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Hyo Joo Kim wins fifth title in Hawaii
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April 17, 2022
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LOTTE Championship 2022 R4

April 13-16
Hoakalei Country Club, Ewa Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

South Korean Hyo Joo Kim won her fifth career LPGA Tour title with a final-round 71 to reach 11-under and capturing the LOTTE Championship by two strokes over Hinako Shibuno of Japan.

LOTTE Championship 2022 R4

“I have been playing LOTTE Championship since the inaugural championship, and then because of this being my sponsor I always wanted to win and do well. I guess so far, the records are not as I expected, as I would expect, and it was a little sad personally for me. However, I prepared a lot for this year's championship so it's all the more meaningful and special for me to win this championship this year.”

LOTTE Championship 2022 R4

Kim started the day with a three-shot lead but bogeyed the par-3 17th to drop her lead to just one. She made a great pitch from off the green at the 18th leaving herself a 2-foot birdie putt to take the victory.

“I'm proud of that shot,” said Kim. “Maybe I made a lot of people like sit on the edge of their chairs, so I felt great about it.”

LOTTE Championship 2022 R4

Shibuno carded two birdies in the final round for a bogey-free 70 but it was not enough to capture her first win since the 2019 AIG Women’s Open. It was enough for her best LPGA Tour finish since her major victory at Woburn.

“I was having very fun playing with (Kim),” said Shibuno. “My putting was a little, you know, couldn't go in, so that was the difference with her.”

Kim’s countrywoman Hye-Jin Choi shot a final-round 69 to take solo third at 7-under, her best LPGA Tour finish since a tie for second at the 2020 ISPS Handa Vic Open as a non-Member.

South African Ashleigh Buhai finished fourth at 6-under followed by South Korea’s Somi Lee at 5-under.

American Brianna Do, who earned a spot in the tournament via the local qualifier on Sunday, played in the final group with Kim and Shibuno but could not recapture the magic that had been with her all week. With a 5-over 77 on Saturday she fell into a tie for 12th.

Allisen Corpuz, the only Hawaii resident in the field, finished in a tie for 18th at 1-under overall.

LOTTE Championship 2022 R4

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2Hinako Shibuno-971-70-68-70279
3Hye-Jin Choi-770-70-72-69281
4Ashleigh Buhai-671-71-70-70282
5Somi Lee-571-70-69-73283
T6Atthaya Thitikul-471-74-72-67284
T6Gerina Mendoza-474-72-69-69284
T6Ryann O'Toole-472-69-72-71284
T6Na Rin An-471-68-73-72284
T10Brittany Altomare-370-77-72-66285
T10Celine Boutier-371-74-70-70285
T12Charlotte Thomas-272-75-70-69286
T12Sophia Schubert-275-71-69-71286
T12Andrea Lee-271-70-73-72286
T12In Gee Chun-272-70-71-73286
T12Ariya Jutanugarn-270-68-73-75286
T12Brianna Do-272-70-67-77286
T18Jodi Ewart Shadoff-167-77-76-67287
T18Lauren Stephenson-175-72-70-70287
T18Jennifer Kupcho-174-72-71-70287
T18Lydia Ko-169-75-73-70287
T18Emily Kristine Pedersen-174-69-71-73287
T18Allisen Corpuz-170-72-72-73287
T18Ruixin Liu-171-74-67-75287
T18Stephanie Meadow-171-70-69-77287
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T26Esther HenseleitPar75-70-72-71288
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T26Anna NordqvistPar70-77-69-72288
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T26Stephanie KyriacouPar71-71-73-73288
T26Sarah KempPar68-69-78-73288
T26Chella ChoiPar70-73-71-74288
T26Gemma DryburghPar67-73-74-74288
T35Georgia Hall+170-75-76-68289
T35Cheyenne Knight+170-71-77-71289
T35Wichanee Meechai+174-72-71-72289
T35Min Lee+169-73-75-72289
T35Kelly Tan+171-72-72-74289
T35Megan Khang+172-72-67-78289
T41Amy Olson+276-71-74-69290
T41Yu Liu+274-72-74-70290
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T74Ssu-Chia Cheng+1071-75-76-76298
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