Cognizant Founders Cup R4

Jin Young Ko defends title with wire-to-wire victory

Founders Cup 2021 R4
October 07-10
Mountain Ridge Country Club, West Caldwell, New Jersey
$3,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

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2019 defending champion Jin Young Ko has completed her wire-to-wire win at Mountain Ridge Country Club, winning the Cognizant Founders Cup by four shots.


Founders Cup 2021 R4

The World number 2 joins number 1 Nelly Korda as this season’s only three-time winners, Ko having won the Volunteers of America Classic in July and the Cambia Portland Classic in September.

She ties Annika Sörenstam (2005) and So Yeon Ryu (2016 & 2017) with fourteen consecutive rounds in the 60s. She also becomes the fifth player from the Republic of Korea to reach double digit wins in Tour history following Se Ri Pak (25), Inbee Park (21), Sei Young Kim (12) and Jiyai Shin (11).


Founders Cup 2021 R4

“This win is my 10th career win, so this is really special. Two years ago I won this tournament , and I waited since the two years from the original to here,” said Ko. “I got a lot of the pressure on the course. I knew I’m defending champion and I knew like 60s score beat Annika’s (and So Yeon’s) record and wire-to-wire, so I had a lot of pressure on the course today. ”


Founders Cup 2021 R4

There was no sign of that pressure on the course in spite of the wet and cold conditions, she carded six birdies and a single bogey at the par-4 17th to close with a 66.

“I didn’t look at the scoreboard whole way, whole day, and I just check the scoreboard on the 18th green,” said Ko. “My caddie told me, ‘Did you notice?’ No. Yeah, I made it, and I’m so happy right now.”


Founders Cup 2021 R4

Germany’s Caroline Masson produced her best round since the 2018 Indy Women in Tech Championship with a bogey-free 64 finishing second at 14-under, her best finish since the 2019 Taiwain Swinging Skirts LPGA.

“I can’t tell you how big this is. It’s been a little bit rough this summer. Honestly, like mentally it was a really, really tough stretch, probably the toughest in my career,” said Masson. “So to come back out and have a good week last week and feel like I’m getting really close, you know, I know I’m pretty far away from winning this week score-wise, but it was pretty close. Pretty amazing. ”

Elizabeth Szokol finished third at 11-under followed by Jeongeun Lee6 and Yuka Saso in fifth place at 10-under.


Founders Cup 2021 R4

Pos.
Player
To Par
Scores
Total
1
Jin Young Ko
-18
63-68-69-66
266
2
Caroline Masson
-14
69-68-69-64
270
3
Elizabeth Szokol
-11
68-71-65-69
273
T4
Jeongeun Lee6
-10
70-68-69-67
274
T4
Yuka Saso
-10
67-70-67-70
274
T6
Gaby Lopez
-9
73-68-69-65
275
T6
A Lim Kim
-9
68-71-69-67
275
T6
Jessica Korda
-9
69-69-69-68
275
T6
Lindsey Weaver
-9
68-67-69-71
275
T6
So Yeon Ryu
-9
67-66-71-71
275
11
Moriya Jutanugarn
-8
68-71-69-68
276
12
Lexi Thompson
-7
71-65-70-71
277
T13
Alison Lee
-6
72-71-69-66
278
T13
Megan Khang
-6
68-71-70-69
278
T13
Jennifer Chang
-6
72-70-66-70
278
T13
Sei Young Kim
-6
70-71-67-70
278
T13
Brooke M. Henderson
-6
67-70-70-71
278
T13
Jenny Shin
-6
68-68-71-71
278
T19
Paula Reto
-5
71-71-69-68
279
T19
Celine Boutier
-5
70-70-71-68
279
T19
Patty Tavatanakit
-5
72-68-70-69
279
T19
Yu Liu
-5
72-68-69-70
279
T19
Jaye Marie Green
-5
72-68-67-72
279
T19
Nelly Korda
-5
67-71-68-73
279
T25
In Gee Chun
-4
68-70-76-66
280
T25
Inbee Park
-4
70-72-70-68
280
T25
Lauren Coughlin
-4
70-71-71-68
280
T25
Daniela Darquea
-4
69-71-71-69
280
T25
Minjee Lee
-4
69-68-73-70
280
T25
Xiyu Lin
-4
68-68-73-71
280
T25
Lizette Salas
-4
69-68-70-73
280
T25
Maria Fassi
-4
68-69-69-74
280
T33
Ryann O’Toole
-3
71-72-71-67
281
T33
Dottie Ardina
-3
71-70-71-69
281
T33
Sarah Schmelzel
-3
70-71-71-69
281
T33
Georgia Hall
-3
69-71-72-69
281
T33
Muni He
-3
71-68-73-69
281
T33
Jasmine Suwannapura
-3
69-70-73-69
281
T33
Mi Jung Hur
-3
75-68-66-72
281
T33
Wei-Ling Hsu
-3
72-66-71-72
281
T33
Perrine Delacour
-3
67-69-70-75
281
T42
Charley Hull
-2
73-68-74-67
282
T42
Wichanee Meechai
-2
69-74-71-68
282
T42
Madelene Sagstrom
-2
71-67-75-69
282
T42
Hyo Joo Kim
-2
68-74-69-71
282
T42
Anna Nordqvist
-2
70-71-70-71
282
T42
Carlota Ciganda
-2
71-69-70-72
282
T42
Hannah Green
-2
68-72-70-72
282
T42
Chella Choi
-2
68-68-73-73
282
T42
Amy Olson
-2
70-68-70-74
282
T51
Annie Park
-1
72-69-72-70
283
T51
Ashleigh Buhai
-1
70-71-72-70
283
T51
Su Oh
-1
68-72-73-70
283
T51
Nasa Hataoka
-1
69-73-66-75
283
T55
Eun-Hee Ji
E
71-71-72-70
284
T55
Katherine Kirk
E
70-72-72-70
284
T55
Ally Ewing
E
69-70-75-70
284
T55
Na Yeon Choi
E
69-74-70-71
284
T55
Ariya Jutanugarn
E
69-73-71-71
284
T60
Stephanie Meadow
+1
70-71-75-69
285
T60
Sophia Popov
+1
71-72-70-72
285
T60
Pajaree Anannarukarn
+1
72-69-72-72
285
T60
Amy Yang
+1
67-74-70-74
285
T60
Azahara Munoz
+1
71-68-71-75
285
T65
Kristen Gillman
+2
71-71-74-70
286
T65
Lindy Duncan
+2
69-71-74-72
286
T65
Jeongeun Lee
+2
72-70-71-73
286
T68
Mel Reid
+3
72-71-72-72
287
T68
Danielle Kang
+3
70-69-75-73
287
T68
Anne van Dam
+3
70-70-73-74
287
71
Sandra Gal
+4
66-77-71-74
288
T72
Albane Valenzuela
+5
73-69-76-71
289
T72
Mina Harigae
+5
73-70-74-72
289
T72
Jenny Coleman
+5
72-70-72-75
289
T72
Mo Martin
+5
74-67-71-77
289
T76
Andrea Lee
+6
73-70-72-75
290
T76
Marina Alex
+6
71-70-73-76
290
78
Pavarisa Yoktuan
+7
70-71-73-77
291
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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