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Lydia Ko wins 17th title
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January 31, 2022
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Gainbridge LPGA 2022 R4
January 27-30
Boca Rio Golf Club, Boca Raton, Florida
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes

Lydia Ko signed for a final 69 on Sunday to reach 14-under and win the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio by one shot. This is her 17th title on the LPGA Tour going back to 2012, although she only became a member in 2014. She is the first player to reach 17 wins before turning 25 since Nancy Lopez in 1979.

Gainbridge LPGA 2022 R4

“I tried to stay really patient out there and not get carried away on what everybody else was doing and just focus on my game, trying to make the lowest score I could. I think that helped me really dial it in and just kind of stay in the present, which I think is really important, especially when other players are playing well and I'm not making many birdies.”

The New Zealander is now tied for 32nd on the LPGA Tour Career Wins List joining Dottie Pepper, Ayako Okamoto and Beverly Hanson. The $300,000 winner’s check moves her into ninth on the LPGA Tour All-Time Career Earnings List with $12,668,796, passing World Golf Hall of Fame and LPGA Hall of Fame member Se Ri Pak.

Gainbridge LPGA 2022 R4

“To finish off with a few birdies [on the back nine] was nice, and I think holing that putt on 15 was kind of the momentum shifter for me,” said Ko. “It wasn't the easiest putt. I kept aiming more and more right because it looked like it was a swinging putt and ended up being the perfect read.

“I normally line up my ball where I want to start it. I lined it up and stood up to it and said, ‘I think this is still too low.’ I had already aimed quite a few feet out, and [my caddie] Derek [Kistler] had a point that was a few feet right of the hole. Sometimes I get frustrated because I end up trusting my feel over the ball. But in that case, feel helped me out.”

Gainbridge LPGA 2022 R4

Ko now has 21 of the 27 points needed to gain entry into the LPGA Hall of Fame.

“My mom asked me earlier this week and so did my sister, ‘Hey, what if you're about to retire but you're one point away? Would you retire, or continue to play?’ To have my name alongside some of the legends, it would be a huge honor,” said Ko. “It is one of my goals, but I still have a long way to go. And people may think, ‘Hey, you're just one point away. That's one normal event win and then you're there.’ It's not easy to do that. It's not easy to win. Not easy to have a top 10."

Danielle Kang finished runner-up, a week after winning the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions.

“I played some really good golf out there. I hit some quality shots, today and yesterday,” said. Kang. “I just couldn't get some of the things going my way. I flag hunted really well and hit some good putts that didn't go in. Yeah, I tried really hard out there.”

Gainbridge LPGA 2022 R4

Gainbridge LPGA 2022 R4

Yuka Saso (67) finished in solo third place at 12-under, while Charley Hull (68) and Celine Boutier (69) shared fourth at 11-under.

Nelly Korda shot 2-under 76 to finish in a tie for 20th at 2-under and is now expected to lose the No. 1 spot in the Rolex Rankings to Jin Young Ko, who is projected to assume the spot for the fourth time of her career despite not competing in Boca Raton.

Gainbridge LPGA 2022 R4

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2Danielle Kang-1365-68-74-68275
3Yuka Saso-1267-70-72-67276
T4Charley Hull-1167-71-71-68277
T4Celine Boutier-1172-67-69-69277
T6Lexi Thompson-770-70-73-68281
T6Brooke M. Henderson-768-71-74-68281
T8Maude-Aimee Leblanc-667-72-74-69282
T8Stacy Lewis-668-72-72-70282
T8Hye-Jin Choi-667-72-73-70282
T11Georgia Hall-570-70-76-67283
T11Ally Ewing-568-73-72-70283
T13Bronte Law-468-70-78-68284
T13Amy Yang-468-74-73-69284
T13Aditi Ashok-466-72-76-70284
T13Patty Tavatanakit-471-68-74-71284
T13Jodi Ewart Shadoff-468-69-76-71284
T18Pauline Roussin-Bouchard-373-70-74-68285
T18Ayaka Furue-369-72-71-73285
T20Pornanong Phatlum-272-71-74-69286
T20Megan Khang-270-74-72-70286
T20Carlota Ciganda-268-72-76-70286
T20Nelly Korda-268-72-76-70286
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T27Sophia Schubert-170-72-72-73287
T27Morgane Metraux-172-66-76-73287
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T34Dana FinkelsteinPar68-75-76-69288
T34Gaby LopezPar68-73-78-69288
T34Na Rin AnPar71-70-75-72288
T34Perrine DelacourPar69-72-75-72288
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T40Jennifer Kupcho+168-75-79-67289
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T40Jasmine Suwannapura+171-73-75-70289
T40A Lim Kim+170-71-78-70289
T40Yaeeun Hong+170-73-74-72289
T45Lilia Vu+270-73-77-70290
T45Jeongeun Lee+270-75-74-71290
T45Hee Young Park+272-72-75-71290
T45Atthaya Thitikul+272-71-73-74290
T49Brittany Lincicome+372-73-78-68291
T49Kelly Tan+375-69-74-73291
T49Rachel Rohanna+370-74-72-75291
T52Emma Talley+476-68-76-72292
T52Albane Valenzuela+471-73-76-72292
T52Wichanee Meechai+472-72-75-73292
T52Pajaree Anannarukarn+470-72-77-73292
T52Karrie Webb+471-72-75-74292
T57Cydney Clanton+574-71-76-72293
T57Stephanie Meadow+575-69-77-72293
T57Amanda Doherty+568-74-78-73293
T57Jenny Shin+572-73-74-74293
T57Christina Kim+570-75-74-74293
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T63Dewi Weber+671-71-82-70294
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T70Brittany Lang+872-73-76-75296
T70Lindsey Weaver-Wright+874-71-74-77296
72Jaye Marie Green+970-75-78-74297
T73Allison Emrey+1372-73-81-75301
T73Gerina Michelle Mendoza+1367-77-75-82301
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Inbee ParkCUT71-75146
Sophia Corinne PopovCUT69-77146
Luna Sobron Galmes CUT77-70147
Ana BelacCUT76-71147
Ariya JutanugarnCUT75-72147
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Yealimi NohCUT78-72150
Austin ErnstCUT75-75150
Giulia MolinaroCUT73-77150
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Jennifer SongCUT74-77151
Katherine KirkCUT76-76152
Jenny ColemanCUT74-78152
Pernilla LindbergCUT74-78152
Beatriz RecariCUT78-76154
Taylor CollinsCUT77-77154
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