South Korea’s Ko Jin-young wins first major

Ko Jin-young

South Korea’s Ko Jin-youthful has won her first major with a three-shot triumph at the ANA Motivation in California.

The ruling LPGA new kid on the block of the year, 23, checked a two-under standard 70 to complete on 10 under for the competition, with comrade Lee Mi-Hyang on seven under.

Ko is the fifteenth lady from South Korea to win a noteworthy and the fifth to win the competition.

American Lexi Thompson was third on six under, while Britain’s Charley Structure was twelfth on three under.

Ko’s triumph pursued her success two weeks prior at the Bank of Expectation Originators Container and her ongoing structure is set to move her top of the world rankings.

She was in tears as she put a birdie on the eighteenth and celebrated by hopping into Poppie’s Lake at the Mission Slopes Nation Club.

“I generally consider when I can go in that lake,” she said. “That is today.”

“I had an incredible round and an extraordinary week. I felt apprehensive today yet I simply endeavored to keep myself quiet. My caddie let me know on the eighteenth that I had a two-shot lead and to not stress, simply appreciate it.”

Ko, who was second at the English Open in 2015, included: “I won the competition and that is a glad minute. I express gratitude toward God, I thank my folks, I thank my grandparents. It is a respect for me to join such a large number of extraordinary Korean players.”

Britain’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff completed on two over with comrade Georgia Lobby on five over. World number one Park Sung-Hyun tied for 52nd on four over.

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