Jin Young Ko wins in playoff

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May 15, 2023
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Jin Young Ko shot her best round of the week, a bogey-free 67, to become a three-time Cognizant Founders Cup winner with a par on the first playoff hole to defeat defending champion Minjee Lee.

The 2019 and 2021 Cognizant Founders Cup champion, Ko headed into her last hole on Sunday one shot behind the leader, Lee. After her tee shot landed in the fairway and her approach shot on the green, Ko had confidence walking up the green on the 18th despite a roughly 25-foot putt for birdie.

“I thought I would make it because I had three birdies at 18 hole the last three days,” Ko said “So, yeah, I felt I can make it, and I made it.”

Ko’s birdie on 18 put her in a tie for first at 13-under after Lee bogeyed the 16th, which played as the most difficult hole on Sunday with only two birdies made there during the final round.

With Ko in the clubhouse, the Australian’s fate was in her own hands heading onto the final hole. After overshooting the green on her approach shot, the crowd sighed as Lee's chip on the 18th narrowly missed the hole and she tapped in a par.

After both players found the fairway and then the green, a three-putt on the first playoff hole cost Lee the title as Ko tapped in a par to become the fifth player this season to win in a playoff.

The Korean is the only player to win the event three times and has done so on three different golf courses.

“Yeah, that's interesting because 2019 was Phoenix; 2021 was the other course. I played this course last year, but how I played -- wasn't good,” said Ko. “So I thought, yeah, this golf course really tough. Just I thought before this week I thought, oh, just make the cut and just finish top 10 or 20. But I made it. Surprise.”

South African Ashleigh Buhai shot a final 70 to come to a solo third place finish at 10-under, her best result of the season. LPGA Tour rookie Hae Ran Ryu bogeyed her last two holes for a 73 but finished fourth at 8-under.

American Angel Yin (74) earned her second top five finish in a row with a T5 result at 7-under alongside Thailand's Atthaya Thitikul (71) and India's Aditi Ashok (73).

Pos.PlayerTo ParScoresTotal
1Jin Young Ko-1368 - 68 - 72 - 67275
2Minjee Lee-1368 - 69 - 67 - 71275
3Ashleigh Buhai-1071 - 69 - 68 - 70278
4Hae Ran Ryu-867 - 70 - 70 - 73280
T5Atthaya Thitikul-768 - 73 - 69 - 71281
T5Aditi Ashok-769 - 68 - 71 - 73281
T5Angel Yin-769 - 70 - 68 - 74281
8Nasa Hataoka-668 - 71 - 71 - 72282
9Cheyenne Knight-568 - 70 - 71 - 74283
T10Madelene Sagstrom-471 - 69 - 75 - 69284
T10Georgia Hall-471 - 69 - 71 - 73284
T10Grace Kim-469 - 72 - 68 - 75284
T13Ariya Jutanugarn-372 - 70 - 72 - 71285
T13Hye-Jin Choi-368 - 71 - 74 - 72285
T13Anna Nordqvist-369 - 72 - 71 - 73285
T13Sarah Kemp-371 - 65 - 75 - 74285
T17Min Lee-272 - 73 - 69 - 72286
T17Albane Valenzuela-272 - 67 - 74 - 73286
T17Celine Borge-273 - 67 - 72 - 74286
T17Morgane Metraux-274 - 66 - 71 - 75286
T21Jennifer Kupcho-172 - 72 - 73 - 70287
T21Narin An-169 - 71 - 75 - 72287
T21Sei Young Kim-166 - 76 - 68 - 77287
T21Stacy Lewis-168 - 72 - 70 - 77287
T25Mel ReidPar75 - 70 - 71 - 72288
T25Lizette SalasPar72 - 72 - 72 - 72288
T25Wei-Ling HsuPar70 - 73 - 70 - 75288
T25A Lim KimPar75 - 70 - 67 - 76288
T25Ryann O'ToolePar69 - 75 - 67 - 77288
T25Lauren CoughlinPar71 - 70 - 70 - 77288
T31Celine Boutier+173 - 72 - 73 - 71289
T31Lexi Thompson+170 - 73 - 75 - 71289
T31Karis Davidson+173 - 68 - 76 - 72289
T31Pajaree Anannarukarn+169 - 76 - 71 - 73289
T31Yuna Nishimura+178 - 67 - 70 - 74289
T31Alison Lee+173 - 70 - 72 - 74289
T31Ruoning Yin+170 - 72 - 71 - 76289
T31Stephanie Kyriacou+170 - 69 - 73 - 77289
T39Gemma Dryburgh+269 - 75 - 72 - 74290
T39Frida Kinhult+271 - 74 - 70 - 75290
T39Samantha Wagner+269 - 76 - 70 - 75290
T42Luna Sobron Galmes+369 - 76 - 73 - 73291
T42Sofia Garcia+373 - 71 - 73 - 74291
T42Emma Talley+374 - 71 - 71 - 75291
T42Perrine Delacour+370 - 72 - 73 - 76291
T42Peiyun Chien+368 - 71 - 76 - 76291
T42Lydia Ko+372 - 71 - 71 - 77291
T42Maria Fassi+371 - 70 - 72 - 78291
T42Maddie Szeryk+368 - 74 - 70 - 79291
T42Jenny Shin+372 - 68 - 72 - 79291
T42Mariajo Uribe+372 - 70 - 69 - 80291
T52Brittany Lincicome+471 - 70 - 78 - 73292
T52Bronte Law+476 - 69 - 72 - 75292
T52Pavarisa Yoktuan+469 - 74 - 74 - 75292
T52Megan Khang+472 - 70 - 75 - 75292
T52Lucy Li+471 - 71 - 75 - 75292
T52Bailey Tardy+469 - 73 - 75 - 75292
T52Yu Liu+471 - 69 - 76 - 76292
T59Yealimi Noh+569 - 76 - 73 - 75293
T59Azahara Munoz+571 - 72 - 75 - 75293
61Ally Ewing+673 - 71 - 71 - 79294
62Yu-Sang Hou+774 - 71 - 74 - 76295
T63Annie Park+873 - 71 - 75 - 77296
T63Lauren Stephenson+873 - 71 - 74 - 78296
65Allisen Corpuz+972 - 71 - 74 - 80297
66Pauline Roussin+1075 - 70 - 77 - 76298
CUTCarlota Ciganda+276 - 70
CUTWichanee Meechai+275 - 71
CUTRiley Rennell+275 - 71
CUTGina Kim+274 - 72
CUTPaula Reto+274 - 72
CUTMatilda Castren+273 - 73
CUTPernilla Lindberg+273 - 73
CUTKelly Tan+273 - 73
CUTPatty Tavatanakit+273 - 73
CUTMinami Katsu+272 - 74
CUTIn Kyung Kim+272 - 74
CUTNelly Korda+272 - 74
CUTGaby Lopez+272 - 74
CUTAline Krauter+271 - 75
CUTXiaowen Yin+271 - 75
CUTMoriya Jutanugarn+375 - 72
CUTAmy Yang+375 - 72
CUTCristie Kerr+374 - 73
CUTRuixin Liu+374 - 73
CUTPolly Mack+372 - 75
CUTLinnea Strom+372 - 75
CUTHaeji Kang+371 - 76
CUTKaren Chung+476 - 72
CUTHannah Green+476 - 72
CUTGabriella Then+476 - 72
CUTJennifer Chang+474 - 74
CUTLauren Hartlage+474 - 74
CUTStephanie Meadow+474 - 74
CUTLilia Vu+474 - 74
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CUTCaroline Inglis+472 - 76
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CUTYuka Saso+577 - 72
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CUTEsther Henseleit+576 - 73
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CUTManon De Roey+574 - 75
CUTSophia Schubert+574 - 75
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CUTDewi Weber+573 - 76
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CUTMina Harigae+677 - 73
CUTJasmine Suwannapura+677 - 73
CUTAndrea Lee+676 - 74
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CUTChanettee Wannasaen+676 - 74
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CUTAlexa Pano+674 - 76
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CUTMaude-Aimee Leblanc+671 - 79
CUTChella Choi+777 - 74
CUTElizabeth Szokol+776 - 75
CUTInes Laklalech+775 - 76
CUTSo Yeon Ryu+774 - 77
CUTHyo Joon Jang+878 - 74
CUTJeongeun Lee6+878 - 74
CUTPornanong Phatlum+874 - 78
CUTHaru Nomura+979 - 74
CUTKum-Kang Park+976 - 77
CUTAlison Walshe+1078 - 76
CUTSung Hyun Park+1077 - 77
CUTLinnea Johansson+1075 - 79
CUTKatie Lu (a)+1180 - 75
CUTKiira Riihijarvi+1177 - 78
CUTCharlotte Thomas+1177 - 78
CUTJennifer Song+1176 - 79
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CUTPaige Crawford+1280 - 76
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Cognizant Founders Cup 2023

Date: May 11th - 14th 2023

Location: Upper Montclair Country Club, Clifton, New Jersey

Purse: $3,000,000

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