HSBC Women’s World Championship R4

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Record-breaking Jin Young Ko wins in Singapore
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March 6, 2022
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Women’s World Championship 2022 R4
March 03-06
Sentosa Golf Club, Tanjong Course, Singapore
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Rolex Rankings No. 1 Jin Young Ko carded a final-round 66 to reach 17-under for a two-stroke victory at the HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore.

Women’s World Championship 2022 R4

It is Ko’s sixth win in her last ten LPGA Tour starts and sets two new benchmarks in the record books, marking her 15th consecutive round in the 60s and her 30th consecutive round under par.

“I am just proud of myself to record 60s, 15 rounds like straight. So I'm so happy. I feel amazing right now.”

Women’s World Championship 2022 R4

Early on, Jeongeun Lee6, who started the day in a tie for second with Ko, looked set to win. The 2019 U.S. Women’s Open champion, knocked in four birdies in the opening eight holes and moved to the top of the leaderboard at 15-under through the front nine. Thai teen Atthaya Thitkul kept up with her, with five birdies in the same span to reach 14-under.

Ko made the turn in a tie for third with overnight leader In Gee Chun at 13-under and admitted that the front nine at the New Tanjong Course at Sentosa Golf Club did not set up well for her game.

“I felt not comfortable with my swing in the front nine,” said Ko, who was 5-under on the front nine compared to 12-under on the back nine. “So I expected the back nine will be more better than front nine. So I found something and I got a lot of birdies on the back nine.”

Women’s World Championship 2022 R4

Ko bogeyed at the 12th after mishitting a chip. “I was angry,” she said, “but I thought, yeah, I have five or six more holes, so I can get a lot of birdies.”

She carded birdies at 13, 14, 15 and 16 to pull into a tie with Lee6 at 16-under heading to the final green.

With Ko on the green in two, Lee6’s chip from the back of the green flew into the front rough and she left her punchout well short of the hole, leading to a double bogey. With a 10-foot birdie putt that just caught the left edge of the hole, Ko captured victory in her 2022 LPGA Tour season debut.

Chun’s 3-under 69 on Sunday was not enough to keep up with Ko. She finished in a tie for second with Minjee Lee, whose 9-under 63 was the low round of the tournament, just one stroke off the tournament record.

With her closing double bogey, Lee6 fell to 14-under and tied with Thitikul for fifth.

Women’s World Championship 2022 R4

Pos.PlayerTo ParScoresTotal
1Jin Young Ko-1769-67-69-66271
T2Minjee Lee-1571-69-70-63273
T2In Gee Chun-1570-68-66-69273
T4Atthaya Thitikul-1469-68-70-67274
T4Jeongeun Lee6-1470-70-65-69274
T6Hannah Green-1374-69-66-66275
T6Brooke M. Henderson-1369-68-71-67275
T6Amy Yang-1369-67-71-68275
T9A Lim Kim-1168-70-73-66277
T9Danielle Kang-1168-71-68-70277
T11Xiyu Janet Lin-1069-72-71-66278
T11Nasa Hataoka-1072-71-67-68278
T13Momoko Ueda-971-71-73-64279
T13Sarah Schmelzel-969-71-73-66279
T13Perrine Delacour-970-72-69-68279
T13Leona Maguire-970-72-69-68279
T17Nanna Koerstz Madsen-869-73-71-67280
T17Inbee Park-868-71-73-68280
T17Ariya Jutanugarn-872-68-71-69280
T17Yealimi Noh-875-64-71-70280
T17Megan Khang-869-68-73-70280
T17Pajaree Anannarukarn-869-69-71-71280
T23Lydia Ko-769-73-72-67281
T23Ayaka Furue-772-70-71-68281
T23Gaby Lopez-770-70-71-70281
T26Wei-Ling Hsu-670-71-74-67282
T26Hyo Joo Kim-672-70-72-68282
T26Jeongeun Lee-671-73-69-69282
T26Carlota Ciganda-670-72-71-69282
T26Patty Tavatanakit-667-74-71-70282
T26Madelene Sagstrom-671-69-71-71282
T26Su Oh-669-70-71-72282
T33Stacy Lewis-473-72-71-68284
T33Jenny Shin-470-71-70-73284
T35Marina Alex-374-74-70-67285
T35Chella Choi-374-69-74-68285
T35Moriya Jutanugarn-374-72-70-69285
T35Alison Lee-372-70-74-69285
T35So Yeon Ryu-372-71-71-71285
T35Celine Boutier-372-72-69-72285
T35Jennifer Kupcho-369-71-71-74285
T35Angel Yin-369-69-73-74285
T43Yuka Saso-271-73-73-69286
T43Emily Kristine Pedersen-271-70-75-70286
T43Min Lee-271-72-72-71286
T43Emma Talley-272-70-72-72286
47Hinako Shibuno-176-70-73-68287
48Sei Young KimPar74-74-67-73288
49Esther Henseleit+171-72-75-71289
50Lizette Salas+270-75-74-71290
T51Jasmine Suwannapura+372-77-73-69291
T51Brittany Altomare+374-74-74-69291
T51Ashleigh Buhai+369-74-77-71291
T51Mina Harigae+374-74-71-72291
T51Caroline Masson+370-74-73-74291
T56Wichanee Meechai+473-76-76-67292
T56Sarah Kemp+475-71-73-73292
T58Matilda Castren+674-75-74-71294
T58Yu Liu+672-74-77-71294
60Mel Reid+778-72-76-69295
T61Jenny Coleman+879-68-77-72296
T61Xiaowen Yin (a)+881-70-72-73296
63Sung Hyun Park+1175-76-72-76299
64Sock Hwee Koh+1580-79-71-73303
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