Three years after the last time Lydia Ko returns to success and celebrates the 16th title on the LPGA Tour of golf. The New Zealander (of South Korean origins, was born in Seoul) in Kapolei, on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, with a total score of 260 (67 63 65 65, -28) hits dominated and won the Lotte Championship by signing not only his best personal score but also that of the tournament.
It is the third lowest result in the history of the top American women's circuit, better than her only Sei Young Kim (with -31) at the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic in 2018 and Shanshan Feng at Thornberry in 2019.
Lydia Ko won
Ko in Hawaii has clearly surpassed the competition of two world big names such as the South Korean Inbee Park and Sei Young Kim, second with 267 (-21) alongside the American Nelly Korda and the Irish Leona Maguire.
Sixth place (269, -19) for Filipino Yuka Saso (leading in the first two laps) and four other players. While it was classified 64 / a (281, -7) Giulia Molinaro, the only blue in the race. Climbing to the top at the end of the "moving day", the Ko with two consecutive partials highlighted by a 65 (-7), made a void.
And on the Kapolei Golf Club course (par 72) she crossed the finish line first by cashing a check for $ 300,000 for a total prize pool of 2,000,000 After Jordan Spieth on the PGA Tour (Texas Open) and Hideki Matsuyama (The Masters) in men's golf, he broke another fast with victory.
Which for Ko lasted from April 2018 (Mediheat Championship) when suddenly, after repeated exploits - at the time it already boasted 15 titles on the LPGA Tour (figure including 2 Major), 4 on the LET, one on the Australian and one on the Korean one, as well as a silver medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games - his race had come to a halt.
Now a new start, with the New Zealander who has found an expected success for 1,084 days. Luna Sobron Galmes in the Lotte Championship posted a second-round 64, her new career-best 18-hole score. "Well, my game now is really good.
I make a lot of birdies in the first round, so I'm very happy. I feel very confident so I am just thinking enjoy it. One month ago…I change all my shafts. I was using -- now I am using graphite irons, graphite shafts. So the long game is very good, and I was working on my putter"