Volunteers of America Classic R4

Jin Young Ko wins 8th LPGA title

VOA Classic 2021 R4
July 01-04
Old American Golf Club, The Colony, Texas
$1,500,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

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A week after losing her World number 1 position, Jin Young Ko shot a final round 69 to reach 16-under and win her eighth career LPGA Tour title at the Volunteers of America Classic.


VOA Classic 2021 R4

Ko started her round well with birdies on three of her first four holes before losing ground with a bogey at the par-3 5th then parred the rest of the front nine to make the turn in 33. She fired one more birdie at the 10th immediately followed by another bogey at the par-3 11th before parring the final six holes.


VOA Classic 2021 R4

“I was thinking I had a lot of pressure with the No. 1 ranking,” said Ko. “But I made it this week. I’m very happy.

“I was thinking I couldn’t win this week because like Matilda [Castren], she played really well today and yesterday, too. It’s like I want to focus on my game on the course and then I tried to not think about Matilda, how she play, hit driver or whatever. And it was tough. But yeah, she’s good player.”


VOA Classic 2021 R4

Castren missed a 25-foot birdie putt at the 18th to set up a playoff and closed with a 69 having played three birdies and a single bogey at the par-4 15th.


VOA Classic 2021 R4

“I played with her the last two days and it was really cool to watch her play,” said Castren of Ko. “She didn’t make many mistakes at all, recovered from not-so-great shots really well. I can definitely see why she was World No. 1 for so long. It was just really special.

“Especially yesterday with Lee6 in our group, I was walking down the fairway just thinking who would’ve known, a couple years ago, that I would be playing with these girls. I’m proud of how far I have come.”

Gaby Lopez made seven birdies to shoot 6-under 65 on Sunday. The flag bearer for Mexico at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics finished third at 14-under.


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VOA Classic 2021 R4

Emma Talley (63), Ana Belac (68) and Esther Henseleit (72) shared fourth place at 12-under.

VOA Classic 2021 R4

Pos.
Player
To Par
Scores
Total
1
Jin Young Ko
-16
63-70-66-69
268
2
Matilda Castren
-15
66-66-68-69
269
3
Gaby Lopez
-14
69-66-70-65
270
T4
Emma Talley
-12
65-73-71-63
272
T4
Ana Belac
-12
68-68-68-68
272
T4
Esther Henseleit
-12
66-70-64-72
272
7
Jeongeun Lee6
-11
64-70-69-70
273
T8
Hyo Joo Kim
-10
69-68-70-67
274
T8
Celine Herbin
-10
68-68-71-67
274
T8
Min-G Kim
-10
65-74-67-68
274
T8
Celine Boutier
-10
68-67-71-68
274
T12
Stacy Lewis
-9
68-69-68-70
275
T12
Angela Stanford
-9
69-70-65-71
275
T14
Jackie Stoelting
-8
69-69-72-66
276
T14
Dana Finkelstein
-8
67-72-70-67
276
T14
Jaye Marie Green
-8
68-69-69-70
276
T14
Paula Reto
-8
68-69-68-71
276
T14
In Gee Chun
-8
64-72-69-71
276
T19
Yu Liu
-7
70-68-72-67
277
T19
Peiyun Chien
-7
70-70-69-68
277
T19
Lauren Coughlin
-7
68-70-71-68
277
T22
Jasmine Suwannapura
-6
66-71-73-68
278
T22
Pornanong Phatlum
-6
69-69-69-71
278
T22
Marina Alex
-6
69-69-68-72
278
T22
Perrine Delacour
-6
66-72-68-72
278
T26
Kendall Dye
-5
70-71-69-69
279
T26
Yealimi Noh
-5
70-70-70-69
279
T26
Ssu-Chia Cheng
-5
67-71-71-70
279
T26
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-5
68-70-70-71
279
T26
Katherine Kirk
-5
68-69-70-72
279
31
Jeongeun Lee
-4
68-72-72-68
280
T32
Fatima Fernandez Cano
-3
71-70-72-68
281
T32
Ayako Uehara
-3
69-72-72-68
281
T32
Cindy LaCrosse
-3
71-72-68-70
281
T32
Sung Hyun Park
-3
74-67-70-70
281
T32
Lizette Salas
-3
70-71-70-70
281
T32
Mirim Lee
-3
73-70-64-74
281
T38
Pavarisa Yoktuan
-2
70-71-74-67
282
T38
Esther Lee
-2
71-72-70-69
282
T38
Jenny Shin
-2
71-72-70-69
282
T38
Eun-Hee Ji
-2
70-71-71-70
282
T38
Kristen Gillman
-2
69-74-68-71
282
T38
Clariss Guce
-2
69-71-70-72
282
T38
Lindy Duncan
-2
69-69-72-72
282
T38
Gerina Piller
-2
66-72-72-72
282
T38
Brianna Do
-2
69-72-68-73
282
T47
Anna Nordqvist
-1
71-71-73-68
283
T47
Stephanie Meadow
-1
73-70-70-70
283
T47
Lindsey Weaver
-1
71-71-71-70
283
T47
Cheyenne Knight
-1
71-71-71-70
283
T47
Min Seo Kwak
-1
71-69-73-70
283
T47
Aditi Ashok
-1
71-71-69-72
283
T47
Lauren Kim
-1
70-71-70-72
283
T47
Sarah Jane Smith
-1
66-74-71-72
283
T47
Sei Young Kim
-1
70-68-69-76
283
T56
Jenny Coleman
E
68-73-76-67
284
T56
Carlota Ciganda
E
72-70-72-70
284
T56
Na Yeon Choi
E
71-72-70-71
284
T56
Linnea Johansson
E
70-73-70-71
284
T56
Farah Bernadette O’Keefe (a) *
E
69-73-71-71
284
T56
Bianca Pagdanganan
E
70-70-72-72
284
T56
Alana Uriell
E
71-72-68-73
284
T63
Albane Valenzuela
+1
70-72-72-71
285
T63
Dottie Ardina
+1
70-72-71-72
285
T63
Mind Muangkhumsakul
+1
72-71-68-74
285
T63
Lee Lopez
+1
73-65-73-74
285
T67
Elizabeth Szokol
+2
69-73-77-67
286
T67
Jing Yan
+2
76-67-73-70
286
T67
Katherine Perry-Hamski
+2
68-71-77-70
286
T70
Paula Creamer
+3
72-71-74-70
287
T70
Elin Arvidsson
+3
74-69-73-71
287
T70
Caroline Inglis
+3
71-70-72-74
287
T73
Kris Tamulis
+4
68-73-75-72
288
T73
Maia Schechter
+4
69-74-70-75
288
T73
Vicky Hurst
+4
68-74-70-76
288
76
Isi Gabsa
+5
67-76-73-73
289
77
Cydney Clanton
+6
68-74-73-75
290
78
Liz Nagel
+9
70-73-78-72
293
Gemma Dryburgh
CUT
75-69
144
Sydnee Michaels
CUT
75-69
144
Mariah Stackhouse
CUT
75-69
144
Luna Sobron Galmes
CUT
74-70
144
Juli Inkster
CUT
73-71
144
Laura Gonzalez Escallon
CUT
72-72
144
Alejandra Llaneza
CUT
72-72
144
Kristy McPherson
CUT
70-74
144
Haley Moore
CUT
70-74
144
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
CUT
69-75
144
Andrea Lee
CUT
68-76
144
Frida Kinhult
CUT
74-71
145
Maddie McCrary #
CUT
73-72
145
Wichanee Meechai
CUT
73-72
145
Louise Ridderstrom
CUT
73-72
145
Maria Fernanda Torres
CUT
73-72
145
Alena Sharp
CUT
72-73
145
Avery Zweig (a) *
CUT
72-73
145
A Lim Kim
CUT
71-74
145
Linnea Strom
CUT
71-74
145
Yujeong Son
CUT
70-75
145
Tiffany Joh
CUT
69-76
145
Marissa Steen
CUT
68-77
145
Mi Hyang Lee
CUT
74-72
146
Bailey Elizabeth Shoemaker (a) *
CUT
72-74
146
Greta Isabella Voelker #
CUT
72-74
146
Katelyn Dambaugh
CUT
71-75
146
Sarah Burnham
CUT
70-76
146
Janie Jackson
CUT
70-76
146
Benyapa Niphatsophon
CUT
70-76
146
Brynn Christine Walker *
CUT
69-77
146
Roberta Liti
CUT
67-79
146
Annie Park
CUT
76-71
147
Kristin Coleman
CUT
75-72
147
Caroline Hedwall
CUT
75-72
147
Jillian Hollis
CUT
75-72
147
Mi Jung Hur
CUT
75-72
147
Daniela Darquea
CUT
74-73
147
Brittany Lang
CUT
74-73
147
Julie Aime
CUT
73-74
147
Jacqui Concolino
CUT
73-74
147
Suzuka Yamaguchi
CUT
72-75
147
Tiffany Chan
CUT
71-76
147
Kyung Kim
CUT
71-76
147
Kelly Tan
CUT
74-74
148
Nuria Iturrioz
CUT
72-76
148
Dani Holmqvist
CUT
72-77
149
Natalie Gulbis
CUT
70-79
149
Rachel Rohanna
CUT
75-75
150
Maria Fassi
CUT
73-77
150
Jane Park
CUT
73-77
150
Laetitia Beck
CUT
76-75
151
Jaclyn Lee
CUT
77-75
152
Yani Tseng
CUT
75-77
152
Katelyn Sepmoree *
CUT
78-75
153
Meredith Duncan
CUT
76-77
153
Kris Tschetter
CUT
78-80
158
Amelia Lewis
CUT
80-79
159
Anne van Dam
W/D
75
Jiwon Jeon
W/D
77
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