74
217
78
Albane Valenzuela
+5
73-69-76
218
Christina Kim
CUT
76-68
144
Dani Holmqvist
CUT
73-71
144
Sarah Jane Smith
CUT
72-72
144
Matilda Castren
CUT
71-73
144
Alena Sharp
CUT
71-73
144
Sakura Yokomine
CUT
70-74
144
Gerina Piller
CUT
69-75
144
Amari Nicole Avery (a)
CUT
76-69
145
Cheyenne Knight
CUT
76-69
145
Jennifer Song
CUT
74-71
145
Emma Talley
CUT
74-71
145
Pernilla Lindberg
CUT
72-73
145
Esther Henseleit
CUT
71-74
145
Ana Belac
CUT
70-75
145
Mi Hyang Lee
CUT
70-75
145
Min Lee
CUT
76-70
146
Stacy Lewis
CUT
75-71
146
Mariah Stackhouse
CUT
75-71
146
Esther Lee
CUT
73-73
146
Luna Sobron Galmes
CUT
73-73
146
Caroline Inglis
CUT
71-75
146
Maria Fernanda Torres
CUT
71-75
146
Haeji Kang
CUT
74-73
147
Angela Stanford
CUT
74-73
147
Jensen Castle (a)
CUT
73-74
147
Cristie Kerr
CUT
73-74
147
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
CUT
73-74
147
Benyapa Niphatsophon
CUT
73-74
147
Nicole Broch Estrup
CUT
72-75
147
Cydney Clanton
CUT
72-75
147
Pornanong Phatlum
CUT
72-75
147
Tiffany Chan
CUT
71-76
147
Bronte Law
CUT
71-76
147
Mirim Lee
CUT
71-76
147
Lauren Stephenson
CUT
69-78
147
Ssu-Chia Cheng
CUT
75-73
148
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
CUT
75-73
148
Celine Herbin
CUT
73-75
148
Jing Yan
CUT
72-76
148
Angel Yin
CUT
72-76
148
Olivia Mehaffey
CUT
71-77
148
Sarah Kemp
CUT
76-73
149
Mind Muangkhumsakul
CUT
76-73
149
Marissa Steen
CUT
76-73
149
Leona Maguire
CUT
75-74
149
Laura Davies
CUT
75-75
150
Sydnee Michaels
CUT
77-74
151
Aditi Ashok
CUT
76-75
151
Giulia Molinaro
CUT
74-77
151
Linnea Strom
CUT
72-79
151
Wenyung Keh
CUT
72-80
152
Min Seo Kwak
CUT
76-77
153
Dana Finkelstein
CUT
77-77
154
Brittany Lang
CUT
76-81
157
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